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  • LED Lights Create a New Super Hero: The Man with No Shadow

    Japanese light artist Makoto Tojiki has invented the impossible: “The Man with No Shadow.”  It’s a very impressive feat, unless of course it’s high noon, at which point I’m guessing most people don’t cast a shadow. Nevertheless, Tojiki’s “Man with No Shadow” is extra-exciting t...

  • Airan Kang Uses LEDs to Light Up Literature

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But what if the very objects that house words—books—are made into a stunning visual display that’s even better than a picture? Wouldn’t that be worth, like, a zillion words? Artist Airan Kang’s “109 Lighting Books” uses LED lights...

  • 2011 Dodge Charger Revealed, with LED Lights on Board

    Those of you who swoon over muscle cars from the 60s and 70s are in for a treat. Chrysler has just released pictures of its 2011 Dodge Charger, which boasts lines and design features that harken back to the good old days of drag racing and daisy dukes (think: Dukes of Hazzard). The new model, due...

  • LEDs Sparkle at London Design Festival

    At the London Design Festival, a 9-day extravaganza of all things artsy in one of the world’s most creative cities, you’d be hard pressed to pick a “favorite” out of all of the ingenious creations on display.  This year the festival took place from Sept 18—26, 2010, with over 200 innov...

  • Going Green with LED Lights Will Make Your Business Grow

    As consumers, we’re probably all aware—and a little skeptical of—the “green washing” that’s gone on in the business sector. It seems that, since the onslaught of “eco-friendly,” “natural” and “green” a number of years ago, most businesses have learned that if they up the...

  • New Instrument, Code, Revolutionizes MIDI Control Using LED Lights

    Electronic musicians across the country are freaking out, and it’s not because they’re out of hair gel. It’s because Austin-based Livid Instruments has just released a new device, called Code. Code is a MIDI controller that allows for both push-button and knob-twisting trigger actions, an...

  • Villareal’s LED Art Exhibition on Display at the San Jose Museum of Art

    If you live near Silicon Valley and you’re an LED nut like I am, then you’re in for a treat. A new exhibition of LED light-artist Leo Villareal's works is now showing at the San Jose Museum of Art. Villareal has been working with RGB and color-changing LED lights for most of his career, whi...

  • LED Lights Make Bike Riding Safer in Japan

    You may remember a recent blog about Japanese GPS glasses outfitted with LED lights. Well, turns out we have another cool LED-based Japanese design to report, and this one also has to do with getting and giving directions!  The SEIL (Safely Enjoy Interact Light) bag is a backpack for bike ride...

  • Arlington County, Virginia Says Yes to LED Streetlights

    Arlington, Virginia has joined the ranks of other forward-thinking and eco-friendly cities around the country by deciding to install LED lights in 1800 streetlamps in 2010. The streetlamp replacement program will be partly funded by the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservati...

  • Use of Green Technology & LED Lights Gives Advantage to US Marine Corps

    Solar power (including solar LEDs) is lighting the way to a fuel-free fight for the U.S. Marines. That’s because the US Marines Corps is one of the first U.S. defense divisions to bring energy-saving technologies out of the laboratories and into the field. The benefits of doing so are numerous;...

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