Lighting

  • Review: LIFX Color 650 downlights

    LIFX are famous for their successful Kickstarter project to launch a Wi-Fi connected, multi-coloured LED lightbulb. Now they’ve finally shipped the downlight to all Kickstarter and pre-order customers and will soon launch exclusively to retail at Harvey Norman. Before that happens, I had a chance to try out 2...
  • Raspberry Pi using node.js to control RGB LEDs

    Over at Tinkerlog, they’ve been playing with that super cheap, yet super powerful micro-computer Raspberry Pi. With multi-coloured LEDs becoming increasingly more common in commercial and residential interior design, wouldn’t be it great if you had a way to control them exactly the way you want. In a video...
  • Painting buildings in light. Electric Canvas team up with Intel

    With the help of technology, a seemingly dull building can be brought to life with light. The video below is actually an advertisement from Intel, but given its a brilliant use of technology, it seemed appropriate. Electric Canvas is a company that creates art buy using an array of...
  • DIY Philips Ambilight TV – Ikea LED Dioder kit

    Home made Ambilight TV   Whilst Philips has their Ambilight TV range, having a glowing lightshow of colour behind your screen comes as at a cost. A creative guy by the name of Marc Lane of IkeaHacker has created an alternative. Making use of an Ikea bookcase turned sideways...