The worlds strangest lamps

June 4, 2009

A little bit of light hearted oddness (pun intended).
Oddee has compiled a shortlist of the worlds most weird and wonderful lamp designs.

No matter how you look at some of these, its hard to imagine what the designers were thinking or indeed, if they were thinking at all! makes for a good few mins of procrastination though

See all the lamps here

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No matter how you look at some of these, its hard to imagine what the designers were thinking or indeed, if they were thinking at all! makes for a good few mins of procrastination though

See all the lamps here


Light bulb networks could be the next WiFi

October 9, 2008

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A team at Boston University’s College of Engineering is working on low-power LEDs which could utilize an optical communication system to carry data wirelessly. Using a technique which rapidly switches the LEDs on and off data transmissions could be made via imperceptible flickering patterns, and each light would be its own network entry point at speeds of 1 to 10Mbps. The concept is more secure than current RF techniques because it requires linked devices be in line-of-sight, and the technology would draw far less energy than conventional radios. Says professor Thomas Little, “Imagine if your computer, iPhone, TV, radio and thermostat could all communicate with you when you walked in a room just by flipping the wall light switch and without the usual cluster of wires.”

read more here.