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Tasty Tech Eye Candy: Lighting that Sets the Mood
By Tracy Staedter,
Discovery News, 14 February 2016.

This week we look at innovative lighting designed to elicit emotion and set a certain mood.

1. Avea Portable Mood Lamp

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Elgato's Avea Flare Portable Mood Lamp is portable, wireless and water-resistant. Control it via an app to produce a range of themed lighting, including Magic Hour, Northern Glow, and Mountain Breeze. See the video here for more details.

2. Orilamp

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The Orilamp is a portable bluetooth lamp is inspired by origami. It expands like an accordion to fit just about any space and provides seven hours of LED light from a single charge.

3. Tittle LED Lamp

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SPIN-R's Tittle Light is a cube of LEDs that allows users to customize the colors and animated emojis and then synchronize the effects with music.

4. Hue Go

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Known for their innovations in lighting, Philips offers the Hue Go, a portable light that can be controlled via a smartphone app. The versatile light allows you to chose from 16 million colors. It can be plugged in to last all evening or used with its rechargeable internal battery, which provides ample glow for 3 hours.

5. 3-D Illusion Light Sculpture

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If you want your mood lighting to speak to your artist sensibilities, consider this sculpture from Blue Pine Studio. It comes in three innovative shapes that users can set to 16 different colors and four different modes. LEDs provide 30,000 hours of lighting.

6. Lumir C LED

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This eco-friendly light doesn't need sun, batteries, or electricity. It shines thanks to small candles at the base that power LED lights. The power comes from the difference in temperature, which creates an electric voltage. Lumir launched a Kickstarter and has already exceeded its goal, with 25 more days to go.

7. Nanoleaf Aurora

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The simple and whimsical Aurora from Nanoleaf consists of triangular LED panels that can be snapped together and pulled apart to reconfigure in a range of shapes.

8. Tempescope

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Tempescope from Japanese inventor Ken Kawamoto brings the weather inside. It's essentially a transparent box connected to the Internet. It grabs the forecast - sunshine, rain, lightning and fog - for the next day and recreates it in your living room.

[Source: Discovery News. Edited. Some links added.]

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