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Inventor of the LED Discusses LEDs

Fifty years ago today, on October 9, 1962, physicist Nick Holonyak demonstrated the first “visible” LED (in other words, one that emitted non-infrared light). And that tiny invention has helped to light the world. GE has released a publicity video featuring Holonyak, who invented lots of things in addition to the LED, including light dimmers. [...]

L.E.D. Zeppelin

LED Zeppelin? Or could it be the Electric Light Orchestra? I couldn’t find the original creator of this electrical component band, but I did find a family that was inspired by it and started making their own figures out of scrap components. Link

Water Light Graffiti

(Vimeo Link) This water activated LED light installation was created by Antonin Fourneau, and it looks like it would be fun to mess around with on a hot summer day! The LED are “illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message [...]

LED Guitar Helps Beginners Learn To Play Like A Pro

Learning to play guitar usually means watching someone else place their fingers in the right spots and attempting to copy, then trying to remember where the heck you’re supposed to put them all when it comes time to play that chord again. That’s why this Fretlight LED guitar from Optek Music Systems seems like a fun [...]

R2-D2 Birdhouse

Ben Mayer’s R2-D2 birdhouse comes with just a LED in its optical unit, but there’s a vast number of other aftermarket accessories available for R2 units. And if you’d like to match him with a protocol droid birdhouse, you can find one at the link. Link -via Technabob

A Television You Can Wear

Dave Forbes created this 60″ LED tv coat that’s powered by a 12V battery. Unsurprisingly, he designed it specifically for use at the Burning Man festival. Personally, I’d rather carry around a tablet or laptop so I could watch television myself, but I guess I’m just greedy like that. Link

Rooster LED Flashlight and Keychain

Rooster LED Flashlight and Keychain – $3.95 Behold the Rooster LED Flashlight and Keychain from the NeatoShop! With a push of a button, a hearty crow, and a small beacon of light you can show the world your love of all things chicken. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more hilarious Keychains & Key Covers. Link

Dream Lights

Dream Lights – $29.95 No fireflies in your backyard? You can still get a jar of magical lights to brighten your (or your children’s) nights with this clever solar-powered LED Dream Lights from the NeatoShop. The jar contains 6 LED lights that gently shimmer and shine, just like glowing fireflies. Best of all, it’s easy to recharge: [...]

Deep-Sea Anglerfish LED Light

Deep-Sea Anglerfish LED Light – $15.96 The Deep-Sea Anglerfish LED Light from the NeatoShop is so cool that you are captivated by its awesomeness. You can’t help but to come in for a closer look. Chomp! Gulp! If you were a little fishy in the ocean this guy would have already devoured you whole. Aren’t you [...]

LED teeth for a dazzling smile

A new trend in Japan is seeing thousands don a set of glowing LED teeth for a peculiar glowing smile. Advertised as a “party in your mouth” the teeth …