Latest Electronic Gadget News: Lighting

Lighting professionals let off steam

There was a lot of serious technology at Lux Live, which is an LED lighting show held in London once a year or so. And right in the middle of it was SKK, a very serious lighting company, which had let its hair down and given its architectural design team…

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DevBoard Watch: CY3267 LED Lighting Evaluation Kit

LEDs are a staple of Gadget Master – see, our LED tag for example – and so this one caught my eye. Cypress Semiconductor is highlighting its CY3267 PowerPSoC LED Lighting Evaluation Kit. Basically it is an “out-of-box evaluation experience” of using the company’s PowerPSoC Main Board, an RGBA…

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All power to the Lightie solar bottle LED light

Here on Gadget Master lo-fi is fine and dandy, so thanks to Sue P for highlighting the Lightie, the solar bottle light – a solar-powered light that fits inside a standard fizzy pop bottle. Gizmag describes it as a “small light with big ambitions”. Its noble aim is to…

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Nixie tube powered chess

Nixie tubes always catch my eye – see here, here and here, for example – so how about this one? Nixie Tube Chess! Rather than the usual clock dimension, these enthusiasts pursued a more cerebral challenge, using “real ex-Soviet” nixie tubes for the pieces. To be honest, maybe Nixie Draughts would…

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Most read Gadget Master posts in February

So, February has come and (all-but) gone, but before we leap into March, let’s look back and see what has been most interesting to Gadget Masters this month. Everybody loves a good tear-down, so it’s good to see the third-generation Kindle getting the treatment; and…

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LED Wizard calculates resistors and draws schematics

Here is an excellent resource, certainly worth bookmarking if you are creating your own LED lighting systems – the LED series/parallel array wizard. It describes itself: The LED series/parallel array wizard is a calculator that will help you design large arrays of LEDs. The LED calculator was great for…

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Remain in (LED) light

LED-related projects always prove popular on Gadget Master, so time for a roundup of posts on this topic. It is actually our second roundup of LED posts, after this entry from September last year – In the LED Light, but here are some more recent ones…

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Arduino accelerometer hikes bike safety with LED brake lights

As mentioned in LED Lightlane increases bicycle safety at night we like combinations of LEDs and bicycling on Gadget Master… Here is another example, drawn to our attention by Electronics Weekly’s Technology Editor, Steve Bush. It is the Arduino-based BEBL (Bar End Brake Light). Essentially, it is another…

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