LEDs have sure come a long way from when they were tiny speck of light on the tip of pens, being nothing more than mere decoration pieces. LEDs today are used in so many household and commercial projects.
Their small size coupled with their flexibility and energy efficiency allows one to use them in myriad applications. Accordingly, here are some rather unique LED uses we came across recently that will surely blow your mind.
This could prove to be the perfect backdrop for that perfect proposal. Imagine a candlelight dinner minus the candlelight but an arresting blue color which would be the color the tablecloth lights up in. Simply mesmerizing!
Interactive LED Coffee Table
This is a really cool sci-fi like project which features a standard sized coffee table fitted with row of LEDs that light up at the exact place where you touch the glass tabletop. The LEDs create a beautiful ripple like effect and can even light up without touch if you move under a bright light.
LED Faucets and Showerheads
How about enjoying a shower in different colored streams of light? This futuristic effect can be achieved by pairing existing bathroom fixtures with LED lights so that you can enjoy bathing purple, blue, pink or multicolored hues.
If you are the nocturnal horse rider, this contraption would be your safety harness from all those cars on the road. The Horse Blinker is a LED horse strap that your horse can wear during night trips in order to warn drivers on the road.
While we are at it, the prospect of an LED collar or belt for your pet can also be an added advantage. This way, you don’t need to worry about searching for your pet in the backyard at night. In addition to featuring several hues, these LED harnesses are also water proof and can shine nonstop for 100000 hours.
LED wallpaper have become all the rage these days thanks to the myriad designs and patterns you can choose from. They transform your walls into light emitting mediums and can act as the perfect backdrop for those nighttime parties.
LED Ice Cubes
Fancy adding some LED Ice Cubes to your cocktail? Not exactly ice cubes, but decorative rocks, these LED Ice Cubes can be placed in the freezer ahead of parties and then immersed in the drink to act as real ice cubes. Measuring only one cubic inch in size, these luminescent LED Ice Cubes will make a great splash at any party.
LED iPhone 5 Case
What’s better than flaunting the latest iPhone? Flaunting it in a flashy LED case of course! The iPhone 5 LED case lets you achieve this effect using signal control to light up a series of LED lights attached to the rim of the case. This lets the case flash in over 6 alternating colors when you receive or make calls, or receive/send messages.
Bionic LED Contact Lens
Here’s a rather purposeful use for LEDs, but still unique enough to feature in this list. The bionic LED contact lens when worn can transmit information from the computer screen on to the lens, thus making it easier for you to simply view your mails and documents, as well as browse the internet with nothing but your eyes and these LED contacts.
Sunshine in a Bottle
Reminiscent of the childhood days where one would capture a firefly in a bottle and use it as a light source, the Sunshine in a Bottle project aims to provide light to off the grid locations via an innovative method. The project features a simple glass bottle which contains a thin film of solar panel attached to its top. The power derived from the solar panel by day lights up a small LED inside the bottle by night, thus providing light without electricity.
LEDs are no longer considered as simple decorative elements. They have found use in many household and commercial applications, including some rather unique projects as well.