Thursday, September 15, 2011

The dot matrix printer evolved.

So what happens if you take away the paper you print on, make the ink water droplets and allow gravity to carry them away?

You end up with this incredible fountain which is installed in Osaka Japan.

While this looks fantastic with the white lights to illuminate the droplets I can't help but feel some CK product in there would have really lifted it... But I am a bit biased!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Victoria bridge lighting in the news.

As some of you know a while ago Modus did the Victoria bridge lighting for the 100th anniversary of the bridge, last night TV1 used the lights as the back drop in their live sports cross. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What's the craziest thing you have done lately.

I will bet you dimes to dollars its not as crazy as the guy in this video.

Monday, September 5, 2011

A real LED replacement lamp

The CFL is dead, long live the LED. 

LEDs are finally at a point where they are suitable for general use illumination. While they aren't the "go to" source for all jobs they certainly will be in the future. 

The above LED lamp from Philips was developed for the DOE (US Department of energy) challenge to produce a 90lm/W lamp for use as a direct replacement for a 60W GLS lamp.

Unlike when CFL first came out this lamp has had to undergo the most rigorous testing that a lamp has ever been subjected to, with testing starting as far back as March 2010 and the prize only just awarded consumers can rest assured that this lamp will go the distance. 

While not commercially available till early next year (2012) this lamp has certainly set the bar when it comes to quality. 

If you would like to find out a bit more about this challenge and the testing that this lamp had to go through in order to win this have a look here... 

and here...

While we think that this is great, Cree have just released a prototype of a lamp which is producing over 150lm/W...