Cooler Worklights

A new generation of lighting has taken over the workshop. The days of white-hot halogen work lamps are numbered. LED lamps are now affordable!

LED work light produces 7,000 lumens!

For years the 500 watt T3 halogen bulb has been the heart of worklights. But the heat produced by these monsters can burn skin and melt nearby work surfaces. Handling these glass tube bulbs is also tricky. If your bare hand touches any part of the bulb during replacement it can cause the bulb to fail prematurely… or even explode!

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The Art of Bicycle Storage

Cycloc Solo and Moto GuzziWhen does an item of utility transform itself into art? Maybe when you hang a vintage bicycle on the wall. But the Cycloc Solo might be considered art with or without a bicycle attached.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Solo has received a number of awards for its ingenious design and eco-friendly materials. Available in seven colors it’s a match for almost any decor. And now you can snag one for nearly half off retail!

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Long Live the Industrial Look

Shipping Envelope - Packing List EnclosedStainless steel is so last week. Or is it?

They say the grunge look is dead but hipsters everywhere are discovering unique accents for the home can still be sourced from unusual places. Vendors like Global Industrial offer thousands of products intended for the warehouses and offices of the world. But tons of these items also look great in your modern home. Add a pop of industrial! Continue reading

Mixed Reality: New Canvas for Designers

Where Will Your Next Car be Designed?

Virtual Space meets Real WorldParis? Los Angles? Tokyo? Disk 0?

Blending digital images with a real-world view is the objective of a new system from Canon. The “mixed reality” system is intended to give designers the ability to easily produce virtual mockups, create online walk-throughs and shorten lead times. Continue reading

Explosion Proof Extension Cord

Looking for a kick-ass extension cord? Check out this beauty made by Larson Electronics of Kemp, Texas.

But before you rush down to Target to buy one you might take note- the plug on your Christmas lights probably won’t fit. This heavy duty 30 amp extension cord is approved for Class 1 Division 1 & 2 and Class 2 Division 1 environments where flammable gases and vapors are present.

“We offer a wide range of explosion proof extension cords with different lengths and connectors in stock; we also build custom configurations for customers on demand,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com. “We commonly build these cords for our customers to accompany our explosion proof lights and/or our power distribution systems.”

Good for 30 amps of continuous electron flow the EPEXC-50-30A-P can be used in hazardous environments and is explosion-proof. Awesome.