Category Archives: Creative Manufacturers

brilliant control

A new Silicon Valley startup called Brilliant is launching an interesting smart-home controller/lighting dimmer that integrates a touch screen with optional touch-sensitive physical sliders. Replacing native 120V wall switches, the Brilliant has real dimmers inside it (you can even select

brilliant control

A new Silicon Valley startup called Brilliant is launching an interesting smart-home controller/lighting dimmer that integrates a touch screen with optional touch-sensitive physical sliders. Replacing native 120V wall switches, the Brilliant has real dimmers inside it (you can even select

neon

Check out this gorgeously produced video from Bloomberg on the art and craft of neon lighting!  The studio in the video is Lite Brite Studios of Brooklyn, NY. PS, “Lite Brite” — what a great name!!!!

neon

Check out this gorgeously produced video from Bloomberg on the art and craft of neon lighting!  The studio in the video is Lite Brite Studios of Brooklyn, NY. PS, “Lite Brite” — what a great name!!!!

meiyad optoelectronics

Via my LinkedIn feed, I saw someone from Shenzen Meiyad Optoelectronics posting interesting LED screen modules that include flexible and triangulated panels.  Wild stuff…I wonder what the durability of these flex panels really are – there is tremendous stress on

meiyad optoelectronics

Via my LinkedIn feed, I saw someone from Shenzen Meiyad Optoelectronics posting interesting LED screen modules that include flexible and triangulated panels.  Wild stuff…I wonder what the durability of these flex panels really are – there is tremendous stress on

LG OLED – update

Some updates I’ve found for LG’s OLED program… Magnetic Mounting LG launched a very cool solution for attaching their panels to surfaces:  A magnetic click connection with a 360 degree rotating electrical connection. The fundamental problem of how to use

LG OLED – update

Some updates I’ve found for LG’s OLED program… Magnetic Mounting LG launched a very cool solution for attaching their panels to surfaces:  A magnetic click connection with a 360 degree rotating electrical connection. The fundamental problem of how to use

sunlight inside

Sunlight Inside is a new startup that was personally founded by a cleantech VC investor, Konrad Jarausch.  The company launched an Indiegogo campaign for a nice little desk lamp they’re calling “Bottled Sunshine” with a color-temperature changing module supplied from

sunlight inside

Sunlight Inside is a new startup that was personally founded by a cleantech VC investor, Konrad Jarausch.  The company launched an Indiegogo campaign for a nice little desk lamp they’re calling “Bottled Sunshine” with a color-temperature changing module supplied from

gantri

Gantri is a San Francisco startup that is using 3D-printing to produce a line of light fixtures.  3D printing greatly reduces the cost and the time associated with traditional product development, requiring no cap-ex or leads times for expensive custom

gantri

Gantri is a San Francisco startup that is using 3D-printing to produce a line of light fixtures.  3D printing greatly reduces the cost and the time associated with traditional product development, requiring no cap-ex or leads times for expensive custom

the black tank

My friends at The Black Tank just released a cool new video showing off their operation. I love the “maker space” vibe of their office, labs and even production facility – it reminds me very much of the glorious early

the black tank

My friends at The Black Tank just released a cool new video showing off their operation. I love the “maker space” vibe of their office, labs and even production facility – it reminds me very much of the glorious early