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Tasty Tech Eye Candy: Lighting that Sets the Mood

We look not at flowers, chocolates or other gifts from the heart, but at innovative lighting designed to elicit emotion and set a certain mood.

Happy Valentine's Day! On this day devoted to love, we look not at flowers, chocolates or other gifts from the heart, but at innovative lighting designed to elicit emotion and set a certain mood. Above: Elgato's

Avea Flare Portable Mood Lamp

is portable, wireless and water-resistant. Control it via an app to produce a range of themed lighting, including Magic Hour, Northern Glow, and Mountain Breeze. See the video

here

for more details.

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The

Orilamp

is a portable bluetooth lamp is inspired by origami. It expands like an accordion to fit just about any space and provides seven hours of LED light from a single charge.

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SPIN-R's Tittle Light is a cube of LEDs that allows users to customize the colors and animated emojis and then synchronize the effects with music.

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Known for their innovations in lighting, Philips offers the

Hue Go

, a portable light that can be controlled via a smartphone app. The versatile light allows you to chose from 16 million colors. It can be plugged in to last all evening or used with its rechargeable internal battery, which provides ample glow for 3 hours.

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If you want your mood lighting to speak to your artist sensibilities, consider this sculpture from

Blue Pine Studio

. It comes in three innovative shapes that users can set to 16 different colors and four different modes. LEDs provide 30,000 hours of lighting.

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This eco-friendly light doesn't need sun, batteries, or electricity. It shines thanks to small candles at the base that power LED lights. The power comes from the difference in temperature, which creates an electric voltage. Lumir launched a

Kickstarter

and has already exceeded its goal, with 25 more days to go.

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The simple and whimsical

Aurora

from Nanoleaf consists of triangular LED panels that can be snapped together and pulled apart to reconfigure in a range of shapes.

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Tempescope

from Japanese inventor Ken Kawamoto brings the weather inside. It's essentially a transparent box connected to the Internet. It grabs the forecast -- sunshine, rain, lightning and fog -- for the next day and recreates it in your living room.

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