LED lights

Cheap LED strip lights give coder’s MacBook rig a moody vibe [Setups]

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Two cheap LED lights strips create that whole effect, and with many light strips the colors can change endlessly.
Two cheap LED lights strips create that whole effect, and with many light strips the colors can change endlessly.
Photo: Xtraipel@Reddit.com

Deliberate lighting choices, especially those featuring vibrant colors, can do a lot for a computer setup. They can improve mood and vision, and they can even give humdrum gear in a boring room a dazzling look and feel.

Today’s featured MacBook Pro setup belongs to a coder in Panama who used some basic, cheap LED strip lights to transform his workstation into a light show — to the delight of viewers on social media.

Try this cool way to mount iPad for use with Sidecar [Setups]

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The little iPad holder makes using Sidecar or Universal Control a cinch.
The little iPad holder makes using Sidecar or Universal Control a cinch.
Photo: casualhostile320@Reddit.com

While many folks like to have miles of screen real estate with multiple external monitors, some enjoy simply having their iPad’s screen in tandem with their main screen, especially for use with Sidecar or Universal Control.

Today’s clean and well-lighted MacBook Pro setup mounts an iPad with the main monitor in a neat way while hiding away the laptop. 

Disinfect your desktop with this new UV-C LED light

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The Targus UV-C LED Disinfection Light sanitizes your desktop.
The Targus UV-C LED Disinfection Light sanitizes your desktop.
Photo: Targus

Laptop case maker Targus rolled out its UV-C LED Disinfection Light for sale Friday. The CES Innovation Awards Honoree is a no-touch way to reduce pathogens on desktop devices.

Its UV-C Light technology breaks down DNA of microorganisms crawling all over your keyboard and other gadgets.

Smart desk lamps feature voice control, wireless charging and more

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Momax's LED desk lamps have a wireless charging pad and a USB port for charging.
Momax's LED desk lamps have a wireless charging pad and a USB port for charging.
Photo: Momax

Did you know that desk lamps are now smart? A new line of LED-powered desk lamps from Momax offer a host of smart features, including wireless Qi charging bases, voice control via Amazon Alexa, an iPhone app for advanced control, automatic eye health adjustments, the ability to set color temperature, color modes and brightness, an extra USB port to charge another device, and more.

Perhaps best of all, you can get 10% off the price of each lamp by using code CULTOFMAC10 at checkout.

Slap some color on almost any surface with these color-changing LEDs

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Light up your garden or pool with 12 waterproof LEDs.
Light up your home and garden with this 12-pack of remote-operated LEDs.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Flowers aren’t the only way to add a pop of color to your garden. Whether you want a rainbow road or just some colorful flavor throughout your greenery, this 12-pack of decorative LED lights could be the next beautiful addition to your outdoor aesthetic.

With 16 rotating color options and a smart design, these outdoor LEDs are on sale for only $39.99 (regularly $79).

Take your setup to the next level with custom lighting

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Give your room the hue-man touch with these gorgeous LED corner lamps.
These minimalist floor lamps pack maximalist color, and it's your last chance to get them at special Deal Days pricing.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

The right lamp can help you see your home in a new light. Whether you’re trying to match a specific aesthetic to make your setup shine or want your home to feel like an extension of you, you can customize your lighting with one addition: The Lamp Depot Minimalist LED Corner Floor Lamp.

It lets light your home with more than 16 million color options. And it’s discounted to $59.99 during our Deal Days sale, which ends today.

Light up your room like a lightsaber with these minimalist LED floor lamps

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Don't make light of this deal on an awesome LED lamp.
This minimalist LED lamp changes how your home feels.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Lighting is one of the most important design features for making your home feel right for you.

Want to switch things up? You can control the lighting in your home without sacrificing any space by adding a few of Lamp Depot’s Minimalist LED Corner Floor Lamps to your rooms.

This minimalist LED lamp will light up your room (and your imagination)

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A light for every occasion with this pre-black friday deal.
No matter your mood, this sleek lamp is in your corner.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

It’s no secret that lighting can affect your mood. With this sleek floor lamp, you can easily add customizable mood lighting for every occasion — even if that occasion is just watching TV.

And all these mood-enhancing lighting options won’t cost you a fortune. With this Pre-Black Friday Doorbusters deal, the Lamp Depot Minimalist LED Corner Floor Lamp costs only $70.97 (regularly $149).

Dock connects 5 displays to M1 MacBook Pro in ultrawide rig [Setups]

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A pair of 25-inch ultrawide monitors and three other displays connect to an M1 MacBook Pro.
A pair of 25-inch ultrawide monitors and three other displays connect to an M1 MacBook Pro.
Photo: Parmg100@Reddit.com

Redditor Parmg100 runs his M1 MacBook Pro with enough displays to make most Mac owners do a doubletake. He said he manages to connect five displays, including two ultrawide monitors. Naturally, Redditors showed some curiosity about how he does it, given the MacBook Pro’s limitation on connecting external displays.

Save on LED smart bulbs, Kevlar Lightning cables and more [Week’s Newest Deals]

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This military-grade kevlar charging cable will stand the test of time
This military-grade Kevlar charging cable will stand the test of time.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

A great thing about being a hub for great deals on gear and gadgets is being surprised by what shows up. This week we’ve got some especially enticing new deals, from a Kevlar-encased Lightning cable and a massive library of design assets to a Bluetooth-enabled LED smart bulb and an award-winning first-person horror game.

Take a look to share in our surprise and delight.

Finally! A mood lamp that looks like a Slinky

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The right light simply unfolds with Orilamp.
The right light simply unfolds with Orilamp.
Photo: Orilamp

The right light can wake us in a good mood, make us productive in work or art and enhance the romance. But, the right light is not something we normally carry with us.

Orilamp, a portable accordion lamp you control with an iOS app, is trying to change that.

What looks like two stacked wooden coasters unfold into a half circle or can be stretched out. The intensity of the Bluetooth-enabled LED light source can be controlled by the app and burn for up to seven hours on a charge.

This bike light puts on a show while you pedal

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The Balight brings animation to the bike wheel with 376 LED lights.
The Balight brings animation to the bike wheel with 376 LED lights.
Photo: Balight

Cyclists go to great lengths to let motorists know of their presence in traffic, especially at night. No one wants to hit or get hit.

Cycling enthusiast Leo Liu got an idea that goes beyond reflectors and light clothing. He has created an LED bike wheel display that turns a spinning wheel into to a flashing animated picture capable of millions of colors.