Lighting

As part of a project to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, the University has started an innovative research project involving the industrial, government, and academic sectors. This project is called the Keio Innovation Foundry, or KIF.

Sharp is releasing a ceiling-mounted ion generator with built-in LED light for washroom (IG-GTA20) on November 20.

Using Sharp's original sterilization technology, called Plasmacluster, the ion generator eliminates bacteria that cause bad smells and deodorizes the room. Since it has the same attachment part as a regular bulb, it can be installed easily in the washroom at your house.

Green House is going to release a beach ball-like inflatable LED solar lantern GH-LED10SLA series in mid-July.

The solar lantern GH-LED10SLA is IPX6 waterproof. As well as being able to be compact when not in use, it doesn't require a battery. So, it is best to be used for outdoor actives and in emergencies.

It also has a handle with hook-and-loop fastener so that you can hang it while using it.

Fusion of light and sound!

Brighten Net just announced that they are going to release a Bluetooth speaker-integrated lightbulb - LED Symphony Speaker - on January 24 for about 12,800 yen.

LED Symphony Speaker is compatible with an E26 bulb socket just like other regular LED bulbs. Via Bluetooth, you can play music in your smartphone/tablet through the LED Symphony Speaker.

Akihabaranews.com - Yamaha Relit - Bluetooth compliant audio system with an ambient light

Light and Bluetooth
Yamaha combined a Bluetooth compliant audio system with an ambient light in a lighting audio system called
Relit (LSX-700) and it's going to be released in mid-December for 70,000 yen (about $700).