New to the market is LightCube, a box-shaped light bulb that is flexible, portable, and convenient. On its own, it can be a bulb, flashlight, or night light. Combined with a unique lampshade, LightCube becomes an incredibly versatile light source.
The cube itself comes in a variety of models. LightCube Original is an array of mounted LED lights that plugs directly into the wall. A portable version that features a rechargeable battery for up to seven hours of light is also available. Both models can be upgraded to include a longer cord of five or 10 feet. Additionally, owners can choose between cold and warm lights based on their preference.
Controlling LightCube is literally as easy as waving a hand. Passing a hand over the device switches the cube between on and off modes. Holding a hand in place over the cube will cycle through varying levels of brightness. If gesture controls feel like a gimmick, the central button can switch the cube into manual control, which allows the light to function more traditionally.
Taking this versatility a step further is the matching LightShade. With its two-tone tulip design, this shade offers a surprising amount of adaptability. By itself, it acts as a modern desk lamp. Flipping the shade over also changes the lighting angle between 30 and 45 degrees. By adding the stand, the LightShade expands further to resemble a standard floor lamp. When more direct light is needed, rotating the shade will act a little bit like a spotlight. With a minimal footprint, the stand can move from floor to table easily. A suction cup base prevents the lamp from falling over too easily when bumped.
LightCube is available for pre-order right now on Kickstarter. For $16, you get a LightCube Original. People looking for portability will need to pledge $27 or more. Sets that include the Tulip LightShade start at $40.