LED Toy Lighting really caught our attention!
“LED Toy?!” We hear you shout… Yep! It’s no surprise to us here at Simple Lighting that LED lights are now becoming a big component of many 21st century toys and games found on our supermarket shelves or online stores.
Old-fashioned toys updated with LED
Traditional items such as skipping ropes and hula hoops have been brought swiftly up to date with the addition of LED lights inserted into plastic tubing. Even the old Rubik cube has been given a pretty dramatic makeover (remember that frustrating toy of the eighties?!).
At the moment it’s only a prototype and rather large for the ordinary household, but we’re sure there will be a small scale version at some point in the near future. What are we talking about? Well take a look at this grand Rubik cube which has been beamed onto a wall in Austria:
A digital handheld version of the Rubik cube is linked up to a computer via BluRay and beamed onto a building. Every time the cube is twisted the image on the building (which works via LED lighting) moves in a corresponding fashion. It’s all the work of one Spanish designer named Javier lloret.
Modern LED Toy examples
Disney has come up with a brilliant LED toy dress which lights up into different shapes and colours magically with the wave of a wand. It’s all due to a number of tiny LEDs which are sewn into the dress and which are triggered with a signal from the wand.
Mattel’s Barbie has been given an update in a similar fashion. The new Digital Dress Barbie changes her costume via LED lights. A child can design a new dress on her doll using just their finger or a stylus which comes with the doll – meaning there’s no need to change her into fabric couture.
Meanwhile, mum and dad can toast the new toys which are so captivating their offspring by enjoying a glass or two of wine in the new LED glasses currently on the market. Their stems are available in a variety of colours thanks to tiny LEDs.
What have you seen lately that has inspired you in LED terms? Share with us here at Simple Lighting. We’d love to hear all about it.
images via madlangbayan.ph and Disney