Looking for a desk lamp to place next to your computer but you’re out of power sockets to plug it in? Thanks to the inventor of the USB port, that’s not going to be a problem. These versatile ports can be used to plug in peripheral devices to your computer as well as accessories such as thumb drives or even phone chargers to keep your phones charged. And yes, USB ports can even be used to power up desk lamps.
Gem Hsin has just announced a new series of LED lamps called TOPAZ at the recent Computex Taipei 2011 exhibition. Designed with desktop and laptop users in mind, these elegant looking lamps will work with any powered USB port on a computer to provide an external light source for situations where the light from the monitor or display isn’t enough. Consuming only 2 watts per hour and providing up to 500 lux of illumination, these lamps can even work with your laptop that’s not plugged into a wall socket.
The TOPAZ lamps can even function at three different brightness levels, for those situations where you don’t need so much light to work with. No word on when the Gem HSin TOPAZ lamps will be available or how much they will be priced at, but stay tuned for more details.