Open source has always been around, but it’s just now becoming available to the average consumer in some of the coolest products around. One such example is the Lumapad, an incredible open source LED light pad for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux. Basically, if you know anything at all about coding, you can come up with your own cool lighting schemes or just enjoy some of the basic functions that this monster is capable of.
The Lumapad can produce about 8,000 lumens of output and comes with onboard WiFi capabilities. Practical functionality includes studio lighting (filmmakers), stage effects (high school drama teachers), strobe lighting (parties that are off the hook, DJs), and outdoor lighting (cookouts), all using energy efficient LED bulbs for greater light production and lower energy costs.