Physicists have mastered the power of light to the point where we can use it to float "magic carpets." Yet the lighting in our homes is often confined to the same bland lamps we've always had. The Protean Color Changing Wall Light aims to change that.

The heart of the Protean is light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. LEDs create light by running electricity through a semiconductor, unlike past light sources that used electrochemical reactions or electrical resistance. This means as a light source they're cooler, brighter, and far longer-lasting with up to 50,000 hours of operation. And since they're part of a circuit, they're easier to control and offer more precision in color options without needing to add shades or filters.

The Protean takes advantage of that with a minimalist design that weighs just 2.5 pounds, making it easy to hang or attach to a ceiling, wall, or floor. It's built to provide indirect light that fills a room, and its aluminum construction is shatterproof and water-resistant for ease of use anywhere. There's no setup or app needed; just set it up where you want and plug it in, making it ideal for dorm rooms, guest rooms, and other temporary spaces.

Then, use the included remote to control your lighting and create your perfect mood. You can pick from over 16 million different colors to set different moods, with warm light for a party and cooler light for when you need to focus. It's also dimmable, so you can fill the room with light, or turn it down to stream or make your space a little more cozy.

Light is one of the most fundamental elements of our lives, and more control over it lets us make even the most temporary space our own. Normally, the Protean would cost $139, but right now, it's available for $79.95, 42% off.

Prices subject to change.

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