Star Wars LED optical illusion lamps will take you to a galaxy far, far away

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With the countdown to the next Star Wars film on, Star Wars-themed products have been floating around on the Internet, and some of the coolest ones are LED optical illusion lamps that light up with what appears to be a 3D image of Darth Vader or the Millennium Falcon, for example. They’re said to have a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours.

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