This is our most popular kit, featured by UNESCO for the International Year of Light 2015!
Posted by Pavel on 17th Feb 2016
While I realize that the kit is for kids, not college students, I think its functionality can be improved greatly by throwing in a few inexpensive bits, e.g. a couple of linear polarization filters ($0.85/ea at American Science and Surplus and much cheaper in bulk) that I used in class to talk about light polarization and Brewster's angle. My main complaint regarding the kit as sold is that the magnets on the side of the LED lights are way too weak to really hold it on any vertical surface, so it is not clear why they are there in the first place. I wish the LED light was a bit brighter, so that I could actually see the reflected beam in light conditions other than total darkness.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Feb 2016
Could use a white light source in addition to the rgb.
Posted by Terence Rooney on 9th Sep 2015
This is a fantastic kit. It's obvious that a lot of thought was put into the components. I work with a lot of the top optical engineers and teachers around the world and they have had nothing but praise for this kit. This is a truly great way to inspire the next generation of science leaders!
Posted by Heschel Weiner on 18th Feb 2015
We are using Light Blox in our informal science education workshops with children of all ages and grade levels (1+). We find the product to be very useful in precisely demonstrating color mixing.
Posted by Holly Neill on 12th Jan 2015
Our school is K-12 and we just got the kits and love them. I plan to use them in Physical Science. The 4th grade teacher just borrowed them to teach color. The AP Physics teacher wants to borrow them too. Super great kits with lots of great components.
Posted by Anil on 17th Dec 2014
This kit has almost everything that you would need for elementary through 8th grade introduction to light. It is easy for the students to access, sturdy enough for them to experiment with, and flexible enough to do a number of investigations. I wish there was another diffraction grating, with different sized gratings, so both a change in color AND a change in aperture size can be investigated.