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Switch Infinia brings liquid cooling to sub-$20 LED bulbs

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Switch manufactures some of the best LED bulbs available today. The company's liquid-cooled bulbs are beautifully designed and offer high-quality light. The problem is that the Switch's products, like the 60W-equivalent Switch60, are too expensive -- people just don't want to spend $50 on a single bulb. The answer to...
Switch Infinia brings liquid cooling to sub-$20 LED bulbs

Philips Hue LED bulbs get wireless iOS control

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Philips revealed a new product on Monday with the Hue LED lightbulb system. It will be sold exclusively at Apple stores starting on October 30, with a kit that includes three bulbs and a Wi-Fi bridge that connects to a router or as individual bulbs. Users can then control the...
Philips Hue LED bulbs get wireless iOS control
Watch out, smartphone addicts: Light pollution is the next big green crusade

Ambify, A Music App For The Philips Hue Lighting System, Shows The Potential Of The Connected Home

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This embed is invalid The Philips Hue lighting system is pretty neat on its own – it lets you control lighting in your house from your iPhone or iPad, adjusting bulb color and brightness remotely via your Wi-Fi network. Ambify is a new app from Stuttgart, Germany-based developer Kai Aras...
Ambify, A Music App For The Philips Hue Lighting System, Shows The Potential Of The Connected Home

Toshiba, Bridgelux bet on silicon to slash LED lighting prices

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Consumer LED bulbs that now cost $40 could be cut to $5 within a few years if silicon-based LED manufacturing technology scales, says Bridgelux. [Read more]...
Toshiba, Bridgelux bet on silicon to slash LED lighting prices

Philips delivers promised dev docs for colorful Hue LED lights

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We reviewed the Hue LED-powered lightbulbs late last year, and the programmable lights have since become a major part of my life. I wake up with their help in the morning and go to bed with their help in the evening, and the 11 bulbs I've got throughout my...
Philips delivers promised dev docs for colorful Hue LED lights

The amazing LIFX hits Kickstarter to completely reimagine the lightbulb

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Lightbulbs may have been around for more than 125 years, but in that time they haven’t changed all that much. Filaments have become more reliable and energy-saving products have started to rise in popularity over their more wasteful counterparts, and LED lighting is also becoming more popular. After all this...
The amazing LIFX hits Kickstarter to completely reimagine the lightbulb
Holy hackable lightbulbs, Batman: Philips' HUE bulb gets its own developer program

LIFX Smart Bulb Opens Up Second Batch Of 100K Pre-Orders, Demos Gesture-Based Dimming

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Australian hardware startup and Kickstarter success story LIFX has good news for people who missed out on backing the initial project: it’s opening up a second round of pre-orders, with a new production run of 100,000 units, sold directly through its website. LIFX sold out its pre-order allotment on...
LIFX Smart Bulb Opens Up Second Batch Of 100K Pre-Orders, Demos Gesture-Based Dimming

Philips Hue lighting adds location-based geofencing, IFTTT programming

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Philips has introduced a downloadable update for its Hue lighting system. Version 1.1 brings several location-based features, referred to as "geofencing," that enable multicolor Hue bulbs to be automatically turned on or off or change color when residents approach or leave their home, without requiring preprogrammed scheduling....    ...
Philips Hue lighting adds location-based geofencing, IFTTT programming
Directional LED lights help transform San Francisco's Bay Bridge

The Fipel, A Major Plastic Bulb Breakthrough, Darkens Fluorescent's Future

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The strip bulbs are made from plastic and nanomaterials that glow with an electric current, and could be here as early as 2013. Researchers at a North Carolina university have developed a replacement for fluorescent lightbulbs that is flicker-free. The Fipel, or field-induced polymer electroluminescent technology is made from...
The Fipel, A Major Plastic Bulb Breakthrough, Darkens Fluorescent's Future

Philips Hue bulbs get smarter with geofencing, 'If This Then That' customization

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A major software update for Philips' Hue app brings an enhanced user experience to the multi-colored connected LED lighting system, granting owners location-based control of bulb settings, support for the "If This Then That" Internet automation service, and recurring "calendarized" scheduling.    ...
Philips Hue bulbs get smarter with geofencing, 'If This Then That' customization

From the archive, 11 July 1955: Reflections from a cab rank

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A taxi driver always knows where he is going; his big trouble is that he cannot get there and back quickly enough for the next jobEvery motorist is sure that his driving is above average and reproach, and a taxi driver is even more sure than most. He should be....
From the archive, 11 July 1955: Reflections from a cab rank

London council to install 14,000 iPad-controlled street lights that tell engineers when they need replacing

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After a successful pilot scheme earlier in the year, a London council is to replace all 14,000 of its street lights with smart alternatives, with bulbs that are able to be controlled using an iPad and will alert engineers when they are broken or are coming to the end of...
London council to install 14,000 iPad-controlled street lights that tell engineers when they need replacing

Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly

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Fujitsu's Stylistic S01 isn't the company's only attempt to cater to an older audience. It's also experimenting with a rather ingenius (and super glossy) take on the classic cane, that looks like something out of a sci-fi film. Inside the two-toned elliptical head-piece are a pile of electronics, including...
Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly

The lighting industry's first plugfest

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If you’ve been around consumer electronics long enough, you’ve probably heard of a plugfest. These events are essentially an orgy of cross-manufacturer interoperability testing. The basic premise is that everyone uses the same standard, but the implementation of that standard isn’t always perfect, so devices need to be tested. In...
The lighting industry's first plugfest

App-controlled LIFX bulbs reinvent the humble household light

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For years and years, the dimmer switch was about as fancy as it got for lightbulbs -- but a team of designers is intending to change all that. The LIFX lightbulb (pronounced "life ex") is a Kickstarter project that seeks to "reinvent" the humble household light. Each LED bulb can be...
App-controlled LIFX bulbs reinvent the humble household light
Philips selling colorful Wi-Fi lightbulbs exclusively through Apple
Philips updates 'Hue' app with geofencing, recurring schedules & visual cues for weather, email, social media, more

Get ready to gush over these 3D printed lightbulbs from Disney Research

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3D printing clearly has a ton of potential when it comes to revolutionizing home manufacturing for both creators and consumers, but there’s also no denying that we’re still a ways from mainstream penetration — where the average person is able to print everything from dinnerware to working electronic devices on the...
Get ready to gush over these 3D printed lightbulbs from Disney Research

The app-controlled smart home is now a reality

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Intelligent, digital control of the environment around us has long been an uphill battle, with HVAC, lighting systems, and home automation being relatively recent innovations. In the past decades, our homes have become both increasingly comfortable and complex, but now we’re finally getting to the point where that comfort and...
The app-controlled smart home is now a reality

Ceiling Painted By Light [Concepts]

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At the moment, our choice of lighting is fairly committal. We drill holes in our ceilings for permanent placements of bulbs. But LEDs open all sorts of other possibilities.It's not hard to imagine a ceiling covered in RGB LEDs, like Seo Dong-Hun's Draw the Lights concept. Equipped with a few...
Ceiling Painted By Light [Concepts]

The Hue lightbulb makes some connected friends and gets new skills

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Hold onto your Hue lightbulbs, because Philips is updating its connected lights and the app that controls them with some new capabilities. The most fun element is a partnership with IFTTT, the startup that allows you to link your connected devices — like your color-changing lightbulbs — to your web...
The Hue lightbulb makes some connected friends and gets new skills
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Philips 'Hue' Receives Major Update With Geofencing, Visual Alerts, and More

Philips revamps mainstay LED bulb: A19 LED is prettier and more efficient

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Lighting manufacturer Philips has just announced a refresh of its popular 12.5W LED bulb. The 60W-equivalent lamp is one of the most popular A19 LED offerings on the market and, at prices ranging from $20-25, has become a benchmark for consumer-focused LED lighting. Now, the EnduraLED/AmbientLED (same product, different branding)...
Philips revamps mainstay LED bulb: A19 LED is prettier and more efficient

One year with solar energy at home: Mostly sunny!

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Just over a year ago, we took the plunge at my house and covered the back roof with solar panels: 41 of them, to be exact. After 12 months, we’ve created 13.8 megawatt hours of electricity while using only 7.59 megawatt hours. The energy surplus becomes a credit on our...
One year with solar energy at home: Mostly sunny!

Smart lights save energy without changing bulbs

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Startup Enlighted says its distributed sensor-based lighting controls cut energy from lighting by about 60 percent. [Read more]...
Smart lights save energy without changing bulbs

Lemnis unwraps LED bulb under $5

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Lemnis Lighting introduces two no-frills LED bulbs--one priced under $5 and one under $7--that don't give off much light but may tempt consumers to try efficient LEDs for general lighting....
Lemnis unwraps LED bulb under $5
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