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Philips New LED Bulbs Change Color With the Flip of a Switch

The Philips Hue system is one of the few smart home solutions that work as well as you need them to, having been around for quite a few years now. But if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on the requisite wireless hub and color-changing bulbs, Philips now has a cheaper alternative with its new SceneSwitch…

You Can Tweak the Warmth of Philips' New White Hue Bulbs To Help You Fall Asleep You Can Tweak the Warmth of Philips' New White Hue Bulbs To Help You Fall Asleep

Poking at your smartphone before bed makes it harder to fall asleep because the cool, bluish glow of its screen tricks your body think it’s daytime. Warmer tones are the key to drifting off, so Philips is introducing a new white bulb to its Hue line that can be adjusted from cool to warm color temperatures to help…

These Bulbs Mimic the Sun All Day To Help You Sleep Better At Night

It turns out that reading on your iPad is actually a terrible way to fall asleep because the device’s blueish glow can make your body think it’s time to get up. The color of light can have a big impact on the body’s natural rhythms, so a new connected bulb called the Silk works to keep things in sync by matching…

35 of Your Most Dazzling Photos Of Lights 35 of Your Most Dazzling Photos Of Lights

So bright. I...just...can't...look...away. Here are your entries to this week's Shooting Challenge, lighting edition.

Shooting Challenge: All of the Lights Shooting Challenge: All of the Lights

Cop lights, flash lights, spot lights, strobe lights, street lights: For this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph lights.

Misfit's Bolt Is a Color-Changing Wireless LED Bulb For Just $50 Misfit's Bolt Is a Color-Changing Wireless LED Bulb For Just $50

LED bulbs are not only long-lasting and energy-efficient, with a clever combination of red, green, and blue diodes they can also be tinted to almost any color letting you set the perfect mood in a room. But color-changing bulbs tend to be expensive, so with its new Bolt, Misfit stripped away unnecessary features to…

Qualcomm Will Help Any Company Build Smart Light Bulbs Qualcomm Will Help Any Company Build Smart Light Bulbs

You know that magic vision of the future where light bulbs automatically turn on when you enter a room? The tech's nearly here: smart bulbs are popping up left and right. But Qualcomm could wind up accelerating the tech—and guarantee interoperability—with a complete kit that lets companies create their own smart light…

Bluetooth-Controlled LED Bulbs That Create Their Own Wireless Network Bluetooth-Controlled LED Bulbs That Create Their Own Wireless Network

Coincidentally timed with Apple's WWDC HomeKit announcement, Samsung has revealed a new line of smart LED lightbulbs that communicate with your phone, and each other, using a mesh Bluetooth network they automatically create.

A Simple Way To Make a Compact Fluorescent Bulb Less Ugly A Simple Way To Make a Compact Fluorescent Bulb Less Ugly

Compact fluorescent bulbs might be magnitudes more energy-efficient than their incandescent counterparts, but they're also all kinds of industrial and ugly looking. And if you don't have a lamp or fixture that hides them under a shade, consider Guus Oosterbaans' approach to making them considerably less of an eyesore.

Yank On This Bulb To Let There Be Light Yank On This Bulb To Let There Be Light

Finally, there's a solution for those who can never find a hanging light's pull switch in the dark, or those who do find it and end up yanking it off. The battery-powered hanging Tuggit Pullbulb is the light and the switch all in one, so it's easy to find as you fumble around your dark basement.

Philips Dimmable LED Lightning Review: So Much Light, So Little Juice Philips Dimmable LED Lightning Review: So Much Light, So Little Juice

If it glows like, works like, and even dims like an incandescent, it must be an incandescent bulb, right? Wrong. The 8W Philips EnduraLED only draws a fifth of the power to produce the same warm illumination as the filament bulbs you've already got.

Researchers Develop a New Material Giving LEDs a Warm Nostalgic Glow Researchers Develop a New Material Giving LEDs a Warm Nostalgic Glow

Having spent over a half-century living under the warm glow of incandescent light bulbs, it's understandable that consumers haven't been keen on adopting the cold bluish light emitted by energy-efficient CFL and LED bulbs. But researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new single phosphor coating that…

NASA's Latest Engineering Challenge: How to Change a Light Bulb NASA's Latest Engineering Challenge: How to Change a Light Bulb

NASA is changing all of the light bulbs on board the International Space Station to help famously insomniac astronauts sleep better.

The First $5 LED Bulb Comes With a Catch The First $5 LED Bulb Comes With a Catch

Besting both incandescents and fluorescents when it comes to energy-efficiency and eco-friendliness, LED bulbs unfortunately still haven't caught on because they're still too expensive. And even with a sub $5 price tag, the Pharox 200 Blu still isn't the perfect alternative.

Is Obsolete Tech an Inalienable Right? Is Obsolete Tech an Inalienable Right?

Today's superfluous political grappling comes via Texas, where Republican rep Joe Barton's incensed by legislation mandating efficient incandescent lightbulbs. Rather, he and his backers claim, Americans should be able to screw-in whatever they damn please. Is old tech really a liberty?

Now That Samsung Is Making Lightbulbs, Maybe They'll Be Cheaper Now That Samsung Is Making Lightbulbs, Maybe They'll Be Cheaper

Samsung is getting into the LED lightbulb game. And they may have the manufacturing clout to drive the price of the bulbs down because they're making all the parts in house.

$50 Worth of LEDs May One Day Replace Your Basic 100-Watt Light Bulb. Soon. $50 Worth of LEDs May One Day Replace Your Basic 100-Watt Light Bulb. Soon.

Get ready to dump your power-hungry incandescent light bulbs and replace them with some LED-inspired lighting. The government phase-out of current 100-watt incandescent bulbs goes into effect January 2012 and, like it or not, LED may be the replacement.

These Are the Android @ Home Light Bulbs You'll Be Able to Switch On With Your Android Device These Are the Android @ Home Light Bulbs You'll Be Able to Switch On With Your Android Device

Part of me wishes Google had gone with the Plumen light bulbs instead of Lighting Science Group's bulb, but I guess they had their reasons. The 60-watt bulbs can be dimmed or brightened with a touch of an Android device.

What Is This Cruel and Unusual Torture Instrument? What Is This Cruel and Unusual Torture Instrument?

Inspired by Thomas Edison, designer David Krawczyk created an ancient-looking alarm clock (ten points to the man in the back, well done!) with light bulbs that glow when stuck into the desired wake-up time. Tremendously nerdy "fun." [Coroflot via Walyou]

Who Needs a Lampshade When Your Lightbulbs Are This Cool Who Needs a Lampshade When Your Lightbulbs Are This Cool

Created for The Standard Hotel in New York by Brooklyn-based artist KAWS, these limited edition lightbulbs, available in a set of three colors, should never be obscured by a lampshade. But move quick: they're only selling 1,000 of them.

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