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Nanoleaf Bloom Bulb Doesn’t Need A Dimmer Switch To Save Energy

If you are looking to save money and thinking of installing a dimmer switch to save energy, you might be interested in a new revolutionary new light …

Philips hue tap battery-free light switch finally reaches US

Philips’ hue tap wireless, battery-free light switch for the company’s color-changing bulbs has finally arrived in the US, allowing the …

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24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

GE Announce $15 Connected LED Light Bulb

The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,” whatever you want to call it, it’s just a fancy way of turning your stuff on and off with your smartphone. Now GE has introduced a cheaper way to stay on the couch and control your lights.<p>The low-cost connected Link lightbulb from GE …

How It Works: The BMW i8's Laser Headlights

The lights on the hybrid BMW of the future are energy-efficient, crazy-cool—and illegal in the United States. Stupid laws strike again.<p><b>Go to your computer and email your local congressman right now.</b> Why? Because thanks to archaic headlight-brightness regulations, possibly the most groundbreaking …

Apple's smart home plan rumored to be a boring certification program

When rumors of Apple's smart home efforts broke Monday, expectations for the future of home automation began to soar. According to sources speaking with <i>Gigaom</i> though, Cupertino's connected household project has more to do with fragmentation and the "Made for iPhone" label portion of the initial …

Eerie glow-in-the-dark roads replace streetlights in Netherlands to save money, energy - ExtremeTech

By on April 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In an effort to save the massive …

Samsung's first Smart Bulb is Bluetooth-only and lasts 10 years

Though it got beat to the punch by arch-competitor LG, Samsung has just released its debut smart LED bulb, literally called the "Smart Bulb." It looks nothing like the multi-tiered model we saw at the FCC, but retains the Bluetooth-only spec -- unlike the WiFi-based Philips Hue and LG's …

Everything You Need to Know About LED Light Bulbs

Feeling lost in the lightbulb aisle now that those beloved incandescents are disappearing? We're here to help.<p><b>Incandescent era, RIP. Like it or not, it's</b> time to move on. Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are gone—not banned, precisely, but phased out because the Energy Independence and Security …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Rethink Your Branding to Create Crazy Love From Customers

A company can exist to merely sell stuff and make money. And, certainly, many do.<p>But a special breed of brands that have transcended revenue as a …

Customer Loyalty Isn't Just a 'Marketing Thing'

The growth of social media and the emergence of the sharing economy mean marketers need to collaborate with customers. The Mad Men days of rolling …

Laser Headlights: How They Work

Audi's chief of lighting innovations demonstrates the future of headlights.<p><b>At the 2014 International Consumer</b> Electronics Show, Audi announced that laser-based lights will make it into production cars. And Audi's 2014 R18 race car, which will compete at the 24 Hours of LeMans, will use 6 laser …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

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Lights out: 40W and 60W bulb phase-out begins January 1, 2014 - ExtremeTech

By on December 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The writing has been on the wall …

Cree's LED Replacement For the 75-Watt Bulbs You Can't Buy Anymore

LED-maker Cree debuts a 75-watt bulb that produces excellent soft white light but is 82 percent more efficient than an incandescent.<p><b>Cree, which supplies residential LED</b> lightbulbs exclusively to The Home Depot, this week launched a 75-watt equivalent LED bulb. Based on the technology of its …

8 Quick Home Upgrades You'll Wish You Installed Sooner

It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived without.<p>It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived …

8 Simple Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter

With these gadgets you'll be feeding your pets when you're not at home and discovering how much energy those old appliances are sucking.<p>With these gadgets you'll be feeding your pets when you're not at home and discovering how much energy those old appliances are sucking.

Which Light Bulb Should You Pick To Replace Your Incandescents?

Starting Jan.1, 2014, manufacturers will stop making 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs to comply with new federal energy efficiency laws. Should you choose halogens, CFL-halogen hybrids, or LEDs to replace your old household bulbs? We talked to GE about the pluses and minuses of …

How to Replace Your Lightbulbs After the Incandescent Phase-Out

Beginning on Jan. 1, you won't be able to buy 60- and 40-watt incandescent lightbulbs. We walk you through your new options.<p><b>Here's a good one:</b><p>How many lightbulbs does it take to replace a lightbulb?<p>Three: a halogen, a CFL, and an LED.<p>(Rimshot.)<p>Don't get it? You will on Jan. 1, 2014. That's when …

5 Scary Ways to Light Up Your Yard for Halloween

With the right lighting, even an empty yard can look haunted and spooky. Here's how a clever use of lighting can creep out the neighborhood.<p>Strings of lights shaped like pumpkins, bats, or cartoon ghosts may be cute for a kids' Halloween party. But if you're looking for a more terrifying way to …

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Glow-In-The-Dark Paths Could Be The Future Of Street Lighting

Particles absorb light during the day, then emit a blue glow at night.<p>Evening visitors to Christ's Pieces park in Cambridge, England are basking in the glow of a whole new type of street light. Starpath, a new type of resurfacing material being tested within the park, absorbs ultraviolet light …

How to Use a Dimmer Switch With CFLs and LEDs

The old dimmer switches in your home were made to work with incandescent bulbs. But there are switches that will work with the new styles of light bulb.<p>I installed compact-fluorescent and LED bulbs throughout my house. They work well everywhere but not with dimmer switches. The bulbs either dim …