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… » 1/06/15 11:00am 1/06/15 11:00am

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… » 1/05/15 3:53pm 1/05/15 3:53pm

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. » 8/19/13 6:20pm 8/19/13 6:20pm

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… » 1/18/13 10:12am 1/18/13 10:12am