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

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. » 5/10/13 1:44pm 5/10/13 1:44pm

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

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

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. » 5/11/11 6:40am 5/11/11 6:40am

A Brief History of Luminance

Sometimes we share our favorite, tantalizing new lighting concepts. But strip away the curvy shades, the metallic rods—the packaging. What's left? The shine itself. Dwell reflects on the long, bright history of light, and where it's headed. » 8/09/10 9:00pm 8/09/10 9:00pm