A few weeks ago, a couple friends and I were about to watch a surprisingly bad scifi movie in my crowded apartment. One of them asked if we could dim the lights, and started to head to the switch. "No, no, I've got it," I said, reaching into my pocket. "He's reaching for his phone!" said the friend. This was the…
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In the home of the future, there will be no light switches, but the light will always be perfect, syncing itself with the sun and adjusting to your circadian rhythm. The smart home vision for future of lighting is energy efficient and completely responsive. And according to Stack, that future is now.
Switch Lighting believes they've got all the problems with LED lighting figured out. They say their bulb is efficient, relatively cheap and, most importantly, mimics the ambiance of a soft white lightbulb. And they've got Slate's Farhad Manjoo sold on it.
Turn off your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, everyone! Well...not quite yet. Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully used LED lights to transfer wireless data to a laptop at a speed of 2Mbps.
Based on our experience with incandescent bulbs, when we hear that an LED will last 25-50,000 hours, most of us assume that's when the bulb will burn out. However, that is not the case.
LED light bulbs come in all sorts of strange sizes and shapes, but this offering from Chinavision is unabashed in its design.
Ledtronics now offers these three-dimensional G3 series bulbs that cover their LED arrays with spherical orbs, protecting them from the elements for outdoor use. Those LEDs are pointing every which way, lighting up the area front-to-back, while using just 13 watts. Being highly efficient LEDs, they emit very little…