Start Your Transition to LED Lighting for $4 Per Bulb

If you’re still using ugly CFL bulbs, or heaven forbid, energy-hogging incandescents, it’s time to transition to LED. Philips’ unique SlimStyle 60W equivalents are only $4 each today on Amazon, which is within a few cents of an all-time low. At that price, they’ll pay for themselves in the short term with energy… » 7/01/15 6:15pm Wednesday 6:15pm

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… » 6/23/15 11:00am 6/23/15 11:00am

BMW Wants to Put a Vehicle Charging Station In Every Street Light

For electric vehicles to truly supplant their gas-guzzling predecessors, there needs to be as many charging stations on the roads as there are gas stations—if not more. So BMW proposes upgrading the street lights that already line roads everywhere with charging capabilities and energy-efficient lighting. » 6/17/15 4:12pm 6/17/15 4:12pm

Philips' Insane 2-For-$5 LED Bulb Sale Just Went Live

Earlier this week, Gizmodo wrote about Philips' new $5 LED bulbs, and their 2-for-1 promotion just went live at Home Depot. They won't ship until May, but $2.50/bulb is still the best deal we've ever seen on LED lighting by far. [2-Pack Philips Soft White 60W Equivalent LED Bulbs, $5] » 4/23/15 10:45am 4/23/15 10:45am

It's No Hoverboard, But This Levitating Light Bulb Is Still a Neat Trick

Most of us have come to terms with the fact that we won’t be floating to work on a hoverboard anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean our lives have to be completely devoid of levitation. Not when Simon Morris is Kickstarting an amazing floating light bulb that actually lights up while it hovers above its base. » 4/22/15 10:45am 4/22/15 10:45am

Watching this stunning kinetic chandelier move is like seeing magic


This is so cool. The Leningrad Center in St. Petersburg has this awesome kinetic chandelier hanging from its ceiling that can move and change the color of its 1089 lights to basically bend the concept of reality. It’s so fun to watch the lights work in concert to create mesmerizing patterns.
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This Lamp Opens Like a Blossoming Flower to Cast More Light

Mother Nature has had a lot more time to perfect her designs than we have. And since she hasn’t bothered patenting a single one, we’re free to not only use her creations as inspiration—but to straight up steal them. So if you’re trying to create a pendant light with an adjustable beam, there’s no reason not to just… » 4/10/15 9:26am 4/10/15 9:26am

LA's Street Lights Can Now Be Wirelessly Controlled

Los Angeles recently converted 140,000 of its street lights to energy-efficient LEDs—the largest such upgrade in the world. Now a new partnership with lighting giant Philips will allow the city’s Bureau of Street Lighting to wirelessly manage all those street lamps, similar to the way its Hue system allows you to… » 4/08/15 9:00am 4/08/15 9:00am

You Can Use Philips' First Rechargeable Hue Light Anywhere You Want

Philips’ Hue line of bulbs and other smartphone-controlled lighting accessories have been some of the more popular and successful home automation products of the past few years. They’re easy to setup, easy to customize, and now easy to use anywhere you need thanks to the new Philips Hue Go—which is powered by a… » 4/02/15 1:30am 4/02/15 1:30am

Skip the Taxidermy and Put Glowing Star Wars Heads On Your Walls

Continuing the recent decorating trend of glowing stuff smashing through walls we now have three of the most popular Star Wars characters joining the fray. Designed more for kids or gaming rooms these 3D heads are completely self-contained so there's no unsightly power cords to be hidden, and thanks to LEDs inside… » 3/25/15 6:28pm 3/25/15 6:28pm

Light Your Maze of a Bedroom With a Glowing Pac-Man Ghost

The maze that Pac-Man has to navigate in his quest to gobble up all those pellets is nothing compared to the laundry-covered floor that most of us have to tip-toe through on our way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And while the ghosts in Pac-Man serve as a hindrance, this color-changing pixelated lamp will… » 3/23/15 9:19am 3/23/15 9:19am

Big Hero 6 Baymax Lamp Illuminates With Light, Not Medical Advice

Despite being completely vulnerable to attacks from safety pins, the Baymax robot from last year's Big Hero 6 was just about the best sidekick a kid could have—mostly because it was skilled at treating skinned knees and other injuries. This LED lamp version of Baymax isn't quite as talented, but it can ensure a kid… » 3/11/15 1:47pm 3/11/15 1:47pm

Hanging Scrabble Lights Let You Spell Out Any Glowing Message

Scrabble has been a staple of board game night for decades, and now you can impress your friends with the perfect decor the next time you all get together to challenge each other's vocabulary. These Scrabble lights actually come all blank out of the box, allowing you to use a set of clear stickers to spell out any… » 3/09/15 6:57pm 3/09/15 6:57pm