The world mostly knows IKEA for its flatpack furniture and mediocre meatballs. In the past year, however, the company’s doubled down on a new category: gadgets. And you know what? They’re kind of awesome.
You don’t need electrical skills, special wiring, or even very much money to install a motion-sensing light on your porch; you just need this $12, solar powered model from Mpow.
Poking at your smartphone before bed makes it harder to fall asleep because the cool, bluish glow of its screen tricks your body think it’s daytime. Warmer tones are the key to drifting off, so Philips is introducing a new white bulb to its Hue line that can be adjusted from cool to warm color temperatures to help…
Say what you will about how comfortable a hammock is for sleeping, Eagles Nest Outfitters is working to make them just a bit more hospitable with its new DoubleNest LED that incorporates a string of glowing lights so you can read, adjust your sleeping bag, or easily find your way back after a bathroom break.
When you’re heading out for a night run, or hiking through the woods after dark, a working headlamp is almost as important as the shoes on your feet. So Petzl is upgrading its hands-free headlamps with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity to intelligently manage brightness and battery life.
Calling Sony’s new smart light a “light” is doing this weird gizmo a disservice—it’s much more than that.
It’s well known that lighting affects your mood. Now, GE is launching a new line of connected LED lightbulbs aimed at healthy living. The new line, C by GE, works without a hub and automatically changes the temperature of the light based on time of day.
Positioned at all four corners of your vehicle, turn signals are usually more visible to other drivers on the road than pedestrians trying to cross it. So Mitsubishi Electric is developing a new indicator system that projects the vehicle’s intended path on the road, making it more obvious to everyone around it.
One of the most effective ways to protect your home while you’re traveling is to simply make it look like you’re not actually away. But instead of wrangling timers, or having the neighbors stop by, these new BeON smart bulbs will automatically learn your daily routines and keep turning lights on and off in your…
Key fobs have all but eliminated the difficulties in finding the key hole on a car door at night, but what if finding your actual car is the problem? If you parked somewhere dark and sketchy, BMW’s new 7 Series will make it easier to find your vehicle with a glowing pathway that leads right to its doors.
Today, Philips announced the newest incarnation of its smart light system, Hue. While the hub may have changed from a circle to a more rounded square, much is still the same—with one key exception—HomeKit.
Using the same science that makes fiber optics and modern communications possible, these ultra-flat LED lamps look like they’ve each got a shade attached to them, but it’s all just an optical illusion.
The Philips AmbiLux UHD grabs your eyeballs by the...er...balls and puts them through some sort of kaleidoscopic interdimensional warp hole.
At some point in their life everyone has to grow up, and the same goes for Philips’ flexible Hue Lightstrips. Once the perfect way to subtly turn your living room into a colorful rave, the LED strips can now be tuned to generate more natural white light for reading the paper, or just relaxing with some knitting.
Popping open an app (and ensuring your mobile device is connected to your home’s wifi network) isn’t always the most convenient way to control Philips’ wireless lighting system. So the company is introducing another physical remote that lets you dim up to 10 of its bulbs at once.