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Ikea’s Smart Lighting Is Here To Save Us All

The smart home has officially gone mainstream: Ikea's made its own line of smart lighting. Read More >>

Smart Lightbulbs Hacked by Drone in Today’s Over-Connected Hell

That bizarre scenario could take place for real, should the theorists behind the "IoT worm" concept be right about what depressing road our stupid connected smart technology is taking us down. Read More >>

World-Changing Light Bulb Comes With Two USB Sockets

That large source of electricity just dangling there in the middle of the room? Wouldn't it be great if you could somehow harness it, like the sun, and use its energy to make your phone stay on for longer so there's something to do? Well now you can. Or soon you can. Or maybe you can. Read More >>

Philips New LED Bulbs Change Colour With the Flip of a Switch

The Philips Hue system is one of the few smart home solutions that work as well as you need them to, having been around for quite a few years now. But if you don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on the requisite wireless hub and colour-changing bulbs, Philips now has a cheaper alternative with its new SceneSwitch LED bulbs that don’t require any additional hardware. Read More >>

You Can Tweak the Warmth of Philips’ New White Hue Bulbs To Help You Fall Asleep

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 colour temperatures to help your body wind down at night. Read More >>

60 Per Cent of Heathrow T5’s Light Bulbs Have Blown Since 2008 and Haven’t Been Changed

Thanks to the high and curved design of Heathrow's terminal 5 building, your average, everyday maintenance man or janitor simply isn't able to reach the light bulbs up there in its glassy roof. So a team of specialist climbers has been hired to brighten up the gradually dimming departures area. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

NASA’s Latest Engineering Challenge: How to Change a Light Bulb

NASA is changing all of the light bulbs on board the International Space Station to help famously insomniac astronauts sleep better. Read More >>

Internet Troublemaker David Thorne’s Excellent Floodlight Revenge

Poor old "funny troller" David Thorne found himself victim of yet another frustrating scenario, when his neighbour installed a terawatt security lamp that illuminated his bedroom with "the light of a thousand suns". So David took the bulb out and put it in his neighbour's post box. More than once. Read More >>

LED Bulb Trial Made People Feel Safer

A trial which saw 35 social houses fitted entirely with LED lightbulbs had some interesting results, with the softer, more natural light giving communal areas a more welcoming feel. And everyone saved a few quid, too. Read More >>