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This ‘Smart’ Light Bulb Video Is the Most Ridiculous Thing We’ve Ever Seen

People of the 20th century imagined that in the future, we would be zipping around in flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, we’ve got a plummeting life expectancy, the rise of measles, and Twitter Nazis. Read More >>

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The EU is Banning the Sale of Halogen Lightbulbs from 1st Sepember

These days you can go down to just about any shop and buy an LED lightbulb for a reasonably low price. It may not be the exact bulbs you need for whatever weird sockets your landlord insists are best, but they're there. They're also a lot more efficient than older Halogen bulbs, which is why the EU has decided we all should have LEDs from now on. So its decreed a ban on halogen bulb sales, coming in on 1st September. Read More >>

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How Many Drones Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

“Work smarter, not harder” should be everyone’s mantra. Marek Baczynski certainly abides by it. Why else would he spend hours of trial and error figuring out how to get a drone to change a lightbulb? We can finally add ladders to the list of things robots will eventually replace. Read More >>

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Use This Type of Light Bulb To Combat Hordes of Insects This Summer

If you don’t want your home invaded this summer, you’ll want to learn the results of a summer-long experiment meant to test whether different light bulbs attract different amounts of bugs. It turns out that incandescent bulbs attract the most insects, while yellow-orange LEDs attract the least. Read More >>

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Sony’s New ‘Light’ Wants to Be the Brain of Your Smart Home

Calling Sony’s new smart light a “light” is doing this weird gizmo a disservice—It’s much more than that. Read More >>

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Smart LED Bulbs Learn Your Routines, and Automatically Turn On When You Go on Holiday

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 neighbours stop by, these new BeON smart bulbs will automatically learn your daily routines and keep turning lights on and off in your absence. Read More >>

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The Latest Colour-Changing Smart Bulb Turns Life Into a Rave

Even the light bulb, one of the earliest electrical inventions, can afford to have tweaks made. With this Kickstarter bulb, use your smartphone to switch the light’s colour: anything from shades of white to Night at the Roxbury-invoking fuchsia. Imagine Hue that comes fully featured out of the box. Read More >>

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Sony’s New LED Bulb is Also a Bluetooth Speaker

As David Bowie well knows, sound and vision are a wonderful pairing. Now, Sony is following in his footsteps: its latest LED bulb is also a Bluetooth speaker. Read More >>

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GE’s Link is a (Slightly) More Affordable Smart Bulb

Smart bulbs don't come cheap, but GE has decided to enter your smart home with a new LED bulb called Link, which promises to make intelligent lighting cheaper. Well, a bit cheaper at least. Read More >>

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How to Outfit Your Entire Home With LED Light

Now that incandescents have gone the way of the dinosaur and everybody's generally agreed that CFLs are terrible, it's finally the dawning of the age of LED. And there has been no shortage of bulb makers stepping up with offerings to hang in your house. Here are some of the latest and greatest options available on the market today, and where to put them. Read More >>

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£100 Light Bulb Swaps Enrage London Cops

Maintenance company Interserve is raking it in changing light bulbs for the Met police, with Scotland Yard shamefully admitting it pays up to £100 a time to have someone come out to an "urgent" light bulb problem. Even non-urgent bulb swaps cost the taxpayer £26 a time, a situation said to infuriate cops who work a little harder to earn their money. [Standard] Read More >>

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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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How to Make Your Own Glowing Light Bulbs That Don’t Need Electricity

If remembering to keep an emergency flashlight charged is beyond your responsible capabilities, here's a great tutorial on how to make another backup light source that never needs power or batteries. Over on Korean-based Hobby Design there's a relatively simple steb-by-step guide on how to make these glowing silicone light bulbs that should provide enough light to help you find your way around during a power outage. Read More >>

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Philips’ Hue Light Bulbs Have a New Direction

The first bulbs in Philips' colour-changing, app-controlled Hue line were designed to mimic the unidirectional shine of standard A19 light bulbs. This made them ideal for conventional lamps, but wasted a large portion of their light when installed in recessed ceiling fixtures. But today, Philips has announced the new Hue BR30 downlight bulb. Read More >>