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I Reset the Dumb GE Smart Lightbulb

I’ve spent most of my day thinking about the video going around describing the absurd, 12-part process that’s required to reset GE C-Life smart bulbs. So I bought some and performed the Sisyphean ritual myself. Read More >>

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I’m Completely Captivated by the Clever Tricks Used to Build a Disco Ball Inside a Lightbulb

Any room with a disco ball hanging from the ceiling is a non-stop party, and now any space can easily get a dance floor upgrade with this fun DIY project that shows you how to build a disco ball—using some brilliantly clever building techniques—inside a standard-sized lightbulb. Read More >>

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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 >>

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That Miraculous Spray-On Coating Also Makes Eggs Indestructible

After demonstrating the miraculous protective capabilities of Line-X spray on a watermelon, YouTube’s How Ridiculous wanted to what else the wonder material could protect from a 150-foot drop. Surprisingly, eggs, one of Mother Nature’s most fragile creations, simply bounced off the pavement after the plunge. Read More >>

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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 >>

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Sengled Boost Lightbulb Turns a Lamp into a Wi-Fi Signal Enhancer (But it Has Some Quirks)

Connected lighting is no unusual thing these days, with companies like Philips and Osram letting you turn your living room into a disco with phone-controlled colour changing bulbs. Fun? Yes. But useful? Not really. Enter the Sengled Boost bulb, which aims to improve your Wi-Fi coverage around the home by doubling up as a Wi-Fi repeater. Read More >>

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Ikea’s Building a Super Cheap and Versatile Smart Home System

Smart lighting systems like Philips Hue are futuristic and awesome and, typically, expensive. But Ikea wants to offer this type of technology to the masses. The Swedish flatpack furniture empire is developing an entire smart home system, and it looks futuristic and, you guessed it, cheap. Read More >>

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The 110-Year-Old Light Bulb That’s Never Been Turned Off

The oldest lightbulb in continuous use was installed before the Wright Brothers took flight, is 110 years old, and is still as beautiful as the day she was born. In fact, it's likely the oldest electrical device in continuous use period. Take a moment and consider just how much the world has changed around this one, singular device. Read More >>

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This Smart LED Bulb Will Lull You to Sleep by Mimicking the Sun

Sleep is important. It's so important that some people are willing to spend lots of money so that they snooze better. Those people are likely to love the new Drift light by Saffron. This smart LED bulb is designed to improve sleep by casting warmer light and mimicking sunsets. Read More >>

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Philips’ New Clear LED Bulbs Look Just Like Incandescents

Despite being more energy-efficient and longer lasting, consumers keep finding excuses for wanting to stick with incandescent lightbulbs. But with clear glass and a special LED lens that looks like a traditional filament, Philips' latest LED bulbs might finally convince those afraid of change. Read More >>

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This Lightbulb Comes Shattered on Purpose

>We've all marvelled at those high-speed photographs showing the point of impact when a speeding bullet pierces and shatters a lightbulb. And thanks to a Swedish company called Gässling, those moments are now frozen in time in real life, with a series of pre-shattered bulbs created using 3D printers. Read More >>

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Plumen’s Beautiful New Bulbs Make Low-Energy Into High Art

A bulb is a bulb is a bulb. Wait, no, not—not when it looks like this it isn't. These energy-efficient bulbs make low power consumption a form of high art. Read More >>

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You’ll Happily Swap Your Old Bulbs For This Interactive Party Ball

Lightbulbs have, if anything, lost their charm in recent years. Waiting for one of those energy-saving types to warm-up is painful. The newly announced ION Party Ball is no such burden. It's designed to screw into a standard ceiling mounted light socket, but instead of just providing a warm glow to illuminate a room, it puts on a dazzling coloured light show. Read More >>

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Eureka: 9 Stunning Lightbulb Designs

Without light, we'd spend 10-12 hours a day unable to function (by modern standards at least). And sure, we've always had fire and candles, but it wasn't until the advent of electricity, and then the lightbulb, that man conquered the dark once and for all. Read More >>