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Philips introduces the Hue, an app-controlled smart LED lightbulb

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Household, Wireless / WiFi

Philips Hue LED Lightbulb

Ever wanted to add extra ambience to your living space? Well, Phillips has a cool new set of lightbulbs that does just that. They're called Hue. LED lightbulbs that change color with iOS app wirelessly via WIFI network. Pretty much any color in the rainbow is at your fingertips. In addition, one can set a schedule for when you want Hue to go on or off, which is a nice security incentive.

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Control your light bulbs with motion and smartphones with GreenWave LED lights

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Household, Wireless / WiFi

GreenWave Reality lights

GreenWave Reality is aiming to bring us the lightbulbs of the future with its new Connected Lighting Solution line-up of Wi-Fi-aware LED bulbs. These bulbs use a fraction of the power of the light bulbs that you're used to, and can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet immediately after being put into their sockets. You can also group a set of bulbs together to control them all with one command. You can even set up timed lighting on the bulbs individually, or as a group, for a nice set-it-and-forget-it configuration. If all that is too much for you, another great feature is that the setup is even motion sensitive, so you can have lights turn on in any room that someone enters. All in all, it's pretty neat. We're looking to get our review units in soon to give you a deeper look at GreenWave's lighting solution.

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Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight begins shipping

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds

nook simple touch glowlight

While Barnes & Noble originally announced that the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight would ship in may, many who've pre-ordered the e-reader are getting notices that they're shipping this week. In-store availability will be tight because of pre-order demand. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight brings a light-up display to the Simple Touch reader, allowing you to enjy the e-ink display in the dark.


GE Energy Smart LED light bulbs: Pay to save?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Household

Ge LED light bulb

Here’s a look at GE’s LED light bulbs, which should be hitting stores sometime in the next year. What makes them special? Well, aside from the fins that you see in the image, these bulbs will last a good 17 years(!) when used for four hours per day, every day. They also distribute the light evenly, in all directions, rather than focused on one area. Most of all, they are super-efficient. The nine watt bulbs give off the same amount of light as a 40 watt incandescent bulb, so you are saving some serious power, and only replacing them two or three times in a lifetime. The downside? They’ll cost somewhere between $40-50 each. Yeah, that’s pricey for a light bulb, but did you think the future would be cheap?

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Sharp Adjustable LED Bulbs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Sharp LEDSharp has released DL-L60AV LED bulbs that are energy efficient, have a long service life and have no mercury. They screw in like ordinary incandescent lamps and feature an adjustable color function that allows users to alter the white light to seven different shades. It also has a built-in dimmer for brightness adjustment. Available in Japan for now, it comes with remote. While the upfront price may be more than an ordinary bulb, Sharp says that they can run for 11 hours at a cost of only 1 Yen (~$.01) and has a service life of about 40,000 hours.

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Pixelexip LightSource and GrayCard

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Photography, $0.99

Pixelexip

Pixelexip has two apps for photographers that have iPhones and are seriously irritated by its camera. LightSource turns your phone or iPod touch into a light panel with several specific settings, such as tungsten or halogen. GrayCard is the same principle in that it is a light, but it gives you an adjustable gray card for balance and correction by degree of heat. Each of the applications is available for $.99 at the App Store.

 

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USB Hub With Flashlight

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB

USB Hob/FlashlightNight owls can work without bothering the rest of the family with this USB 2.0 Hub with flashlight. Push the button on the bottom and out pop 3 ports and 2 built-in bright white LEDs. At a size of 158 x 35 x 22mm, the hub is adjustable to multiple angles and can double as a flashlight or reading light when traveling with an on/off switch. The device is available for a mere $14.00.

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Mr. Brightside USB Lamp

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB

Mr. BrightsideSo you have an extra USB port and are working in the wee small hours but don’t want to disturb the rest of the household. Mr. Brightside plugs in and illuminates your keyboard with an LED light. The handy lamp curves for easy adjustment. A great idea for work or travel, the light comes in a same-color 3-pack for brown-nosers at a 25% discount. Get Mr. Brightside in black, cherry, lime or blueberry for $8.99 each or $20.22 for the 3-pack.

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Sylvania Water Powered ECOlight

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

ECOlightSylvania has come up with a nifty idea for combining green and illumination with its ECOlight. The LED light is powered by the water so needs no batteries or other power source. It also has a water temperature indicator and simple installation. The shower light is only $39.99 and can also double as an emergency light although if you have no hot water, you might want to skip the shower.

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Retro USB Lounge Lamp

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, USB

Lounge LampIf you need extra lighting on your desk or when traveling, this retro Lounge Lamp is perfect. Plug into your USB port and the 2 mini-bulbs will shine on your workspace. At a size of 25.5 x 10 x 10cm, the stand is made from black plastic with a velveteen black finish lampshade. Included in the package is a strip of fake wallpaper and a USB cable. Get the lamp for only £5.99 ($8.31.)

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