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SmartCharge Wants You Not To Notice Power Outages – At Least Until The Milk Starts To Stink

When the power goes out, it's terrible. Nothing works, and for some reason it's impossible to remember that: I always find myself doing things like "well if I can't watch TV I can at least read this b

Nighttime Urban Parkour Enthusiast? Stay Safe With The Fos

It's only a matter of time before fashion and tech fully collide. It's not enough that we now like to buy our clothes on the internet — companies like Google and Nike and Fitbit are determined t

LIFX Is A Smartphone-Controlled Lightbulb

Just when you thought it was safe to ignore the app economy, we have the LIFX, a Kickstarter-funded lightbulb you control from your iOS or Android device. Why, you ask? Because it's a lightbulb contro

NetLED: Japan Gets Cloud-Based, Smartphone-Compatible LED Lighting System

First, Japan got the world's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/11/panasonic-cloud-based-vegetable-growing-device/">first connected home garden device</a>, and now it's time for Nippon to ge

Philips Predicts LEDs Will Take 50 Percent Of Lighting Market By 2015

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/energystar-logo.png" class="shot2"></img> Today, Philips announced that their <a href="http://www.lighting.philips.com/us_en/products/led/ener

Wenger Nomad LED Compass Watch Hands-On

<img src="http://cdn.ablogtoread.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Wenger-Nomad-LED-Compass-Watch-2.jpg"/>Wenger showed me this pretty interesting gadget style watch that has an analog display, and a "st

LED Mania: Bridgelux Adds $21 Million Funding, Digital Lumens Goes Global

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/philips-led-bulb-homedepot-small.png" class="shot2"></img> Despite <a href="http://blog.heritage.org/2010/09/23/the-government%E2%80%99s-light

ChromaLED 3D6: Japanese Company Shows 280-Inch 3D LED Display System

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ChromaLED-3D6-620x465.jpg" /> Another day, another <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/3d/">3D</a>-related news item. I guess you nev

Mad Pimpin' Personified – The LED Fur Coat

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/IMG_5918.jpg" />Let no one say that the people who attend Burning Man are not creative. This particular individual decided to "pimp his c

Lumenergi Future Looks Bright With $12.7 Million Funding

<img alt="" src="http://www.lumenergi.com/images/logo_lumenergi.gif" class="alignright" width="204" height="117" /><a href="http://www.lumenergi.com/">Lumenergi</a> a Newark, Calif. business closed a

What's Inside Those LED Bulbs, Anyway?

Generally you see a light bulb and you think “yep, a light bulb.” But when you see an LED bulb, you might pause and say “wait, isn’t there more to an LED than there is to incan

POV displays for Ping Pong (and how to make your own)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/POV_paddle_00.jpg" />Recently, UK design studio Troika came up with a concept Ping Pong paddle (they call them bats - silly englishmen) t

Duroflash LED road lights effectively replace flares

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/duroflashled-620x396.jpg"> Forget about roadside flares. You don't need them anymore now that there's a gadget that can do the same thing

New LED lightbulb will last 17 years

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/GE-LED.jpg" />CFL bulbs are great, but the mercury they use can be harmful. LEDs don't use mercury, but the technology is still pretty ro

DIY: 500 LED Extreme Flashlight

So you think you’ve got a bright flashlight. You got nothing! This guy built his own, with 500 LEDs (which consume a shockingly low 50 watts when it’s powered up. This guy is so good, he w

Better LCD TVs? New CCFL backlights to compete with LEDs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ccfl.jpg" /> Japan's <a href="http://www.sanken-ele.co.jp/en/index.php">Sanken Electric</a> has developed a new type of cold cathode flu

Thanko's Spy Flashlight records video in HD (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/led_flashlight_spy-620x387.jpg" /> It looks like Tokyo-based acessory maker Thanko is trying to carve out a new niche for themselves, <a

Acriche unveils first 100 lm/W AC LED light

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/A4img-620x443.jpg" />I like the idea of LED lights, as I'm sure you do, too. Like you, I dislike the inefficiencies of incandescent bulbs

Now blinking LEDs can transmit information to cell phones via light

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/led.jpg" /> I'm not really sure if this is good or bad news for end consumers, but a couple of Japanese companies have developed a tec

London Flash: The Storm Circuit MK2 watch

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Circuit.jpg" />Created by the design firm STORM of London, the Circuit MK2 is a LED watch integrated into a stainless steel bracelet. Whi
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