lighting

Philips releases outdoor connected Hue lighting

Philips Hue products are going outside. Available for purchase this summer in the U.S., the lighting company has a range of new outdoor lighting products extending the world of Internet of Things to

The Lucnt SRL1 is a smart bike light for smarter people

When is a bike light not a bike light? When it turns itself off automatically and can signal that you’re braking even before you stop. The Lucnt SRL1 is just that kind of light. Created by a pai

Soraa’s new light bulbs skip the smart home and focus on the science of the color spectrum

Everyone’s trying to build a better light bulb. These days, that means things like adjustable colors and smart home connectivity. Bay Area startup Soraa is skipping all the noise for the moment, ins

Aurora is a set of connectable, color-changing LED wall panels

Looking for a piece of wall art that doubles as lighting for your home? You’re in luck. Aurora, launched by Canadian smart-lighting startup Nanoleaf, is a set of smart LED panels designed to go

Fluxo Is A Lamp That Exhibits True Smarts

Good lighting can mean the difference between time for business and business time. That’s why Fluxo is so cool. This unique crowdfunded light bulb can do all the color-changing magic you’r

Linux Light Bulbs Allow Devices To Talk To Each Other With Flashes Of Brilliance

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C- See? See the visible light carrying data quickly and easily from light bulbs to gadgets! -K-E-Y Why? Because light is ubiqui

MIT Researchers Build Drones That Automatically Provide Picture Perfect Lighting For Photographers

The intrepid researchers at MIT never fail to impress, and a new system they've designed that uses fleets of drones to automatically light a shoot for photographers is no exception. The prototype of t

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

Philips Hue Continues To Dominate Smart Lighting With New BR30, GU10 And Disney Lights

Philips announced an expansion to its Hue line of connected light bulbs today, with new BR30, GU10 and Disney StoryLight products. The new lights and accessories add to the growing family of Philips p

Goldee Does Dynamic Lighting For Philips Hue, Banks On A Future Where Light Isn’t Static

A brand new app called Goldee launches today, offering Phlips Hue users a new way to use their connected lighting system. The app provides dynamic "light scenes" which use artist-sourced photos as the

The Lumapad Is A Programmable, High-Intensity Spotlight For Photographers And Hobbyists

Finding good lighting is hard and controlling it is harder. That's why the Lumapad programmable lamp is so interesting. It's a light source that can hit up to 8,000 lumens. You can either control from

Apple Patents Vanishing Touch Interfaces, New Method For Targeted Computer Cooling

Apple was granted a couple of interesting patents today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one for multitouch surfaces embedded in devices that appear and disappear as needed, as well as a new cooli

Up Close With The Next Big Home Commodity: LED Lighting

<i><strong>Editor's note:</strong> <em>Sal Cangeloso is the editor of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.geek.com">Geek.com</a> and wrote a new book on an odd topic. It's called </em><em>LED Lighting

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

LVX: Your Lights Are Talking To You(r Computer)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/bumblebee_lampshade.jpeg"><a HREF="http://www.lvxsystem.com/pages/WhatisVisibleLightCommunication/">Visible Light Communication</a> is a

GE's New Halogen-CFL Hybrid Bulb Eliminates Light Switch Lag

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/bulb-620x429.jpg" />One of the most annoying things about fluorescent bulbs (including their new and improved little brothers, the CFLs)

Plumen Bulbs Make CFLs Look Good – But They're Still CFLs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/cafe2.jpg" />At the moment, if you're looking to move to more eco-friendly bulbs, your choices are compact fluorescents or LEDs. The trou

Philips Lights Up OLEDs Without A Power Adapter

Previously, if you wanted to use an OLED display, you had to use a power adapter. The problem was that OLEDs required low voltage to light up, instead of the standard (in Europe) 230v system. Now, sci

Smart Headlights Move To Avoid Blinding Oncoming Drivers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/beamatic.jpg" />Don't you just hate it when you are driving down the road at night, and that oncoming jackhole in the SUV can't be bother
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