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These Street Lights Can Now Be Dimmed And Controlled Like Phillips Hue

Los Angeles recently converted 140,000 of its street lights to energy-efficient LEDs — the largest such upgrade in the world. Now a new partnership with lighting giant Philips will allow the city’s Bureau of Street Lighting to wirelessly manage all those street lamps, similar to the way its Hue system allows you to control the mood lighting in your home.


The Very American History Of Christmas Lights

Christmas lights are a uniquely American tradition. That’s not just because the first electric Christmas lights appeared in America. The tradition embodies a certain American-ness, an ingenuity and hunger for innovation, that’s easily overlooked. America doesn’t just make things. America makes things spectacular.


Watching These Cyclists Spin Around In Light Suits Is So Mesmerising

It’s like a trippy and visually spectacular 3D kaleidoscope or something. The cyclists are wearing a LED light suit that can change colours and the flash-rate and the luminosity so that they can look completely different while they spin around in carefully choreographed moves.


Why Is OLED Different And What Makes It So Great?

I have seen the future of high definition displays and lo, it is glorious. Not to mention rollable, foldable, and clearly superior to LCD/LED — really every other panel technology available today.


Cree's Latest LED Lightbulb Is A Bright Bargain

If you’re buying an LED lightbulb, you often have to pick between splurging on a fancy one or saving money by buying whatever’s cheapest. Cree’s original LED bulb is one of the rare LED lightbulbs that works well and costs next-to-nothing, and now the company is offering an even cheaper version.


OLED Wallpaper Could Be The Future Of Lighting

It’s the Star Trek-inspired future we were promised — walls that glow and change colour, perhaps with just a gentle voice command. And it’s finally (almost) possible thanks to a series of advances in OLED sheets. This new lighting solution also uses half as much energy than existing fluorescent lights. It is, however, pretty expensive.


Inventors Of The Blue LED Inside Nearly Every Device You Own Win Nobel Prize

There’s pretty good chance you have a piece of this year’s physics Nobel prize-winning invention in your pocket. The blue light-emitting diode (LED) is found in the screens of millions of phones as well as our bright, new energy-efficient LED lightbulbs. Today, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to the three scientists who made this revolutionary discovery.


New LEDs Promise To Make Your Smartphone Screen 400% Clearer

The most advanced LED screens look amazing compared to what was on the market even a couple of years ago. But a Princeton engineer found a cheap new way of making LEDs not only brighter and more efficient but also five times as clear. It even makes them last longer.


This Lamp Is A Line Of Light That You Can Twist To Your Heart's Content

In the coming LED revolution, lightbulbs will no longer have to be lightbulbs. LEDs, which are just little points of light, can be arranged into any shape you want, and the Swiss design firm Shibui has decided place them in a simple, straight line. Meet Linelight.


These Swirly Light Paintings Look Like A Flash-Forward To The Rapture

Despite predictions to the contrary, we have yet to experience any kind of global rapture here on earth. Should believers ever get beamed up to the heavens, I kind of imagine it would be in the kind of illuminated vortices created and snapped by British photographer Martin Kimbell.