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A Small Danish Suburb Is A Lab For The World's Smartest Streetlights

If you happen to drive through Albertslund, Denmark, starting next month, you could become part of a massive experiment on the future of street lighting. The Copenhagen suburb is getting hundreds of smart lamps connected to all sorts of sensors. It makes sense this would happen in Albertlunds — a suburb already known for its historic street lamps.


How Times Square Works

When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings. I was nine storeys above Times Square, staring at the back of its biggest LED sign, and it was thrilling.


The World's Largest HD LED Display Takes Over US Town

Not everything is bigger in Texas. The gargantuan LED display housed in the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium, and the even the slightly more humongous display in the Houston Texans’ stadium, have just been displaced by the mega-jumbotron debuting today in Jacksonville in the US.


This Super-Efficient Lightbulb Uses Tesla Tech For An Incandescent Glow

Despite their inefficiency, old-school incandescent lightbulbs sure did put out a pleasant, natural-looking light. The folks at Finally Light Bulb missed that light, so they brought it back with an efficient, affordable bulb using technology Nikola Tesla once patented. The team visited our offices to show us the light.


Stuntmen In LED Suits Made This Impossible Parkour Run A Reality

The advent of CGI has allowed us to realise things on-screen we never thought would be possible — from living, breathing dinosaurs, to giant transforming robots. But it’s become so over-used that over-the-top practical effects now draw the biggest wows from audiences, like Lexus’ use of countless LED-suit clad stuntmen to create one unbelievable parkour run across Kuala Lumpur.


GE's Link Is A (Slightly) More Affordable Smart Bulb

Smart bulbs ain’t cheap, but GE has decided to enter your smart home with a new LED bulb called Link, which promises to make intelligent lighting cheaper. Well, a bit cheaper at least.


IKEA's New Glowing Stool Lights A Safe LED Fire Under Your Butt

It’s never too early to start planning and stockpiling what you’ll need when you eventually move out of home. And since you’ll probably be crammed into something really tiny, IKEA’s new glowing LED stool does double duty as a lamp and place to sit/pile dirty laundry.


These Nanoparticle Panels Can Perfectly Mimic The Italian Sky

A new lighting technology that uses a special blend of LEDs and nanoparticle coatings to recreate the concept of Rayleigh scattering — the process that makes the sky appear blue — is currently being used at the Biennale in Venice to bring the Italian sky indoors.


Samsung's Bluetooth-Controlled LED Bulbs Create Their Own Wireless Network

Coincidentally timed with Apple’s WWDC HomeKit announcement, Samsung has revealed a new line of smart LED lightbulbs that communicate with your phone, and each other, using a mesh Bluetooth network they automatically create. What does that actually mean for you?


An LED Wand Turns Your Wine Bottles Into Lamps Without Flame

Before you spend years turning an empty wine bottle into a decorative lamp by covering it in countless melted candles, consider these LED alternatives instead. Not only do they glow brighter, they’re much less of a fire hazard — it’s a win-win.


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