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Scientists Made LEDs 60 Per Cent Brighter By Copying Firefly Lanterns

A team of researchers has managed to boost the amount of light an LED emits by 60 per cent simply by etching its outer surface to resemble the outside of a firefly’s lantern.


You Can Tweak The Warmth Of Philips' New White Hue Bulbs To Help You Fall Asleep

Poking at your smartphone before bed makes it harder to fall asleep because the cool, bluish glow of its screen tricks your body think it’s daytime. Warmer tones are the key to drifting off, so Philips is introducing a new white bulb to its Hue line that can be adjusted from cool to warm colour temperatures to help your body wind down at night.


Invisible Business Card's Details Are Only Revealed With A Glowing LED

You might think that an invisible business card is a terrible idea; how could anyone see your contact details? But artist Ghizlan el Glaoui’s card is a one-of-a-kind design that reveals all her important details with a glowing LED integrated into one corner.


General Electric Will No Longer Make Fluorescent Lighbulbs

GE just announced that it no longer make or sell compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) lightbulbs in the US. The company will wind down the manufacturing of CFL bulbs over the course of the years, and it will begin to shift its focus on making the newest and most energy-efficient lightbulbs — LEDs.


A Hammock With LED Lighting And Inflatable Mattress Sounds Like A Hanging Hotel Room

Say what you will about how comfortable a hammock is for sleeping, Eagles Nest Outfitters is working to make them just a bit more hospitable with its new DoubleNest LED that incorporates a string of glowing lights so you can read, adjust your sleeping bag, or easily find your way back after a bathroom break.


Time Passes As An Ever-Changing Rainbow On This Chromatic LED Clock

ThinkGeek has made a very strong case to put a clock on your desk, even though everything from your smartphone to your laptop already has one built-in. It’s packed 60 colour-changing LEDs into a spinning rainbow that makes every gruelling conference call feel like a rave.


Smart LED Bulbs Learn Your Routines, And Automatically Turn On When You Go On Vacation

One of the most effective ways to protect your home while you’re travelling is to simply make it look like you’re not actually away. But instead of wrangling timers, or having the neighbours stop by, these new BeON smart bulbs will automatically learn your daily routines and keep turning lights on and off in your absence.


Philips' Smartphone-Controlled Lightstrips Now Do Natural White Light

At some point in their life everyone has to grow up, and the same goes for Philips’ flexible Hue Lightstrips. Once the perfect way to subtly turn your living room into a colourful rave, the LED strips can now be tuned to generate more natural white light for reading the paper, or just relaxing with some knitting.


A Charging Cable That Only Glows When Touched Is Way Easier To Plug In

Lining up a USB cable with the tiny charging port on your phone is hard enough during the day. At night it might as well be a MENSA test that you’ll always fail. But what if the business end of your USB cable glowed like a beacon in the night when touched? Now you see why it’s time to upgrade.


Giant LED Numbers Make It Easy To Track An IndyCar's Race Position

Even a seasoned race fan can have a hard time knowing what position every single car on a track is in. So starting this past weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series introduced giant LED numbers on every car indicating its current race position, and other metrics fans might be interested in.


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