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DOE announces Phillips wins L Prize competition to develop efficient replacement for 60W normal light bulb

DOE announces Phillips wins L Prize competition to develop efficient replacement for 60W normal light bulb

The Department of Energy (DOE) held a competition to get companies to design a replacement for the typical 60W incandescent light bulb that was more energy efficient. The prize for winning the competition was $10 million. There was only one entry to the competition and that was Phillips. The bulb you see in the photo below is the 75W Phillips LED replacement bulb, which looks just like the 60W bulb that won the contest.

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Optical WLAN uses LED light for up to 800 Mbit/s networking

Optical WLAN uses LED light for up to 800 Mbit/s networking

Networking researchers have used LED lighting to distribute Full HD movies to notebooks, smartphones and other devices, in a system that could join WiFi and PowerLine networks in shuttling high-speed data around the home and office. The optical WLAN co-opts white LEDs used for regular illumination to transmit data at up to 100 Mbit/s, by flickering it more rapidly than the human eye can see.

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Switch Lighting LED light bulb is cheap and makes light just like incandescent

Switch Lighting LED light bulb is cheap and makes light just like incandescent

I am all for moving away from the normal incandescent bulbs almost all of us use today to a more efficient and longer lasting alternative like CFL or LED lighting. The problem is that the incandescent bulb is dirt cheap; you can buy a box of four for a few dollars. The CLF bulbs are more expensive with one selling for a couple times that price and the LED bulbs today are even more costly with each bulb selling in the $40 to $50 range.

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Vizio hops into LED lighting industry

Vizio hops into LED lighting industry

I would wager most readers are familiar with the Vizio brand. The company has a great line of HDTVs that are the best selling in the US market thanks to the performance and the price of the sets. The company will also soon get into the Android tablet market with a new offering that sounds very nice for the price. Vizio is also now looking to get into a new market to make use of its LED prowess and I hope that it can bring the same low price and quality to this new market.

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iPhone 5 To Have Dual LED Flash?

iPhone 5 To Have Dual LED Flash?

Despite being primarily a smartphone, Apple's iPhone 4 has recently become the most used camera on Flickr, according to one of their latest reports. Convenience may have contributed to its popularity, but the upcoming iPhone 5 with a rumored 8-megapixel camera will bring added quality as well. And now, new reports suggest that the next-gen iPhone could also boast dual-LED flash.

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Father’s Day Toshiba 24″ LED TV Giveaway Winner Announced!

Father’s Day Toshiba 24″ LED TV Giveaway Winner Announced!

Today is the day we all should show our love and appreciation to our paps for everything he's done for us. It is Father's Day and hopefully many of you will be able to spend it with your Dad. I know I will be and for that I'm thankful. Enough of the mushy talk, we have a TV to give away! Today from SlashGear courtesy of Toshiba we are giving away a 24" LED Flatscreen to a lucky father, keep reading to find out if you've won.

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Reminder: Win a Toshiba 24″ 1080p LED TV For Father’s Day from SlashGear

Reminder: Win a Toshiba 24″ 1080p LED TV For Father’s Day from SlashGear

We just wanted to shout out a little reminder to everyone that we have a giveaway going on. We are giving away a Toshiba 24" 1080p LED HDTV to one lucky father tomorrow. Have you entered yet? The rules are simple -- just make sure you like our SlashGear Facebook Page then leave a comment saying both "SlashGear" and "Toshiba" as well as why you think your father should win and post it on our wall.

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SlashGear Toshiba 24″ 1080p LED TV Father’s Day Giveaway!

SlashGear Toshiba 24″ 1080p LED TV Father’s Day Giveaway!

An LED TV is where the good stuff is at these days and we here at SlashGear have a brand spanking new Toshiba 24" 1080p LED TV that is super thin and begs to hang graciously on your game room wall (or father's I should say) and we are giving it away. Toshiba is know for bringing top of the line TV specs to market with an affordable price and this brand new 2011 model (SL410) is no different. Offering full 1080p with a 60 Hz refresh rate, ultra thin 1.5" design and even a gaming mode for you hardcore gamers out there. This weekend one lucky father will win this beautiful TV.

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LED Rave Gloves from EmazingLights

LED Rave Gloves from EmazingLights

EmazingLights introduces its new Rave gloves. Apparently there is a new art form called “Gloving” that is evolving around these devices. They look like ordinary cotton gloves with LEDs attached to them. Dancers can perform new moves and colorful effects with them like tutting, digits, rolls, liquid and many others. The LED implanted gloves in the picture below are named “Skittles.”

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