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Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

We have talked about the Philips Hue LED lighting system several times over the last year or so, in fact we reviewed the system late last year. The Hue is Philips' LED lighting system that replaces the standard incandescent bulbs in your home with more energy-efficient LED units that also have some smart features. This means not only will you save money on electricity, but you can also remotely control the lighting in your home via your smartphone.

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LED streetlamp innovation aims to reduce light pollution

LED streetlamp innovation aims to reduce light pollution

A group of researchers from both Taiwan and Mexico have developed a new design for an LED streetlamp that will limit light pollution all the way down to 2%. Currently, LED streetlamps can leak as high as 20% of their light into areas they weren't intending to target. These new streetlamps will only shine light in areas they are configured to light up, and will only leak a tiny amount of light into the night sky or surrounding objects.

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Philips TLED aims to replace all fluorescent bulbs in near future

Philips TLED aims to replace all fluorescent bulbs in near future

It's time to get bright with no less than the new world's most energy-efficient warm white LED lamp from Philips! This world record has been beaten with a massively fabulous 200 lumens per watt of high-quality white light - this is compared to a 100lm/W in fluorescent lighting as well as a paltry 15lm/W in traditional light bulbs. This next-generation LED lamp is set to hit the consumer market by 2015 in both office and industry applications while a home-ready lamp will be brought forth soon afterward.

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Utilitech LED light bulbs get cheap at Lowe’s

Utilitech LED light bulbs get cheap at Lowe’s

I don't why, but it seems like I'm constantly changing light bulbs at my house. Normal incandescent bulbs last only a couple weeks in some of my lights meaning every other time I hit the switch it feels like I'm needing to pull out the stepstool and replace some bulbs. I would love to use LED-based light rather than the little florescent bulbs I've started using because I don't care for the color of light they produce.

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Philips opens hue connected lighting to devs with iOS API

Philips opens hue connected lighting to devs with iOS API

Philips has opened up its hue LED lighting system to external developers, allowing coders outside of the company to tap into the multicolored wireless bulbs and link them into new apps and web services. The new hue API, as well as an iOS app development kit, will allow for hue-compatible apps - such as custom color temperature systems for photographers, color alerts linked with social networks like Facebook, and more - to be released directly into the App Store. Meanwhile, Philips too is working on adding native features, some of which we can expect in the next few months.

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Halo Zero LED messenger bag lights up Kickstarter

Halo Zero LED messenger bag lights up Kickstarter

For those who like to exercise or otherwise travel on foot after the sun has set, getting to where you're going safely can be difficult. Bikes and some types of clothes offer reflectors, of course, but if you're making your way through crowded city streets, it can be difficult to stick out. That's a problem Halo Belt Company and Rickshaw Bagworks have teamed up to solve with the new Halo Zero LED messenger bag, a product that recently went up on Kickstater.

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Audi Swarm tail-lights put Speed Racer on the docket

Audi Swarm tail-lights put Speed Racer on the docket

One of the lesser-seen concepts that appeared earlier this year down deep in the Audi stand at CES 2013 was this magical bit of conceptual madness: the Swarm tail-light. This light recalls (as the title of this post implies) the fantastical visions of the brightly-lit future of the Speed Racer movie from the Wachowski tag team of excellence back a few years ago - complete with wild color combinations. What we're not sure of at the moment is if this greatness will inspire better driving or more distracted crash-ready action.

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High-tech gym floor has LED lights rather painted stripes

High-tech gym floor has LED lights rather painted stripes

Think back to your days in elementary or middle school when you had to go to PE in a gym that was used for multiple sports. Odds are your gym had more than the normal lines for basketball court running across it, making things very confusing if you are new to the sport or just really bad at it. Most of the school gyms have lines for traditional full-size basketball court, and lines running across the middle for basketball courts on each side of the normal court.

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Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung is going big with TVs at CES 2013: big in screen size, and big in resolution, with the record-setting 85-inch Ultra HD UN85S9000 at the top of a new HDTV line-up that also includes OLED models. The largest UHD set we've seen so-far, the Samsung UN85S9000 delivers four times the resolution of an 1080p Full HD TV, as well as 3.2-channels of 120W sound and all of the Smart TV functionality you'd hope for. Meanwhile, Samsung has refined its 55-inch OLED monster, with a special new 3D feature catering for two people wanting to watch different things.

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HP unveils a slew of new IPS and LED monitors at CES 2013

HP unveils a slew of new IPS and LED monitors at CES 2013

Today things are officially off and running with CES 2013, and what better way to start some announcements from HP then with a host of new Windows 8 PC monitors. HP has a slew of 5 new monitor series. They'll be featuring impressive LED, IPS, and ProDisplay monitors on the showroom floor this week, and we've got all the details so read on below to find out more.

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