Cree has outed its latest LED bulb, and it's embracing the 3-Way in the process, with a trio of light settings to adjust the brightness. The new bulb is switchable between 30W, 60W, and 100W traditional incandescent bulb equivalents, despite using a quoted 90-percent less power.
This week the folks at Cree have begun pushing their newest set of LED lightbulbs. These bulbs may look like a standard lighting fixture, but they’re working with unprecedented bits and pieces - like a Color Rendering Index number of 93. This company is not only making way for a new era of color-correctness, they’re aiming to bring the industry to a 100-percent LED awareness level as well.
A mixture of regulations and increased energy costs have prodded many consumers towards LED and compact fluorescent bulbs, the former of which in particular comes with a (relatively speaking) high price tag. One startup, the Finally Light Bulb Company, aims to toss another option into the mix: the "acandescent" bulb.
Philips' hue lighting system is gaining two new components, a hue lux remote-control white bulb, and hue tap, a wireless wall switch for easy control that demands no batteries or wiring. hue lux works on the same ZigBee low-power wireless system that the original color-changing hue bulbs use, but changes through white light only instead. However, it's Philips hue tap that we think might be more exciting, both to existing hue fans and to home automation users in general.
Samsung has rolled out a new line of LED light bulbs that promise long life and energy efficiency. The cool part is that the bulbs are in several form factors to make them work in different lighting situations. Samsung says that the new models are lighter and more efficient than previous offerings including g a PAR-series.
In the battle of the smart bulbs, it would appear that the Lumen TL800 is about to be a big contender starting here in 2014. There's been little damage done to the likes of Philips Hue's efforts in the smart light bulb business since inception, but all that may be about to change now that the Lumen TL800 arrives at Amazon online before being given a full showing at CES 2014. This light bulb is both multi-colored and smart enough to know when you've walked in the room.
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.