There is little doubt that LED lightbulbs are going to replace just about every light source in our future. It is already happening in the home and vehicles of today. LED’s are bright, and getting brighter, and use significantly less power than traditional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. They work in rough environments, are energy efficient, are easy to waterproof, and create very little heat. The only sticking point, at the moment, is often cost. While...

As LED lighting technology improves and prices drop, it won't be long before all of our lightbulbs will be LED based.  The Osram Sylvania Ultra 100-watt equivalent LED bulb uses just 20-watts of power and puts out 89 lm/W.  The output color is noticeably warmer than most other LED bulbs at 2700 K of color.  Long story short, this means...

Posted on Sep 16 2009 - 8:38am by Russ
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Panasonic is hopping on the LED lightbulb bandwagon with an LED lightbulb of their own.  The cool part about the Panasonic LED lightbulb is that they claim it will last 19 years. Can you imagine putting new bulbs in your infant’s...

Posted on Jun 11 2009 - 8:35am by Russ
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I love the idea of saving energy by changing to LED lightbulbs, but they often throw off a weird shade of white or blue that is unnatural. Sharp claims to have the solution, their newest LED lightbulb technology lets you choose between seven shades of white. ...

Posted on Mar 11 2009 - 9:28am by Russ
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Eventually most lightbulbs will be LED based.  There are some issues that need to be worked out, like the cold blue light spectrum and the brightness, but someday soon most bulbs will be LED based. The...

Remember when LED light bulbs put off an eery blue/white glow and weren’t very bright? Those days are over. In fact LED’s have gotten pretty good at besting their incandescent and fluorescent counterparts when it comes to efficiency and longevity. You can choose the LED light bulb lighting temperature from warm/soft (2700-3000K) all the way to daylight (5000-6500K). One isn’t “better”...

The old-school Edison lightbulbs definitely add some class to the right setting. The only bummer is that they create a bit of heat which means they aren’t energy efficient. Up until recently, if you wanted the vintage Edison lighting you didn’t really have much choice. Things are changing as their are now LED versions of the retro Edison bulbs that use very little power while keeping the cool...

Reading or working in lowlight settings isn’t particularly good for your eyes. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and get an oversized power hungry desk lamp. LED technology has come a long way in both price and quality. I recently got my hands on a dimmable LED lamp that not only sips power (just 7-watts) but also is bright and glare-free. I didn’t know what I was missing. Read on for my review of the  

If you have ever wanted to add integrated speakers in a room, that has can lights, this might be the cleanest/easiest way to get it done without involving any construction.  The GiiNii AudioBulb system allows you to pump audio,...

Posted on Aug 12 2010 - 10:22am by Craig
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Are LED light bulbs ready for mainstream use?  Prices have been, slowly, moving lower and the blue light spectrum has slowly been improving.  Maybe LED bulbs are ready for home and office use, Home Depot has a 40-watt equivalent LED bulb for under $20.  This LED light bulb is the cheapest...