### How to add $15 Cree lights to your pricey Philips Hue system For those of you with the$200 Philips Hue starter kit and maybe a few extra Hue light bulbs, I’ve got some…

Simply swapping out the old-school incandescent, sodium or metal halide lamps with newer LED bulbs that can also contain an array of…

### Like those Philips lighting tracks for TV shows? They take time

Philips and the SyFy channel teamed up again to produce a lighting track for a television show — this time a season…

### Qualcomm and LIFX partner up for smart lighting reference design

To make it even easier to build a connected light bulb, Qualcomm Atheros and startup LIFX have teamed up to create a…

### Here’s what local governments care about when it comes to connected cities

Local governments are trying to make their spending more efficient by making their cities connected. They're starting one connected category at a time.…

### Learning lightbulbs, Logitech’s new hub and the ideal smart home owner

This week's podcast covers a bunch of topics from a hub to handle your many home hubs, to a smart light bulb that responds to you and your environment.…

### This is a pretty cool lighting project: The Alba, by Stack Lighting

Connected lights are a good first step to a smarter home, which is why this lighting system that purportedly learns your habits and adapts to its environment is so intriguing.…

### Will GE’s $15 Wink connected lights get a$250 souped-up wall switch?

Sick of grabbing your phone in order to turn off your connected lights? Well, GE may have a very fancy wall switch/touchscreen combo to integrate your smart home and lighting needs.…

### Philips’ $30 Hue Lux bulbs are bright, white and a bit of a UI muddle Philips' new all-white connected Lux bulbs are half the cost of its colorful Hue lights, and a nice addition to the overall system -- once you figure out how to make them work.… Read More ### Making a better LED light Ever since the introduction of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) I’ve been hearing, and observing myself, how the lighting experience is not… Read More ### I spent$320 on Philips’ Hue tap and 4 connected light bulbs. Was it worth it?

I love lighting, and thanks to the new Philips Hue tap, I finally have the ultimate in a connected lighting experience. I think the tap could be prettier and flatter though.…

### Square joins the internet of things, integrating its sales data with IFTTT

Square Register's sales, refund and settlement data can now all be used as triggers for IFTTT recipes. A merchant can generate alerts whenever a sale occurs, or have a little more fun with smart appliances.…

### GE turns its LED fixtures into locating beacons with the help of ByteLight

GE has partnered with visual light communications startup ByteLight to turn its lighting products into location-broadcasting network using both Bluetooth and visible light. They'll be showing off their work at Lightfair next week.…

### Philips continues its lighting revolution, tweaking LEDs for hydroponic growing

Bulbs that can change color when a spouse calls? Retail lighting that tracks you while you shop? Philips is using LEDS to make lighting perform new functions, including a project to increase indoor crop production.…

### Lights, phones, action: Ericsson and Philips want to brighten your city while boosting your coverage

Meet Zero Site, a new concept for street lighting that includes a tiny mobile base station. Launched along with an innovative financing scheme, there are huge benefits to be had for municipalities, carriers and mobile users alike -- but possible risks, too.…

### What do schools and the typical open office have in common? They are creative deserts.

In general, the organization and decor of offices is managed by considerations of costs, company branding, and interior decorating trends than psychological…

### Turn the light up or down to shift thinking styles

Research by Anna Steidle and Lioba Werth shows that we can change our cognitive performance in very interesting ways. Want to be…

### Digital Lumens shows how factories, warehouses are embracing LEDs

LED lighting is becoming popular for warehouses and factories. Not just because the lights save the building owners money, but because they are digitally networked and controlled. Startup Digital Lumen's LED systems now cover 50 million square feet of industrial space.…

### Today in Cleantech

Let’s hear it for 6LowPAN for home energy management! Looks like Google is indeed turning to 6LowPAN to network its Android-capable smart…

### A better way to cool LEDs gets attention from GE

GE backs startup Nuventix, which has developed a cooling technology for LEDs and electronics. The tech can help LED-makers cool lights without using a larger fixture size.…

Philips has unveiled a 17-watt energy-efficient LED bulb that can replace a 75-watt incandescent bulb, the standard widely used today. However, the bulb will still be expensive, at around $40 to$45 a pop.…