Flip the switch on new light bulb rules for 2013
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When we asked photographer Matthew Rolston to give readers a primer on lamps and bulbs earlier this year, we knew more light bulb regulations were coming to California in 2013. We knew how important lighting was in Rolston’s photography. And we knew that he had designed the lighting of guest rooms at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills.

What we didn’t know: just how obsessed Rolston could be about choosing the right light bulb for his home.

Writer Alexandria Abramian Mott shadowed Rolston as he walked the aisles of Lowe’s in Burbank, explaining that good home lighting is all about making people — not spaces — look good. That means using fewer spotlights (shadows under the eyes!) and more dimmers, and when possible, buying more warm LEDs and halogens instead of CFLs, he said.

PHOTOS: Matthew Rolston’s picks for budget lights

Those distinctions become more important on Tuesday, when the first day of the new year ushers in the latest phase of California’s energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. Traditional 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs will be pha…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

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RoboSmart Bluetooth Smart Wireless LED Light Bulb
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Smart Home Labs have revealed the new RoboSmart wireless LED lighting system that enables users to control their lighting from their smartphones, tablet or computer using Bluetooth technology.

Another lightbulb to be searching for funding underneath the Indiegogo platform, the RoboSmart is an energy-efficient Bluetooth Smart enabled LED lightbulb which allows anyone the ability to customise their lighting from anywhere thanks to apps fo…………… continues on CleanTechnica

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