Picking the right bulb makes all the difference with LED options
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December 19 at 7:30 AM

I first tested an LED bulb seven years ago. It was not a promising beginning.

The bulb was a Par 38 spotlight for a recessed ceiling fixture. The color of the light was a silvery metallic — so chilling and wintery that it made the room feel cold. The final kicker was the price — $ 125.

Things have changed a lot since then.

As LED manufacturers have increased the efficiency of the bulbs, fewer are required for a given wattage and bulb type and the prices have fallen precipitously. (At Home Depot, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart, for instance, today’s price for a 90 watt-equivalent Par 38 spotlight is $ 20 to $ 30 — 75 to 85 percent less than the one I tried in 2007).

At the same time, the quality of the light produced by today’s LEDs has vastly improved. In my most recent annual home testing, I found that the light produced for most of…………… continues on Washington Post

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Playbulb Rainbow Smart Colour LED Light Bulb Supports Both iOS And Android …
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Anyone looking for an LED light bulb that can be controlled using either your iOS and Android smartphone or tablet, may find pledging for the new Playbulb Rainbow Smart Color LED Light Bulb worth their while.

MIPOW based in the US have created the new LED lightbulb and companion applications, and recently launched their new design over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website with the aim of raising $ 10,000. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the LED light bulb project and see it in action.

“PLAYBULB rainbow is simple, yet stylish. PLAYBULB rainbow body shape is a trapezoid which is much slimmer. This design is to illustrate the refraction of sunlight ray entering a raindrop and eventually forming a rainbow. PLAYBULB rainbow is as colorful as a real rainbow and as cheerful as the sky after rain.

When we plan and design PLAYBULB, we didn’t plan just one product.  We planned a whole family of PLAYBULBs so as to give lighting a new definition: smart & fun.  After PLAYBULB candle & PLAYBULB color, PLAYBULB rainbow is here…………… continues on Geeky Gadgets

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