Lighting

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    Review: LIFX Color 1000

    When LIFX started their journey, the concept of a multi-coloured light globe that housed a WiFi module, controllable with your smart phone, was brand new. Fast forward a few years and the market is crowded and big competitors like Phillips Hue are now in the market. That hasn’t stopped...
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    Control your LIFX lighting from the new Windows 10 app

    Controlling the brightness and colour of the lights in your home or office is now made easier thanks to the LIFX Windows 10 app. Traditionally controlled from a mobile app, the Windows 10 app offers LIFX bulb owners the ability to control their lighting schemes from their desktop. With...
  • Review: LIFX Color 650 downlights

    LIFX are famous for their successful Kickstarter project to launch a Wi-Fi connected, multi-coloured LED lightbulb. Now they’ve finally shipped the downlight to all Kickstarter and pre-order customers and will soon launch exclusively to retail at Harvey Norman. Before that happens, I had a chance to try out 2...
  • Raspberry Pi using node.js to control RGB LEDs

    Over at Tinkerlog, they’ve been playing with that super cheap, yet super powerful micro-computer Raspberry Pi. With multi-coloured LEDs becoming increasingly more common in commercial and residential interior design, wouldn’t be it great if you had a way to control them exactly the way you want. In a video...
  • Painting buildings in light. Electric Canvas team up with Intel

    With the help of technology, a seemingly dull building can be brought to life with light. The video below is actually an advertisement from Intel, but given its a brilliant use of technology, it seemed appropriate. Electric Canvas is a company that creates art buy using an array of...
  • DIY Philips Ambilight TV – Ikea LED Dioder kit

    Home made Ambilight TV   Whilst Philips has their Ambilight TV range, having a glowing lightshow of colour behind your screen comes as at a cost. A creative guy by the name of Marc Lane of IkeaHacker has created an alternative. Making use of an Ikea bookcase turned sideways...