Lighting

Is Smart Lighting Right for Your Home?

September 13, 2019

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Smart lighting products, such as smart lightbulbs and smart light switches, are some of the most popular smart home devices on the market. According to an April 2019 market research report from TraQLine, […]

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Let There Be Lighting Choices, Energy Department Tells Environmental Groups

September 7, 2019

The Department of Energy has decided to preserve choice in half the U.S. lighting market, not restrict Americans to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In a proposed rule published in the Federal Register today, DOE said Americans can choose to buy halogen, incandescent, compact fluorescent and LED bulbs for their specialty lighting fixtures instead of adhering to an interpretation […]

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Progress with Female Ambassadors in Lighting Design

August 24, 2019

Light Collective, founders of the project “Women in Lighting”, conclude that although female designers seem to make up possibly half of the lighting design profession, their profile appears much lower than men when looking at judges in awards and speakers at major conferences. Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton started a project with interviews of female lighting designers […]

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The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

August 16, 2019

If you want to improve the contrast of your TV without ponying up for a brand-new set, bias lighting makes for an easy and relatively inexpensive way to do it. Bias, in this context, means that light is projected at an angle to your TV; more specifically, onto the back of your TV or onto […]

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Leviton and Alarm.com partner to release new Z-wave lighting controls

August 5, 2019

Most people think of a home security system and smart home appliances as disparate products, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The majority of modern home security systems integrate with smart home devices and make it possible to expand the utility of a home security system farther than you’ve ever imagined. That’s the case with […]

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The LaMetric Sky gives artistic meaning to smart lighting

July 26, 2019

With the introduction of the Aurora Nanoleaf and Lifx Tile, smart lighting changed from a modern convenience to modern art–and today LaMetric takes that evolution one step further with the introduction of the LaMetric Sky, a modular smart light system that can be functional, artistic, and meaningful all at once. The LaMetric Sky starter pack […]

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Making the case for aircraft cabin lighting harmonization

June 16, 2019

Even casual observers of aviation know that mood lighting has been having a serious moment – it features prominently in new aircraft, like the forthcoming Boeing 777X, and is being retrofitted on nearly all commercial aircraft types, including a growing number of aged narrowbodies and new regional jets. An airline may have mood lighting scenarios in […]

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Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting continues to explore organic, inorganic growth strategy

June 10, 2019

Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, a $1 billion dollar plus firm, will continue to scout for acquisitions in the FMCG sector in domestic and South Asian markets besides growing organically as part of its growth strategy, a top company official said. Besides, the company which owns brands such as Santoor and Chandrika, is expanding its footprints […]

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Philips Hue makes it a one-two, wins Best outdoor lighting (sponsored by AEG) at T3 Awards 2019 too

June 7, 2019

Time was that Philips Hue only worked indoors, and if you ventured into your back yard, you were forced to slum it with old-fashioned, non-smart lights, often in the shape of pretend flaming torches. We know, terrible right? But at the T3 Awards 2019 we’re celebrating Philips Hue Outdoor – specifically the (take a deep breath, now) […]

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Review: Ring’s new outdoor lighting products are brilliant

June 4, 2019

Ring’s  new outdoor lighting products are impressive. It’s rare, even in 2019, for something to work out of the box, but that’s what happened when I installed Ring’s outdoor lighting products. They just worked. You know the drill. You get a gadget and go to install it. Somewhere during the installation, it fails or hiccups. The […]

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