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Magically turn on your lights with a wave of your hand using the iON capacitive switch

By: Kathleen Chapman
on Friday, April 11th, 2014

You’ve just come home to a dark house and your arms are full of groceries. With the wave of an arm or hand over the iON capacitive switch, you can turn on (or off) your lights without having to set your groceries down! And for the germaphobes out there, you no longer have to touch Read More…

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Charge your phone like a BOSS

on Saturday, January 5th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

These lamps aren’t going to appeal to everyone and won’t fit into every decor, but I’d love to have one of these functional lamps.  The BOSS Lamps Vintage and Industrial Custom Lighting shop on Etsy creates these one-of-a-kind lamps with a built-in charging station.  Each lamp has a power outlet in it with two USB Read More…

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INSTEON LED Bulb and Controller Review

on Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I’ve been using X10 products to remotely and automatically control some of the lights and appliances in my house for years.  Insteon is the next generation of X10-compatible devices sold by SmartHome.   I’ve been considering updating the devices in my house to take advantage of the new technology, so I thought I’d start with Read More…

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Energizer Edge Accent Lights Add Ambience to Your Home

on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Energizer, perhaps best known for their batteries, is offering a new line of household lighting products.  The Energizer Edge Small Accent Light has touch controls at the base of all four panels that “allow you to dim or brighten the light to customize the mood and ambiance of any room in your home.”  Twelve LEDs Read More…

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Makoto Hirahara Bright Blind

on Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Have one of those rooms that just doesn’t get enough natural sunlight ? Have a room where there’s no windows ?  Got a case of the Winter blues ?  Made of electroluminescent ( EL ) sheets, Makoto Hirahara’s Bright Blind simulates a window where none exists.  Turn the stick and control the brightness.  Measuring in Read More…

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GE Mood Cam App Lets You Try Redecorating Your Room With Light

on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Lighting is a very important part of your room.  Not only does the style of the lamps matter, but the number of lamps and the brightness and color of the lights can completely change the feel and usability of your room.  The GE Mood Cam app for iPhone/iPod touch lets you snap a picture of Read More…

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Another Way to Change the Look of Recessed Downlights

on Monday, September 6th, 2010

The Gadgeteer recently showed you how to easily change your downlights into pendant lights without hiring an electrician.  Today, we’ve found another way update the look of your recessed lights.  Sky Mall is offering Recessed Light Covers in a variety of styles from modern to traditional.  These Recessed Light Covers snap into place over your Read More…