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6364 clicks; posted to Video » on 22 Sep 2012 at 4:20 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-22 03:32:58 PM  
2 votes:
Those CFLs have a blue color we don't like? Um, he isn't aware they come in all sorts of color temps? Yeah, most of them are the 6000k blue type, but go on Amazon and search for CFL 2700K and you get nice warm yellow ones identical to old-fashioned incandescents. That's what I use.
2012-09-23 05:56:03 PM  
1 vote:
So.. a multi-color LED light that can do a strobe effect, smooth transition, fades and can be controlled from a remote device?

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Thinkgeek has been selling these for years.
2012-09-22 07:29:11 PM  
1 vote:

maxheck: Once you put a microcontroller in something all sorts of things are possible, but some engineers never stop to think if those things are actually *desirable.*

Ask a biologist about computer-controlled autoclaves. Stupidest over-techologizing EVAR!

A lot of the basics in this presentation really are interesting, and would be great, if they were cheap and if the entire system had an absolutely failsafe and idiot-proof fallback for the controls. Like, I don't know, light switches that just turn the lights on, when you want it bright, and off when you don't.
2012-09-22 04:39:07 PM  
1 vote:
Welcome to the age of smart phones and stupid people
2012-09-22 03:51:53 PM  
1 vote:

Jamdug!: That's kind of cool, but LED lightbulbs are nothing new.

They aren't anything new, but this is certainly an innovative way to couple more modern technology with them. It would be fun to mess around with the software too. For instance, assuming you have your phone with you the bulbs could potentially track you as you move through your home, lighting the way as you go and turning off lights as you leave a room. At minimum they could detect you coming and going from your home and act accordingly. Or for those who work night shifts the bulbs could be used to simulate rising light levels similar to the sun rising. Home security systems could also benefit from these.
2012-09-22 03:20:42 PM  
1 vote:
That's kind of cool, but LED lightbulbs are nothing new.
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