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Why Most LED Headlight Upgrades Don’t Really Work: An Expert Explains

Plug-and-play LED replacements for halogen headlight bulbs are a popular car mod. LEDs often look brighter than incandescent lights, but “looks brighter” and “illuminates better” are not the same thing. I got a stern talking-to from an actual lighting expert about LED retrofits, and science says: Putting LEDs where…Read more… Continue Reading at

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Soon, You’ll Be Able To Play Duck Hunt On Modern TVs

The NES Zapper light gun peripheral is an unfortunate victim of the relentless march of technology, rendered inoperable on modern flat-screen televisions. Retro console and peripheral maker Hyperkin aims to solve that problem with the Hyper Blaster HD, an NES light gun for the modern age.Read more… Continue Reading at

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These Ultra-Affordable LED Bulbs Will Pay For Themselves

Still haven’t made the transition to LED? Amazon will sell you a 6-pack of highly rated TaoTronics soft white bulbs for just $13 right now with promo code BS52P2JO. These put out the brightness equivalent of a 60W incandescent, but with only 9W of electricity each. Plus, many local utility companies offer rebates when…Read more… […]

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Why You Should Ban Visually Barbaric LED Lightbulbs From Your Home

Our daily lives are full of things we take for granted and do not give much attention to. Do you think much about the lamps, or better yet, the light bulbs in your home? Usually one pays attention to such a thing only when it stops working and needs to be fixed. You think about […]

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Kick Off Your Philips Hue Obsession With a $122 Starter Kit

The third generation Philips Hue starter kit’s bulbs have more vivid greens and blues, but otherwise, the “old” second generation set is basically identical. $122 gets you three bulbs and a Siri-compatible Bridge today, which is pretty great considering three individual bulbs would set you back $135, without a bridge.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Start Your Philips Hue Collection With This $135 Third-Gen Starter Kit

We see lots of deals these days on the original Philips Hue starter kit, and a few on the second generation model (which added Apple HomeKit support) but this is one of the first opportunities we’ve seen to save on the third generation set, with bulbs that produce more vivid blues and greens.Read more… Continue […]

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