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The TCP connect system is white-only and can produce 800 lm.

Smart LED bulbs differ by wireless control and light color

Several new smart bulbs are scheduled to be introduced in June at Light Fair 2104 in Las Vegas. So while we wait, here’s a look at the smart bulb currently available. (See Table 1 below.) I’m defining a smart bulb as any light bulb that can be controlled by your phone, using some form of […]

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Filament LEDs and wire bonds

LED filaments teardown reveals clever packaging

I was inspired by seeing a quick video clip from Micah Scott @scanlime of some LED filaments she had purchased off Alibaba. I found several different ones for sale on eBay and purchased these. The cost, including shipping, was $2.45, so I wasn’t risking much.  And then I pretty much forgot about them because they were […]

Cree, as usual, makes good use of connectors in its lamps, rather than relying on hand-soldering.

The New Cree TW Series LED T8: Review and teardown

The Cree TW series LED T8 replacement lamp is a brand-new light, not to be confused with Cree’s original T8 replacement lamp. That lamp, introduced a year ago, is no longer being sold. Like the original Cree T8, the new T8 TW series is a replacement lamp: You pull out the old fluorescent tube light […]

Unlike fluorescent T8 lamps, the LED tube lamps do not need to be replaced and are maintenance-free.

Review: Costco’s FEIT LED shop light with integral lamps

I have a lot of T12 fluorescent lights in my house that are now obsolete because of the 2014 ban on all T12 fluorescent lamps (as well as inefficient T8s). So what should I replace them with? I am taking a tour of currently available linear LED lights. I’ve already checked out the Hyperikon LED […]

The Hollywood Lights retrofit LED T8 light emits 100 lm/W of high-CRI, triac-dimmable light.

Review: Hollywood Lights LED T8 tube light

I have a lot of T12 fluorescent lights in my house that are now obsolete because of the 2014 ban on all T12 fluorescent lamps (as well as inefficient T8s). So what should I replace them with? I am taking a tour of currently available linear LED lights. I’ve already checked out the Hyperikon LED […]