LED bulbs for 16 cents? It must be India

LED bulbs for 16 cents? It must be India

Huge federal subsidies will put over 7 million energy saving bulbs into one state's households. The government has a business plan to recoup its costs. Hint: It's related to hefty reductions in long-term electricity bills.

Lighting rush is on in India

Lighting rush is on in India

A hundred new 'smart cities,' $1.2 billion, and a gung-ho Prime Minister Modi are all pulling in LED vendors who want to build the backbone of intelligent urban networks.

Philips opens its Hue bulbs to Internet control. This time for real!

Philips opens its Hue bulbs to Internet control. This time for real!

You might think you read this some time ago: Philips is opening up the design of its Hue light bulbs so that mobile phone and computer apps will have an easier time commanding the bulbs to flash, dim, turn off, change colours, dance, wash the dishes or do anything that you haven't even thought of yet.

Smart lights help shoppers find groceries

Smart lights help shoppers find groceries

Philips is piloting a Li-Fi system for retailers, which allows ‘intelligent’ LED lights in shop ceilings to communicate with shoppers through a smartphone app.