Cheap LEDs: buyer beware

Cheap LEDs: buyer beware

Potentially fatal LED lamps have been seized at UK borders as authorities try to protect consumers from hazardous products. Emma-Lily Pendleton reports on the real cost of cheap LEDs.

OLEDs: Too little, too late

OLEDs: Too little, too late

It's a mixed bag for organic light-emitting diodes. They're improving and prices are dropping, but LEDs will stay ahead of them until the next big thing comes along, according to a new research note.

It's a streetlight! It's a car charger! It's from BMW!

It's a streetlight! It's a car charger! It's from BMW!

Traditional lighting companies are already threatened by internet companies. Now they'll have to compete against auto giants too. The German car maker unveils a Swiss army knife of digital convergence – a combo LED streetlamp and electric vehicle charger.