NanoLight: Folded, Omnidirectional LED Light Bulb That Produces 100W Of Light From 12W Of Power.

NanoLight 100 watt equivalent LED light bulbThe NanoLight LED looks like a cyborg-Edison style light bulb and kind of works like one by producing 100 watts of light from 12 watts of power. Developed by three friends who met at the University of TorontoGimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger and Christian Yan – the folded NanoLight LED hits the 100 watt (1600 lumens) threshold and still has an estimated lifespan of 30,000 hours by more efficiently dissipating the heat LED’s produce at higher wattages. The NanoLight 100 W equivalent LED light bulb is expected to sell for around $50. NanoLight is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter.

Even though I wouldn’t be a customer for this brighter model, it’s great to see that a company is working toward a 100 W equivalent LED. [Gizmag]


Google’s Android Driven Home Management Software, Android @ Home, Will Turn Off The Lights (Good Start)

Google Android@HomeGoogle, through a partnership with Lighting Sciences Group, has created an LED light bulb that can be turned off remotely and wirelessly using an app on an Android based phone or tablet. The bulb will be available next year and is the first product using Android @ Home power management technology. Android @ Home should really take off when we can manage devices that constantly draw power and don’t have an easy access on/off switch like microwaves, electric ranges, and also AV equipment and computers in standby mode. It is a little ironic that the first product to work with Google’s Android @ Home specs is an LED light bulb that draws the least amount of power but hey, it’s a good starting point.

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