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happy holidays from lucept

“….we can add one of those fancy ‘smart bulbs’ so we can control it with an app, dear!” Happy Holidays everyone!

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happy holidays from lucept

“….we can add one of those fancy ‘smart bulbs’ so we can control it with an app, dear!” Happy Holidays everyone!

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VOTE! …for Luminous Patterns!!!!!

Dear readers – help advance the future of lighting design! My Luminous Patterns team wants to win the “Best of Year” awards from Interior Design magazine!  Please help our small team and click here to vote for us! If you’re

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VOTE! …for Luminous Patterns!!!!!

Dear readers – help advance the future of lighting design! My Luminous Patterns team wants to win the “Best of Year” awards from Interior Design magazine!  Please help our small team and click here to vote for us! If you’re

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naked approach

Naked Approach is a Finnish research consortium that is focused on exploring a “Nordic perspective to gadget‐free hyperconnected environments.” To quote their site: In our vision, the digital surroundings will form an “omnipotential” environment around the user, providing all the

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naked approach

Naked Approach is a Finnish research consortium that is focused on exploring a “Nordic perspective to gadget‐free hyperconnected environments.” To quote their site: In our vision, the digital surroundings will form an “omnipotential” environment around the user, providing all the

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versace store berlin

Last week I had a few free hours to explore Berlin and Versace’s new store in the Kurfürstendamm high-street area really caught my eye.  They make use of decorative surface-mount track lighting that becomes a very brand-appropriate addition to the architecture, while

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versace store berlin

Last week I had a few free hours to explore Berlin and Versace’s new store in the Kurfürstendamm high-street area really caught my eye.  They make use of decorative surface-mount track lighting that becomes a very brand-appropriate addition to the architecture, while

LED resistor calculator

For any of you making LED “maker” projects, a nice calculator for figuring out the resistance you need for simple series or parallel LED circuits can be found at ledcalc.com. It just helped me build a simple alarm circuit for

LED resistor calculator

For any of you making LED “maker” projects, a nice calculator for figuring out the resistance you need for simple series or parallel LED circuits can be found at ledcalc.com. It just helped me build a simple alarm circuit for

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planned obsolescence vs. LED lighting

A great article just appeared in the New Yorker comparing the history of light bulbs and the challenge of switching from an industry structure around planned obsolescence to an industry built around durable products — effectively circular economy strategies. Some notable sections

Mackinnon-LED-Quandary-1200

planned obsolescence vs. LED lighting

A great article just appeared in the New Yorker comparing the history of light bulbs and the challenge of switching from an industry structure around planned obsolescence to an industry built around durable products — effectively circular economy strategies. Some notable sections

daintree networks acquired by current

Melbourne based lighting controls startup Daintree Networks was acquired by Current (GE) for supposedly $77m (USD). More background from an Australian media outlet (note the figures must be in Australian currency): GE has bought Melbourne-founded building automation startup Daintree Networks

daintree networks acquired by current

Melbourne based lighting controls startup Daintree Networks was acquired by Current (GE) for supposedly $77m (USD). More background from an Australian media outlet (note the figures must be in Australian currency): GE has bought Melbourne-founded building automation startup Daintree Networks