Thu, 05/04/2017 - 23:18
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:50
Project LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented has collected in november 2012 more than $1.3 million (goal set to 100 thousand). It's goal was to manufacture RGB-W LED bulbs LIFX, which you can control via WiFi. Author promised, they'll be ready in march 2013, but path to the final product was more difficult than expected. My 4 bulbs arrived in february 2014, so I've had to wait 15 months, but it was worth it.
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 14:20
Lightpack is set of RGB LED strips, thanks to which you can add backlight similar to Phillips Ambilight to any display, with a slight difference - you can set it up as you like and you don't need to buy new TV to get this effect. All you need is computer screen you already have and Lightpack. Id default setting you can use backlight asi extended light, which averages color and brightness from what's on screen and illuminates wall behind your display, this creates effect of larger screen, is easy on your eyes and looks nice. Or you can use Lightpack to create psycho effects, in time notifications via IFTTT, or with different plugins and provided API anything you can code. This project has been developed for few years as open-source (software and hardware). To make Lightpack available for people without skills or time to make their own, authors created Kickstarter campaign.