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  • humperdink

    Happy Birthday Mom!!

  • Yes please

    Saw it last week. Bought a few last week.

  • John Cocktoast

    Happy Birthday Humperdink's Mom.

    She's got big tits!

  • munyshot

    I'd buy that for a dollar. But not for $69.

    • johnny

      They got more than $1.3 million dollars from supporters, and their goal was $100,000, so I don't think you need to worry about helping them lol.

  • suck me dry

    suck me

    • Yuup

      How far?

      • Your Mom

        to the base

  • http://thechive.com/ no_angel

    Brilliant!, but too much yammering.

  • justabill

    I can imagine someone who just wants to mess with their office playing with this from home.

  • TheView

    LED and LEP Technology is already here and the cost is slowly going down. They contain no Mercury and last 4-5 times longer than your flourecent. The problem is people have trouble getting their brains around the cost of LED. I have replaced all of my recessed fixtures and two lamps with LED and my electrical bill went down a couple of bucks. They are also bringing out outdoor spot lights where you can replace a 250 watt mercury vapor lamp with a 50 watt led. If you have brains you will start to switch out. It will save you a small fortune long term. I am not so sure about the remote color thing.

    • Jon

      Agreed. 10,000 thumbs up.

    • NelPit

      I've been in the industry for years. LED bulbs last 25,000 to 35,000 hours (It's their drivers that typically fail first). If you buy a QUALITY CFL (Not the cheap crap), you will get 10,000 to 12,000 hours, and there are even a few out there now that last 25,000 hours, guaranteed.

      The amount of mercury in the CFL bulbs is tiny… Less than the amount of mercury output you will save from the environment (If your electricity is coal fired) by switching from incandescent. If you break a CFL, you will [probably ingest less mercury than what you would get from a tuna sub (Unless you do something stupid, like clean it up with your tongue).

      LED bulbs have PC boards with components on them that should be recycled, just like CFLs.

      LED bulbs are not currently cost effective unless you get them under a rebate program, or pay someone big bucks to change your bulbs for you. Give it another few years, and they should get cheap enough to make economic sense.

      • PhilliesPhan

        Great reply. I think the problem most people have with CFL bulbs is the overpowering fluorescent light. It causes strain on the eyes and headaches. If only saving the environment was easy…

        • Ruggernaught

          Another issue with the LEDs is the amount of heat they generate. You cannot have recessed lights in homes.

  • http://twitter.com/nickinwarcal @nickinwarcal

    Que "this is a flawed logic" comments

    • Spelling Police

      Cue… sigh.

      • rgfratelli

        queue is a line, cue is a prompt, he mixed them?

  • MylesofStyles

    This is awesome. Imagine how much fun you could have finding a phone that someone has lost.

    • Si1entStatic

      or how secure the bulbs are. If you found a Bar/Night Club that had these and you had the App. whats to stop you from connecting to the room's bulbs and starting a disco rave???

      • Simon

        Presumably connecting to their wi-fi.

  • lowercase

    So each bulb has to have some sort of receiver/processor in it right? Otherwise just installing it wouldn't work, it would have to be on a network. How in the hell could that ever be cost effective? Nice idea and all but you modified a light bulb, you didn't reinvent it.

    • _DoC_

      It could be bluetooth, but prob wifi. Most everyone already has home wifi and my guess is if you are buying something as fancy as this, you are one of those people. Just like any other app controlled home device like mp3 players.

    • D'Artagnan

      News Flash: The future of everything is to be "on a network". Over time it will become more cost-effective, and he did give us a pretty cool user interface, and a smart option to the old on-off switch, kind of like Gates and Jobs did with the GUI for the computer. What have you done for the world lately?

    • Guest

      I agree. Nothing has been reinvented here. This is a 2nd year Electronic Engineering project. We made something nearly identical to this 7 years ago with pic microcontrollers. Not sure why $1.3 million was donated to create something children have been making for years…

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthews.dave2 Dave 'Yesitismyrealname' Matthews

    pretty awesome. if my checkbook werent so in the hole id give em money… but definetly look forward to this product

  • http://twitter.com/nickinwarcal @nickinwarcal

    Can't afford one for $69, but I will buy them when the price comes down, awesome job!

  • BrendanTheKid

    Great Idea. Let me know when the price drops back to reality.

  • john

    i would help him if he would blink. i don't trust the non-blinkers of the world, cause they aren't from this world. just kidding, great idea, i'll have to check it out more.

    • Biff

      You must have voted for John McCain in 2008 — he never stops blinking 19 to the dozen.

      • john

        not sure who you came to that conclusion, very odd

  • Iso

    Can't wait until someone hacks your lights and starts messing with you.
    That would be worth buying someone the bulbs.

  • HumpDan

    I was so close to buying them…

    then dubstep came on.

    • _DoC_

      I'm certain it will sync to Tom Jones too…

      • HumpDan

        Oh perfect.

  • tv_paul

    $69 for a light bulb is pricey but once I get that money I loaned the internet prince I'll be rich!

  • Grizzle64

    Holy shitballs, it's about time someone did something impressive with the lightbulb. I'd really like to believe these guys can get the price down to something more reasonable!

  • BZQ

    $70 for a friggin' light bulb? Really, people?

    • Fred Flintstone

      $69* Deploy the marketing tricks!!

    • amrith777

      It lasts for 25 years.Even if it was only 10 years it'd be worth it!

  • Canucks_Rule

    the strobe light setting is a seizure just waiting to happen.

    bc chivers/chivettes. –> http://twitter.com/KCCOVancity

  • Minha Lenha

    meh

  • Iceberg

    I don't think the guy blinked once throughout the video.

  • http://cinemaplastique.tumblr.com MigraineBoy

    Your lights flicker when you get a text message. Imagine the kind of strobing you would get when you have a teenage daughter in the house.

  • Picard_

    "Now, for the first time, you have total control over your lights"

    um…someone needs to show this guy The Clapper.

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