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 •  February 6

Light, including both natural and artificial sources, has a profound impact on the look, feel, and function of your home. Unfortunately, indoor lighting is also one of the easiest elements to get wrong—in small ways, for example choosing the wrong type of bulb for a fixture, and large ones, such as not having ample sources of daylight. Here’s how...

Consumer Reports

 •  April 1, 2016

There was a time, not long ago, that all a lightbulb had to do was provide light—nothing else was expected. But LED bulbs are electronic devices and capable of much more. One such high-tech bulb is the Sengled Snap LED, which houses a wireless security camera and two-way audio intercom. Consumer Reports put the Snap through initial tests. Sengled...

Consumer Reports

 •  January 7, 2016

The lowly lightbulb becomes high tech, and other bright ideas from CES
Ultra-high-def TVs and the future of the networked car cockpit are making news at the Consumer Electronics Show. But so are lightbulbs. After all, LEDs are electronic products with built-in sensors, cameras, or speakers designed to provide home security, safety, or music while...

Consumer Reports

 •  November 30, 2015

But they're being phased out to make room for more LED holiday lights, according to the American Lighting Association. LEDs do have their 

Consumer Reports

 •  August 5, 2015

Use LEDs to create layers of light but avoid glare Lighting a room doesn’t take much effort, but lighting it properly, well that’s a whole other thing. A center-mounted ceiling light isn’t enough anymore, not when you want lighting for tasks, ambience, security, and more. Consumer Reports asked four lighting designers from across the country for room-by-room lighting advice. Not surprisingly, ...

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 •  March 27, 2015

When it comes to energy-saving lightbulbs, LEDs and CFLs spring to mind. But what about halogen bulbs? They don’t get much attention, partly because they’ve been around for a long time and they use a lot more energy than LEDs and CFLs. But halogens are cheap and you don’t have to put a lot of thought into buying one, or that’s what we thought. And ...

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 •  March 22, 2012

Approximately 7,000 ceiling fans are being recalled by Westinghouse Lighting Corp., said the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The fan and light kits come with 60-watt lightbulbs, which exceed the fixtures' wattage ratings, posing a risk of overheating, fire and electric shock to consumers. There have been no reports of injuries or damage caused...