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Forget WiFi, It's LiFi: Internet Through Lightbulbs

What if we can use light instead of fiberoptics to surf the internet?

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Whether you’re using wireless internet in a coffee shop, stealing it from the guy next door, or competing for bandwidth at a conference, you’ve probably gotten frustrated at the slow speeds you face when more than one device is tapped into the network. As more and more people—and their many devices—access wireless internet, clogged airwaves are going to make it increasingly difficult to latch onto a reliable signal.

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Good Design Daily: An LED Lightbulb that Lasts 22.8 Years

A new energy-efficient lightbulb by GE is an attractive LED that lasts 20 times longer than an incandescent bulb, using 77 percent less power.

In our ongoing quest to bring you the most up-to-date news about good-looking, energy-efficient lightbulbs, we would like to present another newcomer to the area, the GE Energy Smart. You may remember that it was just a few weeks ago we were covering another of GE's innovative bulbs, a halogen-CFL hybrid. Like the hybrid bulb, the Energy Smart lasts a long time: 22,000 hours or almost 23 years. But unlike that hybrid bulb, the Energy Smart contains an LED. Thanks to a series of fins along its perimeter, it's a multi-directional LED light, and—the best part—it's available now.

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Seven Things You Don't Know About Energy-efficient Light Bulbs

Not all energy-efficient bulbs are created equal. Here's what you need to know to save electricity and dollars.



We live in a time when there are better ways of making absolutely every consumer choice—from toothpaste and food to sheets and face products—which can make basic buying decisions a little confusing. But it's not so easy for some of us to say "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" and then blindly buy whatever: These decisions matter, even if they take a little extra work, which is why I was excited to see a new piece about ... light bulbs. Really!

I currently have three burnt-out incandescents in my studio apartment and I have been putting off buying new ones because I couldn't decide what to get. Brian Howard, an editor at the Daily Green and the co-author of the brand new book Green Lighting, offered some tips in a Q&A, here. Here are the things you need to know:

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