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Change The Colour Of A Hue Lightbulb With A Text Message

You may have heard of Phillips Hue Lightbulbs that connect over Wi-Fi and let you adjust them via your smartphone. If you happen to have one, you can access an open API to hack them to do more than standard operations.

Build This Easy Desk Lamp From CDs

Remember when burning CDs was a thing, and everyone had stacks and stacks of blank CDs stored on spindles? Well, if you still have some of those spindles and no need for the CDs anymore, this easy DIY project turns them into a fun desk or hanging lamp, perfect for your workspace or home office.

Turn An NES Controller Into A Night Light

When you need to get up at night, it helps to have a little light so you don’t stumble through the dark. If any light will do, why not make an awesome one out of an old NES controller?

Make A Stylish LED Lamp For About $3

Generally speaking, ultra-cheap DIY projects don’t look great. Somehow instructables user maybolicious figured out how to circumvent that unfortunate downside and create a stylish LED lamp for only $US3.25.

The Cree Warm White Is A Great LED Bulb, Feels Like An Incandescent

With many countries phasing out incandescent light bulbs, you’re probably on the lookout for replacements. Our friends at the Wirecutter think the Cree Warm White bulb is the best one around. Here’s why.

Make A Surprisingly Stylish Lamp Out Of Three Sticks And A Lightbulb

The best DIY projects are useful, simple, and inexpensive. On rare occasions they’re also beautiful. Such is the case with the Tres Lamp, a small source of lighting created out of three sticks and a lightbulb by Instructables user Tim Wikander.

Add Automatic LED Lights To Desk Drawers

If your desk drawers or kitchen cupboards have a dark interior that makes it hard to find items, consider adding strips of LED lighting controlled by a magnetic alarm switch.

Make Your Own Energy-Efficient Lamp

Lamps aren’t terribly expensive — even some of the cooler ones — so you’re not going to save a lot of money by making your own. That said, if you’ve ever wanted a great project to teach you about basic electronics, MAKE’s got a simple set of instructions for creating your own energy-efficient lighting.

Make Your Own Automated Light System Based On Head Count

If you live by yourself, it’s really easy to set up a sensor to turn a light on and off when you leave a room. But it’s a problem if there you have a guest still sitting in the room. Instructables user RPisces came up with a solution that does a simple head count.

Control Mood Lights Over Wi-Fi With This Hack

RGB LED lights are a great way to accent your home, but colour control usually has to be done from the light itself. If you want to control those colours over Wi-Fi, OpenPicus has put together a guide using its Flyport Wi-Fi microcontroller.

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