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Philips Friends of Hue

By now you've probably heard of Hue (iOS app-connected LED lightbulbs that alternate colors and screw into normal light sockets) — with Philips Friends of Hue ($80-$90) you can extend your existing home light show, making something truly incredible. The collection consists of two products: LightStrips and the LivingColors Bloom. LightStrips are six-and-a-half-foot long bands of flexible LED lights that can connect to any surface: underneath your couch, along a hallway, or behind a speaker. LivingColors Blooms are standalone bulbs that cast LED light onto your walls. Both let you tailor your light scheme to your mood, sync up to the music you're playing, and more. Requires the Philips Hue starter pack ($200) to work.

  • Piccolo LED Task Light

    You spent a lot of time curating the thinnest, most stylish items to place on your desk — don't ruin the effect by lighting it all with a behemoth of a lamp. The Piccolo LED Task Light ($135-$150) should blend perfectly into such an environment. Crafted from anodized aluminum, the Piccolo's body is less than half an inch in diameter, and supplies plenty of warm light with a touch switch for dimming things down a bit. Don't have an outlet nearby? Not to worry, as it can run on USB power. Available with your choice of an etched glass, black anodized aluminum, or Italian marble base.
    [Scouted by Jason]

  • Philips Hue

    Why go green with your lightbulbs when you can go orange, yellow, red, or blue? Philips Hue ($200) is a new series of LED-based lighting solutions that screw right in to normal light sockets. Plug a little box into your router, and you can control the color and intensity of one light bulb or all of them right from your iPhone, and thanks to the LED tech, they draw a max of 8.5W while shining as brightly as a standard 50W bulb, saving you money. Three lights and the wireless box are included in the starter pack; it's available exclusively through Apple. [Scouted by Brian]