Holiday Gift Guide: Energy Management
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Philips Hue

For the mere fact that it’s an LED blub the Hue is consumes less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb. The fact that its intensity level can be altered adds to its efficiency, as does the ability to schedule it via an app to turn on and off and preset times. Add all this to the Hue’s color changing capabilities and you’ve got a gift that anyone will appreciate pulling from their stocking this year. Using the app a user can create a variety of lighting effects—for parties, romantic dinners, bedtime—any occasion at all. Those who love tinkering with technology may find it hard to pull themselves away from the Hue. And isn’t that what we all want from our gifts? Endless hours of pleasure.
$200 for starter kit

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Holiday Gift Guide: Energy Management