Lights for the sake of lights

You can add color to your decor, if you must


A gadget that projects colored lights may seem pointless to many people, especially when it has no raver or laser effects. But for us it conjures memories of our childhood when, every Christmas, our cheapskate dad would pull out a silver aluminum tree that came with a rotating lamp to give it "festive colors." How depressing.

As best we can tell from the description on TechEBlog, Philips' "LivingColors" is basically just a multi-hued LED lamp that can be dimmed or intensified by remote control to match your mood (see the YouTube clip below). Why anyone would want or need one of these is beyond us, but we admit to feeling kind of nostalgic about that stupid metal tree. We just wouldn't wish it on anyone else.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET


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