In February 2010, EDN tore down its first LED bulb (Reference 1). For $20, you got a non-dimmable bulb that produced 500 lumens at a cool white (5000K) and consumed 7W. The warm-white version of the light produced only 450 lumens. Two years later, you can buy this fully dimmable Samsung bulb for $19.95 (list price) that puts out 550 lumens of a nice warm white (3000K), consumes 10W, and boasts a five-year warranty.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.