Wireless chips are also affordable and available in assembled circuits, with matched antenna-network and decoupling-caps onboard.
Hook both wireless board and accelerometer up to a microcontroller via serial interface and you have a wireless controller with nintendo-wii functions.
Then build a receiver with the same type of wireless chip and pwm-controlled rgb-LEDs, voila, you have wireless, tilt-controlled coloured room lightning.
Keep the transmitter-board level with breadboard facing up and the LED is cool blue, only blue led is active. Then tilt the transmitter in one direction and you mix in red or green depending on which direction you tilt it. Tilt all the way to 90 degrees, and you go trough all mixes of red and blue or green and blue until only red or green is active at 90 degrees tilt. Tilt a little in both x and y direction and you get a mix of all the colours. At 45degrees in all directions the light is an equal mix of red, green and blue, in other words, white light.
The parts used are available from internet hobby-electronic stores. Should be identifiable from some of the pictures.
Step 1: Transmitter with accelerometer
The breadboard is completely wireless with the 4,8V batterypack strapped underneath.
The wireless board and the arduino wee accepts up to 9 V and have onboard linear voltage regulator, but the accelerometer needs 3,3V from the regulated rail on the wee.