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Samsung Smart Bulb

Saturday 29th March 2014 by William Judd in Coming Soon, Mobile Accessories.

Samsung Smart Bulb

Everything is smart these days. Smart phones, smart homes, smart cars. This week, Samsung unveiled another ‘smart’ thing: a smart LED light bulb, called simply Smart Bulb.

The idea behind the smart bulb is that this is a light bulb that can be controlled from an app on your phone or tablet. A connection to up to 64 bulbs is made via Bluetooth, and then you’re able to control these individually or en masse. Most previous smart bulbs have required a Wi-Fi connection with a router in the middle; using Bluetooth is simpler and cheaper.

The bulb is able to dim to 10% brightness, and can provide light from a warm 2700K to a cool 6500K. Each bulb has a life expectancy of 15,000 hours, or about 10 years.

It’s also possible to automate the control of the bulbs using a third-party ZigBee Bluetooth hub, allowing automatic turning on and off of lights to match your schedule or to make your home appear occupied while you’re out, deterring would-be thieves.

The Samsung Smart Bulb is expected to cost around $30 (£18), although final UK pricing is yet to be confirmed. That means it’s quite possible to outfit a room or an entire house without incredible expense.

For more information on the Samsung Smart Bulb or to place your pre-order, visit the product page linked below:

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