Posts Tagged ‘smart bulb’
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Smart light bulbs are a nice addition to the homes of 2015, and fashion-forward tech company Misfit has just announced a new one. The Misfit Bolt is a smart bulb, or “wirelessly connected light bulb”, allowing you to control your lights from your Android or iOS smartphone. If you have a Misfit Flash activity tracker, you can control the Misfit Bolt from here too.
As well as choosing the level of lighting, you can also change its colour, thanks to a sophisticated LED at the heart of the bulb. There are millions of selectable colours to choose from, allowing you to differentiate different rooms with different lighting or just change colours throughout the day to fit your mood. Whether your prefer warm or cold tones, outrageous pinks and blues or more natural whites and yellows, you can find the perfect lighting colour with ease.
You can even use the Misfit app to control multiple bulbs simultaneously, allowing you to change lighting across your home in seconds.
Whether used in a ceiling socket or a lamp, you’ll get a warm and beautiful light that’s equivalent to a 60W bulb… but this one lasts for 20 years and uses just 13 watts of power. The Misfit Bolt is compatible with iOS 7+ and Android 4.3+, which includes the majority of phones sold today.
The Misfit Bolt is available for pre-order today and will be available in the weeks to come. To place your order or sign up to be notified of stock availability, please visit the page below:
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Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Smart homes have been on the horizon for years – Bill Gates famously had one in the ’90s – but it’s only recently that smart home accessories have become affordable. One of the most popular items has been the smart light bulb. These bulbs are installed as normal, but then controlled using a smartphone app over Bluetooth. Our latest smart bulb is the advanced MiPOW Playbulb Rainbow.
As its name suggests, the Playbulb Rainbow’s 5W LED can glow in any of 16.8 million colours. Whether you’re looking for a simple white in the living room, blue in the bathroom or orange in the lounge, the Rainbow can deliver it. You can change the colour easily using the Playbulb X app, letting you change the tone to match the mood of the party or just for fun.
As well as the colour, you can also choose the brightness and intensity, letting you have all the advantages of a traditional dimmer switch and more. The app can control one or multiple light bulbs too, letting you change lighting across your house separately or in concert. It’s a great conversation starter, and your friends will want one too!
The Playbulb X app is available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on the Google Play store for Android phones and tablets. It works with modern iPhone and Android devices – specifically the iPhone 4S or later (running iOS 7 or later) and devices running Android 4.3 or later.
If you want a cool introduction to smart homes that’ll give undeniable atmosphere to any room, then pick up a smart bulb like the Playbulb Rainbow! See more information or place an order via the link below.
You can also see some other smart bulbs via the links below!
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014
After decades of advancement, smart homes are closer to becoming a reality. Instead of buying a pre-packaged smart home though, you can upgrade your home piecemeal. We’ve seen smart thermostats, smart smoke alarms, and even smart lightbulbs. Today, we’re happy to announce one of the most capable smart lightbulbs ever made: the MiPow Playbulb.
This clever lightbulb connects to your phone or tablet using Bluetooth. Start up the Android or iOS app on your device, and you’ll be able to control the intensity of the light emitted – so you can turn it down low for a romantic evening or keep it lit for a working night. The bulb can also be set to automatically dim or turn off, saving power and automatically keeping up with your routine. And with the power of Bluetooth, you can make these changes from anywhere in the room.
But where this lightbulb gets crazy is its speaker system. Yeah, that’s right: this lightbulb plays music. Just connect via Bluetooth, and you can stream music, podcasts or any other audio you like. The speaker inside is surprisingly loud, and provides a nice ambient experience where music is playing without an obvious source.
For all its capabilities though, the MiPower Playbulb is as easy to install as any normal lightbulb; just screw it into your light socket as normal. If you have a bayonet fitting, you’ll be able to use an adapter to make it work too.
The MiPow Playbulb is available now at Mobile Fun. For the latest pricing and availability information, as well as additional details and photos, check out the product page linked below!
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Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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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