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Presenting LIFX – Cost effective and Smartphone-Controlled Lightbulb

Imagine a light bulb that you can control with your phone, that switches on when you come home and off when you leave, that slowly dims the lights to an amber glow at night to lull you off to sleep, then brightens your bedroom instead of an alarm clock in the morning.

An Australian entrepreneur by the name of Phil Bosua has created such a thing using coloured LEDs, LIFX. Using the community seed funding website Kickstarter, he has already raised over $1.2 million AUD (nearly $1.3 million USD) to bring his idea into production, in just one week, with over half of that in the last 48 hours!

“So I started thinking with all the technology we’ve got today, surely there must be a better way. I mean it’s not like we get up to change the TV anymore, so why do we still do that with our lights? Six months and more than a dozen prototypes later, we’ve managed to create the world’s smartest energy efficient light bulb,” he said.

LIFX Smartbulbs can be turned off and on and color of the glow can also be changed. One can control multiple bulbs and multiple locations from a single smartphone wirelessly.

These bulbs can be programmed to turn on when you arrive home and wake you up gradually glowing brighter.

One such bulb will cost $69 while a pair will cost $119 and four bulbs will be available in $196. Expected delivery for the LIFX smartbulb is March 2013.




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LIFX, while being one of the first, if not the first, "smart" bulb, is part of the LED light bulb group which is competing to replace the increasingly unloved incandescent bulbs. Earlier this month, a prohibition to sell incandescent light bulbs, set by the European Union (EU) came into effect. The prohibition was the last in the phased ban of their sale in most of Europe. In the US, plans to implement a similar ban, which would have gone into effect in January this year, were sidetracked by the Republican Congress. (According to Republicans, they fulfilled their promise to the American people "by allowing them to continue to be able to choose what type of bulb they use at home.") . thanks a lot ~ Sarah from http://www.power-adapters.co.uk

Quick Weight Loss
Quick Weight Loss

LIFX, while being one of the first, if not the first, "smart" bulb, is part of the LED light bulb group which is competing to replace the increasingly unloved incandescent bulbs. Earlier this month, a prohibition to sell incandescent light bulbs, set by the European Union (EU) came into effect. The prohibition was the last in the phased ban of their sale in most of Europe. In the US, plans to implement a similar ban, which would have gone into effect in January this year, were sidetracked by the Republican Congress. (According to Republicans, they fulfilled their promise to the American people "by allowing them to continue to be able to choose what type of bulb they use at home.") . thanks a lot ~ Sarah from http://http://www.power-adapters.co.uk/

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Great posting! Last week I saw such an system at my friends home. He can control light bulbs with your Android device. Everything is done wirelessly. I wish to get one. Cheers, @Tom from http://www.dchub.co.uk/   

Marisha
Marisha

Good creation! Last week I saw such an system at my friends home. He can control light bulbs with your Android device. Everything is done wirelessly. I wish to get one. Cheers, @Marisha from http://www.dchub.co.uk/  (AC/DC adapter)