LiFX wireless and colorful smartphone-controlled light bulb promises to bring the future of lighting on Kickstarter
LiFX is a wirelessly controlled LED light bulb that you control with your smartphone. It changes colors to your liking, it can be dimmed, and it can be programmed to automatically do stuff like change its colors to match the beat of music. Best of all, it’s simply a light bulb with no hefty chips or nothing like that, it’s all inside and connects to your local Wi-Fi network and that’s how you control it.
Here’s how Phil Bosua, one of the creators of the LiFX light bulb explains it:
LIFX is incredibly easy to set-up. Simply replace your existing bulbs with LIFX smartbulbs, download and install our free app from the App Store or Google Play and you're good to go.
So yes, Android and iOS support will be there and setup is just as easy as it is with a regular light bulb, which is great news as well. Imagine the possibilities for photographers and those that like to set the dim lights and romantic mood for a dinner, or just impress friends by throwing an awesome home party.
The one slight issue? You guessed it - price. A pledge of $69 or more on Kickstarter, reserves you one LiFX bulb, and you can get this down if you order more than one, but it still seems like a pricey product. If that’s the price of the future coming to your home, maybe it’s worth consideration, though, don’t you think.
source: LiFX on Kickstarter
LiFX smart light bulb
2. k_killer (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)
ok nice idea, but really stop using those stupid words "never done before", "reinventing", "amazing", oh i think you forgot to use "gorgeous"
3. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
*switches to rave light show mode* Ladies, please crank up Deadmau5 and pass the hallucinogens.
4. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Very smart. A much easier way to mix homes and technology. If only we can do that with other home interactions and add voice.
5. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
That's cool. Light bulbs are expensive. Pledge $100 and we'll send you 2 light bulbs? That's a lot of money for light bulbs, even if I can turn them on with my phone.
6. SerjKotsuba (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)
What is this nonsense? Chinese merchants sell these bulbs (colored and RC) for two years; for example, here - goo.gl/Ae7bh