Would you pay $32 for LG's new smart bulb that connects with Android and iOS?

Would you pay $32 for LG's new smart bulb that connects with Android and iOS?
LG has introduced its line of smart bulbs. Surely Thomas Edison could never have conceived of anything like this. These low wattage bulbs can last for as long as 10 years. Consider that an LG smart bulb screwed into a lamp today could provide light until the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 16. These bulbs also can work with devices running iOS 6 and higher, and Android 4.3 and higher, to remotely turn the lights in your house on and off. This way, when you're on vacation, you can make it appear as though someone is still home.

A "party mode" allows you to use your iOS or Android device to have the bulbs flash in different colors in time to any music that is playing. That feature is available right now only to those sporting a device powered by Android 4.3 or higher. Another feature allows the bulbs to flash whenever your smartphone rings.

LG is planning on releasing the bulbs in South Korea over the next few days, priced at 35,000 won ($32 USD). No word yet on when, or if, the smart bulbs will be coming to the states.


source: LG (translated) via GSMArena, AndroidCentral

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33 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

Apple iPhone 16?! I think you mean the 10s.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Math fail lol. I find this pointless tbh. I'll stick to my Eco friendly light bulbs that costs $6 at Target.

30. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Also, Thomas Edison didn't invent the light bulb, he just stole Nikola Telsa's work.

33. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Edison was before Tesla.

15. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Something seriously wrong with your math dude. Or probably your current iPhone is iPhone One 1st gen LOL!

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

Are you referring to me or the article? I'm pretty sure Smurf understood my post. Do you?

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Total fail on PA's part lmfao.

29. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

There's an s version for everything (like iPhone 5s)

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

If it really does work for 10 years, why not? Seems fine to me... But no, I am stuck on 4.1.2, too bad. :D

19. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

You'll get an upgrade eventually :-)

34. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

yea, pretty fail on LG's part to make it Android 4.3, which is something that most android phones do not have, but yet allows iOS 6, which every Iphone since 2009's Iphone 3GS supports. Why not do Android 4.1 at least?

3. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

11/10, would be worth it just for the party mode.

5. papss unregistered

Seems interesting enough.. Not sure if I would pay this amount but neat none the less.

6. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I would love the flashing when my phone rings, it will just freak my friends out during a horror movie... If I had friends:(

7. Sauce unregistered

If you're gonna spend a lot of money on lightbulbs, get the much better Hue lighting system. I have 8 hue bulbs around my party basement, and it's so awesome. Definitely wows the crowd every time I throw a party.

9. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Neat - pretty much the same thing, but in the US.

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

$32 is a lot of money? In the US that buys you a small back of underwear.

17. Sauce unregistered

Why would I buy one lightbulb? If I'm going to buy a smart bulb, I'm not going to have 9 regulars and 1 random smart bulb. LOL bro use your brain, or common sense if you have any.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'd rather have this than underwear any day.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I might buy some if they made it compatible with slightly older versions of Android. I'm on 4.1 with my ZTE Supreme.

10. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Yes they should start supporting Atleast all the versions of Jelly bean, then i can think of purchasing it, as presently i'm stuck on 4.2.1

11. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Ummmm....NO!

14. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

shut up and take my money

16. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

I'd buy it for the party mode alone.

22. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

well I paid $200 for hue bulbs(which I love), so yes, I would gladly pay $32 and I would buy at least 6 of them. You don't realize how useful these things are until you try them. I have NFC stickers in my room and on my door that control my bulbs. Touch my phone to a certain sticker and all the lights turn on in my room. It is pretty awesome tech that will be mainstream soon enough.

24. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This is awesome, how did you set up the stickers?

25. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

If you mean literally how, there are apps that allow you to program them. If you mean what i did with them, I put one on the outside of my door that when activated turns on or off all of my lights. I have one on my desk that turns on just my desk light and I have two next to my bed, one turns on the light next to my bed and the other turns all the lights on and off. no more getting out of bed just to turn the lights off! being lazy just got easier.

26. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

using IFTTT is also pretty cool. My lights flash blue when it is about to rain outside and they turn red when the temp is over 90 degrees. I also have one programmed to flash green when I get a new gmail message. All of these functions are programmed to not go off between midnight and 8am so as not to wake me. Believe it or not, you can do a lot with light bulbs that are connected to your home network.

27. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

That is awesome killgoretrouttime!

23. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Cheaper than any other option in this markert (phillips Hue or Lifx) I think its worth it but maybe do discounts on packs. (55 for 2, 75 for 3)

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