Taking cue from Philips smart lighting solutions, LG is on a mission to launch its first ever smart bulb, dubbed the LG Smart Lamp
LG is calling the product "LG Smart Lighting" with each bulb set to retail for $32 each (about Rs. 1984), making the device ultra affordable as compared to Philip's Hue bulbs.
The product, LG Smart Lamp, is a low-voltage bulb that is said to be 80% power efficient than typical incandescent bulbs.
What's great about LG's smart bulb is its compatibility with Android and iOS. This simply means that you can control features of the bulb via an app on your smartphone.
LG says the Smart Lamp works perfectly with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and higher or iOS 6 and above. The bulb will connect to your compatible device via a Bluetooth connection. Further, the company notes that its latest smart bulbs should last for a minimum of 10 years based on a usage estimate of five hours per day.
With the LG Smart Lamp, the South Korean giant clearly aims to take on Philips's Hue. The main difference between the two products is the way each device connects. Basically, Philips Hue requires a ZigBee base station, whereas the LG Smart Lamp connects directly via a Bluetooth using your device.
You can control the LG Smart Lamp just by using your phone. It's as simple as that. You have an option to control basic features like dimming the light or turn them off or on. In fact, the innovative bulb has to offer two intelligent modes.
The security mode, for instance, lets it behave like the owner of the home is turning it on even though he may be near. On the other hand, the Play mode will let you adjust the light based on your mood.
There's another feature that will make you aware whether you receive incoming calls or not. Basically, the light tends to flash when you receive a call.
There's still no word on exactly when users can expect the product to land in Indian market. Currently, the LG Smart Lamp will be made available in South Korea.
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