After LG and Philips, its Samsung's turn to enter smart lighting solutions, with an internet connected bulb. Samsung's latest innovative product is a smart connected LED bulb, dubbed the Smart Bulb.
The intelligent bulb features Bluetooth connectivity allowing users to directly control the bulb from a smartphone or a tablet.
Unlike LG's smart bulb which uses a Wi-Fi network to control it, Samsung's smart bulb relies on Bluetooth connectivity. This also means that users have to control the product with a separate device each time. Additionally, a user can control as many as 64 lamps at one time.
Samsung says the Smart Bulb can be dimmed to 10% brightness and adjusted from 2700k to 6500k for that cool white look. Moreover, each smart bulb last for 10 year, which is not bad at all. Generally, regular LED bulbs are rated for 25,000 hours.
Samsung will showcase its latest range of smart connected LED product line at this year's Light + Building show in Germany.
Earlier this week, another South Korean company, LG, launched its own range of smart connected bulbs under its LG Smart Lighting" range. Each connected bulb will cost users $32 each (about Rs. 1830).
The LG Smart Lamp is a low-voltage bulb that is said to be 80% power efficient than typical incandescent bulbs.
The product is compatible with Android and iOS, allowing users to control features of the bulb via an app on your smartphone. The Smart Lamp should last at least for 10 years based on a usage estimate of five hours per day.