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LIFX: Smartphone Controlled Lightbulbs Coming Soon
Imagine you can change the lighting inside your house to reflect your mood with your own smartphone. It is no longer a dream; it would be a reality soon. An Australian entrepreneur, Phil Bosua has made this a reality by designing light bulbs whose lighting can be controlled with an Android or iOS app. These lightbulbs are branded LIFX.
There are more features which are worth mentioning. Along with controllable lighting, these LIFX light bulbs can last up to 40,000 hours or 25 years. The inventor of this innovative lightbulb believes that his product would be appreciated by those people who are increasingly worried about the extent of energy consumed by traditional bulbs and those who hate to see the same kind of lighting inside the house all the time. These smartest energy efficient bulbs were developed after around six months of effort and testing more than a dozen prototypes.
The whole lighting can be controlled with a smartphone if you deploy these lightbulbs. The color of the light and intensity can be varied using the smartphone itself. These lightbulbs can be controlled remotely in wireless mode. This makes the whole system user friendly. Now these bulbs are capable of doing more functions beyond just glowing. They can be programmed so that they can automatically switch on once you enter your home as well as they can glow brighter to wake you up in the morning. No wonder these bulbs are called ‘smart bulbs too’.
The price tag of these smartest and energy efficient light bulbs are on the higher side. However, its long operating life and richness in functionality justified the price. A single bulb would cost you around $69 (approx Rs 3,850) where as a pair would be price around $119 (approx Rs 6,600) and four bulbs around $196 (approx Rs 10,800). As per the company sources, these bulbs would be made available by March 2013.