By: Rick Hess, DI
LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes, have become extremely popular around the world, providing thousands of life hours, lower electrical costs and an array of colors and brightness that CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lights) just can’t compete with. BlueBulb recently introduced the Bluetooth Bulb, a light bulb that has over one million color variations controlled by an iPad or iPhone via Bluetooth. “It’s face-to-face communication,” BlueBulb CEO and founder Peter Lakits told AppleInsider, explaining why the firm chose to go with Bluetooth. “The phone is always with you, even in your bed.”
A plastic shell keeps the bulb lightweight and helps maintain an overall low cost. Black fins running down the sides of the bulb allow it to stay cool and not overheat. A large aluminum-alloy heat dissipator gives the bulb a sturdy and solid feel while hiding its Bluetooth components. The Bluetooth Bulb can be plugged into any normal lamp socket and contains both RGB and white LEDs, allowing users to adjust the light to their needs. “You can soften or harden the whiteness,” Lakits said. “Sometimes I want a warmer light to relax, or maybe more blue for reading.”
The Bluetooth Bulb is controlled by an app available in the iTunes App Store. The app’s easy-to-use interface allows users to adjust color intensity and hue with the swipe of a finger.
I Phones have become an integral part of people’s lives and are already being used as remotes for many things; using them to control lighting environments is a logical next step. Some may view the Bluetooth Bulb as a trendy new tech toy while others, including architects and interior designers, might use it to control the mood in a client’s home. To find out more, purchase a Bluetooth Bulb, or download the free app, visit the BlueBulb website.