Unlike traditional Wi-Fi controllable LED lighting, the Smart Bulb utilizes Bluetooth technology which allows consumers to control the bulb with their smartphone directly.
Samsung announced a range of LED lamp solutions at the Light + Building 2014 trade-show, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture and technology, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from 30 March to 4 April 2014.
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Unlike traditional Wi-Fi controllable LED lighting, the Smart Bulb utilizes Bluetooth technology which eliminates the need for a bridge and wireless AP, enabling the user to connect and control it directly from a smartphone or tablet PC. By installing an application, users can access and control of up to 64 Smart Bulbs with no additional equipment or set up required.
“Based on our extensive experience with semiconductor and LED technology, as well as our knowledge of the appliances industry, we are in a unique position to deliver exciting smart solutions for the LED Lighting industry,” said Hee-Chong Yoon, Vice President of LED Lamp Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “Our ultimate goal is to connect the digital dots in our customer’s lives and Samsung is well positioned to deliver LED solutions for the Smart Homes of the future.”
The Smart Bulb can be dimmed down to 10% brightness and is CCT tunable from 2700K (arm white) to 6500K (cool white). With a lifetime of 15,000 hours per Smart Bulb, users will receive approximately 10 years of highly-efficient light.
Will the home of the future have no switches? Everything is controlled from the smartphone. Now if someone finally would invent wireless power, we would need no cables anymore in homes as well.