iOS-controlled, Bluetooth 4.0-comapatible lightbulbs lightbulbs. Nice. That’s what the Lumen Smart Bulb is. It still needs some help getting started on Indiegogo.
The bulb functions as a standard white light, but it also has various colors. It’s RGBW LED. That means Red, Blue, Green and White. Bulbs like these (actually any source of light, such as a computer monitor) uses these colors in various combinations to various degrees to create all colors we can see on a screen–in this case, a lightbulb.
Here’s the press release:
Energy Efficient, Bluetooth 4.0, LED Lumen Smart Bulb Lights Up Rooms in a Variety of Customized Colors with iOS App
Lumen Smart Bulb combines the practical utility of a standard white bulb, the fun of multi- colored lights and savings of a LED bulb to create most intelligent light bulb on the market
Lake Mary, Fla. – Nov. 12, 2012 – Lumenation Inc. announces the availability of the iOS app controlled Lumen Smart Bulb on Indiegogo. The sleek, octagonal, brushed aluminum LED Smart Bulb works with standard E27 sockets. It generates 400 lumens of warm white light, the equivalent of a 60W bulb, but with one-tenth of the power consumption. The energy efficient bulb lasts up to 20 years and is easily controlled and customized from a smartphone or existing light switch, making it the ideal lighting solution for home or business use.
The Smart Bulb is a dimmable LED RGBW (Red, Blue, Green and White) bulb meaning it can create light in any color in the color spectrum. Currently, the one-touch app features four different modes to choose from:
“Party Mode” transforms any space into a dance floor with flashing lights which change color to suit the music playing.
“Sleep Mode” simulates calming moonlight to improve sleep and enhance rest.
“Wake Mode” starts with a very dim light, gradually brightening until it reaches maximum intensity at the stipulated wake up time. Users can customize how long the brightening process
should take, from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.
“Ambient Mode” creates the perfect conditions for a romantic date or quiet evening at home
using a soft, dim light.
Lumenation Inc. has already successfully created a prototype of the Lumen Smart Bulb. Contributors to the project will receive a Lumen Smart Bulb and help Lumenation Inc. with international safety standard certification applications.
With a contribution of $49 (early bird special), backers can purchase one LED Lumen Smart Bulb. Larger and smaller contributions include:
- $99 for two Lumen Smart Bulbs
- $450 for ten Lumen Smart Bulbs
- $1,000 for 25 Lumen Smart Bulbs
- $3,500 for 100 Lumen Smart BulbsThe Lumen Smart Bulb is expected to be shipped in April 2013 and will be releasing new updates including Android compatibility in the near future.
For more on Lumenation Inc. and the Lumen Smart Bulb, visit Indiegogo and “like” us on Facebook.com/LumenSmartbulb.