Smartphone controlled or enabled devices are no longer news. But, for the first time you can use an app on your smartphone to remotely control an LED bulb.
We already have light fixtures, plug-in lamp modules, wire-in switches and keypads along with thermostats and energy management systems, which can be controlled and monitored using handsets. The new LED lights called INSTEON, completes the concept of a perfectly connected home, where the control rests in your palms.
INSTEON bulbs can also be linked to keypads, motion sensors or door sensors, not just to smartphones. Such automated connections enable you to monitor the light sources and switch them off when not in use, thereby making sure the precious energy is not wasted.
The element of eco-friendliness is the icing on the cake here. As we know, these days the lighting sources are getting replaced by LEDs because they are cost competitive and have comparatively longer lifetime.
LEDs consume about a quarter of the electricity of an incandescent bulb, making it the best way out there to save energy. Presumption is that any such smart controls through smartphones or any such mobile devices could bring in a further increase in the aspect of energy efficiency.
This LED bulb acts as a network signal repeater. It sends signals over both radio frequencies and a home’s existing wires. It is available for $29.99.