The colour of technology lovers’ houses are set to change – thanks to the introduction of a colour-changing light bulb. Bluetooth Bulb makes use of Bluetooth, which allows users to change the colour of the bulb from their smartphone through Bluetooth technology.
“Bluetooth Bulb will simplify our life: all you need is a phone and a Bluetooth Bulb, and you can enjoy the benefits of automation wherever you live and work. As a bonus, it protects the environment, the energy of the future. Bluetooth Bulb is not only convenient, it also saves energy, therefore lowering the utility bills as well as promoting a sustainable environment,” Bluetooth Bulb wrote on their website.
The bulb however is not in full production just yet and the company behind it needs more funding to start a full production cycle. They have already achieved CE qualification in Europe and Bluetooth 4.0 chips with a range of 50 meters.
“Our team has created this wonderful product after months of experiments. We’ve continuously run tests on the trial pieces, and finally achieved CE qualification. With Your support, we will be able to start mass-production of the Bluetooth Bulb. Once production starts, we will be able to serve all customers with traditional as well as RGB bulbs.”
But by using the Bluetooth 4.0 technology, only certain device will be able to connect to it, such as the iPad3, Mac Mini, Macbook Air, Samsung Galaxy S III. “This list will be expanded as more equipment comes to market with this technology. Windows8 will be compatible, and by the end of 2012 most (if not all) smartphone will have Bluetooth v4.0 technology,” the company said.
All that users need to do is download the app and pair it with the bulb, and they will have access to the full colour range. “You will be able to control the brightness, the timing of turning the bulb on and off, and with the RGB model only your imagination is the limit of the number of colours you can create.”
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor