LG has unveiled its first Smart Bulbs ( B1030EA5L6B and B1050EA5L6B) in Korea. It has built-in Bluetooth 4.0 that lets you connect the bulb to Android (4.3 or later) and iOS (version 6.0 or higher) devices. Once connected, it lets you turn the lights on or off with a single touch, control brightness, slowly turn the lights on when you wake up in the morning and more.
These LED bulbs just need 10W (watt) of power so it offers 80% energy savings compared to conventional incandescent light bulbs, and lasts up to 10 years with 5 hours of use every day, says LG. The smartphone app also offers security mode to turn on the lights at a specified amount of time and play mode (only for Android) that would blink the light in tune with the music played, for a party atmosphere. You can also set it to blink when you receive a call.
Since this uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE, it doesn’t need to be connected to a ZigBee base station like the Phillips Hue wireless lighting that was unveiled last year. The LG Smart Bulb is priced at 35,000 South Korean Won (1,970 approx.) and would go on sale in Korea soon.