LG turns to Android for Smart Bulb LED lighting

LG Smart Bulb

LG Smart Bulb

Following in the footsteps of the iPhone-friendly Philips Hue, LG Electronics is releasing its own smartphone controllable LED bulb, the LG Smart Bulb.

The idea is to support ambient information, such as changes in brightness serving as an alarm, or silently indicate incoming calls.

Bluetooth Smart compatible, it will work with Android 4.3+ and iOS version 6.0 or 4.0, says LG. There is also support for Wi-Fi comms.

The bulb supports a “security mode” for use in specific times and areas, so you can – for example – turn out particular lights at particular times.

There’s also a “play mode” for synchronising the light with the music coming from your smartphone. This feature is only available with Android devices.

It has estimated 10 year life span , based on five hours operation a day, and LG claims it saves 80% of energy compared to traditional incandescent bulbs.

For the South Korean market, the Smart Bulb is priced at 35,000 won (£20).

[Via Telegraph.co.uk] Tags: LG

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