LG today announced the Smart Lamp, an LED light bulb that can be controlled by Android and iOS smartphones. The bulb offers a number of different functions and promises to change how we think about lighting.
The LG Smart Lamp uses Bluetooth or WiFi to connect to devices running either Android 4.3 and up or iOS 6.0 and up. A companion application allows smartphone users to perform functions such as turning the bulb on or off and dimming it.
The bulb has two main modes: security mode and play mode.
Security mode lets homeowners set the light to go on or off at select times. This function can be controlled from anywhere, so homeowners could deter burglars by making it appear that someone is home. Unlike conventional light timers, which might offer two programs and vary on/off times by 15 or 20 minutes, the LG Smart Lamp lets users adjust lighting on the fly. Homeowners or small business owners can even use several Smart Lamps together to make things interesting, whether users are out for a night on the town or attending a conference thousands of miles from home.
The LG Smart Lamp is an LED light bulb that can be controlled by Android and iOS smartphones.
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— Eric Zeman is a freelance writer for InformationWeek.com, covering the mobile market.