Over the past couple months, I have developed a serious addiction to Kickstarter. It’s become one of my favorite time-killers and it’s really exciting to see all of the new and fresh projects. But sometimes I come across a funded project that is so unique and entertaining that I just have to share it with the world. The LIFX Lightbulb is one such project and could definitely change the way that we light our homes and businesses.
This space-age looking bulb makes use of wireless and LED technology to produce a lighting experience that is both creative and functional. And setting it up is incredibly simple. You’ll be able to have full operating control over your bulb by screwing it into any normal sized outlet and then downloading the specialized LIFX app on your smartphone. The bulb will connect directly to your wireless setup and send direct signals to your device.
Once hooked up, the LIFX can perform a variety of useful and creative tasks. You’ll be able to control multiple bulbs at once, or select individual units instead. You can perform things like dimming, nightlight settings, and on and off switching all from easy to use menus within your device. And if you’re feeling truly creative, you’ll be able to tap into a color wheel and select any possible color you could want. Use this to match the colors on your walls or just to make an interesting effect. You can even hook this bulb up to your music, and create interesting color patterns and strobe lights that move with the beat.
This creation is also promising to be environmentally friendly, using even less energy than an energy saving EFI. And it manages to do it without that annoying cold white glow. This project has already received well over its funding, and I believe it’s going to be an incredibly innovative piece of technology. Be sure to take a look at the video below for more information on what the LIFX can offer you.
Photo Credit: LIFX