Every once in a while, someone tries to give the humble light bulb a little next-gen flavor. This time, we’re adding Bluetooth 4.0 to the mix. Why, you ask? Good question, and one with a simple answer. The Bluetooth Bulb lets you pair your phone with one or more of the lights in your home, and then control them via an app. Switch them on, off, change brightness, set a timer, and a special RGB bulb even lets you change the color ambiance. If you’re worried about the cost and waste when these things burn out, fear not, as apparently every part is replaceable — and as there’s no home automation system involved — you won’t need anything else to get set up. If this idea switches you on, you might have to hold out a little longer, as the product is just a patented prototype right now. Sights are set on mass production, but you’ll have to stick with your old clapper for the time being.
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