Philips Lights Up Hue Line With New 3D Printed Bulbs, Lux Bulb, And Kinetic …
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March 29, 2014

Image Caption: Philips 3D-printed hue luminaires. Credit: Royal Philips

Enid Burns for – Your Universe Online

Remember when you needed a switch to turn on a light? The switch is shifting to the light bulb with new options such as web-connected light bulbs and switches. Philips released new additions to its Hue line, and a Hue Tap switch that uses kinetic energy to power itself by the action of tapping on it.

The Hue Tap switch will retail for about $ 60 when it’s released later this year. Tap is the control you use for connected light bu…………… continues on RedOrbit

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Samsung Makes Its Entry into the Smart Bulb Club
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The smart light bulb category is heating up. Following entries by LG and Philips, Samsung announced Thursday that it is now in the game of making your lamps and ceiling lights into peripherals.

The Samsung Smart Bulb features LED lighting and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing it to be controlled directly from a mobile device via an app instead of through Wi-Fi or a bridge. A user can control as many as 64 lamps at one time, and brightness can be lowered to 10 percent of the highest level.

The light bulbs have a lifespan of 15,000 hours, which Samsung said should cover 10 years. Regular LED bulbs are rated for 25,000 hours. Models will include an L-tube, a standard lamp bulb, and units for professional applications. The smart light bulbs will be launched at the Light + Building 2014 show in Frankfurt, Germany, which opens on March 30. Pricing has not been announced.

LG’s Smart Lamp

Earlier this week, LG announced its 10-watt Smart Lamp for either iOS or Android smartphones, over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. That product, however, has only been released so far in that company’s home country of South Korea.

The LG bulb can be turned on or off via the smartphone. In i…………… continues on Sci-Tech Today

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