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Could New Smart Lightbulbs Revolutionize the Industry?

New trends in smart lighting requires that either the wiring and infrastructure or the bulbs themselves are able to be connected to the web. Philips hue, LIFX and INSTEON bulbs all take this latter approach, but buying new smart bulbs can be expensive.

According to an article on gizmag.com, Emberlight, an adapter designed to make any bulb smart without the expense, could revolutionize the category.

Like Spark, the Emberlight sits between a light fitting and a bulb and connects to the user’s Wi-Fi network to allow the remote control of the light from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

However, unlike Spark, which missed its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter leaving the company to focus on providing an open-source operating system for the Internet of Things, the Emberlight has been more successful. The device has already hit its Kickstarter target with another month left to go.

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About Jaime Koch

Jaime Koch
Jaime Koch was the managing editor of Hardware Retailing Magazine. Jaime regularly traveled around the country and internationally to visit with retailers and share their stories. Jaime was honored by the American Society of Business Publishers for Editorial Excellence.

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