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LG Announces Smart Lamp, Can Connect To Android Devices

When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879 he envisioned a world that would be properly lit even during night time. Little did he know that 135 years later his invention has been modified and can be controlled remotely using an Android device running on version 4.3 or higher and iOS devices running on at least iOS 6.0.

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South Korean company LG has announced its first smart bulb called the LG Smart Lamp which is an improvement over existing light bulbs. Aside from providing light it can be controlled using a smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. A companion app on the device allows users to control several aspects of the bulb such as dimming or turning it on and off. There are also several modes preset such as Security Mode and Play Mode. Security Mode allows users to set the bulb to turn on and off at a specified time even when they are not around. In Play Mode the bulb will adjust its brightness automatically to the beat of the music being played. If the music is upbeat then expect the bulb to flash at a fast rate recreating a party atmosphere. Unfortunately for iOS users the Play Mode is available only for Android devices as of the moment.

The Smart Lamp can also notify consumers whenever a call is being received by the connected smartphone. This comes in handy when the phone is placed inside a bag where it is out of sight. Once a call is being detected the bulb will blink letting the consumer know that there is an incoming call.

LG said that the Smart Lamp is 80 percent more energy efficient than the standard incandescent bulbs. This is because it uses LED technology which allows it to provide more Lumens at low power requirements. It is also expected to last for 10 years with 5 hours of usage every day. It is currently priced at 35,000 won or roughly $35 and is available in South Korea. There is still no information when this bulb will become available in the international market.

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  1. NICOLA TELSA INVENTED THE LIGHT BULL, AC electricity, X ray and more . THOMAS EDDISON PIONEERED DC ELECTRICITY. PLEASE GIVE PROPER CREDIT.

  2. NICOLA TELSA INVENTED THE LIGHT BULL, AC electricity, X ray and more . THOMAS EDDISON PIONEERED DC ELECTRICITY. PLEASE GIVE PROPER CREDIT.

  3. Android is everywhere now. I think it can be called the OS of the people given tens of millions of people using it around the world.
    I think it makes sense to use it as a handy OS for home improvements too.

  4. Good job LG!
    This is very practical for home use, esp if you are conscious of your energy consumption. I have a feeling this is just a beginning for a more connected home components in the near future.

  5. Nope, I control my Philips Hue with my Moto X and Nexus 7. There are actually quite a number of Android Apps out there for it. It also can tune to any color in the rainbow which is quite fun. Only benefit I see here is that the bulbs are down from $50 (Hue) to $35 (LG).

  6. Is there anything the android is not being incorporated into? This is a wonderful product! Kudos to LG.

  7. It’s not too expensive given the fact that this is a smart lamp. Look at the feature list, its worth $35.

  8. Seems like a good product. But $35 is kind of steep. I guess the prices will come down with time.

  9. Yeah. I thought this is not the first time I’m reading about a product like this. I had a doubt that some other company had already done something like this.

  10. I din’t know 35,000 won is roughly $35. But then again, awesome technology. Would love to have it in the living room, once this comes to the US.

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