Anything LG does, Samsung wants to do better – and vice versa. This bodes well for the masses, of course, since it would mean that both companies would do their utmost best to make life better for everyone as healthy competition exists between the two. LG recently introduced their Smart Bulb, and over at Light + Building 2014, it is Samsung’s turn to debut their own version of the LED Smart Bulb at the world’s leading trade fair for architecture and technology.
This new LED Smart Bulb from Samsung will be different from traditional Wi-Fi controllable LED lighting, as the Smart Bulb would make use of Bluetooth technology that does away with the need for a bridge and wireless AP, so that the user is able to connect and control it straight from a smartphone or tablet. After installing the accompanying application, one is able to gain access as well as control of up to 64 Smart Bulbs, all without the need for any kind of extra equipment or set up required.
You can opt to dim down the Smart Bulb to just 10% brightness, and it is CCT tunable from 2700K (arm white) to 6500K (cool white). Each Smart Bulb would also have a lifetime of 15,000 hours, which translates to roughly 10 years of highly-efficient light. One major factor to take into consideration would be its cost – hopefully it will be affordable enough for the masses to effect a high adoption rate eventually. [Press Release]