LG has taken the opportunity to liven up a Sunday by announcing they will enter the LED lighting market by releasing their own ‘Smart’ LED light bulb which will be controllable from Android and iOS devices.
There’s two bulbs which have been announced – Color: B1030EA5L6B and Day White: B1050EA5L6B. Like most LED lights, they have an extremely long life with LG advising the bulbs will run for five hours a day for up to 10 years. The use of LED also means that they’re energy efficient.
Like most smart bulbs on the market – Philips Hue, LifX and Belkin WeMo bulbs – the LG Smart Bulbs will be controllable from apps launched on the two largest mobile platforms – iOS and Android, with the Android App working with devices running Android 4.3 and above.
From the app you will be able to control the brightness as well as turn the bulbs on and off, different modes will also be available including Security Mode – options to turn the lights off/on at certain times and for Android only – Play Mode, where the lights will blink or adjust brightness with the music. The lights will also flash when you get a phone call.
Sales will start at a price of 35,000 won or AUD$35.67. When they will be available has not yet been announced but we will be asking LG Australia first thing in the morning.