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Samsung's next bright idea: Smart LED light bulbs

By Shawn Knight
Mar 27, 2014
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  1. Samsung has unveiled a line of smart LED light bulbs just days after rival LG did the same. The company's offering is aptly called the Smart Bulb and will be available in a number of different styles (traditional bulbs, tubes,...

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 981   +97

    I'd probably go with LG's version since I use Wi-Fi a lot more than I use BT at home. Too bad Samsung, you missed a good opportunity here. Hopefully your Wi-Fi version is only a couple months away.

    At LG's $32 a pop, I'll have to wait for Samsung or someone else to catch up to LG and bringing the price down before I buy.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,119   +723

    Ha! That didn't take long. Clearly Samsung reads Techspot.

    I wonder if their app to control the lights would be available for iPhone.
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,174   +761

    I'm sure they will but they should charge them for it unless they upgraded to a Samsung device. :)
     
  5. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Rookie Posts: 60   +17

    Likely they'll make it so you can only control them their their Gaylaxy Gears that no one wants.
     
  6. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Rookie Posts: 129   +30

    I just spent over $300 on bulbs that will last me 15-20 years!!! sheesh.
     
  7. Smart bulb? my girlfriend could control (almost) all the bulbs in her house through remote control or several touchscreen-control-panels placed on the wall, or with her smartphone/pc (wifi, IR, internet, bluetooth)

    she doesn't use any smart bulb, instead using 'smart light socket' and 'intelligent electricity circuit' on her house..
     


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