GreenWave Reality Wi-Fi enabled LED light bulb kit now shipping

By on October 22, 2012, 2:30 PM

Greenwave Reality has released a Wi-Fi controlled LED lighting kit that aims to give users complete control over their light sources while at home and away. It’s not the first Wi-Fi bulb we’ve come across but it is one of the first available to purchase, albeit only through distribution and utility partners early on.

The kit, called the Connected Lighting Solution, includes four LED light bulbs, a remote control and a gateway box that links to your home router. Each LED bulb is equivalent to a standard 40-watt bulb, according to Greenwave CEO Greg Memo, but requires a fraction of the energy to equal the light output.

The kit is described as extremely simple to set up. Each bulb has its own IP address and is paired with the gateway box from the get-go. The bulbs communicate over the home network or even over the Internet using a smartphone or tablet app. Customers can create pre-set dimmers or timers to control lights while at work or have them flick on at night during vacation to deter would-be burglars.

Unfortunately you might have to wait a while before getting your hands on this technology. Since Greenwave is only selling directly to distribution and utility partners, you’ll need to wait until it is offered through one of those outlets. 

Expect to pay around $200 for the starter kit which includes the aforementioned four LED bulbs, a remote control and a gateway box. Additional bulbs will likely retail for around $20 each. Greenwave’s iOS app is already available for download in the Apple Store.




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mosu said:

This is one of the reasons why we jumped to IPv6

ikesmasher said:

This is one of the reasons why we jumped to IPv6

im confused, dont these use local ip addresses, making ipv6 irrelevant?

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Jesse Jesse said:

This is one of the reasons why we jumped to IPv6

im confused, dont these use local ip addresses, making ipv6 irrelevant?

Yes, mosu is mistaken.

Cota Cota said:

I'm glad to see people like shit....

howzz1854 said:

Now a light bulb "powered" by wifi signal, THAT would be nice. until then, I can get up and flip the switch. or buy one of those light sensored switcher bulb attachment from Lowes.

mosu said:

Sorry if I misled you, I was joking about assigning IPs to light bulbs. .

dawei1993 said:

Now a light bulb "powered" by wifi signal, THAT would be nice. until then, I can get up and flip the switch. or buy one of those light sensored switcher bulb attachment from Lowes.

Now that is a little too much you're asking for. You know that right? haha

jobeard jobeard, TS Ambassador, said:

Now a light bulb "powered" by wifi signal, THAT would be nice. until then, I can get up and flip the switch. or buy one of those light sensored switcher bulb attachment from Lowes.

oops; "powered by WiFi" would literally mean no wiring to the socket and conversion of RF energy to A/C.

The device can easily be "controlled by WiFi" as just any other network device however :grin:

howzz1854 said:

I know it's a lot to ask for. which is why when I saw the title of the thread, it was almost too good to be true. I thought we have finally cured cancer.

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