Amazon-owned home security device maker Ring is developing its own smart light bulb

Polycount

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This news was first brought to light by "technologist" Dave Zats on Twitter, where he speculated about the niche the bulbs might fill. Zats says the "PAR38" smart bulbs could act as an accessory to Ring's existing outdoor lighting product line-up, an accessory for Ring Alarm (likely motion-activated), or they could be something else entirely.

While it's not the most likely possibility in the world -- Ring is first and foremost a maker of home security products -- the company could even be developing these bulbs to compete directly with the likes of Philips Hue and Lifx. Perhaps they will feature multi-color support upon launch or in a future iteration, but that's speculation on our part.

Aside from a few basic details, like the fact that these bulbs will feature Bluetooth, we don't know much about this upcoming product. However, we'll certainly let you know if any interesting new information comes to light.

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ShagnWagn

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It's crazy the same people who are screaming about the environment and carbon footprint keep actually paying for and then plugging these electricity-hungry devices everywhere. Not to mention no privacy whatsoever.
 
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wiyosaya

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It's crazy the same people who are screaming about the environment and carbon footprint keep actually paying for and then plugging these electricity-hungry devices everywhere. Not to mention no privacy whatsoever.
In the drawing, it has the power consumption at 16W. That's far less than similarly-sized flood lamps from a few years ago.
 

ShagnWagn

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In the drawing, it has the power consumption at 16W. That's far less than similarly-sized flood lamps from a few years ago.
Not referring to specifically this, but to all of these stupid "smart" home devices. I wonder how much their electricity consumption has gone up.