Kickstarter project wants to reinvent the light bulb with Wi-Fi control

Shawn Knight

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A new Kickstarter project created by Phil Bosua following six months of work on dozens of prototypes is aiming to reinvent a technology that essentially hasn't changed very much in the last 100 years: the light bulb. Sure, we've all...

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TJGeezer

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The Chinese ones do look similar but they're not as bright, it seems. Several users commented that they're really toys or, in one case, for decorative use. The Kickstarter lights are intended for general, normal lighting around a home or place of business. Also, the RC is done by a smartphone, something people who have them would expect to carry around with them most of the time. I'd suggest making it work from any mobile gadget such as tablets, not just smartphones, but maybe that's what they plan.
 
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Led have 25 years of life?! ive seen led at 12 euros, can I trust in it?
 
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Next, apple would invent another product called iBulb, a LED bulb embedded with iOS (and may come with retina-display-bulb and option for 8GB or 32GB) then patented LED bulb as their intellectual property.
 

Timonius

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Needs a corresponding replacement for the light switch. An app through wireless device is great and all...
 

treetops

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Marketing hype huh? Your confusing the words marketing and hype with almost 100 years of scientific research.
 
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I know that we as humans like yellow light better because of our sun, but I still like (and see better) with white light myself
 

Cota

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True, but I feel like this could be a good idea, but I feel like all the colors is not necessary

No, no,no ,no ,no... from all the things this video shows only 2 of them have a REAL and NECESSARY use:

1-Dim: can be easily done whit a potentiometer, wich would last for as long as the diodes.

2-Color Combinations: Can also be easily done whit another potentiometer, the "cheap" way would be using 3 potentiometerfors, one for each color (Red Blue Green), but I can be merged into one whit a simple (and yet cheap too) circuit.
PD: and yet Color combinations isn't really necessary for all rooms.

Anything else from this video is nothing but ****, these kind of "evolutionaries" should just had study economics.
 
Why is this needed? there are plenty of ready made tech that does this from insteon to z-wave, just to embed this into a light bulb will create more radio interference with 100+ light bulbs in your house connected to wifi -- pointless
 

Neojt

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69$ pledge for 1 bulb.... right if they plan to sell these thing for that kinada price.. lest see I have on my main floor at least 9bulbs + bathrooms + beadrooms .. you think I can had the to the house mortgage