Starting tomorrow, Phillips will begin selling its latest so-called smart light bulbs, which supposedly display three “qualities” customers are likely to find more than appealing: they can be controlled via a mobile app, they are incredibly energy efficient and they can change color.
Although the fact that these light bulbs are wireless is interesting, to say the least, the important thing is that, according to Mashable
, these Philips bulbs will only burn a fifth of the energy regular light bulbs require in order to light up various spaces.
Moreover, a timer control talks these light bulbs into going on and off at preprogrammed times, so your regular Joe and Jane will no longer have to worry about upping their electricity bills by forgetting to turn off the light when leaving home.
Apparently, the starter kit (three bulbs and one wireless bridge) costs $199 (€153.7) and additional light bulbs can be bought for $59 (€45.6) each.
The system might seem a tad expensive at first, yet Philips claims their light bulbs have a lifespan of roughly 15 years and more than make up for the initial investment in saved electricity costs.