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The Smart Lightbulb

By David Ponce

Now this is really good. It’s a lightbulb (making use of technology developped by Fujitsu) that alerts you via SMS when it burns out. A signal is engraved in a contact part of the bulb. When it dies, it sends you a message. How? This is the great part.

It shoots an SMS via the electric wires of your home, to the Internet, then to your phone, telling you to “Buy a new lightbulb on the way home”.

No clue on price though. Story VIA Textually.


10 responses to “The Smart Lightbulb”

  1. SMSje van je gloeilamp?

    Hoe goed is jouw relatie met je gloeilamp? Sturen jullie elkaar regelmatig SMSjes? Geef je hem af en toe een aai over zijn bolletje? Onderhoud de relatie goed en je krijgt er wat voor terug! Wees lief voor deze slimme…

  2. Gizmodo says:

    SMS Lightbulb

    This thing popped up yesterday and I think it deserves mention. It’s a Fujitsu light bulb that sends an SMS when it burns out via Powerline IP. Yep, that’s right. When the bulb plinks out, it sends a message over…

  3. FayerWayer says:

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    Antes de que Apple nos demande por dar pistas de como instalar Tiger en x86 y al mismo tiempo nos haga famosos a nivel mundial, seguiremos con nuestra costumbre de informar sobre cosas raras. La ampolleta que ilustra este post…

  4. Thomas says:

    Well, I don’t need an SMS to notify me when a bulb goes out in my home. I think I am quite able to see that with my own eyes.
    But it might be useful for industrial buildings maintenance. Or within small households where the owner is actually blind.

  5. ander says:

    and why not use energy saving lights, then you wont have that many problems with them blowing up

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  7. Waves says:

    How smart can it be when they can’t spell “lighbulb” properly???

  8. Bob says:

    Burned out? The concentration should be on making a light bulb that doesn’t burn out. I have heard they exist, but selling replacement light bulbs makes more money.

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