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Deal Of The Day: 16% Off On SMFX Smart Bulb

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LED smart bulbs are great because you can control them from your smartphone, they usually display millions of colors, and hey, they’re just cool, ok? But they’re also usually expensive. Not so much for the SMFX Smart Bulb, relatively speaking. And in terms of features, it’s second to none:

SMFX is adjusted straight from your iOS or Android device so you can dim, brighten, change the color, or turn on/off your light without lifting more than a finger. SMFX will instantly transform the ambiance of your room, and knock some $$ off your energy bill in the process.

– Use for 40,000 hours (that’s 27 years of normal use)
– Go green— use 10% the energy that a standard bulb uses
– Use RGBW channels for brighter colors
– Turn the bulb on & off from the app
– Customize appearance with dimming & color options (16 million colors)
– Enter “disco mode” to change the light along w/ the music
– Schedule functions & set timers to fit your daily routine

That’s a serious bulb, and one which normally costs $59. But after today’s deal it’s $49.

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Deal Of The Day: $11 Off On Large ilumi LED Smartbulb

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LED lightbulbs are getting pretty fancy, so it’s nice to see some deals on them since they’re still on the expensive side. The large ilumi LED Smartbulb featured in today’s deal is backed by Mark Cuban and features completely adjustable colors, intensity and patterns, all controlled from your smartphone. You can

– Sync the light to pulse with the beat of your music
– Wake up naturally with a scheduled sunrise
– Create, save, and replay your favorite lighting scenes
– Let your light make it look like someone’s always home
– Let your light guide you, turning on & off as you move from room to room (coming soon!)

You just have to screw the bulb right into a regular socket, download the app, pair, and you’re good to go. Normally $100, it’s $89 with today’s deal.

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BeON Smart Lightbulbs Double As Burglar Deterrents

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There are a good number of “smart LED” bulbs on the market, but most of these just allow you to control them from a smartphone, opening the door to things like picking a color, turning them on remotely, etc. BeON takes things a step further and provides you with a layer of burglary protection we haven’t seen in other bulbs yet. It does this by learning your lighting habits, turning themselves on and off at intervals when you’re not home, giving the appearance you’re there. They’ll even listen to your doorbell and turn on to spook would-be thieves checking to see if you’re home.

Aside from these security features, the bulbs have backup power that will keep them on even if your power goes out. They’ll detect your fire alarm sounds and light the way to an exit in case of a fire, and they’ll fade in an fade out when switched on and off to give your eyes a fighting chance against getting blinded.

Overall the BeON bulbs seem like a pretty decent, full-fledged smart bulb definitely worth considering. Until you see their price, that is: a 3-pack will set you back $229! At that price, maybe it’s better not to look at them as smart bulbs, but rather as a theft deterrence system with an integrated LED bulb…

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

LightFreq Bulb Does A Lot More Than Just Change Colors

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The exposure received by the Philip’s Hue being sold in Apple Stores has gotten lots of people thinking about smart LED bulbs that change colours through an application on your phone. It’s a hot niche right now, and Lightfreq is an interesting new entrant. Aside from the aforementioned colour-changing abilities, the bulb has built-in speakers that play music of a quality allegedly “rivalling the Beats Pill”. And if you buy more than one bulb, the Follow Me feature enables the sound to follow you from room to room, turning itself off in the room you left and picking up in the new one. The same principle goes for illumination: you won’t have to remember to turn lights off ever again! Built-in microphones also give the bulb an intercom ability, letting you, say, talk to someone in the kitchen while you’re in the bedroom, while a wake-up mode slowly increases brightness at a preset time until you’re awake.

There are tong of features and if it works as advertised, LightFreq could make a splash in the scene. It’s a $55 pledge for early-birds, with the price jumping up to $70 afterwards.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]