Smartphone-controlled light bulb will turn lights off for you
Imagine a light bulb that you can control with your phone, that switches on when you come home and off when you leave, that slowly dims the lights to an amber glow at night to lull you off to sleep, then brightens your bedroom instead of an alarm clock in the morning. An Australian entrepreneur by the name of Phil Bosua has created such a thing using coloured LEDs. Using the community seed funding website Kickstarter, he has already raised over $1.2 million AUD (nearly $1.3 million USD) to bring his idea into production, in just one week, with over half of that in the last 48 hours!
In fact, fundraising has been so successful, with their initial target of $100,000 AUD exceeded by a factor of ten, that LIFX announced on Sept. 20 that they were limiting the number of new 'pledges' that could be made towards supporting the new product development, to ensure that they would be capable of meeting the first delivery deadlines.
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