There isn’t much left to improve in the light bulb, right? After a century of existence, there doesn’t seem to be much more that we can do to improve it. Right? Wrong. Meet LIFX, a smart lightbulb that’s set to change the way we look at this simple gadget. LIFX is basically a WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android.
Before you start laughing (a light bulb with WiFi? Whaaaat) it actually makes a whole lot of sense – the LIFX is able to take remote commands from both iOS and Android equipped smartphones, allowing you to dim the lights, change the color and do a thousand of different things in regards to lighting. Best of all, this light bulb will work on pre-existing hardware, and only requires you to buy a LIFX adapter and the actual light bulb for it to function.
The fun multiplies when you connect multiple LIFX bulbs together – as you can remotely control the lighting in your house for one bulb, or for all with a simple flick of a finger. The project has already reached its Kickstarter funding goal of $100,000, but it never really hurts to add more fuel to the fire. Check out the Kickstarter of the group here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limemouse/lifx-the-light-bulb-reinvented.