Insteon Begins Shipping World's First iPhone-Controlled Lightbulb
Several years ago, a method to remote control a home lamp from an iPhone was discovered. The method involved recording the sound of someone clapping and playing it back when you wanted to switch the light on or off. Recently, a much more innovative way to do the same thing has been discovered – an iPhone-controlled lightbulb from Insteon.
The lightbulb is part of Insteon’s SmartHome range and embeds a radio transceiver in a 60-Watt LED bulb. It costs a reasonable $30 and can be dimmed and switched on and off from a range of Insteon controllers. The things get quite interesting when you add in the SmartLinc controller, which allows you to connect to the bulb’s proprietary network, allowing your iPhone in on the action. By using a companion app, you can fine-tune the lighting all over the house from your iPhone or iPad and even switch between preset “scenes.” The SmartLinc controller will set you back roughly $130, although you’ll only need one per household.
For those of you who are interested in learning more about how it works, you can check out the video below:
It’s definitely a luxury to have everything set up properly but it will provide a crazy amount of wow-factor to impress guests with. There is an elegant and simple convenience behind it all as well that some might see. If you are interested in setting everything up, you can do so as everything is available to purchase!