While the Internet of Things or Smart Home is picking up pace around the world, the need for smart gadgets such as smart speakers, lights, thermostats are also getting a boost. Most of the devices require Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to control their functions. However, with the new Heelight smart bulb no internet or Bluetooth connection is necessary. All it has to do is listen.
No internet, no problem
Developed by a startup called MicroNovelty, Heelight is a smart bulb that doesn’t rely on an internet connection to operate. Instead, it listens to digital sound commands coming from a companion mobile app. Whether it’s the color or brightness of the bulb, it reacts to a particular sound. And you don’t even need to work hard for that; a few chirps from your smartphone can adjust between 16 million color options.
Different choices, different modes
Based on your choices, Heelight comes with 30 different modes that are meant to fit certain scenarios. If you have a party with loud music or you’re just playing music with your friend, it can change the light just by listening to the music. Having a birthday party? Turn this smart bulb into a candle if you don’t want to take the risk of your child blowing a real one. After you blow the bulb, it will switch off for 1 to 1.5 seconds and light up again after 3 to 4 seconds.
Well, if you’re wondering whether this smart light is just for entertainment purpose, you are wrong. Heelight is also concerned about your studies and readings. It can glow bright when it can sense you reading, protecting your eyes from straining. Also, it can listen to people’s movement. If you’re one of them who have trouble getting up in the middle of the night, this bulb is the best solution for you. It can slowly brighten up when it hears you to get up from the bed and dims itself again when things get quiet.
Waking up were never been so relaxing before. Just open Heelight set it on sunrise and sunset mode and it will help you enjoy the morning glow and sunset at your home.
Heelight is currently on Kickstarter with a pledge of $20,000 goal. You can pre-order an early bird 3 pack for $59. If all goes well, you can expect this smart light at your doorstep in March 2018.