Category : technology , 2 years ago
An Indian technology firm has launched a smart LED bulb as its first smart device in the Internet of Things (IoT) category.
Called IOTA Lite, the smart bulb is powered by Texas Instruments microprocessor and uses Toshiba LED. With a lifespan of 15,000 hours, IOTA Lite offers users the choice of 16 million different colours. It is compatible with devices running on Android version 4.0+ and 5+.
The IOTA Lite is a 7W bulb and offers 500 lumens brightness. Powered by Bluetooth 4.0, it connects into an existing light fixture without the need for a hub or extra hardware. An intuitive and seamless system, IOTA Lite's firmware is upgradeable and future-proof, and more features can be downloaded and accessed in the future.
Cube26 IOTA Lite is priced at Rs 1,899 and would be available at an introductory price of Rs 1,499. IOTA Lite is specifically designed to provide connected consumers a distinct, hassle-free and fun way to light up their homes. "This unique smart bulb is loaded with interactive features and easily accessible via an app on smartphones”.
Here are some of the key features of IOTA Lite:
Weather Alert: IOTA Lite visually shows the weather forecast at the user's location. The app also offers a simple customization option through which users can choose any shade to denote different weather conditions.
Call/SMS alert: With its unique call alert feature, the IOTA Lite blinks in a certain colour for an incoming call. This feature is beneficial when the user is around a high noise area or when the smartphone is on silent mode. Users can also customize the app and add select contacts to be alerted via the Lite.
Music Sync: The Lite changes its colour and syncs with the rhythm of the music. It syncs with the music playing in the user's smartphone and provides a live, light and sound show.
Preset Modes: This feature allows users to adjust light according to one's mood. Through its preset configurations users can customize different modes - reading mode, relaxation mode, party mode, and more. Users can define their party mode and have Lite cycle through different colors at random or use the blue, green and purple colours to define their relaxation mode.
Some of the other features include the ability to dim the light and adjust brightness. The company promises a life lasting up to 15000 hours.
Users can connect up to 7 bulbs and remote control them with one app directly from their smart phone. The Lite can be adjusted to go on and off without reaching out for a switch.