Philips have just unveiled an LED light-bulb that is web enabled; allowing users to control the light via their Smartphone or Tablet.
Not only can you control the lights whilst at home but the app gives you the ability to control the lights whilst you are away form home as well. A great burglar deterrent I must add.
How does it all work? The kit comes with a Smart bridge that will connect to your WiFi router. The bridge will then communicate with the LED bulb itself which will then receive demands from the app. The bulb is compatible with your existing fittings.
The app is really where all the fun starts, you can control the light with an array of features including matching the colour of the light to a colour on any photo (up to 16 million different colours)
The system includes an alarm that will adjust the light accordingly at what ever time you demand; a far more natural way to rise than that of a fog horn sounding in the early hours. Different settings can be saved and logged on your device allowing you to simply click one button to allow the setting to be applied for that particular part of the day without too much fuss.
Could you see yourself using technology like this in your own home?