Try MiPow’s new remotely controlled colour LED bulbs and lighting accessories
This is the time of year when quirky gadgets and interesting ideas that wouldn’t otherwise make it to market start to appear on the shelves of many stores up and down the country.
With this success, MiPow have developed on the design and introduced a full spectrum of coloured LEDs for a new version of their main light, as well as a smaller ‘candle’ version, perfect for bedside or coffee tables.
With Playbulb, you have a versatile main light and Bluetooth speaker system in one affordable unit. Fitted in a traditional socket with a shade, you can not only direct sound to fill an entire room, but now really get the party started with a proper light show.
MiPow PLAYBULB Color
The same shape and size as the original Playbulb, the new colour version uses an RGB mix to be able to recreate a full colour spectrum.
You can choose from a constant colour (or normal white light) or various ambient modes including pulsing (smooth brightness change on one colour), flashing (on/off on one colour), rainbow (jumps from colour to colour) and rainbow fade (pulses from colour to colour).
MiPow have also created a new control app, PLAYBULB X, available from the App Store and Google Play. Just like the first app, this lets you control what’s playing, the volume, alarms, light levels and now colours / fades. With a Bluetooth 4.0 multipoint connection, your phone can connect to and control up to 8 Playbulbs in the local vicinity.
£79.99 inc VAT from Clove Technology.
MiPow PLAYBULB Candle
Similar to the new light fixture, the Playbulb Candle has a full RGB colour spectrum that can be controlled remotely.
You don’t get a speaker with the Candle, however you do get a modern alternative to a traditional and timeless lighting method.
Believe it or not, you can actually blow the Playbulb Candle out to turn off, just like a real candle. There’s also a built in lavender chip should you want to have the experience of a scented candle.
Finally, if you flip the Playbulb candle over, it can also act as a holder for a traditional tealight, whilst still putting out ambient coloured light underneath.
Using the 3 AAA batteries, the Playbulb Candle should last for about 2 months of continuous use (average 4 hours per day) and so is completely portable. The Playbulb X app allows you to group Playbulb products together (lights and candles) so they can be synchronised with the same colours and fades.
£19.99 inc VAT from Clove Technology.