Wireless smart bulbs could scare away burglars
Light bulbs equipped with Wi-Fi could soon lower your electric bills and do even more—like scaring away burglars.
Connected “smart” bulbs promise to adapt lighting to different situations, moods and locations. Through an effort led by Qualcomm, smart bulbs will be able to talk to cars, appliances and other electronics, turn on and off, and even change into millions of different colors.
Qualcomm has developed a smart bulb reference design with LIFX, which has made a Wi-Fi bulb that can glow in 16 million [M] colors. The ability for the smart bulbs to adjust by communicating with mobile devices and appliances could make lighting relevant in security, gaming, health care and other applications.