Among the different smarthome applications (HVAC, security, window shades, etc), one of the most common and used is lighting. Some trademarks such as Philips has developed amazing lighting systems like HUE. However, they are usually quite expensive systems and we need to buy the whole equipment to make it work. But someone has thought that we could reuse our old bulbs and make them smart. Emberlight is an amazing solution that allows making use of regular bulbs and provide them with smart features. Go running to the trash if you have discarded your old bulbs.
Emberlight. A smart solution for smart lighting
Some smarthome kits require extra devices to work properly. It is not enough to connect them. Small hubs that make the connection to the internet need to be plugged in to make the system work. And, therefore, the final prize of the solution is increased.
To use Emberlight, you just have to screw your bulb and start ‘playing’ with your smart light. With an app that you can install in your smartphone, you will be able to connect your different lamps to your WiFi network. Utlimately, control your lights as you want: switch on and off, program them, etc.
Emberlight has similar options to other smart light systems: set an alarm in the morning with shining lights, set the perfect scenario to watch a TV or read a book, switch on the light when you get home and off when you leave, etc. It is based on IFTTT, thus, it is quite simple to use Emberlight and integrate it with other smart solutions.
Emberlight can be used with regular incasdecent bulbs (up to 40W) or dimmable LED and CFL. Be careful and don’t screw a non dimmable LED. You can even place it outdoors if it isn’t in direct contact with weather. Emberlight is compatible with any iPhone or Android 4.3 or higher smartphone.