It’s so much fun living in what is effectively the Wild West of home automation and the Internet of Things. Everything can be connected, and running appliances and gadgets from your phone is the baseline now. And one really fun corner of this revolution in automation is lighting.
Enter the SMFX bulb from SmartFX. These are color-controllable LED bulbs (standard A19 size) that comes in Bluetooth and Wi-fi models that allow you complete control over the light coming from it via app on your phone (iOS or Android). Yes, this is not unlike at least one other popular bulb out there in the market, but the SMFX doesn’t require any kind of hub unit running between your phone at the bulb, so the cost of entry is lower, and setup is easier.
From their site:
SMFX is adjusted straight from your iOS or Android device so you can dim, brighten, change the color, or turn on/off your light without lifting more than a finger. SMFX will instantly transform the ambiance of your room, and knock some $$ off your energy bill in the process.
- Use for 40,000 hours (that’s 27 years of normal use)
- Go green– use 10% the energy that a standard bulb uses
- Use RGBW channels for brighter colors
- Turn the bulb on & off from the app
- Customize appearance with dimming & color options (16 million colors)
- Enter “disco mode” to change the light along w/ the music
- Schedule functions & set timers to fit your daily routine