Better “Smart” Lighting System on the Works
It seems everything is going smart. Smartphones, smartcars, even your home’s lighting system can become a part of this revolution. Tech company Belkin is also aiming to produce a smart lighting system with LEDs. At last year's CES, Belkin introduced its WeMo Light Switch, and this year the company is trying to make smart lighting even more of a no-brainer with its new LED Lighting Starter Set. At $129, the set comes with two LED Smart Bulbs and the WeMo Link. The package lets you schedule and dim the lights from anywhere using the WeMo app, which uses a Wi-Fi signal to control appliances with your smartphone. The light bulbs are 60-watt equivalent with 800 Lumens and 3000 Kelvin, are fully dimmable, and can be set with a number of features like vacation mode, the latter of which automatically turns lights on and off when people are in the house. The WeMo also includes a "dim to sleep" function that gradually dims lights over time as you head to bed. Read on at The Verge.