So many smart light bulbs, so few fixtures. How do you decide which bulbs are the best? Of course, it will depend on your needs. However, Feit Electric is the latest company looking to stuff its smart bulbs into the dark spaces around your home, by introducing several different bulb options under the collection of HomeBrite LED light bulbs.
The hook on HomeBrite is that it uses Bluetooth Smart Mesh technology, so it’s incredibly easy to create a home lighting system. It’s also insanely affordable, depending on the option that you pick.
An entire system consists of HomeBrite LED light bulbs, the free HomeBrite app, and your favorite smartphone or tablet. No wires, hubs, remotes or routers are needed. You don’t even need WiFi. Of course, the lack of WiFi means that the system can’t be controlled away from the house.
Users can tap into the HomeBrite app to dim lights, as well as turn them on and off from anywhere in the house. It also allows for grouping of lights and rooms, timers, and schedules.
Boasting a lifetime of up to 22.8 years, Feit Electric’s HomeBrite LED light bulbs are available in A19, BR30, PAR38, and B10 form-factors, as well as a 6-inch retrofit. Each one promises to be compatible with most lamps, including general purpose ones, chandeliers, recessed-down lights, and outdoor lamps.
“Feit Electric has created a solution for every household. The gateway is eliminated. The limit on the number of connected bulbs is eliminated. The wires, fuss, and connection issues are all eliminated,” said Alan Feit, HomeBrite’s executive vice president. “HomeBrite is another example of Feit Electric creating ‘Innovation that’s Bright.'”
Feit Electric is starting to roll out HomeBrite LED light bulbs now, priced between $15 and $44. The HomeBrite app is expected to be available soon, in both iTunes and the Google Play Store.