Pretty soon, every bulb in your house is going to be a smart bulb. It’s inevitable. That’s probably because it’s so easy to swap out the existing bulbs in your house for ones with “smart” capabilities. Most just screw right into your average light socket and work in conjunction with the smartphone (or tablet) that you’re already deeply attached to. Sounds simple enough, right? However, this easy exchange can add some really cool automated features into almost any room in the house.
While many of today’s smart bulbs use Bluetooth or even WiFi to make those connections, the LinearLinc LB60Z-1 actually packs in support for wireless Z-Wave technology. So when it’s used with a Z-Wave hub or controller (sold separately, of course), you can wirelessly control the bulb. According to Linear, each bulb has a wireless range (line of sight) of 130 feet.
Also known as the BulbZ, the LinearLinc LB60Z-1 has your typical on/off features. It’s even fully dimmable with up to 100 levels of brightness and can deliver light that’s equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb. Other features include the option to program scenes and events—either triggered by actions or other Z-Wave devices.
Boasting an estimated lifespan of over 22 years (at 3 hours per day), the LinearLinc LB60Z-1 is a screw-in light bulb that only uses about 9 watts of energy. No new wiring or electricians are needed. As an added bonus, it also acts as a wireless repeater to extend the Z-Wave mesh network in your home, making it stronger over long distances.
Designed to work with other Z-Wave certified products from Linear and 2GIG by Linear, LinearLinc LB60Z-1 Z-Wave LED light bulbs are selling now, priced at $38.95 each.