We’ve seen some really weird smart home products over the years. However, very few of them ever messed with the shape of LED light bulbs.
Oh sure, we’ve seen speaker bulbs—but all of those manage to maintain the typical bulb shape that we’re used to seeing. Nanoleaf is taking the concept of LED light bulbs to the extreme with the upcoming Ivy smart bulb.
The Nanoleaf Ivy is a new wireless smart bulb that features ZigBee inside. Despite the strange shape, it does fit into your typical light fixture. Once installed, it can be controlled through the web or apps. It can even be integrated into smart home systems and products that: are compatible with: ZigBee devices.
Promising to be energy efficient, space efficient and effort efficient, Nanoleaf Ivy smart LED light bulbs use only 7 watts of energy to deliver 360 degrees of uniformed light distribution, 800 lumens and a 3,000K color temperature. It also features pure copper heat sinks for each LED to help it achieve efficiency and a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours. Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed, that same design is what makes this smart bulb a total conversation starter.
“Our unique shape is based on one of Plato’s foundational solids—the dodecahedron—a sphere-like shape made from flat plains. It’s strong, self-reinforcing, and is the perfect solution for getting 360:° light out of flat circuit boards,” says the Nanoleaf website. “Our patented laser-scoring process allows us to fold PCB just like a piece of origami, giving us the freedom to ‘think outside the bulb’ when designing Nanoleaf One.”
Available in black or white, Nanoleaf isn’t taking pre-orders for the Ivy smart LED light bulbs just yet. However, we did find them listed for pre-order on the Global Sources Direct website, with prices starting at $39.99 each.