There have been several smart bulbs launched over the past couple of years for inside the homes. But now that the weather is shaping up, it’s a good time to consider updates to your outdoor lighting. A new outdoor-rated, waterproof LED smart bulb from ilumi can add a punch of color to any part of your yard, patio, or deck—and it’s controllable from an app on your smartphone.
Incorporating a new, patented MeshTek Bluetooth Smart technology, the BR30 Outdoor smart bulb can be controlled via a Bluetooth connection from 150 feet, and as many as 50 bulbs can be controlled at the same time. With this range and scope of control, users can illuminate their entire homes in vibrant color, both inside and outside, with just a finger taps on the screen of a smartphone or tablet.
The free app also lets you customize and automate the settings of the lights. For example, Vacation can be used to turn on certain lights automatically at certain times of the day; Light Your Routine lets you schedule lighting events based on sunrise and sunset; Music Sync syncs your favorite playlist to the smart bulb, making the lights flash to the beat of the music. In the future, ilumi plans to introduce compatibility of the BR30 Outdoor smart bulb with Amazon Echo, Nest, Apple Watch, Android Wear, and IFTTT.
The BR30 Outdoor smart bulb features an IP64 rating, which means it’s equipped to take on rain and splashes from all angles. It’s also very energy efficient, producing more than 1,000 lumens while only consuming 15 watts of power, the equivalent of a 75-100 watt incandescent bulb.
The BR30 Outdoor is available for pre-order at BestBuy.com and ilumi.co for $69.99, and will start shipping this summer.