Well, that was fast. Just two days after we told you about LG’s plans to enter the smart bulb market, Samsung has a made a similar announcement. The company just debuted a range of LED smart bulbs at Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany.
First up is the cleverly named Smart Bulb, which has support for Bluetooth technology packed inside. That way, users can connect instantly with the bulb from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Samsung says that an app will also be available, allowing users to access and control up to 64 Smart Bulbs simultaneously.
The Smart Bulb can be dimmed down to 10 percent brightness and adjusted from 2700k (arm white) to 6500k (cool white). It also promises up to 15,000 hours per bulb, which translates to about 10 years of lighting goodness.
“Based on our extensive experience with semiconductor and LED technology, as well as our knowledge of the appliances industry, we are in a unique position to deliver exciting smart solutions for the LED Lighting industry,” said Hee-Chong Yoon, Samsung’s VP of LED lamp marketing. “Our ultimate goal is to connect the digital dots in our customer’s lives and Samsung is well positioned to deliver LED solutions for the Smart Homes of the future.”
In addition to the Smart Bulb that’s pictured, Samsung is putting that same connectivity into the PAR-series spotlight and the L-tube tube model.
At this time, there’s no word on availability or pricing.