With light-emitting-diode (LED) bulbs becoming the rage in lighting nowadays, it’s no wonder that lights manufacturer Philips have taken it into another level and developed a LED bulb that could create more than 16 million different color gradiation with the use of technology.
The “hue” LED bulb created by Philips Electronics could be used with smartphones and tablets to create the exact color of lighting you want. The bulb is built-in with a wireless connection, so you can send information to it on a certain hue you like just by taking a photo of it with your smartphone, and it will mimic the color you have selected. For those who find choosing their own colors taxing, the company has prepared several ready-made hues for each need, including “relax” and “concentrate.” When combined with a global positioning system, this revolutionary new light enables users to turn it off when away, and switch it on when one is on their way home. This feature is also tied to a method to keep intruders and criminals away, as one can just switch on the light so outsiders would think that someone is at home. Numerous software companies have already created applications that are compatible with the light bulb technology, including an app that is targeting hearing impaired people, which allows the bulb to switch on automatically with the help of certain sounds. Yu Sato of Philips Japan lauds the invention and said, “We believe that the hue, which combines these custom and advanced networking technologies, has a great potential as a future lighting system.”
While LED bulbs have been commonly used in homes or office settings, last year an elementary school teacher in Japan, Naomi Watanabe, placed a Panasonic LED light in a classroom which helped her students read better and prevented them from getting sleepy in class. Kyosuke Yamagata of Panasonic believes the advantages of using of LED bulbs lies in the ability of the user to control the “color, brightness and direction of the light.” He added, “This makes it possible to create an optimal lighting environment in various situations, such as for studying and at the theater, adding spice and color to your daily life.”
[via Japan Times]
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