US Smart Home company Insteon have revealed a new 8 watt remote control dimmable LED light bulb. With an amazing price of just $29.99 the bulbs can also be controlled from smartphones and other computers over the Internet with the addition of a SmartLinc Hub.
INSTEON®, manufacturers of the best-selling, most reliable home automation technology, today introduced the INSTEON LED Bulb 8 Watt (60W), the world’s first-to-market networked remote control dimmable LED light bulb. Featuring INSTEON’s award-winning technology in a sleek design, the INSTEON LED Bulb is a technological innovation sure to brighten both the connected home and personal technology industries alike.
“For years, home automation has controlled light fixtures with plug-in lamp modules, wire-in switches and keypads. But, until now, no one has controlled the bulb itself. It’s exciting to be the first to introduce a new product to the world,” said Joe Dada, chief executive officer, INSTEON.
The INSTEON LED Bulb features simple setup, intuitive control and easy linking to any INSTEON controller, such as a handheld remote. When paired with the free INSTEON app, the SmartLinc Hub turns an iOS/Android smartphone or tablet into a fully functioning remote control of the bulb or an entire INSTEON network. The bulb is fully dimmable and can be added to any number of scenes to create custom lighting at the touch of a button.
The INSTEON LED Bulb contains INSTEON’s patented dual-band communication technology, the most reliable, efficient communication system available. Just like other INSTEON devices, the bulb acts as a network signal repeater and sends signals over both radio frequencies (RF) and a home’s existing wires (powerline).
The INSTEON LED Bulb retails for $29.99. For more information or to watch a demonstration video, visit www.insteon.com/bulb.
“The market is very excited to be getting an LED bulb with remote control built in, at a price that is actually below the cost of most standard LED bulbs. It’s like getting remote control for free,” said Joe Gerber, president, INSTEON.
The INSTEON LED Bulb is the latest addition to the INSTEON product family, built upon the best-selling SmartLinc Hub. The INSTEON product family ranges from wall switches, plug-in modules and keypads to thermostats and motion sensors.
With its simple installation and setup process and trustworthy communication, INSTEON has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, INSTEON eliminates the need for custom wiring.