With a retail price under $40, the White 800 is the perfect introduction to the world of smart lighting.
The battle for control of the burgeoning smart lighting market continues to heat up, with new products being introduced regularly by both large corporations and startups. Just this month, Philips Hue announced a pair of new solutions: the Phoenix and Go, a wireless white light lamp and a portable LED lamp, respectively. Not too far behind is Australian startup LIFX who has unveiled a new product of its own, the White 800.
The company, which was Wi-Fi-enabled lighting pioneer and one of the all-time most successful Kickstarter campaigns back in 2012 — has launched a $40 smart bulb capable of switching between both warm and cool white lights. As can be expected, the White 800 is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology (meaning no hub required) to allow users to control their lights, create one-touch presets and configure favorite settings, all from its accompanying mobile app.
Between the bulb’s sleek compact profile and 890 bright shining lumens (60W equivalent), the White 800 a perfect introduction into smart lighting for those looking to bring their homes into the Internet of Things era. Users can naturally wake up each morning with automatically increasing luminosity, schedule lights to turn on when upon arrival, or set the mood with a soft candle flicker.
Beyond that, owners can integrate their connected lights with IFTTT to make their own recipes pairing the lights with services such as social media, weather channels and calendars. According to LIFX, the bulb can live up to 23 years based on three hours of daily use. Those interested in installing White 800 lights in their home should head over to its official page here.