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World's First Networked Dimmable Light Bulb - Control it from your Remote or Smartphone

Updated on June 20, 2012
World's first networked dimmable light bulb - INSTEON LED Bulb | image credit: Smarthome.com
World's first networked dimmable light bulb - INSTEON LED Bulb | image credit: Smarthome.com

The Smartest Light Bulb in the World

Here's a brand new LED light bulb that is not only dimmable, but it casts a natural light and it is controllable without plug-in modules or hard-wired switches.

It's the next step in a natural progression of electric light bulbs -- from the old incandescent light bulb with a glowing filament, to the compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulb, to the to the new LED bulbs -- and now to the smart LED bulb with a built-in "brain" that responds to remote commands.

RemoteLinc 2 - INSTEON Wireless Keypad, 4 Scene | image credit: Smarthome
RemoteLinc 2 - INSTEON Wireless Keypad, 4 Scene | image credit: Smarthome

It's a dark night as you drive up your driveway

Your house is completely dark because you turned off all lights before you left on your vacation. But not to worry. You reach above you to your window visor and tap a keypad remote mounted there. Walla! Your post lamp turns on, your porch light turns on -- and you can safely walk to your front door and find your key.

All doable with your keypad remote and INSTEON LED bulb.

You can also turn your lights on with your web-enabled smartphone from virtually anywhere.

Advantages of the world's smartest light bulb

  • requires only 8 watts but produces light equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb.
  • features Insteon dual-band technology. (More about that later in this hub.)
  • controllable by Insteon remote keypads.
  • controllable by your Insteon home automation network.
  • controllable by web-enabled computers, smartphones and other devices
  • dimmable
  • software programmable by INSTEON

Limitations of the world's smartest light bulb

  • currently available only for 120v
  • currently available only for inside use

What is INSTEON home automation technology?

Thanks to INSTEON automation technology home automation has been made more affordable, reliable and robust. And it is user friendly. INSTEON has become the favorite among home automation DIYers.

Here's how INSTEON works. Your command is simultaneously sent throughout your home over a designated radio frequency (RF) and over your existing home wiring. This two-fold, dual-mesh network is what makes INSTEON so reliable.

This network enables you to control dozens of devices in your home -- you choose only the devices you want now. You can add others whenever you want. Your outside post lamp, table lamps, thermostat, window air conditioner, outside garden lamps, irrigation -- you name it, you can probably control it via INSTEON.

And now you can control the world's smartest light bulb via INSTEON.

Get a web-enabled INSTEON controller and you can now control your devices from anywhere you have access to a web-enabled device like your smartphone.

Welcome to the safety, convenience and fun of smart home automation.

Have you tried home automation?

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