Like Philips and, more recently, bitter Korean rival LG, Samsung has announced it is entering the Smart Bulb LED lighting market with products aimed at consumers and businesses.
Unlike some wireless technologies though, the Samsung Smart Bulb features Bluetooth connectivity rather than rely on a Wi-Fi network or proprietary bridge. This means a user can contact the bulb directly from their smartphone or tablet and control each device separately.
Up to 64 Smart Bulbs can be accessed and controlled at a time and no additional equipment is required. They can be dimmed to just 10 per cent brightness and while there is no multi-colour control, unlike the Philips Hue system, they can be altered from 2700k (arm white) to 6500k (cool white). Each bulb lasts approximately 10 years, claims Samsung.
The company has also announced a PAR-series spotlight for professional interior and color-critical applications. Plus, there will be a classic lamp and an L-tube in the range.
Samsung will be showing all the bulbs and lights at the Light + Building show in Germany next week. Pocket-lint will be in attendance to bring you all the news and hands-ons with the latest smart lighting innovations.