Samsung, soon after LG unveiled its Smart Bulb, has announced its own Bluetooth-connected LED lamps, which it is also calling Smart Bulb. The company unveiled the new range along with other lamp solutions ahead of the Light + Building 2014 trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, scheduled from 30 March till 4 April.
The Korean tech firm's new range of LED Smart Bulbs are said to be lighter and sport a decorative classic design and have won a Design Plus award. According to Samsung, unlike traditional Wi-Fi controllable LED lighting, its Smart Bulb utilizes Bluetooth technology eliminating the need for a bridge and wireless AP. Samsung says this enables the user to connect and control its Smart Bulbs directly from a smartphone or tablet PC.
By installing the unnamed Samsung Smart Bulb mobile and tablet app, users can access and control of up to 64 Smart Bulbs with no additional equipment or set up required. The Smart Bulb can be dimmed down to 10 percent brightness and is CCT tunable from 2700K (arm white) to 6500K (cool white) colour temperatures.
Samsung says its LED Smart Bulbs have a lifetime of 15,000 hours per Smart Bulb, equating to roughly 10 years. B2B customers can deploy the Zigbee Smart Bulb Bluetooth hub to control the bulbs from further away than direct Bluetooth of their smart devices. No details on pricing of these LED Smart Bulbs are known.
"Based on our extensive experience with semiconductor and LED technology, as well as our knowledge of the appliances industry, we are in a unique position to deliver exciting smart solutions for the LED Lighting industry," stated Hee-Chong Yoon, Vice President of LED Lamp Marketing at Samsung Electronics, as per Samsung Tomorrow website. "Our ultimate goal is to connect the digital dots in our customer's lives and Samsung is well positioned to deliver LED solutions for the Smart Homes of the future."