A smart light bulb is an intelligent LED lamp equipped with wireless network connectivity that allows people to exercise control over their lighting whenever and wherever they want to. LED lamps are used to retrofit light fixtures that were originally designed to accommodate light bulbs and control the distribution of the emitted light. From ceiling lights, pendant luminaires, chandeliers and wall sconces to table and floor lamps, all incandescent and fluorescent light fixtures have a bulb-based configuration. Legacy lighting form factors fail to exploit the enormous range of advantages offered by LED technology.
Smart light bulbs provide a one-stop solution to the lighting upgrade. Retrofit LED lamps of the dumb type operate in the existing wiring scheme and thus are controlled in a traditional fashion through local switching. There’s not a damn thing that can be done to improve the lighting controllability—an essential element in unlocking the performance and functionality potentials of LED lighting. Smart light bulbs can be used to implement an array of features beyond simple switching and dimming. There is a myriad of possibilities when it comes to smart lighting setups.