Home automation is rapidly moving from the realm of science fiction to reality. Imagine arriving home in the evening and with a tap on a smartphone your entryway is instantly lit, before you step our of your car. Insteon, a leader in the home automation industry, has introduced a product that will make this possible: the first, networked remote controlled energy saving LED light bulb. This remote controlled LED light represents a large step forward for energy savings and home automation technology.
This energy saving LED light bulb by Insteon, is operated directly by a wireless remote. The remote controls the light bulb by communicating through one of Insteon’s controller modules. The bulb itself contains all that is needed to set up the automation. The user just places the bulb into the socket and it automatically links with the control unit. This unit acts as a dimmer as well as switching the light on and off. This is a huge improvement over home automation systems that require complex installations.
Multiple controllers can operate this remarkable LED light bulb. It can be linked to wall switches, motion detectors and door sensors. All of these controllers can be linked to the light without additional wiring. You can purchase the Insteon Smartlink hub in order to access the light bulb via a wireless connection from a smartphone or from home automation software. With the hub, multiple lights can be controlled at once and the user can set up various scenes to achieve just the right lighting in any room. Users can customize the brightness levels and the ramp rates for each bulb to create perfect lighting effects.
The bulb itself has a pleasing and stylish shape. It emits a soft white light that is equivalent to most incandescent bulbs. At 8 Watts, it uses 80 percent less electricity than a standard 60 Watt incandescent bulb. It has a life of 52,000 hours, which is over 5 years of lighting and 50 times longer than the life of incandescent bulbs. Not only does this bulb represent the latest in energy saving LED light bulb and home automation technology, but it also provides an attractive lighting option for any room.
Winner of a 2012 CE Pro Best Award, the Insteon LED light bulb truly is the smartest bulb in the world. Light switches will soon be a thing of the past.