The smart home is all about making life easier – whether heating our homes, keeping them secure or switching things on or off while we’re away.
Now Sony combines a lot of these features in a single light bulb – yep, a light bulb.
Smart lightbulbs are impressive enough when controlling your lights from your phone, but the Sony Multifunctional Light takes it a step further. With it, you can also:
How does this lightbulb work?
The lightbulb is packed with smart sensors that help it do different things, such as:
These sensors communicate with other smart home appliances, with the lightbulb acting as a smart home hub – we imagine you’ll be able to control each sensor separately with the smartphone app.
Can I buy the Sony bulb?
Not at the moment – Sony has launched it Japan only, but watch this space for more news.Sony’s vision for the home of the future
The smart lightbulb comes weeks after Sony showcased its vision for the future of the smart home – where tech literally blends into the backgrounds of our homes.
It showed off Life Space UX at the CES 2016 tech show in Las Vegas.
Think walls that turn into super-sharp TVs and kitchen table-tops transformed into screens and you’re about there.
Sony says it’s designed to ‘fundamentally change the way you interact with physical spaces and experience entertainment’.
Here are the headline products:
What do they all have in common?
Each of these Sony gadgets blends technology into your home’s fixtures and fittings. It’s about blurring the lines between technology and our interiors to the point where we don’t even realise the tech is there. Is this what the home of the future will be like?
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