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Lightbulb Turns On Through Smartphone

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Check out this lightbulb which is turned on by a smartphone.

Are we getting closer to living like The Jetsons? Will we be able to have the table set and dinner cooking on the stove before we walk in the door?

Spark Devices is moving that dream forward by starting with one simple device – the lightbulb. The company has created a seemingly effortless way to remotely control the lights in your home through its Spark Socket.

The special socket, retailing for around sixty dollars screws into any typical light fixture in your home and connects to your Wi-Fi network allowing homeowners to control their lighting from their smart phone. This could include turning lights on or off, dimming and even the ability to set up an alarm function.

The company's founder was inspired by his deaf father’s use of lighting to signal him to specific things like a doorbell chiming or a phone ringing.

He hopes that consumers will see lighting in a different way and says, “I think we’ll see technology like this not just in every light socket but in every electrical device in the home.”

Do you think this is a useful technology? What would you want your lights to do?

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