Skip to main content

Meet Lumigent, the smart robotic desk lamp that is so much more than a light source

This desk lamp will light up your life and in more ways than one. Meet the Lumigent, a robotic smart desk lamp that is much more than a light source. Rather, this artificially intelligent device boasts speech recognition capabilities and transformation functions and will even take photos for you — if you ask nicely.

Making its debut at CES this year, the Lumigent is a Wi-Fi connected lamp that happens to feature a camera. When you greet it with, “Hi, Lumi,” it automatically assumes a lighting position that best suits your work habits. The lamp will even automatically adjust to preset brightness levels and the attached camera is meant to help you capture images of documents and record your work.

Related Videos

The smart lamp’s main body features a movable axis with four-degree freedom and when you’re not making use of Lumigent, it will fold into itself to save space. But once you ask it to turn on, Lumi will snap to attention.

Just about everything in the lamp can be controlled by your voice, including the autofocus 8-megapixel camera. Any images you take can be saved on a microSD or in the cloud via Wi-Fi. Even the lamp’s positioning or brightness can be dictated handsfree. Once you preset your ideal lighting conditions for say, reading, simply say, “Hey Lumi, change the position to reading,” and the lamp will comply. Using the four motors within the robotic lamp, even the most minute differences in angles can be applied and memorized, so you’re always working in your most ideal environment.

This impressive device isn’t quite ready for market yet, but its makers predict a fall 2017 release. But be prepared to spend quite a pretty penny on this smart lamp — it will set you back somewhere between $400 and $700. But hey, if you’re looking for a desk lamp that is so much more than a lamp, the Lumi just be worth it.

Editors' Recommendations

Wyze Lamp Socket turns any dumb light bulb into a smart one
wyze lamp socket turns outdoor lights smart

Wyze Week starts today, and with it comes a lot of new product announcements and sales. Two of the most impressive new products are the Wyze Lamp Socket and Wyze Solar Panel.

The Wyze Lamp Socket provides flexible power options for the Wyze Cam v3 by allowing users to power the camera through a light fixture. This eliminates the need for long wires or extension cords when placing the camera in the house.

Read more
The best smart lamps for your dorm room
Philips Hue Iris table lamp orange

Smart lighting -- with its modes, color changes, voice commands, and more -- is especially well-fitted to the dorm room. As you're picking out your dorm tech, we suggest you find a smart lamp that you like, too. It can be the perfect addition to your desk, bed, or room as a whole. We can help you pick the right one.

Below are our favorite smart lamps, keeping in mind dorm room budgets and usability. Our top pick is the highly affordable and colorful Marrado lamp, but don't worry -- this list includes something for everyone!
Marrado Bedside Lamp

Read more
More affordable than ever before, smart lights should be your next home project
Mother and daughter dancing in living room with Govee smart lights on.

I love the various smart lighting solutions out there, but I still don’t like the prices attached to many of them. Don’t get me wrong, Philips Hue smart lights are the most popular around and fantastic to use, but they don’t come cheap. In fact, you can easily spend a small fortune on outfitting every light socket in your home with them. Thankfully, though, the improvements in technology and additional competition in this space have helped usher in a new era -- one where there’s an abundance of affordable smart LED lights to choose from.

I’ve raved about some other affordable smart lights before, like the Wyze Bulb Color and Sylvania Smart+ Light Bulbs, but I've also believed that there’s very little variety outside of your standard light bulb options. That’s until I was acquainted with Govee, a company that specializes first and foremost in smart lighting solutions -- rather than dipping its toes in several product categories. Naturally, having prices that are cheap make me a little skeptical of their performance, but after checking some of Govee's smart lights, I’m convinced that upgrading the lights in your home should be your next priority.
Beauty in variety

Read more