Jeff Patton, GE Lighting's general manager for connected home products, stops by the Digital Trends booth at CES 2018 and gives us a look at how GE is embracing the future of home technology with its smart light bulbs.
Heelight smart bulbs don't need the internet to communicate with an owner. Instead, it listens for digital sound commands coming from a companion app. Every color, mode, or brightness setting corresponds to a specific sound.
In Louisville, Kentucky, the city has launched a channel on IFTTT that can alert a number of different smart gadgets about the city's air quality. Everything from Philips Hue bulbs to a text message can help keep you safe.
In a time when energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important, Sengled found a clever way to make its Element LED lightbulb carbon neutral, thanks to its initiative where it plants a tree for every bulb sold.
Security researchers from Rapid7 have reported that Osram's Lightify smart light bulbs store unencrypted copies of an owner's Wi-Fi password in its application, making it easy for hackers to access anything on the network.
Adding to its already impressive collection of Hue light bulbs, Philips has added a line of white ambiance bulbs which can mimic the movement of the sun. Announced in March, the bulbs are now available.