11 May '11, 12am

Google, Lighting Science to Create Android Bulb

Google, Lighting Science to Create Android Bulb

Google will dip its toe into LED lighting by developing a bulb that is controllable from an Android phone. Lighting Science, a rapidly growing company based in Florida, will develop the 60-watt-equivalent LED bulb with Google. Lighting Science brings the bulb know-how to the table, and Google brings software, controls and a whiff of celebrity. The idea is to allow users to be able to dim or shut off their bulbs remotely or to program them. When you walk into the room, your phone will sense your presence there and have your house give you the red light treatment. This means, of course, that Google is ultimately getting into home area networks and lighting networks. There's no reason the same basic technology couldn't be used in commercial office buildings, too. As a result, Google may compete soon against Adura, Lumenergi, Redwood Systems, Daintree Systems and the other fir...

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