An entrepreneur in Australia has developed a light bulb that can last for 25 years and can be controlled by smartphone. In two days he has raised more than 600,000 dollars on crowd-funding website Kickstarter to make it come to life.
Phil Bosua of Ferny Creek in Melbourne, is the creator of LIFX, a Wi-Fi enabled, multi-colour, energy efficient LED light-bulb that you can control with your iPhone iPhone or Android smartphone.
LIFX can not only be turned on and off using a smartphone, but can also have its colour and brightness changed. It can also be programmed to be turned on at certain times and can even be set to match the beat of a song, as well as react to notifications on a smartphone like those from Twitter and Facebook and flash a certain colour.
Bosua, 38, said that the idea to re-invent the light-bulb came to him about six months ago, when a friend relayed a frustration to him concerning renovating.
Bosua, 38, said that LIFX light-bulbs can last up to 25 years and they use up to 50 to 80 per cent less energy than light-bulbs, currently used by many households. He is presently in New York “learning how entrepreneurship works in America.”