Smart LED – So Light Control Has Never Been Easy

A novelty at this year’s light + building were remote-controlled LED bulbs.Equally presented several large manufacturers, models: OSRAM, Philips, LG, and Samsung. Reason enough to look at how smart LED will facilitate our everyday life in the future. Here a small overview of the latest lighting innovations.

The “Smart Lamp/Bulb” By LG

The LG “smart lamp” controllable LED household lamp is the first via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. And you never know that you: therefore she comes: in the very traditional light bulb design. A modern Bluetooth chip, which combines with Androidand iOSapplications (from 4.3 (Android) and 6.0 (iOS)) is in it however. Each LED is separately or in groups can be controlled via Smartphone or tablet.


Setting, dimming and rules of light per app

individual programs (light-based alarm clock with sunrise and sunset, etc.)

Special modes: Security mode simulates presence; by irregular and turn off Party mode adjusts the light to the music played.

Response to events: lights for incoming calls/messages

With 10 Watts, the new LED easily replace a 60-Watt energy-saving lamp and saves so even power. The specified lifetime is-in daily use of 5 hours-10 years. In Germany, the Bluetooth version is the “smart bulb’ be available in Q3 2014 for about 40 euro.

The “Smart Bulb” By Samsung

How LG is also Samsung with its “smart bulb” on Bluetooth andE27 socket, without Wi-Fi. Bulbs on Smartphone or tablet to be an app up to 64 smart directly addressed. But only within the Bluetooth network of the user. The lifetime is specified with 15,000 hours , which corresponds to around 10 years.


Setting, dimming and rules of light per app

without additional dimmer up to 10% of the total brightness dimmable

adjustable colour temperature of 2700 k (warm white) to 6500 k (cold white)

As an alternative to the Bluetooth model there is also a ZigBee-based Samsung smart bulb. It is controlled via iOS- and Androiddevices. A bridge to the light control via the Internet is included in the scope of delivery.

The Hue Family Of Philips

With the “hue” series, Philips offers controllable LEDs for 2 years by iOS, Android, or radio(ZigBee). The series includes many forms of construction and is compatible with most of thestandard versions. The bridge, which is connected to the Wi-Firouter is the heart of us automatically connects with all active hue lamps. They need only to be infected. Then, the lighting by using the free hue app can be controlled. A system combines up to 50 hue lamps, setting the light intensity and color can be made for up to 5 lights at the same time.


Each hue bulb can 600 lumens in all shades of white from warm to cold-white and a variety of colors shine

Preset lighting situations can be assigned to each individual lamp, any edited, re-defined and stored

Setting, dimming and rules from anywhere from possible

On / switch-off option in the absence of timer or cloud

special lighting programs to read or relax

The “hue” family is constantly expanding. Last to create a self-powered remote (hue tap), which works with kinetic energy and a dimmable LED pure white light (hue Lux), which is suitable with many third-party apps. The Starter Kit, consisting of three hue lamps and bridge, will cost 232 euro.

Osram Lightify

With Lightify, OSRAM offers Smart LED for indoor and outdoor applications, which operate via app and light switch. It is controlled via Wi-Fi across a connected network bridge, which allows integration into existing ZigBee networks. Because the command transfer among the participants, the network is also independent of the range of the gateway and can be controlled via Smartphone or tablet.


Colour temperature from warm to cold white adjustable, dimmable

any colors in the RGB range (sample scenes: work light, Sunrise)

individually or in groups can be controlled

Simulation of presence

Light can be changed via the Internet from a distance

A Starter Kit with ZigBee gateway and E27 RGBW lamp (810 ch) should come in September for around 100 euros on the market.

Bottom line: If you have still no remote-controllable, dimmable color changing lights, can catch up relatively easy that in September at the latest. Because modern smart LED require Nocomplicated control cables in the walls. Meet a few Sockets, Smartphone and a router.