LG Smart Bulb Syncs With Smartphones

LG today announced a Smart Bulb that connects with Android and iOS devices. In a move that firmly couches LG within the consumer-facing connected home market, the 10W LED light bulb allows users to control the lighting in their homes with their phones. The light also has several nifty features: it can flash alerts when you get a phone call; it has a security mode that can make your home appear inhabited while you’re away; it can pulse to the tune of music from Android device. Most importantly, LG says that the bulb can last for more than 10 years at a five-hour-per-day use rate. For now, the device is only available in Korea for the equivalent of $32, but as the connected home becomes more and more consumer facing, expect new devices to continue cropping up more and more quickly.