Tabu Products just released the Lumen TL800, an app-enabled Bluetooth smart bulb that can be controlled via smartphone. The Lumen Smart Bulb combines the practical utility of a standard white bulb, the party fun of multi-colored lights, and the longevity and cost saving of an LED light bulb. The Lumen TL800 lasts thirty times longer than typical incandescent bulb but uses five times less power. With 16 million color options, the dimmable LED RGBW (Red, Blue, Green and White) bulb lets users customize lighting to create a desired atmosphere.
Because it uses Bluetooth Smart, the bulb can be used anywhere there is a socket. The only tools needed are the bulb and Lumen’s proprietary app, currently available for Apple and some Android models. Simply download Lumen’s proprietary app, plug in the bulb and light up the room. The bulb will turn on when in Bluetooth range of the bulb, and off when outside of the range for low power consumption, both for both the phone and the bulb.
The 400 lumens bulb is the equivalent of a traditional 40W light bulb, with much lower power consumption, Lumen is able to create the same amount of light as a conventional light bulb. Besides energy savings, the Lumen also has a longer life span, translating to obvious money savings.
The TL800 provides various modes for different occasions. Features include:
- Call Alert Mode: Notifies users of incoming calls by flashing when the phone rings.
- Music Sync Mode: Visualize your music by synchronizing your music and lighting effects. Music Sync Mode is customizable, allowing users to choose desired color combinations.
- Party Mode 1 and 2: Transform any space into a dance floor with pre-programmed flashing beats that match the music.
- Wake Mode: Mimics the sunrise in the morning, gradually brightening until it reaches maximum intensity at the stipulated wake up time. Users can customize how long the brightening process should take, from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.
- Romance Mode: Creates the perfect condition for a romantic date or quiet evening at home with a warm atmosphere.
- Relaxation Mode: Simulates calming moonlight, creating a relaxing ambiance.
Lumen is compatible with the following Bluetooth 4.0 enabled iOS devices: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPod touch 5th generation Apparels Android: Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy S4.
Price and Availability
The Lumen TL800 is available at Amazon.com for $69.99.