San Diego – Accessories supplier Satechi entered the home-automation market with Bluetooth-controlled LED light bulbs and smart plugs.
The Spectrum IQ Bulb is available for $34.99 along with the IQ Plug at an introductory $29.99 on Satechi.net and Amazon.com. Separate smartphone apps to control each product are free on iTunes and Google Play.
The IQ Bulb is an 8-watt LED lightbulb that fits into any standard socket, delivers up to 25,000 hours of lighting, uses 10 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb, and shines in any of up to 16 million colors. A disco mode syncs the bulb to the beat of music playing on the user’s smartphone.
The Satechi LED Spectrum app controls up to 10 bulbs at once or individually. The app controls on/off, dimming, and timer and scheduling functions
The IQ Plug lets users control plugged-in electronics products and small appliances such as TVs, fans, lamps, humidifiers, and the like. The IQ Plug app also measures power consumption of individual appliances and compares daily, weekly, or monthly energy consumption.
Satechi, founded in 2005, offers home, car and on-the-go accessories such as FM transmitters, battery chargers, speaker systems, car mounts, and keyboards.