We are in the process of reviewing TCP’s Connected by TCP smart LED lighting starter kit (loving it so far), just finished our review of the Philips Hue multicolored LED lighting kit, and our bros over at AppleTell just published their review of the Lumen TL800 Smart LED Bulb (shown, right). So far, the one thing that’s missing in the market for smart LED light bulbs are models that fit smaller sockets. For example, when I go to try to replace a bulb in any of my fans, the bulbs are too big. The guys at Tabu Products in Hong Kong are feeling our collective pain, and have decided to put an end to it courtesy of the LuMini.
A few of days ago on Kickstarter, the company launched a campaign to raise $50,000 in 30 days (as I write this, they’ve already reached $8,300) to create a smaller bulb that will fit smaller lamps and sockets. I can see a whole crop of new night lights for kids growing up around the LuMini–with all its fun colors it will be great for little ones.
In order for the Smart LED lighting phenomenon to really have a place in the home, it needs to be ubiquitous. Now I’m looking forward to smart LED lights that I can replace in my recessed lighting cans. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
In the meantime, stay tuned for our review of Connected by TPC bulbs, which we will post later this week after we conduct some scientific ‘experiments’.