Emberlight turns any dimmable light into a smart bulb

Emberlight turns any dimmable light into a smart bulb

There are various smart light bulbs on the market, with the most famous probably being the Philips Hue connected bulb. But new Kickstarter project Emberlight has come up with a unique (and certainly more wallet-friendly) spin on the concept of how best to light your smart home.

Emberlight has produced a device with the ability to turn any dimmable bulb into a smart light, which users can then operate using their smartphone. The project’s developers boast of multiple uses for the Emberlight: ranging from having the lights in your bedroom mimic a sunrise by slowly lighting up in the morning, to creating custom presets for different lighting effects, to having your lights intelligently turn on and off as you move through your home.

Emberlight isn’t just about the aesthetics either, but can actually help you save money, whether this means slightly dimming your lights to cut down on costs, or alerting you when a light has been left on in your home without you realizing it.


So far, Emberlight’s Kickstarter project is proving immensely successful, with $85,150 pledged against an initial $50,000 goal, plus 30 days left on the fundraising clock. Shipping for Kickstarter pledges is planned for February next year, with the product presumably going on sale to the general public some time after that.

If you’re interested in checking out the project, click the link below for more details.

About the author

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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