Japan is synonymous with crazy gadgets and Sony’s latest gadget demonstrates why. The company has announced an LED Light Bulb Speaker, and just like the name suggests – it’s a light bulb with an integrated Bluetooth speaker. Also Read - Xiaomi confirms plans to enter two new countries; Sweden launch on November 13
The 360-lumen bulb pairs with a smartphone app to play music, control the volume and the brightness of the bulb. It can be plugged into a conventional light socket, and even has a dedicated remote which can be paired via NFC. Sony positions the product to be an innovation that allows you to play music where it isn’t possible to put audio equipment (like in your bathroom, maybe?). Also Read - SoftBank partners Paytm to launch payments service in Japan
As interesting as this product sounds, the light bulb will set you back by ¥23,880 (approximately Rs 12,800). Also Read - Solar Impulse 2 stuck in Japan for a week due to bad weather, pilot pledges to continue globe-trotting mission
It is not the first time someone has toyed with the idea of an innovative light bulb. Eureka Forbes released a unique product in the same space called the Eureka Forbes Aeroguard Clean Air Glo for Rs 1,390. The company claims that the smart bulb cleans air, removes smoke and foul odor from a room.
Is this the beginning of a range of smart products disrupting the home appliance space? We think so. The Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker goes on sale in Japan on May 23.
Will Thomas Edison be proud?