New Smart Bulb from Qube Slashes Smart Lighting Cost
Wouldn't it be great to wake up to a cool blue light during a sunny morning and come home to a warm sunset lighting mood in the evening? With Qube™ smart light bulbs, you can do just that. The new Qube, a 24/7 connected Smart Bulb with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), ensures maximum ease, affordability and functionality -- right in your home.
Qube is a smart LED bulb that claims to be the most economical ones among similar competitors. This smart light debuted on crowdfunding platform at US $16 per light bulb. (Photo Courtesy of Qube)
Qube is helping make the transition to smart home lighting affordable for everyone. Say goodbye to the cost prohibitive nature of a typical smart bulb, which can cost upwards of $50 -- and welcome Qube -- a stronger, more comprehensive and affordable lighting solution priced at just $19. The bulbs connect your smart home to your mobile devices and Bluetooth-emitting wearables -- all without a hub -- to create countless lighting automations that can be controlled with the tap of a finger. Available for pre-order on Indiegogo -- Qube comes complete with 16 million colors.
Beautify Your Home with Qube and Make it Smart
According to a recent study -- home users can easily spend more than $500 when transitioning all the lights in their homes to smart bulbs. This includes the cost of any wiring, the actual bulbs and a hub to interface with the lights. Ultimately, the high cost of smart home products prevents widespread adoption of smart technology by consumers.
"We recognize that existing smart bulb solutions are too expensive for consumers to reap the full benefits of smart lighting -- especially because they need more than one or two bulbs to see results," said Joo Siong, co-founder and VP of products for Qube. "With Qube, we have big plans to disrupt the smart bulb market by offering a truly affordable and smart light bulb to the masses."
As the newest entrant in the smart bulb market, Qube is the most affordable multi-colored offering. It's also simple -- just screw into your light socket. As a plug-and-play solution, it works with iOS, Watch OS and Android™ operating systems. With its built-in Wi-Fi, Qube is easy to use and install. And with Qube being connected to your home router on a 24/7 basis -- you can control your bulbs from anywhere in the world, at any time.
Thanks to a free app from Qube, beautifying your home and controlling your lighting is easy. Impress guests by selecting the appropriate mood for the occasion, or even have Qube lights dance to the beat of your favorite song. Qube can also be set up to wake you gently when the alarm clock goes off or remind you to bring an umbrella if the weather changes. This can really come in handy if you sync Qube with the weather app on your phone. The Qube app can also send notifications when bulbs are left on and no one is home.
The Qube Difference: Price and Positional-based Automations
How is Qube so affordable? Qube will focus its initial sales strategy direct to consumers online. By doing so -- there is no need to build in retail margins, which adds substantially to the purchase price. Qube also works differently than other smart bulbs such as LIFX or Philips Hue. Instead of relying on Geo-Fencing technology, Qube relies on nearby smart BLE wearables to know your relative position at home with room-level accuracy. This potentially creates countless positional-based automations within the house itself. For instance, you could walk in your room and Qube recognizes that you entered -- automatically switching on the lights to your preferred color setting. In fact, with Qube's ability to track people or items within the home, you can also use this feature to find any lost BLE devices by lighting up the bulb closest to it. Qube also integrates with IFTTT and could even alert you if your child has arrived or left home using the IFTTT email function.
Qube is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo and priced at $16 for early adopters. First units are slated to ship in April 2016. Please visit Indiegogo for all of the details.