CES 2015: Misfit Introduces Connected, Color-Changing 'Bolt' Light Bulb

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As a followup to its Swarovski Shine fitness tracker, Misfit today announced its new Bolt wirelessly-connected light bulb. Similar to the Philips Hue, the $50 Bolt light bulb allows users to adjust the light intensity and color of the bulb using an iOS device.

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The Bolt light bulb is powered by CREE LED technology, providing the equivalent of a standard 60-watt light bulb. It connects directly to a smartphone via the Misfit and Misfit Home app or even a Misfit Flash activity tracker without the need for a hub or additional configuration. It also integrates with the Shine fitness wearable and Beddit sleep tracker to provide a simulated sunrise automatically during the morning wake-up hours.


The Bolt connected light bulb is available for pre-order from Misfit's website, with pricing set at $50 for a single bulb or $130 for a three-pack. Shipping is expected in mid-February.

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73 months ago
Notice it says it works with "iOS devices" but does not say it works with Homekit.

Better price than Hue, but proprietary and no HomeKit = no deal.
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73 months ago

I wonder if it handles the "greens" and "yellows" better than HUE. Philps HUE sucks on these colors...


it depend which Hue products youre talking about -- the lamp bulbs dont, but thats because they arent RGB-based, instead taking a route that makes them exceptional at mimicking incandescent warm-white lighting. the Hue Strips are RGB diodes, and can do greens very well, but are not able to accurately reproduce warm white.

this is why when you control either in the software they have different spectrums of available color.

me, i want my lamp bulbs to be best suited for warm whites. i use the Strips for party lights (green, red, blue, etc)...
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73 months ago
Colors

I wonder if it handles the "greens" and "yellows" better than HUE. Philps HUE sucks on these colors...
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73 months ago
This is $10 cheaper per bulb than Hue, and no hub is needed.

For the Hue, your first 3 bulbs is $200. For this, it's $130.
For Hue, 6 bulbs is $380. For this, it's $260.

It looks like this beats Hue senseless on a price front.
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