Tafline Laylin

NXP Unveils Greenchip WiFi Lightbulbs That Can Be Controlled With Your iPad

by , 05/21/11
filed under: clean tech, Green Lighting

green lighting, smart homes, green design, greenchip lightbulbs, wifi, networking, remote-controlled lights, NXP, Netherlands, broadband, energy efficient, mood-lighting, movement sensors

Shopping at your favorite organic market but worried that you left the kitchen light on? Don’t fret, just turn it off using your iPad. Designed by NXP in the Netherlands, these latest Greenchip light bulbs are fully networked like regular computers, thereby allowing users to fine tune their energy footprints wherever there is a WiFi connection. And since they operate on a different bandwidth than other WiFi gadgets (802.15.4 instead of 802.11), there should be no interference concerns.



green lighting, smart homes, green design, greenchip lightbulbs, wifi, networking, remote-controlled lights, NXP, Netherlands, broadband, energy efficient, mood-lighting, movement sensors

Any advanced compact fluorescent lights or LEDs already embedded with tiny circuit boards are ideal candidates for WiFi connectivity. They are incredibly easy to use, and don’t cost too much more than standard energy efficient light bulbs. Also, JenNet IP, the framework that allows these lights to communicate with one another, will be open sourced to ensure that there are no issues with harmonizing different platforms or products made by different manufacturers.

So, it doesn’t matter where you buy them or who provides your wireless connection, these smart lights will be compatible across the board. By the end of the year, consumers will be able to buy a five pack of these and a remote control for roughly $50 at any Home Depot or similar store!

+ NXP

Via Fast Company, Gizmodo

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?