Australia to Launch a LED Bulb Connected by Wi-Fi

It is reported that an Australian venture company called LIFX plans to launch a LED bulb connected by Wi-Fi in this year. This LED bulb connected by Wi-Fi can be controlled via smart phone applications; each bulb is a computer running open source Contiki operating system.

A set of bulbs forms a wireless mesh network (wireless mesh network: the core guiding principle of Mesh is to allow all nodes in the network to send and receive signals), and connects with the Wi-Fi signal from outside world.

The creative inspiration of "smart" bulb comes from a conversation of Phil Bosua who is the CEO of LIFX in a bar, Phil Bosua and several other co-founder of LIFX have started to raise funds for this project through Kickstarter platform since September of 2012, up to now, the funds raised by the company is more than 1.31 million U.S. dollars, and the initial goal of this team is to raise U.S. $ 100,000.

"Now, this project of LIFX is close to fruition, the first batch of bulbs is expected to be launched in the third quarter of this year," co-founder and chief technology officer of LIFX says.

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