Smart lighting is changing the way we light up our homes. Not only can smart bulbs help us save money on electricity, they can also do some pretty fun and interesting stuff.
This MagicLight Pro light bulb is a great example of some of the best features you can get from a smart light bulb. Let’s take a look at what it can do below.
Let’s start by looking at some of the more standard features, the kind of stuff you’d look for in any light bulb, smart or otherwise. It’s got a lifetime of 40,000 hours and can be about as bright as an 80 watt incandescent bulb although it’s only 10 Watts.
As for installation, it’s exactly like any other light bulb. Simply screw it into the socket and turn it on. Then, you can download the MagicLight BT for free onto any smartphone, tablet, or other device.
With that app, you can control all the cool settings and features that this light bulb offers. For starters, you can turn it on and off from your phone. But you can also choose different settings. For example, you can put it on a timer.
It also features cool sunrise and sunset settings. The sunrise mode will gradually get brighter and brighter (just like the sunrise) as you are waking up in the morning to help make a smoother transition out of sleep. Likewise, the sunset mode gradually starts to dim and then turn off to help you naturally start to feel sleepier and fall asleep faster.
You can also adjust the intensity of the light from soft, warm lighting that helps you relax to cool, brighter lighting that keeps you alert and focused. And in addition to intensity, you can select from a palette of more than 16 million colors! This can also help with mood or be used as a fun feature during a party.
Another great party feature is the ability to sync this bulb with your music. It will change colors and provide a fun light show that goes along with whatever music you’re playing.
This is a fantastic lightbulb but a key drawback worth mentioning might be the price. It’s definitely not as cheap as a standard lightbulb. But in the end, the price is really not that bad. Considering it has a lifetime of 40,000 hours, that means you could keep it on 24 hours a day every single for about 4 ½ years before it died.
Considering you probably don’t intend to keep it on 24/7 for more than 4 years straight, you can probably expect to get about 5 or 6 years out of a single bulb. So if you spread the cost of the bulb over those years, it’s really not that bad.
While the price is a bit higher than a normal light bulb, the amount of added features you get and the years of lifetime that it will last you definitely help to offset that cost. We recommend starting out with just one and if you like what it can do, get more to have them in all the rooms in your home!