Smart appliances are taking over, and Sony’s Multifunctional Light will do almost everything imaginable for what it is at its core, a home light hub. The innovative piece of tech was recently presented by Sony, outside of the popular CES 2016. Its limited release might’ve been the reason why it didn’t join the other creative devices at the event.
Sony’s Multifunctional Light is much more than its name will imply. It does have all the qualities one would expect from a smart light bulb and hub, such as turning it off and on. With nothing but your smartphone, you can control the lighting in your home, as well as scheduling its function. Furthermore, the sensors will detect if there is a presence and automatically turn on.
In the meager definition as a smart light hub, the Multifunctional Light will also offer a variety of hues that will keep the user most comfortable. That means bluer hues in the day and cozier, warmer hints at night. It will create the best ambiance depending on the time of day. However, those are only its capabilities in terms of luminance.
Sony’s Multifunctional Light has numerous other uses that could prove to be almost scarily ingenious at running appliances around your house. With its multiple sensors, it can trace the humidity within your home and turn on the air conditioning. Or it will properly detect the temperature in the house and effectively control the thermostat. All in the purpose of keeping you and your family at the maximum comfort.
In addition to being the ruler of the lighting and in-home temperature, the Multifunctional Light also doubles as an effective alarm system, intercom, stereo, remote control, and answering machine. Its purpose is apparently to give the user control of everything with just their smartphone. The innovative technology and creativity that went into its design could be both revolutionary and worrying at the same time.
The control of everything in your home with only your smartphone? That could be a cause of concern for some.
Regardless, the Multifunctional Light will tell you of intruders entering your home, play music, turn on your TV, play your voicemails, and even allow you to communicate with others in the next room. This is due to the abundance of sensors, infrared controller, microphone, speaker, and a microSD slot. It’s far more than a smart home hub that controls light settings.
Unfortunately for those interested in purchasing what could be the overlord of your house appliances, its launch will limited to Japan. The product is set for release in the first half of 2016, with no confirmation yet if it will appear on American or European markets.
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