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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:38 PM   #51
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As long as I have the option to turn it off/on with a switch, too.

I don't want to break out my phone/ipad, wake it up and look for an app just to turn off the lights...
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:39 PM   #52
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Looks like something you would find at a store like the sharper image for 20 bucks
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:40 PM   #53
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Ugh. I hate the tendency of Macrumors posters to take every cool new things and deride it because it's not instantly cheap and instantly everywhere. As if those factors will never change over time.
Since when did the Wal*Mart ethos take over technology forums?

At least an Audiophile will save up and spend a ridiculous amount of money on a DAC or cables. They realize it's a high margin, high aesthetic hobby and they accept it.

Now we have all of these wannabe Geek tech fans that thing everything should be in the $1 bin at Target. Pass.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:41 PM   #54
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Not only colors

I like it. I'm abroad frequently and I like the idea of switching my lights from a distance and as ist is LED i think they will have a descent durability.

Greetz from Hamburg
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:41 PM   #55
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Didn't I hear you say the same thing to the Wright brothers?

"Wake me up when you can fly further than a hundred feet and carry more than one passenger"

Sometimes the responses to niche product releases on here are hilarious.
No, I'm going to defend jwdsail. It was a fair comment.

Saying "Wake me up when you can fly further than a hundred feet and carry more than one passenger" is a perfectly legitimate response! I was complaining about people who were saying it was just dumb and nothing more. The people (like jwdsail) who are saying "I'll be interested when x happens" are the forward thinkers who are actually interested in watching technology grow.

That's exactly the right attitude.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:41 PM   #56
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Would it kill them to publish the actual CRI for these bulbs?

And are these standard A19 bulbs? I'd definitely be interested in trying some dim-able PAR38 floods.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:43 PM   #57
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Thats $199 for 3 bulbs? Um, how long do these bulbs last? They'd better be forever at that cost.
Seeing as they're LED, probably close to it
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:43 PM   #58
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Im in- going straight into my theater- would be great if they could connect to the movie source and change color/intensity accordingly...
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:43 PM   #59
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...for people who have so much free time they want to spend it programming their lightbulbs?

Looks cool, though.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:44 PM   #60
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Could be awesome if the iOS app would monitor until someone said "Oppa Gangnam Style" and it go into Dance mode.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:44 PM   #61
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So Apple is getting into appliances already?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:45 PM   #62
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Check out the Nest Thermostat.

Edit: I see someone already beat me to it.
Can't seem to find a price (including installation costs) or whether it is available in the UK.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:46 PM   #63
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I paid $60 for a plain led light replacement that does nothing but turn on last year. $59 for one with colors and remotely controlled isn't bad compared to that.

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You guys all can hate, and talk about how over priced they are, but I want it. I'll pay that for lighting that can be put on a sleep timer, adjusted to a color I select from a picture or color picker. I'll take 1 kit please.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:47 PM   #64
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I wonder if the next big thing isn't going to be connected mobile devices but connected domestic devices. Thermostats would be another good place to start - provided they are affordable.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:49 PM   #65
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Seriously, replacing every single light bulb in the house? That's a bit much. Besides, the changing color thing is more a novelty than anything else.

What would be really great is to get some iOS web-enabled light switches. Suddenly I can control all the lights in a room with my iPhone, by replacing a single switch! Take a look at my family room... 7 bulbs for the whole room, and I'm always going to want to control them together. With this system, that would be over $300 for the entire room. Give me a $50 web-enabled light switch any day!

How does this work if I turn the lights off when I leave, but then someone else (a family member, a neighbor, a friend, whatever) enters the house? Do they have to have the same app on their phone, logged into my account, so they can turn on my lights? Either that or they have to call me to do it for them... seems like a waste with a perfectly good light switch sitting on the wall.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:50 PM   #66
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15,000 hours or 15 years, whichever comes first.
Really? A lot of the new LED lighting technology I am seeing is in the 25-27 Year Range...
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:50 PM   #67
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Perhaps a more useful function would be for the iOS app to monitor the time of day and overall brightness of the room and slowly increase the brightness when it got dark.

It's pricey but I just spend $20 a bulb yesterday on a regular Phillips 7 watt LED PAR20 ...
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:51 PM   #68
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Seriously, replacing every single light bulb in the house? That's a bit much. Besides, the changing color thing is more a novelty than anything else.

What would be really great is to get some iOS web-enabled light switches. Suddenly I can control all the lights in a room with my iPhone, by replacing a single switch! Take a look at my family room... 7 bulbs for the whole room, and I'm always going to want to control them together. With this system, that would be over $300 for the entire room. Give me a $50 web-enabled light switch any day!

How does this work if I turn the lights off when I leave, but then someone else (a family member, a neighbor, a friend, whatever) enters the house? Do they have to have the same app on their phone, logged into my account, so they can turn on my lights? Either that or they have to call me to do it for them... seems like a waste with a perfectly good light switch sitting on the wall.
i'm sure they still work with the switch...
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:52 PM   #69
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Thats $199 for 3 bulbs? Um, how long do these bulbs last? They'd better be forever at that cost.

I was thinking the exact same thing!!!

At almost $70 per bulb, they better last forever and then some!!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:52 PM   #70
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im not buying a 60 dollar light bulb....enough said.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:54 PM   #71
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At least now I know what's holding up my new Mac Pro
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:56 PM   #72
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You guys all can hate, and talk about how over priced they are, but I want it. I'll pay that for lighting that can be put on a sleep timer, adjusted to a color I select from a picture or color picker. I'll take 1 kit please.
Overpriced? UNDERPRICED. If they cost about $12 per lightbulb, the lightbulb lasts 20x longer than incandecent, which only cost $1. So pay 10x to get 20x the life...
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:57 PM   #73
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Umm don't get mad now, but it's PHILIPS not PHILLIPS.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:57 PM   #74
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Available only on the apple store? So apple has to gouge out a profit of this too?

When the price is down 20% I'll kit out my whow house.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:57 PM   #75
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When the price goes down to $5 a bulb, call me. That is the only way this will be successful, and it will eventually come down in price or disappear.
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