Wi-Fi smart bulb priced for the masses

November 20, 2015 // By Paul Buckley
Qube - a 24/7 connected smart LED bulb with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) - is being offered as the world's most affordable multi-coloured Wi-Fi smart light bulb, starting at $19 in US stores.

Qube LED bulbs are designed to connect a smart home to devices and Bluetooth-emitting wearables - all without a hub - to create lighting automations that can be controlled with the tap of a finger. Qube comes complete with 16 million colours and is available for pre-order on Indiegogo.

Qube argues that home users can easily spend more than $500 when transitioning all the lights in their homes to smart bulbs. This includes the cost of any wiring, the actual bulbs and a hub to interface with the lights. Ultimately, the high cost of smart home products prevents widespread adoption of smart technology by consumers. 

"We recognise that existing smart bulb solutions are too expensive for consumers to reap the full benefits of smart lighting - especially because they need more than one or two bulbs to see results," saya Joo Siong, co-founder and VP of products for Qube. "With Qube, we have big plans to disrupt the smart bulb market by offering a truly affordable and smart light bulb to the masses."