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The light bulb goes Wi-Fi

21 Jul 2013
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The humble light-bulb has now entered the ‘smart’ technology zone. Australian inventor Phil Bosua has created a screw-in LED bulb that’s also a Wi-Fi enabled computer. His device could do for lighting what the smart-phone did for the mobile. 

And he’s not alone in his efforts to reinvent and re-interpret artificial illumination. Welcome to the age of personalised, hyper-connected lighting.

Guests:

  • Phil Bosua, Co-founder and CEO of LIFX.
  • Dr David DiLaura, Author of “A History of Light and Lighting” and Principal Illuminating Engineer at Acuity Brands.
  • Dr Wendy Davis, Program Director, Illumination Design, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.
  • Dr Robert Karlicek, Professor and Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Centre at the New York-based Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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