You probably weren't planning to spend US$700 on your next lamp. But this Austrian company thinks artificial intelligence will change your mind.
There are increasingly few parts of your kitchen and living room that haven't had some form of smart technology wedged into them.
But if you're one of the few who have welcomed the chance to connect your fridge and dishwasher to the internet, then this Bluetooth-enabled lamp might be next purchase for you – provided you're willing to pay more than 10 times the price of a normal lamp.
Viennese light company Luke Roberts has created a new kind of smart lamp that not only lights up your living room in changeable colours, but even uses artificial intelligence to make a guess at what kind of lighting you need.
The Smart Pendant Lamp hangs from your ceiling and has the ability to direct lights to specific sides of the room, say if you want to read a book or light up the dinner table. The built-in software will also try to predict what kind of lighting you want, based on the settings you've used in the past.
Using an Android or iOS app that controls the lamp with Bluetooth, you can set the colour, like on other smart bulbs like the Philips Smart Hue. But if that's too complicated you can just “change the scene” of the smart lamp by flicking on and off the light switch.
You can even turn the light into an alarm which will flash when the timer goes off. – dpa