Sony's new smart light bulb is also a speaker

ITworld | May 13, 2015

The front of the light houses a surprisingly powerful, 2-watt, Bluetooth 3.0 speaker. The bulb can screw into any standard socket and allow it to do double duty as a stereo.

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It may be a bit disconcerting to see and hear your lights playing Mariah Carey, but Sony thinks the smart bulb will win converts.
The front of the light houses a surprisingly powerful, 2-watt, Bluetooth 3.0 speaker. The bulb can screw into any standard socket and allow it to do double duty as a stereo.
The dimmable bulb links wirelessly with the palm-sized controller to adjust brightness as well as volume.
The controller can also connect with music apps on smartphones, tablets or PCs via NFC.
Sony’s very first light bulb is part of its Life Space UX project, which is aimed at adding functionality to household objects.
The 360-lumen bulb can be used in floor or table lamps as well as ceiling fixtures. It can also play music with the lights down low in case you want to listen in the dark.
There’s also a timer function if you want to drift off to sleep under this mini sound and light show.
For the time being the bulb is only available in Japan, where it’s priced at 24,000 yen, which is roughly $200.
Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service, Tokyo