Within a few days of launching his new project on Kickstarter, an Australian entrepreneur Phil Bosua of Ferny Creek, Melbourne, has raised over $800,000. For what you may ask? With claims circulating all over the internet that he is the man who has reinvented the light bulb that can last for 25 years and be controlled by a smartphone, no wonder Phil is such a hit. He has hit the jackpot by combining two of the hottest technologies today, new energy efficient LED lighting and Smartphone controls.

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Source: Kickstarter

With the help of Kickstarter and Phil’s 5,373 backers, Phil Bosua’s design dream of manufacturing the LIFX Light Bulb may come true.  But what does it do? The LIFX LED Light Bulb is:

  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Multi-colored
  • Energy efficient LED light-bulb
  • Able to control the light bulbs colors, brightness and settings with your iPhone or Android smartphone
  • Can be programmed to be turned on at certain times
  • Can be set to match the beat of your favorite tunes
  • Reacts to Twitter and Facebook  notifications with a flash a certain color.

For more information visit: Kickstarter –  LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented  by  Phil Bosua

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“LIFX answers a need that is well and truly overdue. Everyone in the world needs light bulbs. Existing light bulbs are based on an archaic technology that threatens our environment. Light bulbs consume approximately 20% of electricity in homes around the world. They need to be more efficient, smarter and last longer. In the twenty-first century, people need lighting that matches the “smart culture” and eco aware sensibilities of our day.

Phil Bosua – Inventor of the LIFX smartbulb