Have you looked at the lighting market lately? There are so many different color-changing smart lights and we personally think they are pretty cool. There were quite a few announcements in regards to smart lights at the CES in Las Vegas this year. One of them that we really like comes from an Austrian startup company and it’s the Luke Roberts Smart Light.
Luke Roberts is a company that is based in Vienna. When they first came up with the idea for the Smart Light, they wanted to call it “Fluxo.” However, they ran into some trademark issues before launch, so they couldn’t go with that name, which is perfectly fine, because it doesn’t change the product itself.
What Does the Luke Roberts Smart Light do?
This is a pretty cool light as it lets you choose any color you want in any direction. You can do this by picking a shade via the companion app. You swipe your fingers across your phone or tablet like you would a paint brush and watch the light change colors before your eyes.
The light isn’t exactly cheap, as it will cost $700 for the hanging light, but despite that, it is pretty impressive and has plenty of color-changing options nesting behind it. Inside it, there are 300+ light-emitting diodes. Are you familiar with Philips Hue LED? That’s a pretty good light as well, but it only has a couple dozen color-changing options.
The co-creators of this lamp, Lukas Pilat and Robert Kopka have claimed that it is capable of putting out a total of 2,000 lumens of full-color light, and an additional 3,000 lumens of white light that is cast downwards.
You can also choose where the light goes. For example, if you only want one section of the room lit up, all you have to do is swipe across your screen in that direction. If you want blue light on one side of your room and green light on the other side, it can do this as well.
If you’re like us, you’re probably wondering if this lamp is capable of working with the larger smart platforms. This lamp utilized Bluetooth LE in order to connect to your phone – that limits it’s range, but this aspect isn’t going to prevent it from connecting to another Bluetooth-compatible device.
We personally like how you can paint the lamps light across specific parts of your room by using the companion app that you will need to install on your tablet or smartphone. The fact the left side of the room can be red, and the right side can be green (or whatever color you choose) also amazes us. If you don’t mind spending the extra money, this hanging lamp is well worth it.