Manage your lights from your living room or from anywhere in the world


Belkin has announced some connected light bulbs in their WeMo home automation line, but they have been “coming soon” for a long time now.  I discovered some other internet-connect LED bulbs while checking on the status of the Belkins recently.  The Connected by TCP smart lighting system consists of 11W LED bulbs, a gateway to connect them to your home network, and a remote control.  You can control the lights with the remote or with an Android or iOS app.  You can connect up to 250 bulbs to a gateway, and you can control individual bulbs or by groups, schedule them, control them manually, and dim them while you’re at home or from halfway around them world.  Prices vary from $28 for a single 11W bulb, to $55 for two bulbs and a remote control, to $143 for three bulbs, a gateway, and a remote control.  Learn more at the TCP website.

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