Make dumb dimmable bulbs Smarter with Emberlight


Smart bulbs are really starting to take off, and we’re seeing several new products launched every month. Emberlight is one of the latest, and if you’re looking for a way to give your dimmable bulb a brain, it may be your best bet.

Emberlight is a gadget that can turn any “dimmable” bulb into smart bulb without the use of an expensive hub. When we say “any” dimmable bulb we mean it as the company says it will work with LED’s incandescent bulbs, halogens, and others. You simply need to screw the Emberlight into a socket, then screw the bulb of your choice into the Emberlight. After that you just need to setup the Wi-Fi connection with the app on your smartphone or tab.emberlight

Once you’ve got Emberlight hooked up, you’ll be able to turn the lights on or off from your device, and set the mood by dimming them at your leisure. There are some handy features to boot including several presets and vacation mode. One of the cooler features the team is working on would be BLE Proximity which will automatically turn light on or off whenever you enter a room.

The Emberlight is live on Kickstarter, and nearing their $50,000 funding goal so this one should get made barring any unforeseen mishaps. The Early Birds are already gone, but you can pick up a set of two Emberlights for $89 while there are still spots left. Several other packages are available if you want to deck out your entire home with the tech.emberlight-2

There are a lot of options out there if you’re looking to try smart bulbs, and some are fancier than others. Remember the dimmable smart bulbs with embedded JBL speakers we covered earlier this year? All smart bulbs are definitely not created equal. Emberlight isn’t the cheapest option out there and it’s not the out. When it does, just pop another one in.


Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.