WiFi Lightbulbs to debut in 2012

If your idea of a perfect world includes having every lightbulb in your house come with its own IP and MAC address, you’re about to get really happy. NXP, a semiconductor company based in the Netherlands, has invented Greenchip technology, which has found its way into Wi-Fi connected lightbulbs scheduled to go on sale in 2012. Among the abilities touted by the designers of these new pieces of tech: automatic on and off switching based on movement-sensing automation; random cycling of lights to make it appear as if someone is home in an otherwise empty house; mood “lighting” states, operated by remote control or an app-driven smartphone, which let you channel your inner lighting designer; and, more mundane but just as important, power saving scheduling. The smart home just keeps getting smarter and smarter.

For more information: http://www.fastcompany.com/1754241/every-lightbulb-hooked-to-your-home-wi-fi-this-will-happen-soon