I’m beginning to think that 50 years from now, people will look at the kind of simple light bulbs we were using in the early 2000s and wonder how we were even able to live with such caveman-like interior illumination. But at least when they look back at 2014 in the History of Lighting museum, they’ll see that we had Alba, billed by Stack Lighting as “the world’s first responsive light bulb.”
What is a responsive light bulb? In Alba’s case, it’s a light bulb that uses small built-in sensors to detect light levels, motion, and other pieces of data in order to make various lighting-related adjustments. The idea is to have a more intuitive and efficient light bulb that can save you money, improve your mood, and even help you get a better night’s sleep when you sync it up with your morning alarm.
I don’t blame you if by this point you want to take all of the light bulbs in your home or office right now and smash them out in the street, but you might not want to jump the gun on that just yet. At Stack’s website for Alba here, it’s only available for pre-order, with each Alba starter kit costing $150.
But even if you don’t feel like making a pre-order, you can watch a video that demonstrates what Alba can do below. Enjoy: