Earlier this year, The Economic Times published the prediction that, over the next 5-10 years, smart lights were to become one of the “largest IoT devices.” It’s a dramatic suggestion, but it’s also not alone. Marketing analysts and firms around the globe have high hopes for this particular segment of the connected tech industry — which could be worth as much as $19.47 billion by 2020 if this report by MarketsandMarkets is accurate.
What’s notable here is that the lighting industry’s last paradigm shift wasn’t too long ago — 2014 marking the U.S. phaseout of traditional incandescent bulbs in favor of more efficient LEDs. Just three years later, and a new world is already on the horizon, one that may see the majority of homes employing smart, voice-activated lights. It’s no surprise then that manufacturing giant GE has decided to begin staking its claim with the Sol.
Something interesting about the futuristic design of the C by GE Sol smart lamp is its intuitive use of lighting. Not only does the device feature a bright, customizable lamp; it also has two separate lights that act as a clock. If you look at the device, you’ll see a small blue light and a small red light slowly travelling around the circular design. These act as hour and minute hands, giving you an aesthetically pleasing way to check the time whenever you’d like.
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