iLumi - The World's Most Intelligent Light Bulbs

Bright and energy efficient LED light bulbs you control wirelessly via mobile app, powered by Bluetooth & HyperLux(TM) LED technology.
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Corey Egan
Technology
Dallas, Texas
United States
6 Team Members

Visit us @ www.ilumi.co

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Press Coverage:

ZDNet “Interested in installing LED lights that you can control remotely, but not so interested in rewiring your whole house? You might want to look into new technology introduced in late November by iLumi Solutions.”

CNET  “When it comes to lighting, most of us live in a yellow or white world. iLumi, a new player in the light bulb space, aspires to change that with a few fresh and colorful ideas.”

 “One more contender to consider when it comes to intelligent LED lighting”

 MNN “Two young eco-entrepreneurs have created a family of super-brainy, Bluetooth-enabled LED bulbs”

Inhabitat “iLumi ditches wires by utilizing Bluetooth technology”

 

A Light Like No Other

Introducing, iLumi, the world’s most intelligent light bulbs!

iLumi is a series of customizable and energy-efficient  Bluetooth-enabled LED light bulbs. Much more than just light bulbs, iLumi offers users complete flexibility and control of their lighting with millions of color combinations, amazing programing options, and simple wireless control through an iOS or Android App.  

After two years of research, design and development, we are ready to manufacture iLumi, and we want you to be a part of it.  Support our campaign and help bring the world’s most intelligent light bulbs to the world, and in return be some of the first to receive iLumi.

iLumi Prototype and AppThe iLumi prototype and app

Bright Multicolor Light Powered by HyperLuxTM 

Other multicolor LED lights sacrifice brightness and efficiency for the ability to produce color. Our patent-pending HyperLux LED technology, utilizing red, green, blue, and white LEDs (RGBW), makes iLumi the brightest and most efficient multicolor light bulbs.

Using just the iLumi app, you can customize your lighting to any variation of bright white or rich color light without sacrificing brightness. With whiter whites, brighter blues, and richer reds, iLumis are both functional for everyday use and fun for specialty applications.

Any hue of bright white or color lightAny hue of white or color at the brightest light possible

LED BoardThe iLumi prototype LED Board

Simple and Independent Wireless Control

Every iLumi has advanced Bluetooth technology built inside the bulb. You don’t have to worry about connecting to routers, master/slave dependency, or other complications and headaches. Each iLumi has up to a 100 foot range, and multiple iLumis can communicate with one another to pass on commands and work together, creating a reliable Bluetooth mesh network.  Technically speaking, each iLumi uses dual-mode Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth 4.0) wireless technology that is low-power, secure, scalable, and supports almost every mobile device.

This gives you complete control over how and where you use your iLumi bulbs. Control a whole house of iLumis, control a room, or control just one. Take your iLumis to a friend’s house. For professionals, like gaffers, photographers, or event lighting specialists, take your iLumis with you on location to create amazing effects with the touch of a button. Plus it’s great for commercial locations like bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Wireless Bluetooth Control

Limitless Programming Options

Along with Bluetooth, each iLumi is equipped with computing technology, including a processor, memory, and real-time clock for endless programming possibilities. Here’s an idea of what’s possible:

  • Set your lighting to fit your schedule – Slowly turn on your lights with your alarm in the morning, set your lights to dim or brighten as the sun rises and sets, or have your lights slowly turn off when it’s time for bed.
  • Set your lighting to recognize when you’re there – iLumis can sense your location and proximity, turning off when you leave, turning on when you come back, or even automatically lighting your path as you move around the house.
  • Lighting for information at a glance – Receive text, social media, and phone call alerts, get an idea for the day’s weather, or keep up to date with stock price movements and news alerts.
  • Create and save scenes for perfect personalized lighting – About to watch a movie? Impress a date? Or just head off to bed?  One tap on saved scenes and your lights create the perfect mood.
  • Create dynamic atmospheres – Have your lighting synchronize to music, mimic an underwater world of rolling blue waves, or create amazing effects like light strobes, fire, candlelight, and more.
  • The sky is the limit – We plan to release a software development kit (SDK) so anyone can come up with innovative new ways to use iLumis.  Receive SDK first in a Light Hacker Kit perk level.

Programmable

Checkout the video of the Music Sync application in action by clicking the picture below!

Music Sync

Set-up Made Simple

We want you to have an amazing experience from day one, so we’ve simplified the set-up process to these two easy steps:

  1. Screw in one or multiple iLumis
  2. Download the app

After iLumis receive power for the first time, they automatically find and pair with the open iLumi app and create a secured authentication for that mobile device. You can always share access with family and friends who download the iLumi app on their own devices. There are no boxes, routers, master-slave configurations or dependencies -- it just works that simply.

Plus you can always use an old fashioned light switch to turn your iLumis off and on to a personalized default setting.

Easy Install 

Leading Energy Efficiency and Savings

Home lighting comprises about 25% of your electric usage every month, so it pays to practice energy efficiency. By combining our advanced HyperLux LED technology’s efficiency with programming and automation functionality, iLumi is the most energy efficient light bulb in its class. And every iLumi lasts up to 20 years.

Every iLumi more than pays for itself multiple times over through the course of its life. Considering energy savings and replacement offset, comparing the large 15 watt iLumi to a 100 watt incandescent you can save about $340. Comparing the small 8 watt iLumi to a 60 watt incandescent you can save about $200.

Energy SavingsSavings reflect Large iLumi compared to 100 watt incandescent over 20 years

The iLumi App

Behind iLumi is the iLumi app, which will be available as a free download in the App Store or Google Play. We’ve designed the iLumi app to be simple, rich, intuitive, and engaging.

The app is compatible with all Android phones and tablets, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 3 (Retina Display), and iPad mini. When you set up your iLumis, it creates a secure authentication between the app and each light (so no practical jokes from the neighbors). The app is easily scalable to accommodate one or up to 100 iLumis, and comes loaded with a multitude of programs and the ability to schedule commands – well beyond simple color control settings.

Again, we’re also working on a software development kit (SDK) so others can come up with creative ways to use iLumis and share them with the iLumi nation.  Receive the iLumi SDK first by contributing to a 'Light Hacker Kit' perk.

the iLumi App

iLumi Multicolor Scene

Prototype Colorsfew of the rich colors produced by the iLumi prototypes

The iLumi Team

Our team is led by co-founders Corey Egan and Swapnil Bora out of the Alcatel-Lucent Gravity Center, an entrepreneurial incubator in Dallas, Texas. With a combined 12 years of high-tech experience, Corey and Swapnil’s affinity for lighting, mobility, and technology has been a major part of their lives.  The rest of the iLumi crew based in Dallas and India is a talented mix of engineers, designers, and advisors.

We are also supported by a world class partner network including leading LED and computing manufacturers, wireless communications and LED experts, and sourcing and operations partners. 

Further, our team and technology have received numerous awards and accolades:

  • Semi-finalist -SxSw Eco Start-up Showcase, October 2012
  • Most Promising Company – Rice Alliance CleanTech and Energy Venture Showcase, September 2012
  • Semi-finalist – CleanTech Open Accelerator and Competition, June 2012
  • Grand Prize – Carnegie Mellon McGinnis Venture Competition, March 2011
  • First Place Graduate Level - University of Texas at Dallas Business Idea Competition, November 2010

Awards

Inside iLumiTwo iLumi prototypes disassembled

Control Board

The iLumi prototype control board scheme

PhotoshootThese beautiful shots of the iLumi prototype and app were backlit with nothing but another iLumi

iLumi -- Live Your Light!

Now there's only one thing left to do – join us and Live Your Light with iLumi!

If you want to know more, check out our FAQ below, contact us, or leave a comment, and we'll get back to you.  Also be sure to connect on Facebook, Twitter, or our website.

SunsetThe iLumi prototype 

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