iDevices has released the $79 Socket, which allows you to turn any ordinary light bulb into a connected bulb.
Simply screw Socket into your favorite lighting fixture and insert any standard bulb. Using the free iDevices Connected app, you can take advantage of Socket’s dimming functionality and customizable color light ring. You can use Siri voice commands to control power and brightness to your lights.
The iDevices Connected app — available at the Apple App Store — also lets you add iDevices products to your home Wi-Fi network and securely pair them to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Navigation allows users to create dynamic schedules and group products into “scenes.”
The iDevices Socket’s dimming capability lets you dim your lights directly from your iOS device. It fits into conventional lighting receptacles, making it easy to transform any lamp into a connected lamp. The iDevices Socket is also compatible with standard Edison style bulbs (up to 60 watts), allowing you to use pre-existing bulbs in your home. You can also use Socket to create dynamic, low-light environments and enhance your home with personalized color.