Most smart bulb have similar features and that’s to enable the light to be remotely controlled and enabling it to be integrated into your existing smart home. The Bolt smart bulb from Misfit, the folks who brought to you Shine and Flash fitness and sleep monitors, is not quite part of the Internet of Things, but it is definitely not lacking of practical and useful features. By default, it emits warm white light to light up your home, but when time comes to add some funky colors into your room, you will have a millions of color combinations to choose from, or “create beautiful lightscapes from pre-made scenes or scenes based on photos of your choosing.” The bulb consists of a glass dome with proprietary light-diffusion coating that offers a wide-angle light dispersion sans hot spots and a beautiful aluminum body that doubles as a heat sink.
It is a direct replacement bulb, which means it work with any standard light sockets (E26), and best of all, it can work on its own without the need for hub. Once installed, the only thing standing between you and a remotely controllable smart light bulb is just a dedicated app, or Logitech’s Harmony Home remote and app, if you have those. Being a beauty, smart and all are just part of the standard package, but what really makes Misfit Bolt smart bulb stands out is that it can be integrated with the sleep sensing functionality of Misfit Shine, Flash, and Beddit, turning on the light when you’re at the lightest stage of the sleep. The Misfit Bolt Smart Bulb is available for pre-order on Misfit website, priced at $49.99 a pop. Shipping is expected to be in mid-February 2015.