Smart home maker Sengled says it’s working on a new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth mesh bulb that will be able to monitor your sleep, track your vital signs, and even detect falls.
Sengled touted the upcoming A19 bulb at CES in Las Vegas this week, where it also showcases a new image-sync TV light strip, smart string lights, a wearable smart lamp, and a pair of new Zigbee smart sensors.
The “health monitoring” bulb, which won a CES innovation award in 2022, is in the “very early” stages of development, according to a Sengled representative.
Equipped with a small radar, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dual-chip mesh bulb will offer sleep tracking along with “select” biometric measurement tracking, including heart rate, body temperature and other vital signs.
When used with a second health monitoring bulb, the two devices will be able to connect via Bluetooth mesh and create a “virtual map” of the room that can help determine if an occupant has fallen and needs assistance.
Work on the light bulb only started late last year, Sengled said, and is not expected to arrive before the fourth quarter of 2022.
LED Strip Light for TV Wi-Fi with Video Sync
Further down the Sengled pipeline is a new smart TV light strip that can be synced to the image on the screen with the help of a small camera.
Suitable for TV screen sizes ranging from 45 to 75 inches, the Wi-Fi enabled LED strip light will come with a dozen light segments and can glow in up to 16 million colors.
Scheduled for release in the second quarter of the year for “around” $ 100, the light strip will be able to sync with the image on your television using a small camera that can be placed at the top of the screen or placed somewhere below. from the screen.
We’ve tested these camera-powered TV light strips before, and while they allow the light strip to sync to any image on your screen, meaning don’t worry about HDMI compatibility, they can also be less accurate than TV light sync setups that connect directly to HDMI, such as Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box.
Outdoor Multi Color Wi-Fi LED String Lights
Also slated for the second quarter are Sengled’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dual-chip string lights, which (similar to a TV strip of lights) can glow 16 million colors or “thousands” of white color temperatures.
Available in 48-foot and 96-foot versions, the string lights can be controlled via voice commands from Alexa or Google Assistant, and the color of each bulb can be individually controlled. The lights will also be able to sync to music using a built-in microphone or smartphone microphone.
The string lights themselves are IP67 rated, offering complete protection against ingress of dust and being submerged in up to one meter of water, while the electrical box is “probably” suitable for “wet locations,” according to Sengled.
The 48-foot lightweight rope will come priced in the $ 70-80 range, while the longer 96-inch rope will cost “about double” the amount of the shorter rope.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth portable lamp with music sync
Another Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dual-chip smart light, Sengled’s upcoming portable lamp glows in millions of colors and features a rechargeable battery that should last up to 8 hours between charges.
As with string lights, the portable light will have a built-in microphone that allows for music syncing and will also offer a variety of preset lighting scenes, including one that mimics a candle flame. The lamp will also feature a wake-up routine.
Designed for indoor use, the light can be controlled via Bluetooth when out of Wi-Fi range. When connected to Wi-Fi, the lamp works with voice commands from Alexa and Google Assistant, or via the Sengled Home app.
Sengled says it is “targeting” a price range of $ 60-70 for the portable lamp, which should be available in the second quarter of 2022.
Additional Sengled CES 2022 announcements
Sengled says it will put up a Wi-Fi LED essential oil diffuser light later this year with scheduling and timer functions. The light will shine in color and white light, offering high and low diffuser atomization rate control.
A Zigbee motion sensor with a passive infrared sensor and adjustable sensitivity is also coming soon, while a second-generation Zigbee door and window sensor will arrive with improved battery life of up to two years, Sengled says.
Finally, Sengled’s existing Bluetooth mesh lights will add Google Assistant support in the “coming months.” Until now, Bluetooth mesh bulbs only worked with Alexa.