Last year, one of the engineers Tesla left the company to start his own business. So a company Stack, released a “highly intelligent” light bulb Alba.

In early 2013, Tesla engineer Neil Joseph wondered why office lighting is operating at full power when the sun’s rays penetrate freely into the room through the window. Internet search smart, responsive to natural light bulb did not give the expected results. Then the enterprising Joseph decided to take matters into their own hands and create a truly smart lamp. Several months later, his idea turned into a real product.

Alba translated from Italian means “sunrise”. New intelligent lighting works in offline mode, adjusting the outgoing light flux depending on natural lighting and daily habits of the user. Joseph believes that Alba is a new generation of more advanced light compared with Philips Hue and LIFX . Last smarter ordinary bulbs – they are able to synchronize with the application for a smartphone, glow in time with the music, but did not reach the level of the thermostat Nest or service Google Maps, writes Wired. In other words, they are connected, but do not have the feedback.


LED bulbs Alba, in the development of which also involved a former employee of NASA Jovi Gakusan, equipped with motion sensors, lighting and presence. One such Alba uses 60-80 percent less energy than traditional LED bulb.

As the thermostat Nest, Alba uses algorithms and remembers habits of its owner. For example, in the evening the system can light the way to the bed or in the bathroom. In the morning light shines cold bluish tones, helping the body to wake up. During the day, the light becomes brighter and warmer. Stack application allows you to adjust the lamp and monitor its operation.

Alba creators claim that do not collect any personal information. They also plan to contribute to the cooperation with companies producing devices associated with the control of sleep, for example, a smart bed . In Stack hope that one day they will be able to create a smart home with a focus on health and unprecedented comfort .


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