For some people, having their light bulbs illuminate their homes is enough. However, other people want more. Sengled is catering to this group by releasing the Smart Health Monitoring bulb which, as incredible as it sounds, tracks your heart rate. The company released other products as well for this year’s CES.
Sengled makes smart bulbs that work with or without a hub. This makes them compatible with Philips Hue, Alexa, Google, Apple HomeKit, and Samsung SmartThings.
The smart bulbs from Sengled are known for their impressive Color Rendering Index or CRI, which is the accuracy with which a light bulb reproduces color. The highest value is 100, and Sengled’s bulbs usually score above 90, higher than most competitors.
The Sengled Smart Health Monitoring Light uses both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for connectivity. Sengled equipped it with a radar health monitoring technology that monitors your sleeping pattern. It will also note your vitals, including heart rate and body temperature.
You can connect multiple Sengled bulbs using Bluetooth to make a virtual map that will note your human behaviors or patterns. One interesting feature is that it notices when someone has fallen. This is great for people living alone, especially senior citizens. Sengled has not talked about what the bulb will do after detecting that somebody has fallen.
While Sengled is still working in the Smart Health Monitoring Light, Kenneth Camp, Product Innovation Director, says it will be available in the last quarter of 2022. We will surely hear more about the smart bulbs before then.
However, Sengled has other products that will launch sooner. It is also showcasing its Wi-Fi TV Light Strips with Video-Sync that will be available from the second quarter of 2022 and cost $120. These strips will cover up your room in soft lights based on what is showing on your TV. Fans of products like this claim they help enhance the TV immersive experience.
Unlike other light strips that need HDMI input to function, Sengled’s product uses a camera to monitor what is showing on your TV.
The strip is, of course, smart and works with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Samsung SmartThings. Or you can pair it with other Sengled products like the LED Light Bars.
The Verge learned that Sengled is all-in with Matter, the new protocol for smart home applications. This makes it the fourth protocol to be supported by Sengled. Its first Matter compliant smart bulbs are coming this year.
Sengled also brought to CES the Wi-Fi Outdoor String Lights. This is available as 48-feet or 96-feet in length and features light bulbs that can change colors individually. You can light up your patio or other outdoor space with it and control it through a smartphone app that can connect by Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. There is a microphone if you want to synch the light and music. A strip will cost between $80 and $90, and you can buy yours from the second quarter.
You might also like the Sengled Portable LED Lamp that can dim. It is powered by a rechargeable battery and will be available from the second quarter of 2022 as well. The Portable LED Lamp has tricks like ‘flickering candle’. It will cost between $60 and $70.
Other Sengled products are a Wi-Fi LED Essential Oil Diffuser, a Zigbee window, and door sensor, and a Bluetooth Mesh LED. There is no pricing info for these yet, but they will come this year.