Smart lightbulb sends SMS when blown

by Andy Polaine on August 20, 2005

So now Fujitsu have developed a lightbulb that sends you a text message when it’s blown. Aparently it does this via some kind of code in the bulb that sends the message via powerlines to the Internet and then to you.

Sounds pretty hokey and/or crazy to me. But the main thing here is, why? I’m all for smart devices but when a bulb blows can’t you just, um, not see anything in the dark? Perhaps it would be useful for people managing large buildings or advertising displays though, but it’s not going to be that useful for your living room is it?

Via RFID and Engadget.

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