Smart bulbs, like the ones that come with the Philips Hue lighting system, are pretty cool… until you realize that physically flipping the switch is sometimes faster than unlocking your phone, opening the right app, and controlling the light through your mobile device.
But what if you could achieve the same connectivity-based cool factor with the speed and ease of simply flipping a switch? The folks at Vocca Light Switch are looking to make that happen, launching a Kickstarter campaign to bring a voice-controlled light switch to the market.
Yes, this is a modern-day version of The Clapper.
The Vocca Light Switch uses Bluetooth LE to connect to an app on your smartphone. The Vocca screws in between the original volt socket and the light bulb, and comes equipped with a microphone and a Bluetooth chip. You can set trigger commands for turning the lights on and off within the app, and then you’re all set — no installation, no wifi setup.
Along with voice control (powered by Sensory technology), the Vocca offers similar controls to other smart lighting systems on the market, including control of your light bulbs from your phone, and the ability to set timers for when you wake up, go to sleep, etc.
The company is looking to raise $40,000 to start mass producing the Vocca Light Switch.
If you’re interested in learning more, head on over to the Kickstarter page here.