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The latest in home automation products comes to us via Kickstarter, where Spark Devices is seeking to raise funds for their new Spark Socket, a Wi-Fi connected light bulb designed by Scot Herbst. The Spark Socket is an attachment you twist onto a light bulb before screwing it into a light fixture. Once it automatically connects to you Wi-Fi, your phone registers the bulbs (there’s a color coded and labeling system to help you identify and organize them all) and creates a unique on/off switch for each Socket.
Spark Devices founder, Zach Supalla, grew up with a deaf father, who wired the family doorbell to the lights so they would flash when someone rang the bell. “You can have your lights slowly illuminate in your bedroom as an alarm clock, or blink when you receive an email or text message. It’s all pretty neat for everyday consumers, but it could be revolutionary for the deaf or hard of hearing.” (via Fast Co.)
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