Belkin expands Australian WeMo range with smart bulbs

Belkin has announced the Australian availability of WeMo Smart LED Bulbs, smartphone controlled lightbulbs that are part of its home automation range. The WeMo Smart LED Bulbs are controlled using the WeMo app available for both Android and iOS, are completely dimmable and can be scheduled or turned on and off from anywhere with cellular connectivity.

Unlike competing smart bulb offerings from Philips and LIFX, Belkin's lighting range does not offer changeable colours. As with Philips' Hue smart bulbs, an additional network bridge, the WeMo Link, is required to control Belkin's offering. Each WeMo Link can support up to 50 bulbs.

Belkin's smart bulbs can also communicate with other products such as the WeMo Switch and WeMo Light Switch.

The AUD$169. WeMo LED Lighting Starter set includes two bulbs and a WeMo Link. Individual bulbs can be purchased for AUD$49 are available in both bayonet and screw mounts. Australians can purchase the WeMo LED Starter Set and WeMo Smart LED Bulbs from JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith stores nationally.

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