Every interior designer will tell you that lighting is one of the most important and often neglected parts of decorating a room. Well now, a revolutionary modular light bulb has just launched in the UK that will put you in full control of decorating your home.
The eco-friendly SMARTBUNCH Light combines beauty with technology, aiming to deliver an instant change of shape, style, format and strength of light to suit your needs.
Whether you need a pendant light for dining, or a smaller light for a bedtime read, you can create almost any three-dimensional shape or size to suit any scenario in your home.
The best bit? You can even split it into multiple lighting pieces so you can essentially light up different areas of your home at the same time. And because it's magnetic, you can attach it to anything with steel inside – so a wall corner, exposed steel, fridge, etc.
How does it actually work?
The light bulb uses a series of magnetised LED triangles to change shape, size and use. The triangles connect to one another magnetically, powering each other by pure touch – using SMARTBUNCH’s patent pending Touch&Play technology.
The light can be powered by mains, via light bulb points, through plugs or wired up at the ceiling rose. It can also be battery powered (a power triangle) for more flexibility.
'Working as a designer and architect in London for many years, I often had to specify lighting products for my projects, and I noticed that however hard I tried to find something truly unique and flexible, I was stuck with a lightbulb format which has not really changed since it was invented so long ago,’ says Andreja Beric, founder and designer of SMARTBUNCH. 'This really bugged me, so I wanted to create a product which is both beautiful and functional, and which empowers the user to be in control of how he or she is using that product.
'And that is how the SMARTBUNCH came about. It turns out that using it is also a lot of fun!’
The SMARTBUNCH light is available in copper, mirror polished stainless steel, aluminum, warm wood and opal.
And there’s more on the horizon, as a fully connected home hub, including a speaker and camera, all controllable via an app, are soon to launch.
You can back the SMARTBUNCH Light at Kickstarter.