The Perfect “Network Free” Smart Light Bulb for ALL Dorm Rooms
Most other smart lights rely on a bridge or wi-fi network (or both) to enable a phone to control the lights. This can present a problem in many university dorm rooms. For example, like most universities Baylor University’s IT policy is “Baylor University's communication networks is restricted to activity that supports the work and mission of the University” and limits the ability for students to bring their own bridges, routers, and other networking equipment. This can make it difficult or impossible to setup many smart lighting products.
Because the ilumi smart light is based on Bluetooth, it does not require use of the campus network, a bridge, or any other network other than the student’s cell phone. CNET agrees, noting ilumi as an essential item in any modern dorm room. And because the ilumi app allows multiple users, all the residents in the room who need access – get access right from their own phone.
Improved Studying & Sleep
One key benefit that ilumi has is the ability to use preset lighting to enhance the task at hand. Since college students are often on a different sleep cycle than the rest of the world, students can adapt their lighting environment to their own schedules. For example, when cramming for a test later at night, you can use “Focus” lighting, which is designed to keep you alert. Ilumi’s “Relax” and “Sleep” settings create a warm calming light to help build a positive sleep cycle.
Scheduling and Sunrise Alarms
When sharing a room, it is often a challenge when one student needs to get up earlier than another. ilumi lights can be scheduled to turn on and off at nearly any time. The sunrise feature can help quietly wake up a student using a bedside lamp without disturbing anyone else. You can control the duration and color of the sunrise – and even try and match it to your school colors. Here are some suggestions:
|Sunrise||Primary Color||Matching Schools|
|Rio||Green||Michigan State, Oregon, Baylor, et al.|
|Maui||Red||USC, Alabama, Ohio State, Harvard, et al.|
|Venice||Orange||Texas, Purdue, Syracuse, Clemson, et al.|
|Denver||Blue||UCLA, Michigan, Notre Dame, North Carolina et al.|
Default Colors and Music Sync
When you use an ilumi smart light in your dorm room, you can “paint” your room with nearly any color you want. Simply pick your favorite color and save it as a “default”, and whenever you turn on your light from the light switch, it will remember the right color and brightness settings. You can even have different colors and brightness levels for different times. For example, you can schedule lower brightness (e.g. 10%) after 11pm so you can turn on the light when you come in late without waking up your roommate.
ilumi’s music sync also makes it easy to turn your dorm room into a temporary disco when celebrations are in order. When you play music stored on your phone to a Bluetooth or other speaker, you can setup the lights to change color with the beat. Here is one Baylor dorm room with a couple of ilumi lights that are rocking out to the beat.
Special Offer for Dorm Room Smart Light Savings
Right now, ilumi is offering affordable open box smart lights, perfect for your favorite college student. Like the Baylor room in the video, the more smart lights in a room, the more dramatic the effects. Get your dorm room decked out today by visiting ilumi’s special offer here.