PlayBulb Garden Smart LED Solar Powered Lawn Light
MIPOW Kickstarter Campaigns Are Always A Success And The PlayBulb Garden Proves It!
It’s almost spring, although it doesn't quite feel like it at the minute, but here at TechPicks, we won't be letting that stop us planning how to spend those long evenings out in the garden.
PLAYBULB Garden, is a new Kickstarter campaign currently running for a nifty little system of garden LED lighting. The bulbs are paired with the PLAYBULB X app to set the mood in your garden right on your Smartphone.
Mipow had many past successful campaigns on Kickstarter such is the PlayBulb Candle, and many others.
MIPOW, the company behind the light, are marketing this as a green, smart device. It has built in solar panels and light sensors, allowing it to be off during the day, soaking up the power of the sun, to pop into life when the sun goes down.
They claim that the lithium ion battery, when fully charged, will last for 20 hours of use, which is pretty impressive. It also has an integrity protection rating of IP56, which means you don't have to worry about leaving it out in the rain.
The PLAYBULB X app allows you total control of your garden lights. You can make groups of lights with up to 5 at once, and have as many groups as you want. Group mode means you can set up multiple lights to share the same lighting effects and colors.
You can choose what colors and hues you want your lights to display, and can choose from 5 special lighting effects; rainbow effect, rainbow fading effect, pulsing effect, flashing effect and candle light effect.
The PLAYBULB Garden comes with an OTAU (over-the-air upgrade feature which means that as new features are released on the PLAYBULB X app, you can upgrade your lights firmware for free.
We would hope to see some great new lighting features coming out in the future, perhaps the ability to link the lighting sequence with music you're streaming on your phone at the same time, but we will have to wait and see.
You can follow the PLAYBULB’s Garden progress on Kickstarter here, and pick one or more up with one of their early bird packages still available for as little as $19.