KJ Global is calling this the world’s first eco-friendly motion sensing light bulb. I’m no green power expert but I can Google things and pretend, which I did, and based upon my 10 second search I’d say it looks like it’s the only one that has the motion sensor built right into the bulb and not as a bulky add-on. So mazel tov fellas. The tip of the bulb has a motion sensor so the light only goes on when someone is in the room (and moving). The bulb will fit into any standard light socket.
It might get a bit annoying if you’re just sitting there reading and you have to keep waving your arm around to get the light to turn back on, especially if there’s that half second pause before the CFL’s light up and super especially if you’ve got one of these installed in a bathroom. On the other hand, if you’re the type who forgets to turn lights off when they leave the room, now you can actually get some real savings out of that compact fluorescent instead of just leaving it on all the time. The luminance level and lighting duration before shutting off can both be adjusted. The bulb costs about $22 (which is a lot more than a regular CFL bulb) from the European distributor plus shipping, so it’s probably not worth it unless you can find a local place selling it, or a much cheaper price.
6 thoughts on “World’s First Motion Sensing CFL Light Bulb”
First of all, if it’s aimed at the European market, it runs on 220 volts. The manufacturer’s page says nothing about voltage, but chances of it running on 110V North American power are slim to none.
Second, even if it worked, how bright is it? Again, the specs are missing from the manufacturer’s page, unless “3 wave” is a typo and it’s 3 watts. If that’s the right number it’s about as bright as a 20 watt incandescent bulb. Not a lot of applications for that!
good points UrBear. thanks.
I’ve seen a similar product on Google before, but it was LED i think. or was it on CSN?
If you think about it, this is far from green. Rather than a regular CFC bulb and a socket with a motion sensor, you have an integrated unit that is more costly than a regular bulb (environmentally as well as monitarily) that you still have to throw away and replace when it burns out. If that isn’t bad enough, now you have to replace it if the motion sensor fails too.
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