Which LED Light are pleased to announce the addition of ilumi to our new smart products section. Smart products will continue to feature some of the most cutting edge LED inspired startups to showcase LED inspired innovation for Which LED Light users.
The ilumi Smartbulb is a colour-tunable LED light bulb that can be controlled and programmed wirelessly through a mobile device. With the free app you can adjust the colour and brightness of your lighting or explore amazing built-in programs to experience lighting like never before. Also because ilumi is an LED light bulb, you get all the benefits associated with LED lighting: longer lifetime, cheaper electricity bills (and you are helping the environment!).
Ilumi has in an interesting company history. Co-founders Swapnil Bora and Corey Egan met as graduate school classmates at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010. The two sat next to each other in class and during one particularly emotive conversation stumbled upon an idea for ilumi. They submitted their idea to UT Dallass annual business idea competition, and won. After winning the competition the school sponsored the team to compete at a slew of national and international competitions and the duo came home with a suitcase full of awards and prize money. From there, cofounders Egan and Bora decided to put all funds into making their idea for ilumi a reality, and ilumi was born.
The company first launched the ilumi Smartbulb in 2014 after collecting more than $200,000 via crowdfunding and a $350,000 investment from entrepreneur and billionaire Mark Cuban via an appearance on Shark Tank. ilumi was recently named one of Entrepreneur Magazines top 100 most brilliant companies of 2015.