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New smart light bulb deters intruders, perfect for empty listings

A new piece of smart home technology could help to deter intruders. A new smart lightbulb allows you to control your home while you’re away.

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A house that sits dark and empty for days or weeks at a time is quite the temptation for burglars. Back in the day, when my family would go on vacation, we would plug a device into your wall that would periodically turn the lights on and off, to make it look like we were home.

This primitive technology has made huge advancements as smart connected devices are integrating themselves into our homes. The Comfy light is a smart lightbulb that could be dramatically reduce the risk of burglary in your clients’ empty homes.

Smart light bulb for any space

The Comfy light does the same thing the old school timers did – you set it to turn the lights off and on according to a schedule that makes the house appear as though it is occupied.

However, the Comfy light does even more. It’s also armed with motion detectors. When Comfy light senses an intruder, it flashes the lights to scare them off and alert your neighbors. It also sends a warning to your mobile phone immediately.

Remote controlled, so easy to install

This smart lighting system can also be remotely controlled, and besides the basic off and on, can also dim. Installing the system is as simple as removing your old lightbulbs and replacing them with Comfy bulbs, which fit into any standard socket. The soft, white light runs on only 10 watts, and will last for over 10,000 hours before you need to change the bulbs.

After installing the bulbs, you simply download the Comfy app for your smartphone. From the app, you can name the bulbs (e.g. “porch light” or “hallway”), can group them together, and can schedule them to turn off and on or dim whenever you need them to.

Great for empty listings

This simple and practical technology has already won much critical acclaim, was awarded first prize at the Swiss Startup Awards and the Be Project Awards, and was a finalist for Startup Bootcamp.

Don’t let your clients’ listings sit empty, inviting burglars. The Comfy light is a simple way to ward off potential robberies.


Ellen Vessels, a Staff Writer at The American Genius, is respected for their wide range of work, with a focus on generational marketing and business trends. Ellen is also a performance artist when not writing, and has a passion for sustainability, social justice, and the arts.


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