If you change your light bulb, you can connect your whole house.
Imagine if you can use your TV, air conditioner and fan like IoT products, can you believe it?
Merlot Lab's light bulb is a new smart light bulb with four functions: a hub, a universal remote controller, a network bridge, and a smart bulb.
Consumers can create a smart home simply by replacing their existing bulb with a Merlot bulb.
The first light bulb will be the hub of the bulb network, and the next light bulb will be connected to the other light bulbs nearby, so adding one light bulb will also enlarge the smart home area. Also, next to home appliances, traditional home appliances can easily be used like IoT devices by sending IR signals that control household appliances.
Merlot has made bulbs through a collection of diverse digital and wireless communications technologies.
For this purpose, the bulky and noisy SMPS has been replaced by the Merlot's own LED driver IC manufactured in Germany.
The saved space was filled with three communication ICs and peripheral components.
The BLE block is responsible for initial bulb registration.
The WiFi block is responsible for connecting to the Internet.
The Merlot Mesh block completes the fastest and most reliable network connection among light bulbs.
An IR transmitter made of embedded software transfers the remote-control IR signal to the LED driver IC, amplifies it, and sends it to home appliances.
Thus, when a consumer orders a mobile app or an AI speaker to turn on the TV, for example, the command message based on the consumer electronics database stored in the Merlot’s cloud server is delivered to the hub bulb through WiFi.
Then, the message is delivered from the hub bulb to the bulb next to the TV through the Merlot Mesh network.
And because the bulb sends IR signals to the TV, the consumer can easily control the TV through the bulb network wherever he (or she) is.