Everything you never wanted to know about smart lightbulbs

Matthew Garrett

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Smart connected lightbulbs are common, cheap, and come in a bewildering array of styles and functionality. Bulbs that change colour? Certainly. Bulbs that have a built in speaker? Yes. Bulbs that connect to a command and control network in a foreign state and potentially leak network security information? Of course.

Come and learn what's actually inside one of these bulbs, what it does, whether it's trustworthy, alternatives that are potentially good actually. Leave depressed about the state of the world.

Smart connected lightbulbs are common, cheap, and come in a bewildering array of styles and functionality. Bulbs that change colour? Certainly. Bulbs that have a built in speaker? Yes. Bulbs that connect to a command and control network in a foreign state and potentially leak network security information? Of course.

Come and learn what's actually inside one of these bulbs, what it does, whether it's trustworthy, alternatives that are potentially good actually. Leave depressed about the state of the world.

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