The light bulb revolutionized the American home life, bringing all-new levels of safety (no need for dangerous candles), security, and usability. While there have been advances over the years (energy-efficient bulbs, motion sensor lighting, timers), not much has significantly changed since home lighting became widespread. Now IoT promises to create another revolution in lighting, bringing previously impossible efficiencies and capabilities to every home, apartment, and commercial building.
While there has been an ongoing ‘battle for the living room’ among media companies (essentially who will dominate consumer content), there is an even greater competition to outfit the smart home. Advances in IoT technology have created a lucrative scenario where any appliance, even electric toothbrushes, is fair game for smart enablement. And the low barriers to entry and massive, untapped home/apartment marketplace mean tremendous opportunities for providers, large and small.
In this blog we’ll look at the most mundane of chores, getting clothes clean, and how IoT is redefining how people do laundry.