Sylvania’s plug-and-play smart bulb

For about $45, a colorful light bulb syncs easily with iPhones.

Sylvania's new HomeKit-enabled bulb.

The makers of Sylvania lightbulbs say the company’s new HomeKit-enabled Sylvania Smart A19 Full Color Light Bulb will be ready for delivery in September.

The company says the bulb will be the first that can be easily controlled via Siri and Apple’s Home app, and doesn’t require buying a separate hub or smart socket. Another feature, it doesn’t need a Wi-Fi router to function.

Consumers will screw in the Bluetooth-enabled bulb into any lamp, sync it with the Home app on their Apple device, and start controlling the light.

The product carries an MSRP of $44.99.

Ledvance, maker of SYLVANIA general lighting in the US and Canada, describes the product as a breakthrough that brings smart-home features to the masses.

Our new HomeKit-enabled Sylvania Smart products are perfect for those who have heard how great it is to have a Smart Home but aren’t yet ready to tackle the installation and maintenance responsibilities of a larger system. Every iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch user already has the Home app at their disposal,

“Our new HomeKit-enabled Sylvania Smart products are perfect for those who have heard how great it is to have a Smart Home but aren’t yet ready to tackle the installation and maintenance responsibilities of a larger system,” said Aaron Ganick, head of Smart Business Americas, Ledvance.

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