Light Bulbs Serve As Interactive Tour Guides (+VIDEO)
The LED light bulbs, ByteLight, manufactured by Solais Lighting, are screwed into a socket like a standard light bulb, though are used as interactive tour guides at the Boston’s Museum of Science. They send location-specific information to visitors by interacting with their device’s camera. Visitors of the museum who download the app can receive media and information, such as details about the displays, a map, interactive games, activities and special offers. The museum can also receive foot traffic data from the light bulbs, enabling them to see which of their exhibits are the most popular. Designers claim that the system could in future become a non-invasive, smart way to interact with customers in a location-specific and real-time way.