Following an appearance on the television show "Shark Tank," Ilumi Solutions, landed a $350,000 investment from Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and today received U.S. Patent No. 8,742,694 from the United States Patent Office for its Wireless Lighting Control System. The issued patent discloses intelligent wireless lighting system intended to simplify and improves the everyday use of intelligent lighting. The ilumi Smartbulb can be controlled wirelessly via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) using an app for iOS or Android. Ilumi solutions, is a Dallas-based company specializing in tunable and intelligent next generation LED lighting and control.
U.S. Patent No. 8,742,694 protects the company’s HyperLux™ LED technology and wireless control and meshing used in the ilumi Smartbulbs. The wireless mesh via Bluetooth Low Energy, also known as Bluetooth Smart, provides systematic and scalable networked lighting control from one to 50 ilumi Smartbulbs. Key is the system’s ease of use and implementation, such as the ‘plug & play’ automatic pairing process that makes the intelligent lighting system as easy as screwing in a light bulb. In addition, this scalable and elegant BLE based solution is possible without the complexity of Wi-Fi networks, bridges, or hefty installation costs.
In 2013, the company raised over $200,000 in crowdfunding via Indiegogo and Kickstarter to help bring the ilumi Smartbulb to market. Supporters of the crowdfunding campaign are now some of the first to receive and enjoy the Bluetooth controlled LED lights.