If your light bulbs could play music, however, it would kill two birds with one stone. Well, Sony Japan has unveiled precisely that: an LED light bulb with a built-in Bluetooth speaker.
Similar functionality is already provided by a number of products, such as Sylvania's MusicLites and the more recently released Cosmic LED bulbs from eTiger. Sony's offering, though, looks perhaps the most like a traditional bulb.
The LSPX-100E26J (we'll stick with "light-bulb speaker" from now on) has a standard E26 cap screw fitting and is designed for use in ceiling light fittings or lamps. It is installed in the same way as a standard bulb and pairs via Bluetooth with an accompanying iOS or Android app.
The app allows users to control the audio output of the bulb, including the EQ settings. A remote control is also provided from which users can adjust the volume and brightness of the bulb and can control a sleep function.