The company called Portronics is based in New Delhi, India, and manufactures portable, energy-efficient, and cost-effective electronics. One of their products is called iLUMI, a smart lamp that has a touch panel and a speaker. While it is widely available across India, they, unfortunately, do not ship globally. So we tested it out and here is our review for you.
iLUMI is 20.5cm tall and 12.5cm wide, making it a great companion in dimly lit places. The lamp works best in pitch darkness, but don’t take it as a total replacement for a standalone lamp or speaker.
As you can tell probably imagine, its highlights are the price tag and the changing colors of the LED. iLUMI costs $19.48 and also does not consume a lot of electricity. The LED consumes two watts of electricity and the speakers consume three watts.
The battery life, as per the company’s specifications, is five hours of music play. If you use iLUMI’s function as a speaker while using its light, then the battery will run out quite quickly.
Colors of the lamp
The default color of iLUMI is white when you first turn it on. To change its colors, cup the touch panel located on top of the lamp which is embedded in the speakers’ mesh. You will be able to see five colors of the LED light. But when the battery is about to be fully drained, there will be a warning upon touch, and the lamp will bid goodbye by performing a short light show.
The smart lamp comes with Bluetooth 4.2 and its connection with devices is swift. iLUMI’s Bluetooth connectivity allows the users to play their music on the speakers. The LED also grooves with the mood of the audio with its colors changing automatically. If ever a call happens on your connected smartphone, the speaker can also take it.
Overall, the device is a fun gadget to have around. If you have kids, it might make for a good teacher for them to learn about touch technology. You can also do some desk activities at night without disturbing others around you. Again, it’s not a replacement for a standalone lamp, but hey, it is fun to play with, similar to other multifunctional lamps out on the market today. While iLUMI isn’t controlled by any application or doesn’t require a connection to the internet, it does provide autonomy to the user.
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