By Alex Herh, 3/24/14
LG's smart bulb blinks when users get phone calls - and could change smartphone use for people with hearing problems
A new "smart lightbulb" from LG could open up smartphone usage amongst people with hearing problems.
The South Korean company's Smart Bulb is an LED lightbulb with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Like all LED bulbs, it's extremely long-lasting, with the company rating them for more than a decade. It also uses very little power: energy savings are around 80% compared to traditional incandescent bulbs.