Belkin's smart bulbs are set to debut a dedicated channel on IFTTT this week, along with a much lower price tag. Originally priced at $30 per bulb, or $100 forfeaturing the WeMo Link plug-in bridge, the bulbs will now sell for $25 each -- or $50 for the starter set.
For now, the new pricing only applies to US shoppers. Currently, the bulbs sell for considerably more in the UK (£25/£80) and Australia (AU$60/AU$180), though Belkin's team tells me that they're working on revamped international pricing, too.
Belkin isn't the only name pushing LED pricing down to new lows this year. Philips recently addedto Home Depot's shelves, and also to $20 per bulb, or $80 for . At the beginning of the year, , which puts it in a pricing tie with .
With a channel on IFTTT, the free online service that enables "if this, then that" style automation, you'll be able to trigger WeMo LED lighting changes using the growing number of IFTTT-compatible apps, Web services, and smart-home gadgets. Recent additions to the IFTTT channel lineup include, the , and .
In addition to the IFTTT channel and the new price points, Belkin also announced that version 1.12 of the WeMo app will include full controls for, part of . The app update is scheduled to go live for both Android and iOS users later today.