Future Mall Lightbulbs May Talk to Shoppers’ Phones
GE's forward-thinking shopping spaces will communicate with shoppers through pulsating lights
GE and Qualcomm Atheros have an interesting idea: LED lights that can talk to your phone. The technology won’t be hard to install. In fact, they’ll fit inside commercial lightbulbs. The new bulbs will be equipped to flash changes in lighting imperceptible to the human eye but readable through a smartphone app.