Removing digital hurdles in audio and connectivity experiences. Filo

Removing digital hurdles in audio and connectivity experiences. Filo

Filo is a concept project looking into the idea of graceful obsolescence. When it comes to consumer electronics, particularly home automation tech, the industry is moving faster than ever. New products and devices are released constantly, immediately rendering previous generations obsolete. Filo is more than a lightbulb. It is a modular system that serves as a smart home platform for various connected functionalities. When devices are focused on doing a single task, consumers can place them where they’re needed in the home, however, this leads to a lot of devices taking up valuable space. Filo lives in lights and sockets. This allows smart home tech to recede into the background and utilize a power source that is abundant throughout the home. Rather than sacrificing an entire product as technology advances, the connected modules can expand and grow as new sensors become available. The modules are a much smaller “waste” footprint when the inevitable moment of disposal comes along. It's mighty, modular, and way less waste. Filo is a concept project looking into the idea of graceful obsolescence. When it comes to consumer electronics, particularly home automation tech, the industry is moving faster than ever. New products and devices are released constantly, immediately rendering previous generations obsolete. Filo is more than a lightbulb. It is a modular system that serves as a smart home platform for various connected functionalities. When devices are focused on doing a single task, consumers can place them where they’re needed in the home, however, this leads to a lot of devices taking up valuable space. Filo lives in lights and sockets. This allows smart home tech to recede into the background and utilize a power source that is abundant throughout the home. Rather than sacrificing an entire product as technology advances, the connected modules can expand and grow as new sensors become available. The modules are a much smaller “waste” footprint when the inevitable moment of disposal comes along. It's mighty, modular, and way less waste.

"Alexa - buy Wrigley some more dog food and set a reminder for her vet appointment tomorrow at 8:30 AM." "Alexa - buy Wrigley some more dog food and set a reminder for her vet appointment tomorrow at 8:30 AM."

The various modules offer an array of different functions: speakers, motion or smoke detectors, AI assistants, cameras, and more. The lightbulb houses the expensive and durable parts like transformers, LEDs, and drivers, while the modules contain the more obsolescent elements for “smart functions”. Each module has a standardized connector and receives its power from the lightbulb. Instead of throwing away and replacing the whole product when it becomes incompatible, outmoded, or its specific function is simply not needed anymore, only the module needs to be swapped. Creating tech with a healthier conscience. The various modules offer an array of different functions: speakers, motion or smoke detectors, AI assistants, cameras, and more. The lightbulb houses the expensive and durable parts like transformers, LEDs, and drivers, while the modules contain the more obsolescent elements for “smart functions”. Each module has a standardized connector and receives its power from the lightbulb. Instead of throwing away and replacing the whole product when it becomes incompatible, outmoded, or its specific function is simply not needed anymore, only the module needs to be swapped. Creating tech with a healthier conscience.

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