Meet the Lumenplay: a string of smart Christmas lights you can control from your smartphone. These multi-color lights rely on Bluetooth SMART to communicate with your phone. They are energy efficient and can be used indoor or outside. The Lumenplay app lets you choose from over 16 million colors and save your custom settings for later. You can also select your music and put on a light show using the Lumenplay.
This is very easy to set up. Just plug-in your lights, download the companion app, and you are set. The starter kit has a string of 12 RGB LEDs with classic C9 bulb design. You can control and play with up to 500 lights (extender strings are optional). The app lets set a timer for your lights. It can control up to 8 Lumenplay controllers (strings) at the same time. Passcode protection for your lights is also available. The starter kit sets you back under $80.