Alas, you'll have to leave those old-school incandescent bulbs high atop that shelf in your closet -- they generate too much heat for Voccas to handle, so you'll need LED or compact fluorescent bulbs instead. That little quandary aside, the Vocca seems like a refreshing bit of kit in an age where you could feasibly drop a few hundred dollars on smartphone-friendly lighting. At first glance, it might not seem as whiz-bang awesome as, say, the Philips Hue or the crowdfunded LIFX, but the Vocca team begs to differ. It's convinced that whipping out a smartphone to control the ambiance takes way more time and effort than flipping a switch or -- you guessed it -- just speaking a command code aloud. Different strokes for different folks, but with just $2,000 more needed at the time of writing to seal this deal, it's clear that people are keen for a cheap, functional way to smarten up their homes.
Oh, and by the way: If you're having a lousy day and need a serious dose of cheese, be sure to watch the team's campaign video. You'll either crack up or cringe; there's not much room for middle ground here.