These new bulbs will be able to announce their own outages. But no worries about Big Brother. While these are smart bulbs, they are not so smart that they can spy on us. They'll just save us on electricity and maintenance costs.
Too bad we can only update the cobra heads to save money, but can't convert the lamp postss to something more vintage and less "cheapest thing available."
Photos: Norbert Pics, 116 Aerials