GE and SYLVANIA Release LED Light Bulbs Connecting Google Assistant to Accelerate IoT Lighting

In the beginning of 2019, GE Lighting announced that it is deepening its C by GE portfolio which features hub-free IoT smart lighting with Google Assistant control.

The Made-for-Google products are able to connect with Google’s system and be controlled via app on smartphones or portable devices. The connected lights allow app and voice control for changing the color of lights and tuning brightness. Furthermore, they can also combine smart accessories including smart wall plug and motion sensor to manage lighting away from home and by movement.


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Earlier in December 2018, SYLVANIA general lighting expanded its portfolio of SYLVANIA SMART+ Bluetooth lighting. The new products work with the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa via the new SYLVANIA Smart Home app on Google Play, providing hands-free lighting control without requiring any additional hardware.


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The increasing connected lighting products indicate the rapid expanding IoT lighting trend in 2019. Wilhelm Nehring, CEO at Osram Digital, has suggested that 2019 is going to be the year of IoT lighting. LuxReview also addressed that “smart hubs” and “intelligent bridges” for IoT lighting might fade out in 2019 beginning with GE’s Google system connected lighting products.

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