Eaton Introduces Unique Approach to Integrated Smart Lighting and Home Automation

Power management company Eaton announced the launch of Halo Home, a Bluetooth mesh, smart lighting system that allows homeowners to automate and control one light or a host of lighting products throughout the home using a smart mobile device. A home can have more than 100 lighting products, and homeowners are turning to connected lighting products for better functionality, security and safety, as well as lifestyle enrichment and wellness.

Halo Home (Image: Eaton)

“Halo Home is a unique approach to smart lighting. Where many in the lighting industry have taken a switch, bulb or fixture and made it wireless, we have built the Halo Home system through the eyes of the consumer, to provide a superior connected experience,” said Brad Paine, vice president and general manager, Residential Solutions, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Homeowners think about their lighting in terms of rooms or spaces, with each room consisting of multiple lightings products: controls, fixtures and lamps. Halo Home offers a complete package of integrated Bluetooth products that all work seamlessly together, whereas most other systems only offer a dimmer or a light bulb.” 

Utilizing the advanced technology of Bluetooth mesh allows Halo Home to be installed and controlled directly from the mobile device, without needing a hub or gateway. The optional internet access bridge provides WiFi connectivity, enabling remote access to the lights and integration with Amazon Echo products for voice control capabilities. Halo Home, which currently includes 4-inch and 5/6-inch downlights, a Smart Anyplace Bluetooth Dimmer and an optional internet access bridge, is a simple and flexible connected option, with the ability install as little as one downlight or scale up to control the entire home through the easy-to-use Halo Home app for iOS or Android.

Eaton has immediate plans to expand the system and will soon release the second set of Halo Home products, including in-wall wireless dimmers, outdoor flood and motion lights, a wall-plug for lamps, and a wireless adaptor that enables retrofitting non-wireless lighting fixtures.

“Our goal is to provide the absolute best smart lighting experience for customers, offering a full suite of lighting products to cover the entire home,” added Paine. 

(Image: Eaton)

Eaton’s Halo Home system features:

  • Bluetooth mesh: Advanced Bluetooth mesh technology is simple to install, ultra-fast and allows multiple smart home devices to communicate securely, with no hub required.

  • Voice control compatible: The Halo Home, using the optional internet access bridge, can be voice controlled using Amazon Echo products.

  • Easy installation: The lights are an all-in-one fixture replacement that fit into existing recessed lighting, with no drilling required, and the Halo Home Smart Anyplace Bluetooth Switch can be conveniently placed anywhere with no rewiring necessary.

  • White tuning: The Halo Home provides the ability to adjust color temperatures throughout the day or set to a desired state.

  • Flexible and scalable:  Homeowners can scale the connected system to meet their needs, installing one dimmer, one downlight or an entire home.

  • Integrated control solution: The Halo Home controls and fixtures work seamlessly together.

  • Halo Home App: Access lights from anywhere via the Halo Home app on a smart device, with options for dimming, color adjustment, on/off timing and automatic scheduling.

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