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.
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Ring Acquires Innovative LED Lighting Technology Company Mr. Beams

Ring, a specialist in home security, announced it acquired Mr. Beams, an innovative LED lighting technology company, in order to integrate smart, energy-efficient lights into more of its security devices and release new, standalone outdoor security lights, called Ring Beams.
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The Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group Address IoT Industry Fragmentation with the Availability of the Dotdot Specification over Thread’s IP Network

The Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group announced the availability of the Dotdot specification over Thread’s IP network. This is the first time developers can confidently use an established, open, and interoperable IoT language over a low-power wireless IP network, which will help unify the fragmented connected device industry and unlock new markets.
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Philips Hue Becomes Google Home Debut Partner

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced that the Philips Hue connected lighting system is a debut partner with Google’s new voice activated speaker, Google Home. The speaker is powered by the Google assistant that answers your questions and helps you get things done. Customers in the US will be able to use Google Home to control their lights. This integration makes Philips Hue the first connected lighting system that can be used with all of the leading smart home platforms.
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Sony’s Premium Priced LED Product Portfolio Targets Smart Home Market

As a late entrant in the LED luminaire market, Sony has been primarily focused on grabbing profits in the budding smart home market, and its recent product pricing strategies and new products launched clearly illustrate this approach of utilizing its experience in the consumer electronic industry to make value-added smart LED products.
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Philips Hue Partners with American and European Telecom, Insurance and Energy Companies on Smart Home Solutions

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips company and global leader in lighting, is helping to drive the adoption of the smart home by partnering up with Dutch telecoms company KPN, French insurance firm AXA and French energy company ENGIE. With lighting considered to be one of the main interests in the connected home along with energy and security , collaborations such as these not only help drive the adoption of the Internet of Things for homes but also deliver energy savings and peace of mind when away from home.
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BeON Home's Smart Light Bulb Hits U.S. Residential Market

BeON Home, creator of the first Bluetooth Smart-based home protection system that provides preventative security and emergency lighting, today announced that its smart modules and LED light bulbs are now available for order and beginning to ship to homes across North America.
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NuTone® Smart Home Series Helps Create Interconnected Residential Lighting

In today’s busy world, it’s easy to forget. People forget to turn off the lights at night, unplug the curling iron or even shut the garage door when leaving for vacation. But, instead of worrying about what we may have overlooked at home, wouldn’t it be nice if our homes remembered for us? With the NuTone® Smart Home Series, integrated home automation and management, whether from the living room couch or across the globe, is now just a click away.
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NXP Launches the World’s First NFC-commissioned Smart Home and Lighting Solution

NXP Semiconductors has announced the launch of its new best-in-class, low power and long range JN5169 wireless microcontroller and accompanying smart home and smart lighting solutions, featuring certified ZigBee LightLink, Home Automation, GreenPower software stacks and, the first in the market, a NFC-commissioning option that allows users to connect systems intuitively with just one tap. An on-chip +10dBm power amplifier within JN5169 doubles the connectivity range of NXP’s existing smart home products.
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GE Lighting Shares Insights on Smart Homes with Tech Partner Quirky

Leaders and influencers from GE Lighting, Quirky, The Home Depot and CNET joined together Friday for a panel discussion on the future of smart home technology and how the “Internet of Things” is changing the face of the home industry.
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Oort Launches LED Lights for Smart Homes

oort, inventor of the unique, patent-pending technology that lets users create smarter homes and businesses, has today launched its online store to offer the first system of smart devices based exclusively on Bluetooth Smart, that can be controlled with a single app.
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GE Releases Link Connected LED for Smart Home Application

GE today unveiled Link, a new and affordable connected LED bulb that lets consumers remotely control their home lighting from anywhere in the world and sync with other connected devices. Enabled by the new Wink app, Link eliminates the need for expensive add-ons typically associated with connected devices, making it an easy and cost-effective way for consumers to light up their smart homes.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it has supplied UV LED module for water purifiers to the famous Japanese purifier manufacturer for the past year and achieved the perfect quality of zero defect rate.