New connected, automated lights & ceiling fans offer benefits in efficiency, wellness, and security.
THE BENEFITS OF SMART LIGHTING
Energy-efficiency: With occupancy sensors and programmable schedules – plus the ability to control them from anywhere – smart lights save energy.
Wellness: Set the color temperature of the light to promote awake time, rest, and a proper circadian rhythm — cooler in the morning and warmer in the evening.
Security: Ensure a home is safe while the occupants are gone — set a light schedule so it looks like people are home while they’re on vacation, or set the lights to turn on when residents approach.
Entertainment: From different colors to the ability to sync the lights to music or games, the possibilities for fun are endless.
Access Lighting This “Friend of Hue” has partnered with Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) to deliver a smart lighting experience through fully integrated LED modules. Its lighting incorporates both Hue white and/or Hue white ambiance LED boards; by using the Hue app, users can create routines, select the ideal color temperature, or illuminate the luminaire in their favorite color. www.accesslighting.com
Bulbrite The Solana series of smart LED bulbs combines the benefits of smart technology with design-focused products in both decorative filaments and general service bulbs. Features include scheduling, color-tuning, dimming, preset scenes, control from anywhere, and connection with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. www.bulbrite.com
Current by GE Current by GE Full Color Smart Bulbs provide a multitude of colors to choose from – including tunable whites – for different moods, décors, and vibes. You can set schedules, or the perfect scene, as well as control the bulb with your voice, or away from home when using a voice assistant or bridge. www.cbyge.com
ET2 As a “Friend of Hue,” ET2 has introduced decorative lighting integrated with Hue’s smart light technology. Encased within the iBar fixture is a Philips’ Hue light engine that can change the color temperature, dim the lights, as well as create a wide variety of programmable room scenes. All of this can be done from a smart device, Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit, and many other Zigbee protocol devices. www.et2online.com
Fanimation The fanSync WiFi receiver allows users to control their ceiling fans with their voice or their smart device. Receivers are sold separately and are available for all current Fanimation model ceiling fans except Punkah, Palisade, Brewmaster, and Kellan. The receiver is installed in the hanger bracket and the app is downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. www.fanimation.com
Modern Forms The wet-rated DC Venus Smart Fan can integrate with smart home devices users already own via the Modern Forms app, and adapt to their behavior while optimizing schedules to cut down on energy use. An included, optional 1,600-lumen LED luminaire also adds more functionality. This indoor/outdoor smart fan is available in three finishes, including Bronze-finished blades with an Aged Brass housing shown here. www.modernforms.com
Seng LED The Multicolor A19 Starter Kit is a simple way to get started with customizable smart lighting. Choose from 16 million colors of light, or tune white light from candlelight to daylight (2000K-6500K). Use the app to turn lights on/off, dim, schedule, and more. It is certified to work with Amazon Alexa and Echo Plus, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. us.sengled.com