INSTEON Announces Remote-Controlled, Networked LED Bulb for Recessed Lighting

Shining a Light on Form and Function, Connected PAR38 Bulb Saves Energy, Lasts Longer than Other Bulbs and Can Be Controlled Via Smartphone

IRVINE, Calif.--INSTEON, creators of the best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced the INSTEON® LED Bulb for Recessed Lights, the latest addition in a line of award-winning, energy-efficient LED bulbs. Designed with the energy-conscious, connected home enthusiast in mind, the PAR38 recessed can light easily connects to the full range of INSTEON products, allowing consumers to create a customized wireless network that doesn't require replacing a light switch.


"Two years ago we surprised the connected home industry with the world's first-to-market, networked light bulb, which appealed to a broad scope of people - from DIYers to technology and energy-efficiency fans," said Joe Dada, CEO, INSTEON. "The Internet of Things is making 'connecting everything' a reality, and INSTEON is committed to providing consumers with real value and a fun way to control and monitor their homes."

The INSTEON PAR38 LED bulb is:

*Remote Controlled: INSTEON makes it easy to control your light bulb using wall switches, keypads, wireless mini remotes, and even your smartphone - when used with the INSTEON Hub

*Energy Efficient: Using a mere 12W of electricity, every LED bulb is as bright as a 60W incandescent light while using just 13% the electricity, conserving energy and saving money

*Less Waste: INSTEON's LED bulbs last approximately 52,000 hours - it would take over 50 traditional light bulbs to match the lifespan of just one INSTEON LED bulb

*Dimmable: The move to energy-efficient bulbs like CFLs and LEDs has generally meant that lights can no longer dim, but INSTEON's LED bulb was designed for dimming, allowing the user to fully brighten and dim

*Customizable: The INSTEON LED bulbs communicate wirelessly, enabling users to customize the On Level and Ramp Rate of every LED bulb and even create custom lighting scenes

*On Level - Sometimes you just don't need the full brightness of a light bulb; instead, customize the preset brightness to which your LED bulb turns on from 1% to 100% - your choice

*Ramp Rate - Allows the user to decide how long it takes for the LED bulb to turn on or off with durations of instant to eight minutes

*Scenes - Scenes let users link together all of your lights (and appliances) to create dramatic moods or efficient groupings based on the user's needs. Select and change scenes with the touch of a button

*Wireless, Dual-Band Technology: Every INSTEON LED bulb uses dual-band INSTEON technology, taking full advantage of both the existing power lines in your home and the airwaves throughout for the most reliable communication. No matter how remote the light fixture, inside or outside the home, INSTEON signals will reach it.

With its simple installation, setup process and trustworthy communication, INSTEON has become the industry's premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in devices and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any light or appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, INSTEON eliminates the need for custom wiring and ensures that every device is always connected.

The bulb retails for $49.99 and can be purchased online at Smarthome.com, Amazon.com, as well as other retailers. For more information on the line of INSTEON bulbs, visit www.insteon.com/bulbs.

About INSTEON®

Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning INSTEON remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. INSTEON delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology. INSTEON products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about INSTEON®, please visit www.insteon.com.

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