SYLVANIA Smart Home Introduces Apple HomeKit-enabled Hub Free Bulb

“Siri, schedule my living room lights to turn on at 6 p.m. tonight.”

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LEDVANCE continues to advance light by announcing the HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 bulb that can be easily controlled via Siri and Apple's Home app without a separate hub. Installation is easy. All you need to do is screw in the Bluetooth-enabled bulb in your favorite lamp, sync it with the Home app, and start controlling your lights. The Home app allows users to control all HomeKit accessories in one place, including lights, temperature, locks, garage doors, scenes and more.


"For more than a century, consumers have looked to the brand SYLVANIA for innovation, and this announcement represents another exciting advancement," said Aaron Ganick, who heads up the Smart Home Americas group at LEDVANCE. "For us, making the Smart Home a reality for consumers is all about quality products and strong partnerships with leaders in the industry. By working with Apple to provide smart lighting that works directly with the Home app, we're making it easier for Apple enthusiasts to seamlessly integrate quality lighting into their Smart Home, bringing convenience and simplicity to their daily lives."

In addition to using the Home app, you can control your lights using voice commands with Siri. For those times when you are away from home, Apple has also made it possible to control HomeKit-enabled products like the SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 bulb using an Apple TV or iPad running iOS 10 as a home hub. This allows consumers flexibility when deciding how to control their HomeKit-enabled products. You can also set lighting scenes and combine activities with other HomeKit-enabled devices to create custom experiences through the Home app. For example, turning on the lights, unlocking the front door and turning on the heat can be accomplished simply by speaking voice commands to Siri such as, "I'm on my way home."

The HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 bulb will be available on Amazon in early 2017 in the US. LEDVANCE is also looking to expand products that are compatible with HomeKit throughout 2017. For more information about SYLVANIA smart lighting solutions, please visit www.sylvania.com/smart-home.

ABOUT LEDVANCE LLC
LEDVANCE GmbH is a fully-owned subsidiary of OSRAM GmbH and is one of the world's leading providers of lamps for professional users and retail customers. In North America, LEDVANCE LLC offers SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps as well as a wide range of traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and connected lighting solutions. The SYLVANIA brand leadership in the industry is a result of a proud legacy of over 100 years of lighting experience and paves the way for future success. LEDVANCE is active in more than 120 countries and has about 9,000 employees. Additional information can be found at www.sylvania.com.

ABOUT OSRAM
OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back about 100 years. The product portfolio includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared or laser lighting. The products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving or mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader. Based on continuing operations (excluding Ledvance), OSRAM had around 24,600 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2016 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €3.8 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.

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