Xicato and EnOcean to Demonstrate BLE Interoperability for Title 24 Compliant Smart Lighting at CES 2017

Simple, easy to install wireless lighting control meets major building code requirements.

Jasco Enters Into New Smart Home Territory with Introduction of Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus® LED Smart Bulbs

Experience simple, convenient, smart lighting by upgrading to Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus LED Smart Bulbs by Jasco.

IntBridge LLC Launches Helium, The First Machine Learning Smart Light Hits Kickstarter

Helium is a machine learning smart light bulb that also features night shift and Li+Fi to give you better health and Wi-Fi coverage.

Switchmate Granted Patent for One-Second Installation Smart Light Switch

Feature-rich Switchmate smart lighting product awarded patent for its original design that provides smart lighting with simple, one-second installation

SYLVANIA Smart Lighting Makes it Even Easier to Create a Smart Home by Offering Direct Voice Control via Alexa

"Alexa, Turn off My Living Room." "Ok."

Rentals and Smart Home Survey Finds Competitive Edge

Andrew Burger for TeleCompetitor:  Travelers are more willing to make a reservation for short-term rental housing if the housing has smart home features, according to a rentals and smart home survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence for  smart home products provider August Home, Inc.

Eighty percent of vacation guests and 92% of business travelers said they would be more likely to complete a reservation for short-term accommodation rentals that were equipped with smart home technology, such as smart door locks, lighting, smart TVs, entertainment systems and doorbell cameras.  Cont'd...

ilumi Announces Availability in All Best Buy Locations in the United States

Shark Tank startup, ilumi, continues to grow its national retail network and is excited to announce that ilumi Smartbulbs can be purchased in all Best Buy locations in the United States. With the launch of its new BR30 LED color tunable outdoor floodlight, ilumi now offers three unique products on all Best Buy store shelves.

SYLVANIA Socket Survey Shows Rise of Smart Lighting

8th Annual Report Finds LEDs Also Continuing to Grow in Popularity

Teaako raises $1.8M for smart-home light switches

Taylor Soper for GeekWire:  Seattle-based Deako has raised $1.8 million to help fuel growth of its smart-home light switch product.
The 15-person company raised the fresh cash from a mix of angel investors and micro-VCs, and has reeled in $3.3 million to date. It develops simple switches that let people control lights in their house by either touch or a smartphone app.

Deako’s customers are not home-buyers but rather home-builders and their electricians, who install the product in new homes.

“It’s difficult for people to swap out their existing bulbs,” Deako CEO and co-founder Derek Richardson told GeekWire. “We thought it would be best if a home or apartment already has our product when they move in. Our vision is that everyone should be able to benefit from a smart-home, and the best way to do that is for products to be pre-installed when you move in.”  

Richardson said the idea to launch Deako about one year ago came about after he bought a new house and needed to swap out the light switches. He did research around in-home smart lighting and “everything was ugly, expensive, and complicated.”  Cont'd...

Cree Announces SmartCast PoE with Cisco to enable IoT

The solution was announced today at Cisco Live!® Berlin and is part of the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework, which connects disparate systems into a single IP network to create smart, more secure, seamlessly connected building systems.

The Next Stop in Home Security: A Lightbulb With a Memory

EVA RECINOS for PSFK:  Smart technology in the home can make things more convenient—but it can also make homes safer. ComfyLight hopes to make use of this potential, creating a lightbulb that discourages burglars .

The wireless lightbulb screws on like a regular bulb. It syncs with an app on user’s phone and begins keeping track of regular movements. When a user walks into a room, the system automatically switches lights on and then turns them off when the user leaves.

As co-founder Stefanie Turber explains on ComfyLight’s Kickstarter video, the lighting system “acts like you’re home by turning the light on and off and it recognizes unexpected movements at your place.”

Once a user leaves his-her home and activates security mode, ComfyLight simulates the user’s patterns of movement and switches lights on and off to mirror them. While away from home, users can keep track of activity through an app on your phone—and see if ComfyLight detected something unusual.  Cont'd...

Smart LED Lighting: IBM & Cisco Case Studies

A recent report by Markets & Markets estimates the Smart lighting market to be worth $8.4BN by 2020.

UPDATE - Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

In this ongoing article we will take a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options that are available now. Updated 10/29/15

Philips Just Made It Stupid Simple To Install Smarthome Lighting

Mark Wilson for FastCompany:  A lot of intelligent people believe that a platform like Apple’s HomeKitwill be the way we control the smart home of the future. But I'd bet on it looking a lot more like the new wireless dimming kit from the Philips Hue line—subtle technology that eliminates the need for electricians and apps at the same time.

Each kit runs $40, and it includes a white Hue bulb and a dimming remote. All you have to do is screw in the bulb to install it—and up to ten others can piggyback on this same network. The remote uses theZigBee radio protocol to control them in tandem, and it promises to last a minimum of three years, or 50,000 uses, before it needs its battery replaced.

Better still? This remote fits into a sticky base plate that adheres to your wall and looks like any standard light switch. In other words, rather than hiring an electrician to wire up the connection, or googling how to install dimmers without electrocuting yourself, Hue’s new kit allows you to install home lighting as easily as duct taping a switch to a wall.  Cont'd...

Powerline Control Systems, Inc. Now Shipping Gateway Controller and Free Mobile Applications

The new PulseWorx Gateway is the ultimate interface to PulseWorx systems.

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