General interest press
For the start of the new lighting season, Ledvance is launching a Classic A60 LED lamp and a flexible LED light strip under the name Smart+ TM exclusively for Apple HomeKit. Consumers can control the Osram-branded lamp and bendable strip using Siri voice commands or the Apple Home app – and, for the first time, they do not need a separate gateway.
Both of Ledvance’s new products, exclusive to Apple HomeKit, will hit shelves September 1. Consumers can connect the Classic A60 LED lamp and flexible LED light strip for indoors to the Apple Home app in just a few simple steps. They can then use either the app or – even easier – Siri to control the lights. Even better, no gateway or bridge is needed for the standard functions. With Apple TV or iPad (iOS 10 or later) acting as a home hub, owners can control their lights remotely or include them in automations.
It is evening. People are on their sofas, watching their favorite shows and looking to relax. But the lights are still on in the hall and in the kitchen, meaning that curling up and chilling out will have to wait. Thanks to two new products, exclusive to Apple HomeKit, Ledvance now saves iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch users the bother of having to get up and walk to the light switch. Connecting the new Osram-branded Classic A60 LED lamp and the bendable LED strip under the name Smart+ TM to the preinstalled Home app is a breeze. Consumers can use the app or Siri to control lighting fixtures individually or in groups as part of scenes, or even automatically.