Smart lights with Siri

29.06.2017 | 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.

Consumers at home do not need a separate gateway or bridge for the most frequently needed functions: turning lights on and off, dimming lights and changing light colors. People can individually adapt lighting to fit the mood and occasion, transforming living rooms from a home office to a cozy home theater in a mere matter of seconds. Data is transmitted by Bluetooth.

See how easy the installation is here.


Even more functions for Apple TV and iPad owners

Apple TV and iPad owners benefit from all the functions of both products. With the option of conveniently controlling lights from on the road, work or vacation destinations, questions like “Did I turn the light off in the kitchen?” are a thing of the past for them. It is also possible to create individual connections between different HomeKit-enabled devices (if-this-then-that, or IFTTT, circuits), allowing users for example to automatically switch on the lights as soon as the smart roller shutters close.


Convenience and saving electricity in one

Apple TV and iPad owners benefit from all the functions of both products. With the option of conveniently controlling lights from on the road, work or vacation destinations, questions like “Did I turn the light off in the kitchen?” are a thing of the past for them. It is also possible to create individual connections between different HomeKit-enabled devices (if-this-then-that, or IFTTT, circuits), allowing users for example to automatically switch on the lights as soon as the smart roller shutters close.

More information about the products is available at www.osram-lamps.com


ABOUT LEDVANCE

With almost 9,000 employees and active in more than 120 countries, LEDVANCE is one of the world's leading general lighting providers for professional users and retail customers. Emerged from the general lighting business of OSRAM GmbH, the company offers advanced LED lamps, standardized LED luminaires, intelligent, networked Smart Home and Building solutions, and traditional light sources. Since 2017, LEDVANCE is owned by a consortium led by the strategic investor IDG Capital and including the leading Chinese lighting company MLS and the financial investor Yiwu. In the 2016 fiscal year, LEDVANCE achieved a turnover of around 1.9 billion Euro. Based on an agreement with OSRAM, LEDVANCE will continue to use the trusted OSRAM and SYLVANIA (for USA and Canada) brands for its products.


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