The European Union has announced that it is funding the hunt for ‘an invisible light switch’.
Ikea, the flat-pack furniture giant, has announced that it is to release an affordable range of smart luminaires that can be controlled wirelessly using a remote control.
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Apple was one of the first companies to embrace the smart-home industry, but it has been, on the whole, a quiet commitment. HomeKit, Apple’s original answer to the smart-home revolution was a humble platform that ran behind the scenes on your handset, acting as a base for third-party smart-home apps. This lack of a unified approach was not popular, but Apple is looking to make amends. The company has just released Home, which will run in conjunction with iOS 10 and features all the plethora of smart-apps that were managed by HomeKit, homogenized and streamlined into one app. Here are five ways that Apple’s ‘Home’ will change the way you light your home.
The Amazon Echo will feature a voice control capability that will allow you to turn off your lights and adjust your central heating with the sound of your voice. The Echo is a smart-speaker that responds to the name ‘Alexa’.
The Vibrance has been designed to help you to ‘wake up, energise, relax, sleep and more,’ and emits therapeutic scents of lavender and parsley to stimulate the mind and body after a night’s sleep.
A brand new 42-floor skyscraper in Toronto will feature intelligent lighting controls, the tallest structure yet to be fitted out with the technology from top to bottom.
The Internet of Things (IoT) needs more thought and development before it can take off properly, a top innovation executive at Target has warned.
A new smart lighting accessory developed by Philips, is set to make the automation of light in the home even easier. The new Philips Hue will feature a motion sensor for the first time, meaning users will no longer have to string together a convoluted chain of gadgets to achieve automated dimming when a room is empty.
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Philips Lighting has unveiled a major range of lamps with variable colour temperatures aimed at property renters. The SceneSwitch LED range features three light settings of different output and colour temperatures. Uniquely, the settings can be selected by a simple light switch, meaning users don’t have to purchase a dimmer switch or use a smart phone app.