GE has this week announced new range of Intelligent LED Lighting, that its created to supports the new Apple HomeKit development platform, allowing developers to create a wide variety of home automation products and applications.
As home automation becomes even more popular over the coming years, Apple would like to be at the forefront and has developed a suite of development tools called Apple HomeKit to help the creation of apps.
As Apple explains, Apple HomeKit is a framework in their mobile iOS 8 operating system for “communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home”. Developers can also utilise Apple’s Siri personal assistant to help integrate and control their apps with user voice control. GE explains more about their new Intelligent LED Lighting that supports Apple HomeKit home automation.
“As we continue to grow our infrastructure business by connecting our brilliant industrial machines to the Internet, it is important that consumers experience connected things in easy-to-use, everyday ways.
Lighting is how many first experiment with the idea of a smart home, and our insights show that consumers want the ability to control lighting from anywhere, automate lighting and pair lighting with other devices—like sensors, thermostats and door locks,” says Comstock. “We’re excited to announce our support for HomeKit as it will bring a seamless, intuitive user experience using Siri and superior quality of light from America’s most trusted lighting brand for more than a century.”
For more information on the new GE LED Lighting jump over to the press release for details via the link below. If you are thinking of setting up a home automation system you might be interested in our Home Automation Hubs and Systems Guide.
Source: Business Wire
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