Home automation is a big part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year, Belkin announced two partners to manufacture smart lighting options for its WeMo home automation system. The new partners are Osram Sylvania and Technical Consumer Products (TCP). The smart light bulbs range in size and strength to indoor and outdoor-made.
The Osram products are currently available through Amazon and will be sold on Belkin’s site in the near future. Prices range from $$29 to $79. As for TCP products, they are arriving at select retailers later this year. The pricing for TCP’s products start at $19 and reach $34. Belkin is covering all price points in order to make the possibly of a smart home likely.
Belkin plans to announce additional partners for WeMo throughout 2015.
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WeMo® Showcases Expanded LED Smart Lighting Options at the 2015 International CES
New WeMo-Enabled Lighting Solutions from Major Lighting Manufacturers Key on Display at Belkin International Booth
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing to grow its award-winning Internet of Things ecosystem, WeMo®will showcase an expanded line-up of WeMo-enabled LED smart lighting solutions at the 2015 International CES. Featuring a wide variety of bulbs and lighting products from two major lighting collaborators, OSRAM SYLVANIA and Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP), the new WeMo-enabled bulbs provide consumers with robust, whole home smart lighting solutions for both indoors and out. The new WeMo-enabled lighting products will be on display during CES at the Belkin International booth, number 30551 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“With the introduction of new WeMo-enabled bulbs from trusted lighting partners, we’ve created one of the most robust whole home lighting systems on the market and given consumers an abundance of choice in terms of form factor, style, and color options,” said Ohad Zeira, director of product management for WeMo. “By expanding WeMo-enabled lighting to additional brands, WeMo now gives people the ability to automate entire rooms and scenes through one simple, intuitive app, which is an attractive option for those that may be waiting to jump into the world of smart lighting.”
Already a major player in the Internet of Things, WeMo’s new lighting collaborations are designed to provide customers with a wide variety of smart lighting choices, from standard indoor bulbs to decorative lighting and outdoor spotlights. All of the new WeMo-enabled lighting options will work with the WeMo Link and WeMo app, allowing users to control them from anywhere with a smart device. Many of the new WeMo-enabled bulbs provide the ability to change not only colors, but color temperature, which can dramatically change the mood or feeling of a room. Through the WeMo app, users can also schedule lights to come on or off at a certain time or at sunrise or sunset, control bulbs individually or in groups, control brightness, or set a sleep fader to gradually fade to dark. New WeMo-enabled lighting products on display include:
Osram LIGHTIFY™ Gardenspot Mini RGB (73699)
Vibrant outdoor lighting and full color control options best suited for gardens, decks, or walkways. Flexible installation for a variety of uses.
Osram LIGHTIFY™ Tunable White 60 Bulb (73674)
Adjustable temperature range of 2,700 to 6,500 Kelvin for switching between warm and cool shades of white. Fully dimmable and installs in standard light fixtures.
Osram LIGHTIFY™ Flex RGBW (73661)
Flexible, adhesive light strip ideal for decorative purposes. Full color control, dimmable and tunable from 2,000 to 6,500 Kelvin for switching between colors and warm and cool shades of white.
TCP Plus™ A19 Daylight LED Light Bulb (CBWA1911DL)
Fully dimmable, 60 Watt replacement bulb with 5,000 Kelvin for a bright, energizing white light.
TCP Plus™ BR30 Daylight LED Light Bulb (CBWR3010DL)
Indoor flood light ideal for recessed and track lighting. Fully dimmable, 5,000 Kelvin for a bright, energizing white light.
TCP Plus™ PAR38 Soft White LED Light Bulb (CBWP3817)
90-Watt halogen equivalent bulb ideal for security and outdoor applications. Intense, 1,050-lumen brightness provides strong, wide area lighting while consuming minimal power.
TCP Plus™ Soft White Retrofit LED (CBWDR611)
Fits over 5-inch and 6-inch recessed lighting fixtures to retrofit older systems with smart lighting capabilities. 65-Watt equivalent for smooth, soothing white light.
Availability and Pricing
WeMo lighting partners will be introducing new bulbs throughout 2015. OSRAM LIGHTIFY bulbs are available for pre-order on Amazon.com now and will be available at Belkin.com and select retailers in the near future. The OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ Gardenspot Mini RGB has an MSRP of $79.99, the OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ Tunable White 60 Bulb has an MSRP of $29.99 and the OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ Flex RGBW has an MSRP of $64.99. TCP Plus™ bulbs will be available at select retailers in 2015. The TCP Plus A19 Daylight LED has an MSRP of $19.97, the TCP Plus BR30 Daylight LED has an MSRP of $24.97, the TCP Plus PAR38 Soft White LED has an MSRP of $34.97 and the TCP Plus Soft White retrofit LED has an MSRP of $29.97.
WeMo is Belkin’s award-winning home automation ecosystem and the leader in delivering customizable smart home experiences. Designed to be the most approachable entry point to the smart home, WeMo products and partner products empower people to manage, monitor and adjust their electronics, appliances and lighting from anywhere at any time via the free WeMo app. To learn more about WeMo visit http://wemothat.com. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WeMo, and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/WeMo.
About OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America. As a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology, the company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA. The company’s portfolio covers the entire value chain of components, ranging from lamps, control units and optical semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) to luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.osram-americas.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Founded in 1993 with its North America headquarters in Aurora, Ohio, Technical Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of TCP International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI), is a leader in energy efficient lighting innovations. TCP’s extensive product offerings include LED lamps and fixtures, compact fluorescent lamps, energy efficient halogen lamps, exit and emergency lighting, decorative and outdoor fixtures, ballasts and fixtures, and linear lamps. TCP was named a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For More information, visit www.tcpi.com.
WeMo is a registered trademark of Belkin International, Inc.
OSRAM is a registered trademark of OSRAM GmbH. SYLVANIA and ULTRA iQ are registered trademarks of OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
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