GE revealed plans to engineer an intelligent, colour-changing light bulb that will be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, allowing consumers the ability to automate lighting according to the body’s natural sleep circadian rhythm.
Namely, the new HomeKit-enabled LED bulb will harness GE AlignTM technology producing a bright, bluer tone that suppresses the body’s production of melatonin in the morning and an amber light, reminiscent of candlelight and campfires in the evening.
“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 Beth Comstock, President & CEO, GE Business Innovations.
“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.”
According to the company’s news release, GE’s Homekit-enabled intelligent LED offering will be available later this year.