LEDVANCE, the wholly-owned subsidiary of OSRAM GmbH, has released the HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 bulb that can be easily controlled via Siri and Apple’s Home app without a separate hub.
This Bluetooth-enabled bulb allows users to control all HomeKit accessories in one place, including lights, temperature, locks, garage doors, scenes and more.
“For more than a century, consumers have looked to the brand SYLVANIA for innovation, and this announcement represents another exciting advancement,” said Aaron Ganick, who heads up the Smart Home Americas group at LEDVANCE.
“For us, making the Smart Home a reality for consumers is all about quality products and strong partnerships with leaders in the industry. By working with Apple to provide smart lighting that works directly with the Home app, we’re making it easier for Apple enthusiasts to seamlessly integrate quality lighting into their Smart Home, bringing convenience and simplicity to their daily lives.”
According to the press release on the Business Wire, lights can also be controlled using voice commands with Siri and via Apple TV or iPad running iOS 10 as a home hub.
“This allows consumers flexibility when deciding how to control their HomeKit-enabled products. You can also set lighting scenes and combine activities with other HomeKit-enabled devices to create custom experiences through the Home app,” reads the press release.
“For example, turning on the lights, unlocking the front door and turning on the heat can be accomplished simply by speaking voice commands to Siri such as, “I’m on my way home”.”
LEDVANCE said the HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 bulb will be available on Amazon in early 2017 in the US, adding that it was looking to expand products that are compatible with HomeKit throughout 2017.