IoT/Smart Lighting

Ledvance unveils range to challenge Signify’s Hue

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The Professional Smart for Residential series includes smart Parathom lamps in a wide variety of shapes, smart luminaires, products for indoor and outdoor use or plugs for integrating conventional light sources.

LEDVANCE has unveiled a range of smart lamps and controls in a clear targeting of the market enjoyed by the hugely successful Signify Hue offering.

The Professional Smart for Residential series includes smart Parathom lamps in a wide variety of shapes, smart luminaires, products for indoor and outdoor use or plugs for integrating conventional light sources.

The products can be controlled optionally by voice command or app and offer a suitable solution for a wide range of requirements. 

The portfolio also has features such as colour and colour temperature change

Ing and dimming capabilities.

Professional Smart for Residential is available with either ZigBee or Bluetooth technology and, in addition the operation via app, allows convenient voice control with digital assistants such as Alexa from Amazon, Siri from Apple or Google Assistant.

Parathom ZigBee-based lighting can be integrated into existing or preferred independent, compatible smart home systems, allowing control via app or smart speakers such as Amazon Echo or Google Nest. 

The Professional Smart for Residential portfolio enables the creation of different light scenarios – dimmed, from warm to cool white and multicolour for choosing from 16 million colours. 

The compatible gateways include Philips Hue Bridge, Deutsche Telekom QIVICON, Schwaiger Gateway, Samsung SmartThings or SMART HOME by hornbach. 

No external gateway is necessary if the device is controlled via Alexa with Amazon Echo Plus, Echo Show (seconnd generation only) or Echo Studio since these devices have already integrated a ZigBee gateway. 

Thanks to the latest ZigBee 3.0 technology, Ledvance says that a high security standard is guaranteed and allows control on the go. 

In addition, the Professional Smart for Residential portfolio enables the creation of different light scenarios – dimmed, from warm to cool white and multicolour for choosing from 16 million colours. 

Complex functions such as wake-up light or home presence simulation can also be achieved with the ZigBee technology.

 The Parathom Bluetooth portfolio can be set up easily in less than a minute and no gateway is required. 

It allows lighting products to be controlled either via the Ledvance Smart+ app for Android and iOS, the Apple Home app or voice control via smart speakers such as Apple HomePod or Amazon Echo. 

The Parathom Bluetooth portfolio can also be integrated into a Bluetooth mesh network. Users of the Ledvance Smart+ app benefit from the new Bluetooth 5 standard. 

For example, if there are several Ledvance Bluetooth mesh devices, users can extend the control range of the smartphone to control the lights in another room, on the next floor or even in the garden.