Anyone looking for a smart lightbulb that is capable of connecting to Apple’s Siri personal assistant without the need for any additional hardware such as a hub. May be interested in a new smart lightbulb which has been created by Ledvance.
The HomeKit-enabled Sylvania Smart Multicolor A19 bulbWill be showcased during CES 2017 and will be available via Amazon in early 2017 throughout the US and Ledvance Is hoping to expand its HomeKit further during next year.
The official press release published by Ledvance explains a little more about the design and features of the new Siri supported smart light bulb.
In addition to using the Home app, you can control your lights using voice commands with Siri. For those times when you are away from home, Apple has also made it possible to control HomeKit-enabled products like the SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 bulb using an 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. 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.”
Aaron Ganick, who heads up the Smart Home Americas group at LEDVANCE explains :
For more than a century, consumers have looked to the brand SYLVANIA for innovation, and this announcement represents another exciting advancement. 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.