LEDvance, coincided their launch of a new series of smart LED-based replacement lamps with the occurrence of CES (Consumer Electronics Show). This new series of replacement lamps can integrate Bluetooth mesh wireless support. The wireless solid-state lighting (SSL) products that target the residential market include A19 lamps and flex strips. Furthermore, the lamps are branded Sylvania Smart+ after LEDvance announced in December that it would replace the previous Sylvania Lightify brand that was originally launched by Osram with the Sylvania Smart+ messaging.
The LEDvance is superior and unique given that it can support multiple wireless networking products in the Sylvania Smart+ portfolio. The company is adding Bluetooth support to the portfolio with their long list of other products. Additionally, no gateway to link the lamps and strips to mobile phones or other smart devices will be required for the Bluetooth products. The Bluetooth mesh standard came up in July last year.
“Unlike other proprietary lighting solutions that only offer mesh networking with their own products, our industry first Sylvania Smart+ Bluetooth lighting products are mesh qualified,” said Aaron Ganick, global head of Smart Business, LEDvance. “This means they can be incorporated into larger, more robust Bluetooth mesh networks that include other qualified products like thermostats, locks, and especially voice assistants. We are excited to be working with many of these ecosystem partners on next generation lighting experiences directly controlled using Bluetooth mesh. By helping to enable an easy-to-use ecosystem that is available to everyone, Bluetooth mesh is making the smart home more of a reality for our consumers.”