The smart lighting market is no longer dominated by Philips. Samsung and LG have also released new light bulb schemes respectively, making the market situation originally led by European and American brand factories present a new competitive situation. LG aims at the market for the traditional 60 watts (W)
The replacement demand for incandescent bulbs was the first to release a 10-watt smart bulb solution with a price of US $32 and a 10-year guaranteed life at the end of March, using Bluetooth and Wi-
Fi technology, users can use Android4.
3 or iOS 6 or later mobile phone or tablet applications (App)
And the Bluetooth Smart device is easy to control and has the function of interacting with environmental music or mobile phone;
In particular, when the consumer puts the phone in the handbag and does not notice the incoming call, the connected smart bulb will be notified with a flashing light.
LG pointed out that the company's smart bulb solution uses both Bluetooth and Wi-
Fi technology, so if there is no Wi-Fi support in the application field-Wireless router or gateway for Fi Communication (Gateway)
Consumers can still use Bluetooth devices to manage bulbs.
As for Samsung's strategy to enter the smart lighting market, it is different from LG's. Its smart light bulb only supports Bluetooth technology and does not use Wi-Fi, so consumers do not need to install bridges (Bridge)Or wireless access point (AccessPoint)
, You can download applications directly from your smartphone or tablet and control up to 64 smart bulbs.
Samsung's smart light bulb has dimming function, which can reduce the brightness to 10 in a low profile and support 2,700 K? Relative color temperature of 6,500K (
CorrelatedColorTemperature, CCT)Adjustment function;
Each smart bulb has a life span of 15,000 hours, which means consumers can enjoy more than 10 years of high-efficiency lighting applications.
In addition to the Bluetooth solution, Samsung has also launched a smart lighting solution controlled by ZigBee standard for the enterprise-side application market. Consumers can also use smart phones and tablets to control the color and switch of bulbs.
In order to prevent the late arrival of Samsung, lejin and other brand factories, Philips not only publishes a pro-citizen price version of smart bulb Huelux, but also uses a new generation of smart lighting control system combined with sensing technology, it provides diversified lighting application functions for consumers to consolidate the market map.
FilipJanDepauw, senior director of Philips Lighting, said that Huelux is an ideal entry scheme for smart homes, providing a personal wireless functional lighting experience, whereby consumers can use a series of applications to control lighting, and recreate the dimming switch (DimmerSwitch).
A single Huelux smart bridge can control 50 bulbs, so users can install Hue-compatible products as required and place them in every corner of the home to create a more ideal life. Compared with previous Philips to Apple (Apple)
Compared with the Hue scheme sold in AppleStore, the Huelux version only offers bright white lighting options, but the price is only 99.
$95, less than half of the former, each starter kit (StarterKit)
With two bulbs and bridges, it will be sold in North America and Europe this summer.
In addition, Philips is optimistic about the growth potential of smart lighting in the commercial application market, and also introduces lighting control systems designed for offices (Figure 1), Which uses Ethernet power supply (Power-over-Ethernet, PoE)
In this way, office lamps and building networks are connected so that employees can control lighting conditions more flexibly.
For example, after entering the conference room, employees can directly use the mobile phone application to adjust the lights according to their personal needs, while smart phones will change the lighting brightness and chroma of specific lamps according to the location information.
Philips pointed out that lamps powered by Ethernet standards can use Ethernet to provide electrical power while receiving data, thus saving 50 additional wire consumables.
Nowadays, the smart lighting market is no longer dominated by Philips. Other competitors such as Samsung and LG are also coming to the forefront. In the future, smart lighting will gradually penetrate the enterprise application market and the general family, create more convenient and energy-saving lighting applications for consumers.