New products allow homeowners to remotely control lighting
Rushden, UK - November 25, 2014 - WeMo, the home automation ecosystem created by Belkin International, today announced the availability of the WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set and WeMo Smart LED Bulbs, allowing users to control, schedule, customise and dim household lighting from anywhere using the WeMo app on a their iOS or Android device.
The WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set includes two WeMo Smart LED Bulbs and a WeMo Link to introduce smart lighting into the home, with more WeMo Smart LED Bulbs available to purchase separately to expand the experience. As easy as replacing a standard light bulb, the LED Bulbs work with the Link to connect to a home's Wi-Fi® network and are controlled via the WeMo app. Users can customise lighting schedules based on their personal routine or time them to the sunrise or sunset. Additional solutions can include setting a vacation mode to simulate occupancy, or a dim-to-sleep feature, which programs the light to gradually fade until completely switched off, over a set period of time.
"More than any other element in the connected home, smart lighting is both functional and emotional. It's completely utilitarian but at the same time can entirely alter the mood and feeling of a room with the flick of a switch," said Ohad Zeira, director, product development, WeMo. "The new WeMo Smart LED Bulbs not only give consumers additional options for controlling and customising household lighting, but also help position WeMo as a major player in the smart lighting market."
The LED Bulbs can be controlled individually or in groups with a maximum of 50 bulbs supported by one WeMo Link. With a potential life span of up to 23 years, the long-lasting, energy-efficient bulbs produce the same amount of light as a traditional 60-watt bulb, but only consume 10 watts of energy, making them excellent value. At 800 lumens and 3000 kelvins, the bulbs give off a bright, pleasing, warm, white light and are fully dimmable to create the perfect ambiance for any activity or mood.
WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set (F5Z0489)
WeMo Smart LED Bulbs (F7C033)
- Turn lights on/off or schedule from anywhere
- Fully dimmable
- Vacation mode automatically turns lights on/off to simulate occupancy
- Dim to sleep - gradually fade lights to fall asleep more naturally
- Standard, A-19 bulb size available in screw or bayonet base
- 60W equivalent bulbs last up to 23 years
- 800 lumens and 3000 kelvins give off warm white light similar to incandescent bulbs
- Works with the WeMo app, available for Android or iOS
Availability and Pricing
The WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set and WeMo Smart LED Bulbs will be available starting today from leading retailers at an RRP of £79.99 and £24.99 respectively. The WeMo app is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play Store.
WeMo is Belkin's award-winning home automation brand and the leader in delivering customizable smart home experiences. Designed to be the most approachable entry point to the smart home, WeMo products and partner products empower people to manage, monitor and adjust their electronics, appliances and lighting from anywhere at any time via the free WeMo app. To learn more about WeMo, visit www.WEMOthat.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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