Our world is more connected than ever, with nearly 30 million smart home devices in the U.S. in 2017. On the other hand, if you haven’t already taken the plunge, smart lighting is one of the easiest ways to get up to speed.
“Even the most technology-averse consumer can appreciate enhanced security and convenience,” said Bryant Bilal, PE, marketing manager at Eaton’s lighting division. “Smart lighting is a simple, affordable way to reap the benefits of smart home technology without creating complexity or sacrificing style.”
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We talked with Bilal about Eaton’s new smart LED lighting system, Halo Home, and how to automate home lighting. This system features recessed LED lighting modules (RLs) that owners can retrofit into existing recessed housings. An Anyplace Switch provides easy control of the modules and can be installed anywhere on the wall.
“Above all, Halo Home is easy to use,” Bilal said. “This makes it the perfect fit for homeowners who appreciate things like home security and beautiful spaces but are rarely first to jump on the technology bandwagon.”
Bluetooth® mesh eliminates the need for internet integration or an external hub; owners can simply install a smart recessed downlight and download the Halo Home app to their smartphone device. The app walks owners through a few easy steps to connect the system and also provides an optional tutorial after installation. Within the app, screens are simplified to minimize clutter and confusion. In addition, the system’s Anyplace Switch allows for easy use when the primary smartphone device is unavailable. True to its name, this switch can be placed anywhere and be paired with any number of Halo Home smart lights.
“The beauty of this system is that the lights can be purchased and operated individually with the free Halo Home app,” Bilal said. “That means people can get started for as little as $28 for one light.” Want to add the Anyplace Switch? This increased control sets owners back by as little as $45.
“Advanced smart lighting systems used to cost thousands of dollars,” Bilal said. “Today, homeowners can get the whole package for less than $500. And the best part? They can have it set up and ready to go in minutes.”