The HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+ A19 Full Color Light Bulb from LEDVANCE is now available for pre-order at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $44.99. Delivery is expected in September.
Aaron Ganick, head of Smart Business Americas, LEDVANCE, says it’s the first light bulb you can buy that can be controlled via Siri and Apple’s® Home app and doesn’t require buying a separate hub or smart socket, or need a Wi-Fi router to function like other products.
To install, you screw in the Bluetooth-enabled bulb into any lamp in your home, apartment or dorm room. Sync it with the Home app on your Apple device that is already an integral part of your busy life, then you can start controlling the light.
HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri. The Home app allows users to control all HomeKit accessories in one place, including lights, temperature, locks, garage doors, scenes and more.
LEDVANCE, maker of SYLVANIA general lighting in the US and Canada, will be adding a HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+ A19 Soft White Light Bulb, Indoor Full Color Flex Strip, and Plug to the portfolio for purchase in the near future, according to Ganick.