General Electric Reveals Plans to Produce LED Light Compatible with Apple's Homekit Software
An announcement has been made by General Electric (GE) about plans to produce an LED light compatible with Apple's HomeKit software.
The integration will include the capability to control the GE lights by Siri, Apple's voice-interface digital assistant. With help of GE's Align technology, the HomeKit-enabled bulbs will let users to align their lighting with their sleep cycles. Those who know about the app called f. lux are already aware of the benefits of utilizing blue lighting in the daytime and amber lighting at night.
"Lighting is how many first experiment with the idea of a smart home, and our insights show that consumers want the ability to control lighting from anywhere, automate lighting and pair lighting with other devices-like sensors, thermostats and door locks", said Beth Comstock, the CEO of GE Business Innovations, in a statement on the company's website.
The HomeKit integration will provide users the ability to control numerous LED units at the same time and also the option to pair the LEDs with any iOS device.
Maybe the most exciting aspect of the announcement is the ability to control the lighting utilizing Siri on iOS device. Comstock said as they continue to increase their infrastructure business by connecting their brilliant industrial machines to the Internet, it is essential that consumers experience connected things in easy-to-use. The HomeKit-enabled lighting system will be provided commercially later this year.
Comstock also said that they are eager to make an announcement about their support for HomeKit because it will bring a seamless, intuitive user experience.