Osram provides the latest smart LED light at CES 2016 in the United States


Smart lighting solutions are finding their place in ever more living rooms. When it comes to smart homes, Osram has already showed its innovative capacity in the past with its smart lamps and lighting kits in the Lightify series. Now Osram is working on the first smart LED lamp controlled by the Thread network protocol and is presenting it at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas USA.


"We are happy to present the prototype of what is probably the first LED light in the world that can be controlled wirelessly via the Thread network protocol from anywhere," said Timon Rupp, who is in charge of the Lightify IoT (Internet of Things) platform at Osram. "We believe that the principle of open standards, which give customers the greatest possible choice and combination of smart home applications. In the near future, Thread can play a big role in this field."


Designed for the application has been offering the Lightify system with many different lamps and full-blown lighting for almost two years now. Lightify Pro is a professional version for commercial use. The Lightify lighting system can be integrated in an existing WLAN and be controlled via an app on a use smartphone or tablet. Via the remote control function, users can control the brightness, implement timers and program and call up lighting scenes. It is

possible to control the color temperature or vary the fluorescent color of lamps, depending on the type being used.

Among different smart home devices in and outdoor, Thread is an IPv6 networking protocol built on open standards for low-power 802.15.4 mesh networks that can easily and securely connect hundreds of devices to each other and directly to the public cloud. This allows devices like LED lights to build a freely

meshed network.


The non-profit Thread Group has more than 220 members worldwide and gained a lot of interest as well as rapid growth since its foundation in October 2014.


The Thread Group is focused on making Thread the foundation for the Internet of Things, showing product developers and consumers on the unique features and benefits, and providing a great user experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification.


In the field of smart home applications, Osram With Lightify, users can combine living rooms, workspaces, balconies and yards in a variety of lighting moods via smartphone or tablet. The programs can be configured freely, and also be controlled away from home. Besides, the app provides programmed lighting scenarios such as a realistic sunrise. Of course, the LED lights can still be turned on and off via conventional switches in the home.

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