After a few months of a fairly uneventful launch, it was certified important home criterion It is increasing as more companies jump on the bandwagon. This time around, smart lighting brand GE Lighting has unveiled its first collection of Matter-enabled home accessories that will be launched throughout 2023.
All lighting products will It is offered under the brand name Cync (Opens in a new tab) With the first set being new additions to the Dynamic Effects line. You have four in total: smart hexagonal panels with dynamic effects (these are hexagonal light fixtures that you can stick on the wall), smart neon-shaped lights, also referred to as neon rope, and two types of smart bulbs. One is the standard Allen-style headlight intended for general use while the other is an interior spotlight.
Each light can be controlled via charge Sync app (Opens in a new tab) To show “multi-colored lighting shows, synchronize music on the device, and vivid lighting effects that [can] an offer [up to] 16 million colors…” Plus, they can all display multiple colors at the same time.
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The neon rope looks like a typical light strip on the surface, but its toughness allows it to be bent into any shape for decoration. As far as you can do with the length I’m given, that is, neon rope comes in two sizes (10 and 16 feet). It can also be controlled through Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant if you don’t want to use the app. This form of control is thanks to Matter’s increased interoperability compared to legacy standards.
The new Dynamic Effects lights are scheduled for release in March 2023 with prices starting at $19.99 going up to $199.99.
More products later in the year
Apart from the dynamic effects, GE Lighting is also launching another smart bulb: the HD Plus disc-shaped ceiling light, which can also display 16 million colors. With a “slim profile,” these lights are meant to go anywhere you can place them.
To aid with installation, the chip lights will come with a “wall washer” for easier integration and mounting form, according to the ad. Don’t expect wafer lights to be on store shelves anytime soon. It is set to launch sometime in the third quarter of 2023 with the official pricing to be revealed later.
The company plans to release upgraded versions of previous products that will support the Matter standard throughout the year, such as the Cync Indoor Smart Plug. However, older Cync products will not get a firmware update to give them an important boost. You will need to purchase the newer versions if you own a previous generation device.
If you’re interested in sprucing up your home with Matter-enabled lighting, be sure to check out our recently updated List of smart lights for 2023 Featuring Philips Hue and Nanoleaf. And speaking of Nanoleaf, the company unveiled its new Sense Plus Control product line (Opens in a new tab)At CES 2023, which apparently can “learn” the household’s routine in order to automatically control the lights according to their needs.