Peachtree City, Georgia-based power management company Eaton, announced the launch of the Halo Home®, a Bluetooth® mesh connected, smart lighting system. According to Eaton, the Halo Home system lets homeowners use a smart mobile device to control and automate one light or even a host of lighting products throughout the home. The company points out that a home can have more than 100 lighting products.
Eaton notes that homeowners are increasingly adopting connected lighting products for enhanced functionality, security, and safety, and even improved health and wellness.
“Halo Home is a unique approach to smart lighting. Where many in the lighting industry have taken a switch, bulb or fixture and made it wireless, we have built the Halo Home system through the eyes of the consumer, to provide a superior connected experience,” said Brad Paine, vice president and general manager, Residential Solutions, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Homeowners think about their lighting in terms of rooms or spaces, with each room consisting of multiple lightings products: controls, fixtures and lamps. Halo Home offers a complete package of integrated Bluetooth products that all work seamlessly together, whereas most other systems only offer a dimmer or a light bulb.”
Optional Access Bridge Offers WiFi Connectivity
Utilizing Bluetooth mesh lets users install and control lights directly from the mobile device, without requiring a gateway or hub. The company will soon release an optional internet access bridge that offers WiFi connectivity.
In addition to enabling remote access to the lights, the optional access bridge can allow integration with Amazon Echo products and give the option of voice control. Halo Home with an optional Internet access bridge currently features 4-inch and 5/6-inch downlights and a Smart Anyplace Bluetooth Dimmer. The company says that the Halo Home system provide a simple and flexible connected-lighting option that can work with as few as one downlight or scale up to control the lighting for the entire home through the Halo Home app for iOS or Android.
Eaton has immediate plans for expanding the system. The imminent release of the second set of Halo Home products will includ in-wall wireless dimmers and outdoor flood and motion lights. Additionally, the company plans to enable the system to work with third-party lamps and fixtures with the planned release of a wall-plug for lamps, and a wireless adaptor that enables retrofitting non-wireless lighting fixtures.
According to Eaton, the Halo Home downlights are an all-in-one fixture replacement that fits into existing recessed lighting, with needing drilling. Furthermore, the company says that the Halo Home Smart Anyplace Bluetooth Switch can be placed anywhere with no rewiring necessary.
Halo Home Enables White Tuning
The system can adjust color temperatures throughout the day or set the lighting to a desired state. The company insists that homeowners can scale the connected system to meet their requirements, installing one dimmer, one downlight or an entire home.
The system’s app on a smart device lets users dim, adjust color, a time the on/off of the lights, or automatically scheduling the lights.