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SCENE & HEARD
Connected lighting illuminates smart home advances
THERE’S SOME MAGIC THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SAY SOMETHING AND THE LIGHTS TURN ON INSTANTLY.
– TODD MANEGOLD, PHILIPS LIGHTING NORTH AMERICA
The lighting industry has long led the charge technological leap forward with the advent of wireless it’s wireless, there’s no need for designing a wiring
system, which would require an electrician.”
Lighting suppliers know that in today’s connected, or “smart,” world, lamps, fixtures and embedded lighting can have far more influence in the comfort level and appeal of a living
space. Lighting creates ambiance in different room settings, at different times of day or for accomplishing tasks. Wall color, furniture and home décor can take on an entirely different look with a simple lighting adjustment.
in home innovation. Dallas Market Center’s
Lightovation Market showcases these advances with the most comprehensive lighting collection available at any market in the U.S.,
its collaboration with the American Lighting Association, and educational competitions such as Lighting for Tomorrow.
Lighting controls, which play a signi cant role in home comfort and convenience, is at the forefront of today’s innovation. “Smart” lighting has taken a
connection and control. From modems and smart phones to the latest home hubs, consumers can now change a room’s ambiance or switch lights on and o  with a tap of the phone or a simple voice command.
AN APP FOR THAT
“Today the world is wireless, so you can communicate via remote control,” Terry McGowan, director of engineering for the American Lighting Association said. “The preferred way for people to interact with their smart lighting systems is a cell phone. Because
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