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Intelligent light from Osram - simple, individual and colorful

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22 Oct 2014

Osram’s Lightify lighting system brings lamps and luminaires controlled by smartphones into homes and offices. Lightify is now available for end users and professionals and for indoor and outdoor applications. It can be connected to products from other manufacturers thanks to open interfaces. "Lightify lets consumers exploit the wide-ranging possibilities of light – and that brings safety, well-being and of course lots of fun," stated Timon Rupp, responsible for Lightify at Osram.

The starter package is offered by Osram for 99 euros (recommended retail price), enabling customers to get started with the new system consisting of one lamp and a gateway. The gateway serves as the control unit for all connected Lightify devices, and in contrast to other products available on the market merely requires a WLAN connection but no cabling to the internet. The light itself is controlled via an app for smartphones, downloaded for free from various app stores. Users can teach the system their favorites from a selection of millions of possible colors, and several light sources can be combined and commonly controlled. This means that with just a single click, light across the living room is switched from a cosy evening ambience to a home cinema atmosphere.

Intelligent light from Osram - simple, individual and colorful

As well as classic incandescent-shaped lamps and spotlights, many further products are available. Garden Spots for example are the first outdoor products for home lighting controlled via an app, and Surface Light luminaires feature a personalizable cover to which a vacation photo can be attached for example. Flex lighting strips also give picture frames, beds and televisions a luminous shimmer. Many of the products are available in two versions: All colors between warm white and cool white can be selected with one version – if for example you use the living room during the day as a home office and want to switch between activating daylight-similar light and relaxing evening light. Around 16 million different color variations can be specified from the complete light spectrum with the second version.

In addition to the Lightify version for private users, a Pro version is available for professionals, with the gateway enabling not only 50 but 100 light sources to be integrated into the system. A push-button coupler also allows light switches in the building to be used – simply remove the switch, install the push-button coupler and attach the switch again. Connection to the DALI standard is especially interesting for professional users. This standard is common in Europe but is complicated to set up for electrical installers, and until now was not controllable by end users via smartphones. Lightify Pro changes this. An app is available for the installer and another for the user, enabling DALI networks to be intuitively set up and operated.

Lightify supports the ZigBee standard and all products in the portfolio are ZigBee Light Link-certified, meaning that products can be combined with products from other manufacturers, to make it future proof and comprehensively connectable. A Partnership has already been established with the Qivicon system from Deutsche Telekom.

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