IKEA recently announced their smarthome products in the form of smart lighting. Named TRÅDFRI (Sweedish for ‘wire free’), these new range include smart bulbs, a remote control, a gateway, a dimming device and a motion sensor.
Here is a brief overview of the products:
Adaptable lighting; from warm to to cool.
Actions: Dim, Turn off and Turn on.
Able to control up to 10 bulbs.
Can be set for day or night mode.
The light turns off after 1, 5 or 10 minutes depending on how you set the motion sensor.
The gateway kit(2 LED bulbs, A Gateway, Remote Control) comes in at a price of USD79.99 (RM355). Compare this with Phillips Hue White Ambience Starter Kit(2 bulbs, A Bridge, Dimmer Switch) at a price of USD129 (RM570) and you’ll see why Ikea’s offering has better potential based on the cost of barriers to entry.
Currently it is available in selected countries namely in US, UK and Sweeden. Let’s hope IKEA Malaysia brings it here soon!
For more information on availibility locally, stay tuned to jumpadevice. In the mean time, head over to the The Verge for more details on TRÅDFRI.