The idea of a smart home has been on our minds for a while now, and recently, we have taken small steps that could soon make this a reality. According to Mashable, GE will soon be coming out with LED lights that will be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit software. You will be able to use Siri to control these LED lights by just using your voice.
Lately there has been some major talk about how blue lighting is better for us during the daytime, and amber lighting is better for us at night. The blue lighting suppresses the output of melatonin while amber lighting allows for a better transition to sleep. GE’s Align Technology, paired up with HomeKit bulbs will enable users to set the lighting to match up with their sleep cycles. Pretty neat, right? Users will have the ability to sync and control the lights with any iOS device when the HomeKit enabled lighting system is offered later this year.
This new and innovative lighting system is extremely exciting for many different reasons, especially because this could be a major stepping stone when it comes to the potential development of smart housing. We can’t wait to see what’s next.