LEGRAND RELEASES AMAZON ALEXA VOICE CONTROL FOR LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS
Latest Integration Delivers Hands-Free Control to Power and Dim Lights with radiant and adorne Lighting Systems
MIDDLETOWN, PA, June 27, 2017 – Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, announced that its radiant® RF (radio frequency) Lighting Control and adorne® Wi-Fi Ready Lighting systems now work with Amazon Alexa.
Legrand’s adorne and radiant Collections create a lasting impact on discerning homeowners with a comprehensive selection of wall plates, dimmers and switches, scene controllers, plug-in modules and outlets. The collections enable integrators to offer endless choices of diverse functionality and stylish design to fit every customer’s project and budget.
Owners of these systems and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices can now power and dim lights simply by saying phrases like, “Alexa, dim the living room lights 25 percent,” or “Alexa, turn on the kitchen light.” They no longer need to reach for their phone, tablet or light switch. Using the Groups function within the Alexa app, users can also easily control multiple lights with a single command.
“Amazon Alexa is immensely popular, so we are pleased to make our radiant RF Lighting Control and adorne Wi-Fi Ready Lighting systems compatible with this
platform,” said Fritz Werder, VP and general manager of Legrand’s On-Q and Nuvo lines. “This is another example of how we are living up to our commitment to offer customers the ability to connect with our products simply and in any way that suits their lifestyles and preferences.”
This announcement further supports Legrand’s recent launch of its Eliot (Electricity + IoT) program in North America. Eliot is a global Legrand IoT program that brings together the company's worldwide expertise to advance connectivity and intelligence in the built environment, mobilize Legrand’s capabilities around the world, speed development of Legrand connected devices and amplify communications wherever the Internet of Things can enhance value for all users.
The integration of these Legrand lighting systems with Amazon Alexa is powered by Samsung ARTIK™ Cloud, and requires a Legrand LC7001 Whole House Lighting Controller and an integrated Samsung ARTIK Cloud account. To enable voice control of Legrand smart lighting with an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, users will enable the "Samsung ARTIK Cloud Optimized for Smart Home" skill in the Amazon Alexa app. Once selected, they will be presented with easy-to-follow instructions to complete the integration.
The radiant RF Lighting Control and adorne Wi-Fi Ready Lighting systems’ dimmers employ Legrand’s patented Tru-Universal technology so they can be used with all lighting and load types, including LEDs, incandescent, halogen and others.
The LC7001 Whole House Lighting Controller enables users to turn lights off and on immediately or to set them on automatic schedule from their smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch, as well as from their Amazon Alexa-enabled device. The easy to use control app offers simple convenience that homeowners will
appreciate, including individual light naming and the ability to schedule individual lights or scenes by time of day.
About Legrand and Legrand, North & Central America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
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