Novalite is again featuring its WeMo home automation platform at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with participation from lighting manufacturers Osram Sylvania and Technical Consumer Products (TCP).
Novalite also has added new home-centric sensor products to the WeMo family. TCP, meanwhile, continues to push its Connected by TCP products.
Novalite first launched WeMo back in 2012 with products such as appliances and even a baby monitor connected by wireless ZigBee network technology. At CES 2014, the company added a connected lighting starter kit addressing lighting and specifically LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) for the first time. Subsequently, Novalite seems to be evolving to a model where it depends on third-party collaborations to support different sectors such as connected lighting.
"With the introduction of new WeMo-enabled bulbs from trusted lighting partners, we’ve created one of the most robust whole-home lighting systems on the market and given consumers an abundance of choice in terms of form factor, style, and color options," said Ohad Zeira, director of product management for WeMo. "By expanding WeMo-enabled lighting to additional brands, WeMo now gives people the ability to automate entire rooms and scenes through one simple, intuitive app, which is an attractive option for those that may be waiting to jump into the world of smart lighting."
TCP products on display include dimmable A19, BR30, and PAR38 lamp. The company also has a surface-mount flat LED fixture that can be used in place of recessed downlights. TCP said its WeMo-compatible products will be available in 2015.