Ikea’s cheap smart lighting will be Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatible

 Posted by on 2017-05-23 at 15:36  alexa, amazon, google home, ikea, led, Reblog, smart home, Technology  Comments Off on Ikea’s cheap smart lighting will be Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatible
May 232017
 

Ikea’s low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices. Expect it to arrive this summer or autumn, says Ikea’s Swedish press release first spotted by MacRumors.

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LED streetlights save cities millions, but raise health issues — and urban residents hate them

 Posted by on 2016-09-29 at 14:03  health, led, lighting, Reblog, science, sleep, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on LED streetlights save cities millions, but raise health issues — and urban residents hate them
Sep 292016
 

LED streetlights are spreading like wildfire in cities as municipal governments take advantage of the cost savings offered by these energy efficient bulbs. This conversion from conventional street lighting to LED technology has been rapid with approximately 10 percent of existing U.S.

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