IKEA has taken its first major step towards the Internet of Things, bringing intelligent functionality to the new Trådfri lighting series. The product range consists of light bulbs, LED panels and cabinet doors that can now be controlled via the remote or mobile application.
With the help of optional sensors, lights can be switched on or off automatically when someone enters or leaves the room. Users can create preset options at different times of the day, using the application to select the optimum brightness and temperature, as well as turn off and on the lights.
In addition, the Trådfri series is the first series to allow users to take advantage of the Internet of Things to remotely control or automate household appliances while being included in the brand’s Home Smart program as second-generation products after the wireless phone charger product line.
The Swedish furniture giant has sold starting kits for £ 15, targeting customers who complain about the complexity of other smart home devices. The brand, which recommends that remote control equipment to be taken in addition to the products for entry, said that customers interested in more advanced technology, applications and sensors can be integrated into the products.