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  • GE Gets a Bright Idea for Apple's HomeKit Ecosystem


    On Monday, the folks at General Electric announced plans to bring another good thing to life.

    Beth Comstock, President & CEO of GE Business Innovations, is quoted in the company's formal announcement confirming plans to engineer "intelligent, color-changing LED lighting" compatible with Apple’s HomeKit.

    For GE, it's a big move into a new space where Apple is ready and waiting for more heavyweight partners to cook up ideas such as these.

    “As we continue to grow our infrastructure business by connecting our brilliant industrial machines to the Internet, it is important that consumers experience connected things in easy-to-use, everyday ways. Lighting is how many first experiment with the idea of a smart home, and our insights show that consumers want the ability to control lighting from anywhere, automate lighting and pair lighting with other devices—like sensors, thermostats and door locks,” says Comstock. “We’re excited to announce our support for HomeKit as it will bring a seamless, intuitive user experience using Siri and superior quality of light from America’s most trusted lighting brand for more than a century.”

    Good things, however, take time. So don't expect a product launch in the coming weeks. GE’s HomeKit-enabled intelligent LED offering "will be available later this year," the company explained Monday.

    Source: GE
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GE Gets a Bright Idea for Apple's HomeKit Ecosystem started by Michael Essany View original post