Smartlabs, an Irvine, CA-based manufacturer of smart lighting and electrical control technology, has launched Nokia Smart Lighting, a suite of IoT-powered lighting and electrical control products. With the goal of becoming “smart lighting for the mass market,” the first-ever Nokia Smart Lighting products are designed to make smart lighting straightforward-to-buy, easy-to-install, and intuitive-to-use.
Versatile and featuring universal compatibility, Nokia Smart Lighting brings consumers and builders a solution with high-end style, precision engineering, and wide-ranging capabilities at an affordable price point.
Product pricing for Nokia Smart Lighting (now available for pre-order) ranges from $39.99 to $59.99 per device. Clean and screw-less matching wall plates are available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-gang versions.
“One of our focus areas in brand licensing is smart home connected devices, and we are excited to bring the first Nokia Smart Lighting products to market with Smartlabs, a technology leader in smart lighting control,” said Vipul Mehrotra, vice president, Nokia Brand Partnerships. “This complete line of innovative, versatile, and easy-to-use smart lighting devices reflects Nokia’s commitment to using technology to positively impact people’s everyday experience, including enabling effective energy management.”
Founded in 1992 and acquired by Richmond Capital Partners in 2017, Smartlabs has deep experience developing technology for electrical, lighting, and sensor communication and control, with the company holding more than 50 patents that provide a foundation for ongoing innovation in the smart device space.
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European Style, Designed for the American Home
Nokia Smart Lighting products have a clean, modern aesthetic found in high-end custom solutions, yet resemble familiar wall switch and dial designs that won’t require family or guests to learn how to use them.
Precision engineering delivers a high-quality product with soft-touch haptics for an elegant feel and quiet operation. Designer touches such as screwless wall plates and matte finishes elevate any room, home, or building’s aesthetic, according to the company.
“We understand that every home is different, so we’ve created the new Nokia Smart Lighting products to complement any style of home and make smart lighting easy for everyone to enjoy. The line is designed to work with any fixture, any bulb, and wiring configuration and you can control the system by touch, voice, phone or tablet,” said Rob Lilleness, chairman and CEO of Smartlabs. “These new products enhance one’s home with beautiful lighting whether creating a mood for a dinner party or automatically turning on the staircase lights for the morning – it’s lighting that improves life.”
Universal Compatibility Makes Smart Lighting Simple
Smartlabs’ universal technology offers consumers with versatility and customization for virtually any home. Nokia Smart Lighting switches and outlets work with (and from) any lighting fixture, any type of bulb, any wiring configuration, any location, and any preference. They provide dimmable or on/off, adjustments for perfect brightness and can control LED, incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent.
Nokia Smart Lighting is available as a single switch or grouped switches, and controlled at home, in the car, or on vacation with Android and iOS apps, using voice assistants, or with a touch of a button or turn of a dial. Homeowners may choose to use the switch by itself as a high-quality standard switch/dimmer or add the Nokia Smart Lighting Bridge to enable voice assistants.
The product line – including Paddle and Dial switches, a four-button, multi-function Keypad, Outlet, and Bridge – provides for maximum flexibility to enable a smart way to upgrade any home, regardless of existing fixtures, wiring, bulb type or floorplan.
Dual-Mesh Delivers Reliability, Range, and Scalability
Unlike wireless-only systems, Nokia Smart Lighting devices stay connected by utilizing the power of a dual-mesh network. The products combine Radio Frequency (RF) and Powerline (existing wires in a home) for superior reliability and responsiveness.1 This dual-mesh network brings the performance of wired and the convenience of wireless to ensure your lights work, even if the home’s Wi-Fi is down.
Nokia Smart Lighting products solves the problem of Wi-Fi interference in the home by simultaneously using wireless radio frequency communications and a home’s existing electrical wiring to provide higher reliability.
With Smartlabs’ patented dual-mesh technology, Nokia Smart Lighting signals can travel further without interruption. Using the dual-mesh approach, existing electrical wiring and wireless obstructions rarely impede signals, resulting in a substantial reliability advantage over single-band networks, according to the company.
Every Nokia Smart Lighting device can repeat messages across the network, eliminating latencies and the bottlenecks that can occur when a single device fails in a routed network. Each device stays in constant contact with every other device and can control (and be controlled) by the other devices – allowing users to add an almost infinite number of devices to customize their home without the limitations of other wireless-only systems.