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GE Introduces a Suite of Connected LED Products

Cleveland, Ohio: GE recently launched a new suite of connected Internet of things (IoT) enabled LED products. The first IOT enabled product in the new ‘C’ product range introduced by GE is a sleek LED lamp with embedded Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). To control the LED lamp, it uses all of Alexa’s capabilities and voice commands, which can be used to listen to the latest headlines, order dinner, preheat oven, or allow to control other GE and non-GE products with a variety of other voice commands.

As per GE, the LED lamp also incorporates speaker and microphones and in order to use the AVS feature, the user would require to connect to Alexa in order to start using the product which would also have a plug and use capability. These IOT enabled LED lamps can be considered as a part of future connected lighting designs which includes lighting that notifies users when they are sitting idle for too long and encourages them to move. The system also has a lighting-based motion detection which synchronizes with security services.

TechSci Research depicts that the company’s innovation would attract tech savvy consumers which is anticipated to drive the market share of the company further. The company has also planned to add a lit crib mobile that even can detect a baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels to protect against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and even to tracks activity in the home to know who is home and where they are to customize lighting within each room based one’s preferences and habits.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research United States LED Lighting Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, the US LED lighting market is expected to reach an estimated USD5.2 billion in 2015. General lighting segment that includes demand from residential, offices, hospitality and commercial spaces accounts for the largest share in the country’s LED lighting market. Other major end user segments of LED lighting market include automotive and backlighting. Recovering construction industry in the US and growing demand for LED in general lighting and automobile sector is expected to boost the demand for LED lighting products in the country over the next five years. 

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