smart-lighting race

In the light bulb industry, big names are always looking for ways to outsmart and dominate each other. See what Belkin is planning to do with their WeMo line. 

Nowhere is the war for the smart home raging harder than on the lighting front. Traditional players and new contenders with connected lighting products are duking it out to replace the humble lightbulb. The goal: to give consumers total control over their lighting, whether they’re at home or not.Philips, a company that has had lighting tech baked into its DNA for decades, is arguably today’s front-runner with its Hue line of smart lights. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for others. 

Belkin, a company best known for its diverse array of tech accessories, has recently made a play for the entire connected home, claiming everything from power outlets to slow cookers, with its WeMo wireless technology. Now it’s taking on lighting. Launched last month, Belkin’sWeMo Smart LED Bulbs are the latest products in the rapidly expanding connected lighting market. They’re going up against LIFX, Philips Hue, TCP, and GE’s new line of Link products. 

The whole story at Venture Beat.


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