Sylvania shines a light on smart tech

A new report issued by LEDVANCE, a lighting company that sells Sylvania lightbulbs, gives valuable insight about the smart technology that people have already deployed in their homes.

The eighth annual Sylvania Socket Survey shows that lighting appears to be one of the top kinds of smart technology that Americans own.

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According to the survey, there has been a 40 percent increase in smart lighting purchases since 2015, with more than 60 percent of Americans thinking that smart lighting fits their lifestyle, and 55 percent stating they’re probably going to purchase smart lighting when they need new lightbulbs.

Actually, a majority of U.S. citizens think that smart bulbs will totally replace traditional bulbs in the near future. The report shows that lighting falls among the top 3 smart technology devices that Americans own, along with thermostats and house alarms.

The report moves on to say that almost three quarters of consumers have bought LEDs, and close to half have done so in the last 12 months. Most of these shoppers say they expect to buy LEDs the next time they need lightbulbs too, with LEDs now the top replacement choice over CFLs and halogen bulbs.

Sylvania rolls out Lightify

With so much appreciation for more advanced, smart lighting options, Sylvania Lightify has become a major player in the market.

Sylvania’s Lightify offers many lighting products and accessories that allow users to have more convenient control over their lighting and electronics, improving efficiency and helping to save time and energy. The free app that accompanies the product line, to control lighting from anywhere, runs on Apple iOS7 and Android 4.1 or above.

The system starts with the Lightify Gateway, which can be plugged into a regular wall outlet within range of Wi-Fi and wirelessly sync with existing networks. This device can then connect to various other products.

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