How usually is merely exhibiting up with a working lightbulb sufficient to draw a crowd? At a dimly-lit occasion held tonight by the Bluetooth SIG forward of the 2015 CES, Avi-on demonstrated such modest magic utilizing an early implementation of Bluetooth mesh wi-fi connectivity.
The corporate’s upcoming Bluetooth gentle switches ($30-$35), gentle dimmers ($40), and lightbulbs ($20) would be the spine of an upcoming dwelling lighting system with Basic Electrical branding, and promise to eradicate the necessity for in-wall gentle change wiring.
You possibly can conceivably mount the Bluetooth LE-based switches and dimmers anyplace on a wall — or elsewhere — utilizing adhesive, making a full lighting and management resolution for beneath $60, assuming you’ve gotten an current gentle fixture. Avi-on’s system makes use of mesh-based wi-fi repeating to unfold instructions from one wall controller throughout a complete assortment of lights, defying conventional Bluetooth vary limitations by way of a number of units.
A cheap, small Bluetooth and Wi-Fi adapter may be added to the system to behave as a management hub, however is solely non-obligatory because of the mesh system. Avi-on can also be planning models for outside lighting, and is taking pre-orders now through its website.
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