Eaton enhances smart home security and connected lighting personalization options for homeowners

Date: May 8, 2018

  • New Halo Home Internet Access Bridge compatible with Amazon Echo and Alexa for voice-controlled lighting
  • Outdoor LED floodlight addition expands home security connectivity options

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. … Power management company Eaton today announced expanded fixtures, controls and accessories for its Halo Home™ Smart Lighting System, designed to meet safety and lifestyle expectations of today’s homeowners in the growing smart home technology market. First, the Halo Home Internet Access Bridge gives the option to add Wi-Fi connectivity which can enable remote access and integrate voice control capabilities with Amazon Echo® or Alexa® products. In addition, the new Halo Home Outdoor Security Smart LED Floodlight enhances home security measures by using dynamic switching to provide increased control over outdoor lighting through the Halo Home mobile app.

“Smart home personalization is in demand, and we designed Halo Home to help homeowners build a lighting plan that is customized for their preferences, lifestyles and daily routines,” said Brad Paine, vice president and general manager, Connected Homes and Communities, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Halo Home is unique in that a customer can scale from adding a single light and control it from their phone, or expand to a full system of indoor and outdoor lights, as well as controls.”

Eaton is among the first in the industry to leverage Bluetooth® mesh networking to make Halo Home a simple, smart and secure way to wirelessly control smart lighting. While an internet connection or hub are not required to take advantage of Halo Home solutions, the new Internet Access Bridge accessory allows homeowners to tailor when, where and how they manage their lighting by enabling remote access capabilities.

According to a Houzz smart home study, nearly half of homeowners are installing smart systems or devices during renovation projects, and home security upgrades rank among the top reasons to adopt connected technologies. The Halo Home Outdoor Security Smart LED Floodlight allows homeowners to white tune (3000K to 5000K CCT), dim down to five percent, schedule to brighten or dim throughout the day, and instantly turn on or off through a mobile device while at home or on-the-go.

Additional benefits of the Halo Home system include:
  • Easy installation: The lights are an all-in-one fixture replacement that fit into existing recessed lighting, with no drilling required.
  • White tuning: The Halo Home provides the ability to adjust color temperatures throughout the day or set to a desired state.
  • Flexibility and scalability: Homeowners can scale the connected system to meet their needs, installing one dimmer, one downlight or an entire home.
  • Integrated control solution: The Halo Home controls and fixtures work seamlessly together.

To learn more about the capabilities of Eaton’s Halo Home Smart Lighting System and stay apprised as additional fixtures, accessories and controls are introduced, visit Eaton.com/halohome. To learn more about Eaton’s connected home lighting solutions, visit Eaton.com/connectedlighting.

Eaton delivers an industry-leading portfolio of innovative solutions for connected buildings, homes and communities, including reliable indoor and outdoor smart lighting and control solutions specifically designed to simplify lighting, increase energy efficiency and leverage data insights to meet customers’ unique needs. Eaton lighting solutions serve a wide range of customers, including architects, engineers, electrical distributors, and contractors in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.

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