IKEA officially launches its smart lighting collection

Mia Steiber 30 March 2017

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Aussies will see the smart lighting collection in IKEA stores in 2018. Scroll down for all the pictures.

As if we weren't already obsessed with IKEA, there's now another reason to go, aside from the köttbullar (meatballs) and kanelbullar (cinnamon buns). The home and furniture store has just announced an exciting new collection.

IKEA has a goal, it wants to create a seamless integration between technology and our living spaces and it has just taken a giant leap towards this goal with the newly launched IKEA smart lighting collection.

The products in the collection allow you to remotely control, automate and design your lighting through the use of smart light globes and light panels that can dim, brighten and switch between warm and cool light.

The products are completely user friendly. You don't have to get an electrician to set anything up, you just need to swap out your regular light bulbs for IKEA's smart TRÅDFRI globes. These TRÅDFRI globes give users the ability to tailor their lighting for specific activities or to create the right atmosphere and mood.

Of course smart lighting already exists, but from what we've read, the IKEA version (in line with its minimalist and functional attitude towards design) will take a more simplified and easy-to-use approach to this technology. And we're sure that IKEA will offer these advancements at a more accessible price point too.

IKEA home furnishing expert Helen Longford said of the new collection, “IKEA smart lighting was designed to enable people to have better lighting at home, in an easy and affordable way. There are endless possibilities with the collection, for example, it can be set up so create a different type of light for early mornings, another setting for late nights and one for working or cooking."

“The IKEA vision is to bring affordable home furnishing solutions to many people," Longford said. "We know from research that existing smart lighting technology is perceived to be too expensive and difficult to understand, so we have worked to remove those barriers to make smart lighting more accessible."

"We want to use this innovative project to help people use technology in their homes in clever ways, to enrich their lives or to simply make things easier. Smart lighting is just the beginning for us.”

The IKEA smart lighting collection includes:

  • TRÅDFRI LED bulbs and remote control
  • TRÅDFRI gateway kit and app
  • TRÅDFRI motion sensor kit
  • TRÅDFRI dimming kits
  • FLOALT LED light panels
  • SURTE and JORMLIEN LED light doors for BESTÅ cabinets and METOD kitchen cabinets

I don't know about you, but I know where I'll be spending my Saturdays early next year.

Scroll down to see pictures of the coming collection.

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