Cync launches new ‘Dynamic Results’ bulbs, panels, and light-weight strips


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GE Lighting introduced a giant growth of its sensible lighting model Cync’s Dynamic Results line this week. The brand new, entertainment-themed merchandise place Cync much more squarely as a less expensive Philips Hue and Nanoleaf competitor. 

New hexagon wall panels, neon-style rope lights that may be formed how you want, and A19 and BR30 bulbs be a part of the full-color gradient indoor and out of doors gentle strips Cync launched late final yr, that are round $40 cheaper than comparable Hue variations.

All Dynamic Results merchandise can show 16 million colours, tunable white gentle, and pre-set and customized lighting results just like Hue and Nanoleaf merchandise. The LEDs are addressable, so can show a number of colours concurrently — even the A19 and BR30 bulbs, which might present as much as 4 colours directly. 

A lamp showing multiple colors on a table next to a wall.

The brand new Dynamic Results sensible bulbs can present as much as 4 colours directly.
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In line with GE Lighting, the brand new merchandise all have on-device music-syncing and tunable white gentle along with the total spectrum of coloration. They’re attributable to launch in March 2023 and can begin at $19.99 for the A19 Aline bulb and $26.99 for the indoor floodlights, and go as much as $199.99 for a 10-pack of the Hexagon Panel Lights. These will even are available a 7-pack for $169.99, which is round $30 lower than Nanoleaf’s starter pack of seven panels. The Neon Rope lights will price $79.99 for 10 inches and $119.99 for 16 inches.

The corporate additionally introduced its $12.50 A19 Cync Full Coloration Direct Join Good Bulb and $15 Cync Indoor Good Plug would be the first so as to add help for Matter, permitting them to work with any Matter-compatible sensible dwelling platform or machine, with extra merchandise coming later in 2023.

Nevertheless, GE Lighting additionally mentioned earlier merchandise gained’t be getting up to date to the brand new interoperability sensible dwelling customary. As an alternative, they’ll be releasing new merchandise with Matter help over the following yr. Which means these newly introduced Dynamic Results merchandise gained’t work with Matter.

Cync’s merchandise work over Wi-Fi and BLE Mesh and don’t require a bridge or hub. They’re managed by the Cync App, powered by Savant — which bought GE Lighting in 2020.  Competitor Hue makes use of Zigbee and Bluetooth with a bridge, and Nanoleaf works over Thread and Wi-Fi, and each have totally dedicated to Matter.

New Reveal wafer downlights add a whiter white option for recessed lighting fixtures.

New Reveal wafer downlights add a whiter white choice for recessed lights.
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Cync additionally has a brand new slimline Cync Reveal HD+ Full Coloration Wafer Downlights, coming in Q3 2023 (no pricing but), which provides a “whiter white” choice for recessed lighting and a slimmer profile. There’s already a Cync line of those easy-to-install ceiling lighting fixtures, however the Reveal line is designed for loos and kitchens the place you may want the most effective readability gentle. 

Lastly, the Cync app is getting a brand new integration with Schlage Encode sensible locks, so you’ll be able to tie lighting automations to locking and unlocking your door. 

This sensible lock integration offers Cync with an nearly full sensible dwelling resolution, masking lighting, locks, local weather management, and cameras. At CES final yr, Cync launched 11 new sensible bulbs, a brand new out of doors digicam, and a sensible thermostat, including to a portfolio that already has sensible gentle switches, dimmers, indoor and out of doors bulbs, sensible plugs, an indoor digicam, and a movement sensor. 

However that resolution is one thing of a “curated” backyard and has restricted integrations with different platforms (most Cync merchandise work with Amazon Alexa and Google House). If Cync continues to embrace Matter throughout all of its merchandise and broadens its interoperability, it may very well be in an excellent place to draw new sensible dwelling customers. The cheaper price level in comparison with Hue and Nanoleaf mixed with a widely known model title is a pretty proposition.

Nevertheless, its reliance on BLE Mesh, in comparison with its opponents’ respective Zigbee and Thread help, is a weak spot. Matter may assist enhance connectivity, however with a restricted rollout at the beginning, together with the dearth of backward compatibility with present Cync gadgets, it looks as if the corporate continues to be hedging its bets on the brand new interoperability customary. 

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