GE announces Siri-controlled, color-changing LED lighting with support for HomeKit.

GE announced today that it’s introducing HomeKit enabled LED lighting products offering Siri-controlled solutions for both the home and enterprise. With support for Apple’s new HomeKit framework, users will be able to control the lights from their iOS device using Siri.

The company noted that the new line of GE HomeKit lighting will also include its GE Align technology that “tunes the light spectrum to help promote the body’s natural sleep cycle by controlling the blue concentration of light output.”

Embedded with GE Align™ technology, GE’s HomeKit-enabled LED bulb takes smart home technology a step further, giving consumers the ability to automate lighting according to the body’s natural sleep circadian rhythm. Lighting impacts our sleep patterns, and GE Align tunes the light spectrum to help promote the body’s natural sleep cycle by controlling the blue concentration of light output. In the morning, GE Align produces a bright, bluer tone that suppresses the body’s production of melatonin, and in the evening it produces an amber light, reminiscent of candlelight and campfires.

After announcing HomeKit with iOS 8 and beginning to accept product plans through its Made-for-iPhone accessory licensing program, a number of companies began showing off upcoming solutions using the platform at CES. The majority of accessories were planning a launch for later in 2015 and that includes GE’s new lightning products announced today. 

Earlier this year we detailed Apple’s specs for accessory makers when it comes to compatibility with competing home automation platform as well as restrictions for security in the home.

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