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Your Smart Home is about to become a whole lot smarter with this device…

We all know our daily companions Siri and Cortana, but now you might just find your new best friends with regards to your smart home: “Google Home”.

And yes, Google has done it again, they released an incredible device using artificial intelligence to make your life easier and more pleasant. Google Home is an intelligent loudspeaker whom you can give voice commands to perform certain tasks, like putting the music on or creating your personal shopping list.

And, just like his sister Cortana, “he” (actually, it’s a little weird that Google didn’t give its device a proper name) will be able to answer your questions. Thanks to his artificial intelligence, Google Home can identify certain routines and patterns and automatically react to them (for instance, if you always ask to switch the lights on in the kitchen when you come home, he will do it automatically after a while). Additionally to Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home is a more complete system with a wider array of options. For example, with the “multi-room” function you can play different songs on different devices in different rooms – some nice latino vibes for the kitchen and romantic tunes for the bedroom..? We like!

For a more detailed information, check out the video below:

In any case, w’re super curious what the future battle Google vs Amazon will bring… Stay tuned on smart-lighting.com! 🙂

 

Light and Building 2016

The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology

Smart system solutions and modern design are the foundation for enhancing the quality of life. Therefore, the motto of Light + Building 2016 is ‘digital – individual – networked’. These three aspects are the keystones for the creation of ‘modern spaces’ that also contribute to an improved quality of life.
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At this year’s Light and Building many exhibitors have announced that Smart Lighting will play a key role in their future business.

Philips: “Light beyond illumination. Illumination becomes part of the Internet of Things, helping to make our increasingly connected environments more responsive to the preferences and needs of people and the planet.”

Osram: “Discover smart and sophisticated lighting solutions that create added value and contribute to the development of digitized cities”

Trilux: “Light connects, visit us in hall 3.0”

and many more…

After Light and Building we will summarize the key trends for you on our blog.

For everyone who wants to see the latest technology first hand. Take part in our lottery and win a ticket for Light and Building.

We will raffle five tickets for Light and Building 2016. Just comment on our Facebook post.

The winners will be drawn on Wednesday 9th March 2016. Good luck.