Home technology brand iDevices has developed a new connected ceiling fan switch that allows users the ability to control fan speed and lighting with their voice or a mobile device.
The new switch is one of several products the company is co-developing with other portfolio brands of parent company Hubbell Incorporated.
“With these co-developed products, the first of many innovations to come, we have successfully combined iDevices’ vast IoT expertise with Hubbell’s 130 years of manufacturing and distribution experience,” says Chris Allen, president and founder of iDevices. “Once a luxury for homebuyers, smart homes have become the standard. Homeowners now expect features like voice-control and access to their home from anywhere. For builders, integrating the right smart products is crucial to creating meaningful differentiation in the eyes of homebuyers.”
The company says the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled controller reinvents the traditional ceiling fan by adding smart functionality through a wall switch and a canopy receiver. Allowing homeowners to control fan speed and lighting, the switch is easy to install. It fits in a traditional gang box and works with any standard rocker faceplate. What’s more, it operates on a hub-free system and works with iOS and Android devices.
In addition to normal operations, the product allows homeowners to manage their fan’s speed and lighting with a voice command to Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant. “Regular over-the-air updates make the ceiling fan switch futureproof and hands-off for builders once installed,” the company says. “Plus, iDevices’ Smart Home Concierge service provides homebuyers with the ability to schedule personalized set up sessions with smart home experts and receive ongoing high-touch support. The Ceiling Fan Switch works with most ceiling fans, features three speeds, energy monitoring, and control from anywhere with the free iDevices Connected app.”
The ceiling fan switch will be available later this year 2018.