Lighting devices maker Deako has designed a smart, modular light control that allows homeowners to switch between styles easily.
At the 2020 International Builders’ Show, PRODUCTS spoke with Marina Resto, marketing director for Deako, about the smart system. The company offers both simple switches and smart styles that enable users to control the lights via a mobile app or voice commands. Current available styles include a simple rocker switch, a smart rocker, and a smart dimmer. Others such as a motion-sensor are coming soon.
“Essentially, we made a modular light system,” Resto says. “We took a lightswitch and we cut it in half.”
Without calling an electrician, homeowners can change the style of their light switch by removing the faceplate and swapping out the original switch with a new one from Deako, such as a smart dimmer.
“Deako’s faceplates and backplates are specifically designed for all Deako switches and come ready to install in your home,” the company says. “The faceplate can easily be removed to click switches in and out of the backplate, allowing for flexibility in switch placement.”
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If a user opts to install a smart switch model, they can connect to a smart home hub, including Google Home and Amazon Alexa, with the Deako Connect accessory. Smart switches also enable users to control multiple lights from one switch.
“With the Deako Smart Switch, you can create scenes to set the mood, control lighting in entire areas of your home with zones, and set timers to ensure electricity isn’t going to waste all through Deako’s free mobile app,” the company says. “Built with Bluetooth Mesh, the Deako Smart Switch can be set up right from your phone without needing to connect to WiFi.”
The Deako modular lighting system can support up to 5 switches side-by-side.
Watch the video to learn more.
I’m Marin with Deako Smart Light, and we’re here at the International Builders’ Show. I’m going to show you our modular light systems. So, essentially we made a modular light system. We took a lightswitch and we cut it in half. And so, if we take off the face plates and pull out this regular light switch, and you can install something like a simple dimmer. And you don’t have to call an electrician. You don’t have to schedule anything. You can just come out, pull this off, and take it off.
So, we’ve made a lot of different types of products, smart products and simple products. You can install a motion sensor, for instance. Plug it right in, snap the faceplate right here and you're good to go. We also made smart products that work with Google home, Amazon Alexa. You control them remotely, and you can do all this, you can future-proof the home that you're building very easily and make an upgradeable system. We make backplates so we do lots of five gangs, and then we also make the different types of switches, and then obviously a face plate that is the same size gang that you have some up to five.
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