Do you want to buy smart lamps of good power and at a good price, control them with a complete remote controller and integrate them into an Apple home automation system with and without Homekit or Android or Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant? Ikea has launched two new kits for Christmas offers with lamps, one with socket and controller and a presence sensor to help you, a combination of smart socket and remote control and finally a Zigbee presence sensor.
Here are the IKEA news and prices
First of all a clarification: at the moment IKEA seems the only one to offer 1000 lumen smart lamps in its smart range, competitor products reach 800-860 lumens which in many cases do not allow full lighting in the living room or kitchen.The first kit proposed as a novelty these days in stores and online and composed of a wireless controller that regulates the switching on, off and intensity of even one or more lamps and of course the TRDFRI gateway whose operation we have explained on this page.
The kits with lamp are in two versions, the first one from 69 Euros includes remote control and TRDFRI gateway and two lamps with E27 socket (Edison – large) of 1000 lumens each
while the 75 Euro one includes a single E27 1000 lumen lamp and two E14 600 lumen lamps each.
The lamps are in 2700 Kelvin warm tones with adjustable intensity through remote control, the IKEA Home smart app that works with Android (starting from KitKat 4.4 and Lollipop 5.0 versions) and iOS (starting from iOS 9 version) and with voice assistants we mentioned above.
Also new is the offer that combines a smart socket (we will then see how to combine it directly with Alexa) and a remote switch for 15 Euros. They mate directly or through gateways.
Not an absolute novelty but also available in a single version the 10 Euro Zigbee based motion sensor which brings the price of these devices to a level never verified in Europe also countering the arrival of the Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee peripherals that we have reviewed on these pages. Among other things, the sensor can be coupled directly and without home automation Hub to IKEA lamps and ceiling lights with Zigbee also with different intensities resulting from the times of the day.
To access the news on the smart home directly on the Ikea website, start from this page.
For all the offers on the Ikea smart home, please refer to this page.