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Telink enables connected GE lighting with BLE technology

Posted: 14 Mar 2016     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Bluetooth mesh technology  LED lighting  BLE  low energy 

Telink Semiconductor has announced that its Bluetooth mesh technology is being used in connected LED light bulbs in GE Lighting's C by GE product family.

"For many, lighting is the gateway to a smart home that connects other devices including smart thermostats, security cameras and smoke alarms. While interoperability is key, in a crowded market with no clear platform winner, we wanted to give consumers the option for a stand-alone smart lighting solution," says Tom Stimac, GE Lighting's chief innovation manager.

This smart product is enabled by Telink's proprietary BLE mesh technology, which can update in real-time and reflect multiple nodes' status automatically using Telink's patented network traffic control technology. In addition, Telink mesh supports a synchronised control mechanism, which can guarantee a large number of lights to be on/off or controlled at exactly same time. The same hardware can also be used for Apple HomeKit support.

This mesh capability is important as Bluetooth low energy (or smart) sensors proliferate in the home and connected appliances become the norm. Mesh networking will then become an integral component in ensuring that consumers' Bluetooth enabled smart locks, lights, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, and appliances work together.

Controlling multiple devices real time

The wireless smart lighting solution provided by Telink Semiconductor enables customers to easily implement features, such as on/off control, dimming and colour space (luminance/saturation, RGB) control, grouping control, scene mode control, timer or sensor integration, control bridge, mesh networks and power consumption profiling.

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