1. Lodes and Diesel
The new Diesel Living with Lodes collection is the result of an exclusive global licensing agreement signed in 2021, bringing together Italian decorative lighting company Lodes and the international lifestyle brand Diesel. This collaboration offers a versatile selection of lighting pieces for residential spaces. The collection offers three introductions — Vinyl (shown), Flask and Urban Concrete — and five updated best-sellers: Cage, Fork, Mask, Glass Drop and Pipe.
LIFX has launched what it calls the first antibacterial, germicidal smart light. LIFX Clean works as a regular white + color smart light, but it also has a disinfectant mode, which uses dedicated 405nm HEV light LEDs with germicidal properties. Its disinfect settings are: “Minimize” to reduce bacterial growth in an open space; “Timed” to kill bacteria on a targeted surface over several hours; “Focused” to kill bacteria in a specific area in a short period.
3. Lutron Electronics
Lutron Electronics has added the Outdoor Smart Plug to its Caséta Smart Lighting Control System. With the free Lutron app, homeowners can control landscape and string lighting, holiday lights, some motors and pumps, and more. The Outdoor Smart Plug is IP-65 rated with solid core construction to protect its inner electronics against dust, rain and severe weather. Control options also include voice command using Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Ring video doorbells and cameras.
4. Nora Lighting
Nora Lighting has expanded its ELO LED Surface-Mount Series: The new ELO+ model features an integral magnet for decorative rings in black, brushed nickel, chrome and matte powder-white finishes; five dedicated color temperature options; and 90+ CRI. The ELO and ELO+ are 1/2” thick; come in 6”, 8” and 11” sizes; and have a standard white finish. The ELO series is Energy Star certified and cETLus listed for damp locations.
Kichler’s ceiling light, the Ciri 34.75” Large LED Pendant with Black Finish, provides a soft-modern take on a classic cage-pendant. It comes with four stems: two 6” stems and two 12” stems so owners can customize the length of the fixture to create their own look. The contemporary Ciri Collection features circles of LED lights hidden within the fixtures. Dimmable and energy-efficient, the pendant can complement mid-century, retro, urban and modern styles.
With Leviton’s new second-generation Decora Smart Voice Dimmer with Amazon Alexa, homeowners can control their lighting systems via voice control. The Wi-Fi-enabled device can also stream music, news updates, and more. With reduced depth, the dimmers are easy to install as replacements for standard light switches and dimmers. Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen supports hard-wired and wireless multi-location control options. No additional device is needed for operation.
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