PLAYA VISTA, CA and AURORA, OH – November 5, 2014,– Belkin International®, a leading Internet of Things company, and Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP), a leader in energy-efficient lighting innovations, today announced a relationship that will include WeMo® home automation support to the TCP lineup of LED lighting solutions. TCP and Belkin have come together to provide TCP light bulbs for home wireless networks where select retailers specify the Belkin WeMo ecosystem of home automation products.
The TCP light bulbs will connect to the WeMo ecosystem through the WeMo Link that will connect the TCP light bulbs to the home's wireless network so they can work with other WeMo products, including the WeMo Light Switch, WeMo Insight Switch and NetCam HD+. Controlled with the WeMo app, the TCP LED bulbs will also work with IFTTT, which connects them to other web-based services and applications such as Facebook, SMS, Gmail, Calendar, etc. to perform custom tasks or trigger events. For example, consumers can program the bulbs to turn on when they get a text from their kids or even set up an IFTTT recipe to have the bulbs turn on when their favorite sport team wins their game.
"Teaming with a leader in lighting innovation such as TCP enables us to work on making lighting solutions a more approachable way for consumers to build a customized lighting environment within their home while they are there or away," said Sunny Choi, vice president of corporate development at Belkin International. "This partnership helps expand our WeMo ecosystem to communicate easily with more smart devices being brought into the home every day."
"We see smart lighting as an easy way for consumers to enter into the smart home space," said Ellis Yan CEO, TCP. "Providing LED lighting that seamlessly integrates with the existing WeMo system is just another way to show our commitment to providing additional lighting solutions for consumers."
The first WeMo-enabled TCP LED light bulbs are planned to be available early next year in the United States at leading retail and online retailers. The lineup of TCP bulbs that will be enabled by WEMO include A-Lamps and flood lights followed by other leading lighting solutions in the TCP family.
About Belkin International, Inc.
Today the three brands of Belkin International, Belkin, Linksys and WeMo, enhance the technology that connects people to the activities and experiences they love. Across all brands, Belkin's expertise has been proven in wireless home and business networking capabilities, mobile accessories, home automation, energy management solutions, plus an extensive range of cables. To learn more about Belkin visit http://www.belkin.com/aboutus/ or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
WeMo is Belkin's award-winning home automation ecosystem and the leader in delivering customizable smart home experiences. Designed to be the most approachable entry point to the smart home, WeMo products and partner products empower people to manage, monitor and adjust their electronics, appliances and lighting from anywhere at any time via the WeMo app at no cost. To learn more about WeMo visit www.WeMothat.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Founded in 1993 with its North America headquarters in Aurora, Ohio, Technical Consumer Products, Inc. is a leader in energy efficient lighting innovations. TCP's extensive product offerings include: LED lamps and fixtures, compact fluorescent lamps, energy efficient halogen lamps, exit and emergency lighting, decorative and outdoor fixtures, ballasts and fixtures, and linear lamps. TCP was named a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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