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Comcast and OSRAM SYLVANIA Announce Agreement to Bring Remote Controlled Smart Light Bulbs to the Xfinity Home Platform
<p class='bwalignc'> <i>New High-Tech LED Light Bulbs Can Be Controlled From Anywhere in the Country with the Xfinity Home App</i> </p>
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Comcast and OSRAM SYLVANIA Announce Agreement to Bring Remote Controlled Smart Light Bulbs to the Xfinity Home Platform11:14 EDT Thursday, June 06, 2013
PHILADELPHIA & DANVERS, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Comcast, a global media and technology company, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, a leader in lighting solutions and services, announced today the companies have entered into an agreement to offer energy efficient light bulbs that can be controlled remotely from anywhere through the Xfinity Home platform. By collaborating with OSRAM SYLVANIA, Comcast is further enhancing its Xfinity Home service by providing Sylvania's new energy-saving LED smart light bulbs that can be plugged into any standard light bulb socket, and that can save up to 83 percent in energy costs and last up to 17.5 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs. In addition by partnering with OSRAM SYLVANIA, Comcast becomes the first service provider to offer an integrated remote controlled light bulb.
“With Osram Sylvania, we are bringing innovative lighting solutions that integrate with the Xfinity Home platform and provide home control and green technology features to our customers,” said Mitch Bowling, Senior Vice President and General Manager of New Businesses for Comcast Cable. “Home automation is a growing trend that takes complex ideas and turns them into simple solutions that can be delivered to thousands of people. This is another example of how we are continuing to evolve our Xfinity Home product by creating more innovative home control solutions for our customers to enjoy.”
“We are proud to work closely with Comcast to develop sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, lighting solutions for Xfinity Home,” said Tim Lesch, Senior Vice President, OSRAM SYLVANIA. “These energy saving light bulbs allow consumers to remotely control their lighting via a smart device when they need them, and set the desired level of brightness, while helping to save power and electricity costs.”
Specifically, the SYLVANIA ULTRA iQTM LED BR30 flood light bulb has a life of 35,000 hours, which reduces maintenance and lamp replacement costs. In addition, it has integrated dimming controls that use the Zigbee® Home Automation standard to create a system that can be controlled wirelessly for quick and easy adjustments using a smartphone or the Xfinity Home app. The 11w ULTRA iQ BR30 bulb emits 700 lumens providing 63 lumens per watt. Utilizing warm white 2700K color temperature light with a color rendering index (CRI) of 80, the SYLVANIA ULTRA iQ LED bulbs are dimmable to 5 percent and can help use up to 83 percent less energy than the incandescent bulbs they replace.
Xfinity Home is a broadband and cloud-based platform that provides next-generation home security, control and energy management features that allow customers to stay connected to their home and family through the use of an interactive Web portal, mobile devices and the free Xfinity Home app. In addition to 24/7 professional monitoring, Xfinity Home offers an expanding suite of home control and remote energy management services that include lighting controls, digital thermostats, live video monitoring, custom text and e-mail alerts, remote arming and disarming capabilities, water and carbon monoxide sensors.
Pricing and availability for the SYLVANIA bulb will be announced at a later date. For more information about Xfinity Home, please visit www.xfinity.com/home.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About OSRAM SYLVANIA
OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Jamila Patton (Comcast)
Anne Guertin (OSRAM SYLVANIA)