IRVINE, Calif. – March 30, 2014 – Technical Consumer Products Limited (TCP) today builds on its history of innovation by unveiling a smart home LED lighting system to the European market at Light + Building, Frankfurt in Germany.
Branded as CONNECTED by TCP™, the product utilises LED lighting and a smart home platform designed by GreenWave Reality to make setup fast and simple. By linking to a home’s Wi-Fi or mobile network, users can control lighting. With functionality available via a smartphone, tablet or computer it provides a convenient solution to energy saving.
“CONNECTED signals a new era for TCP, our first solution in the smart lighting market,” said Thomas Luecke, President & CEO of TCP Limited. “As a forward-thinking company we are pushing the boundaries of LED technology, to not only offer high quality lighting but empower consumers to be energy efficient in an ever-increasing digital world.”
The bulbs can be controlled by a gateway and app that has been developed alongside Greenwave Reality, the global smart home innovator.
“Consumers desire smart home features as long as they are simple, affordable and useful,” said Greg Memo, CEO of GreenWave Reality. “Together with TCP we have provided consumers a powerful, personal way to reduce energy consumption while enhancing the comfort in their homes.”
The intuitive app, which can be set up in minutes, gives consumers a range of controls over their home lighting, including:
- One gateway to control up to 250 bulbs, enabling connection of an entire office or home
- Three levels of access: home, local or wide area network
- Smart controls for user-defined requirements as well as pre-configured controls:
- Home, switches all bulbs on
- Night, switches all bulbs off
- Away, switches all bulbs off
The LED bulbs consume around 80 per cent less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulbs, making them energy efficient and smart at the same time.
The CONNECTED by TCP™ pack includes:
- Two E27 coated A-Lamp light bulbs of 810 lumen (10 Watt equivalent)
- Correlated colour temperature: 3,000K
- Colour rendering index: >80
- Gateway with power cords (220-240 Volts) to connect the product to the wi-fi network
- Downloadable app compatible with iOS and Android operating systems
- Instructions and further support can be found at www.tcpi.eu following launch
- Additional A-Lamps available for purchase individually
TCP staff will be on-hand at Light + Building (Location 4.1 G89) to showcase the new product, which will land on European shelves in autumn 2014, in time for the start of the lighting season.
Following the product’s launch in the US in November 2013, it has won an Envisioneering ‘Innovation and Design’ award at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The award recognises new-to-market technologies that demonstrate innovative features, functionality, value and design.
Should you require further information on the CONNECTED by TCP™ product, please contact:
Technical Consumer Products Limited
+44 (0)1536 201 503
TCP Press Office c/o RSM
+44 (0)1908 635300
+44 (0)7900 221439
About Technical Consumer Products Limited
TCP is a leader in energy efficient lighting solutions and supplies TCP branded and private label products to some of the world’s largest retailers and electrical distributors.
TCP offers a large selection of superior quality lighting solutions for every requirement. Its extensive product offering includes Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), fluorescent tubes and Eco Halogen lamps.
TCP’s European headquarters is located in Corby, UK.
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About GreenWave Reality
GreenWave Reality is an Internet of Things (IoT) software and services company whose scalable platform solution enables leading brands to quickly and easily deliver connected services. GreenWave works closely with customers to design, build, deploy and manage connected devices, and applications that both create value and realize value. The company’s customer roster includes global brands in the service provider, consumer electronics and utility industries. Learn more about GreenWave at www.greenwavereality.com.