GE Lighting, a Savant company dealing in smart, color-tunable light bulbs, among other smart options, has introduced a new set of smart dynamic lighting offerings: Cync Dynamic Effects light strips. Part of a ‘home entertainment’ line of smart devices, these new strips are meant to be able to sync up to audio in a space while boasting similar control and circadian functionality as its traditional light bulbs through GE’s Cync App.
These new lights, the company notes, boast “mixable light” segments that can produce 16 million different colors with a max brightness of about 1,600 lumens. They also come in indoor and outdoor versions, which allow professionals and homeowners to cover all parts of the home with accent and ambient lighting.
GE Lighting has also stated that these two products are only the initial offerings in a line of products slated for release in spring 2023. Information regarding these other products is not available at the current time.
Cync Light Strips Offer Greater Precision in Installation and Set-Up
The length of each strip starts off at 16 feet in length, with 8-foot extensions also available with the indoor version being extendable up to 32 feet.
The outdoor version comes with 16- and 32-foot-long options with each offering being extendable up to 32 and 64 feet, respectively. The outdoor strip also has an IP65 rating, meaning that it’s dust tight and resistant to water jets and can function as permanent, year-round outdoor smart lighting.
Both indoor and outdoor strips offer on-device music syncing, which make the LEDs pulse in time with any nearby music source. The interface on the Cync App also gives homeowners the option to choose between eight music shows and nine pre-set light shows to further customize one’s lighting experience.
Each strip is also cuttable in marked areas, offering even more precision and flexibility in placement. The lights can communicate over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks, meaning they do not require a hub to control, and can directly link with both Alexa and Google Assistant to add voice control functionality to the product.
GE Lighting does note, however, that these products will not support the new standard Matter, meaning connecting them to other smart home ecosystems may still come as a hassle.
The indoor 16-foot strip starts off at $90 while the outdoor counterpart sits at $180. Additional 8-foot extensions settle in at $45 and $80 respectively. The outdoor 32-foot strip stands as the most expensive of the bunch at $280, yet still offers a very affordable option for dynamic outdoor smart lighting with year-round functionality.