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LUCIS Technologies launches smart lighting system

Iain Morris
December 16, 2014

Silicon Valley-based LUCIS Technologies has launched a new smart home lighting and safety console aimed at helping customers to save energy and reduce their monthly utility bills.

The NuBryte system is designed to support a range of automated lighting, home safety and energy management services.

The company says that customers need only a screwdriver and basic wiring skills to replace any light switch with the NuBryte console.

After installation, customers will be label to control their homes using a touchscreen control pad or via the NuBryte app – which is compatible with the iPhone.

The system also provides easy-to-understand energy reporting, says LUCIS (Sunnyvale, CA, USA), helping customers to reduce energy consumption and save money.

The company cites research from the US Department of Labor indicating that Americans waste as much as $146 billion on energy services every year.

Using NuBryte, individuals will be able to set lighting controls for each room, reducing excess lighting and cutting down overall energy costs.

The device has been engineered to recognize behavioral patterns based on information gathered from its sensors – meaning that specific rooms can be lit according to preferred settings at certain times.

The technology also allows customers to adjust a room’s brightness from any unit or directly from their smartphones.

“Although there are other solutions contributing to the energy conversation, we saw a large void for a complete ‘out of the box’ smart home solution,” said Alan Yuan, co-founder and chief executive of LUCIS. “NuBryte fills this demand, and goes the extra mile by making it extremely intuitive for families to experience enlightened living.”

LUCIS says the hardware retails for $199 per unit and that there is no monitoring or maintenance fee – unlike for other smart home systems.

The product is expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2015.
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