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    WiZ enables its products with new motion detection technology

    September 16, 2022

    Surprisingly thoughtful lighting for everyone – Signify brings to light SpaceSense™ for the WiZ system, a motion detection technology never-seen-before in the consumer lighting industry

     

    • Discover SpaceSense™, a new way to automate your lights using Wi-Fi sensing technology
    • Let lights enrich your daily life with thoughtful features bundled in the new WiZ app V2
    • Tailor your room to your mood with WiZ's new luminaires and control accessory
    • Brighten your garden with colors with WiZ’s new outdoor String Light


    Bridgewater, NJ – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, introduces a new app, features and products for its WiZ smart lighting system to enhance users’ daily convenience. With a surprisingly thoughtful ecosystem, WiZ unlocks a more comfortable, caring and joyful home for everyone. WiZ is proud to introduce a new app, breakthrough feature SpaceSense™, and new products joining the line up this fall.


    Lights that work like magic

     

    For the first time since its launch in 2016, the WiZ system is revamping its app. The WiZ app is at the core of the WiZ ecosystem, functioning as the enabler of all features in products. With it comes SpaceSense, a never-before-seen innovation in the consumer lighting industry developed by WiZ. This breakthrough feature is based on Wi-Fi sensing technology. It takes home automation to a new level by using Wi-Fi signals that are already present in the room to detect motion without the need for separate sensors and batteries. Wi-Fi signals are slightly disturbed when people move around in a room, like a ripple in a swimming pool. By measuring the small deviations in signal strength caused by those disturbances, the WiZ lights can determine if there is an object moving in the room. The detection is omnidirectional and doesn't require line of sight during installation, as a traditional motion sensor based on passive InfraRed (PIR) technology would. SpaceSense™ will automatically illuminate your rooms, turning the light on when you enter and off when motion is no longer detected. The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted, for example, to prevent your pets from turning the lights on and off while running in and out of the room. You simply need to install at least two lights per room and connect them with the WiZ app V2.

    At WiZ, we are on a mission to make smart lighting more accessible and meaningful in daily life. A ground-breaking feature like SpaceSense is yet another major step in bringing this mission to life. For many users the need for extra hardware to enable motion detection in their system felt complex, expensive and cumbersome. Now, for the first time ever, SpaceSense takes those hurdles away, opening up automations and other smart lighting advanced benefits to everyone,” 

     

    Danny Lousberg

    Head of Software Product Management for WiZ.

     

    Privacy and security are of the utmost importance to the WiZ smart lighting system. SpaceSense ™ detects motion by the ripple in Wi-Fi waves created by the user's motion. It does not detect people’s exact location nor does it recognize faces. All the detection data is processed locally without going to the Internet or Cloud service. This feature is completely opt-in so all WiZ users can decide themselves whether they would like to make use of it or not. SpaceSense™ can be enabled for most new products introduced after September 2021 and all Connected by WiZ products – including WiZ brand, Philips Smart LED and other OEM and private label brands.

     

    Take lighting into your own hands

     

    In addition to SpaceSense™, the WiZ app V2 offers a new user interface designed for increased control and simplicity: less taps to achieve your intended action; less visual clutter; and smoother interactions. With just one tap, you can view all of all your rooms on the Home screen to see which lights are on, their level of brightness and the modes used. With the slide of your finger, set the ambiance to your mood, adjust the brightness or see groups of devices.

     

    Quick action enables you to have your own, personalized quick action in the new app. Set your quick action to turn on your bedside lamp for reading time, set the mood for a relaxing dinner, or get you up and energized for the day. With quick actions, you can control one or multiple lights, adjusting the room with just one tap.

    The Light Scene management feature brings your life by creating a Scene for a room. With the new Light Scene management feature, you can manage your custom scenes to save light settings such as color and brightness combos that can instantly change the atmosphere. Once you choose the affected devices and name your Scene, you can easily change to them in the app or by using voice control.

    Same as the current WiZ App, the new WiZ app V2 is the core of the WiZ ecosystem. All WiZ and Connected by WiZ products that have ever been manufactured are compatible with the WiZ app V2.

     

    A more comfortable, caring and joyful home

     

    To make it easier for users to enjoy the WiZ experience everywhere in their home, WiZ continuously expand its portfolio with new types of lamps and luminaires.

    The new WiZ Mobile Portable lamp is ideal for taking room to room, setting the mood for any time of day. With Dynamic Light Modes, the dual-zone design allows users to choose between two different light colors, creating an ombre effect. In addition to smart control with app or voice, the portable lamp features a touch panel for quick control of pre-set modes and dimming features, as well as a soft handle to effortlessly bring it with you throughout the day.

    Paint the wall with color with the WiZ Pole Floor Light. A true standing lamp, it can be placed in the corner of any room to create a wide-angle wall-wash effect. With its base removed, the floor light can be placed horizontally under a couch or tucked behind your bedframe for a decorative look. Offering 16 million colors and dual zones, the WiZ Pole Floor Light adds ambiance for everything from holidays and parties to rooting on your favorite sports team with the family.

    The slim WiZ Bar Linear Light Dual Pack radiates millions of colors and is perfect for small spaces. Offering versatility and flexibility, the bar light can be tilted on its side to adjust the light angle or connected to a second bar to double the effect. Whether emphasizing home décor or unique collections on a shelf, the Bar Linear Light adds a playfulness that highlights your personality and style.

     

    WiZ is also moving outside of the home, with its first outdoor luminaire, the multicolor String Light. Light up your garden or balcony in just a month from now with 16 million color options and just in time for the holidays! Completely waterproof and weatherproof, the String Light offers white and color lights so you can now beautify the outside as much as the inside of your home for every season. With the Dynamic light mode, you can personalize your festive lighting and the 12 LED bulbs will randomly light up multiple colors based on the chosen light mode. With the WiZ String Light, you can create the perfect atmosphere for everything from your summer barbeque and Halloween to your holiday parties and showing your team pride!

    The latest new accessory, the Smart Button lets you control lights with just one click of a button. Like other WiZ control accessories, the Portable Button sends wireless commands directly to your lights without going through your Wi-Fi router, working even when your Wi-Fi is down. Just stick it on the wall with the included wall plate or any metal surface with the magnet embedded on the back. It controls all WiZ and Connected by WiZ lights.

     

    Availability

     

    • WiZ app V2 (available end of September 2022)
    • SpaceSense™ (available end of September 2022)
    • WiZ Mobile portable lamp (available September 2022) - $89.99
    • WiZ Pole Floor lamp (available September 2022) - $119.99
    • WiZ Bar Linear Light (available September 2022) - $89.99 (2Pk)
    • WiZ Smart Button (available September 2022) - $24.99
    • WiZ Outdoor String Light (Available October 2022) - $119.99

     

    About WiZ Connected

     

    WiZ Connected is an Internet of Things software solution provider focused on delivering easy-to-use, Wi-Fi-based smart lighting. Owned by Signify, the world leader in lighting, WiZ serves both consumer and professional markets in more than 70 countries. Learn more about WiZ Connected and how their innovative, connected lighting solutions make daily life easier at https://wizconnected.com.

    About Signify

     

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2021, we had sales of EUR 6.9 billion, approximately 37,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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