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Insteon PAR38 LED Bulb for Recessed Lights Receives 2014 TWICE VIP Award

Award Celebrates the Products That Made the Biggest Difference in Distributors’ and Retailers’ Businesses

 

August 18, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - TWICE, the #1 business publication serving the consumer electronics industry, has announced the winners of its second annual TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Awards, including the PAR38 LED Bulb for Recessed Lights from Insteon in the Home Automation: Peripherals category.

“The Insteon PAR38 LED Bulb for Recessed Lights is the perfect complement to our A19 LED bulb, the first networked, remote control dimmable LED lightbulb,” said Joe Dada, Insteon, CEO. “Both energy-efficient products can be easily connected to the family of 200-plus Insteon products, allowing consumers to create a customized smart home network enabling remote control of devices via smartphone, wireless remote, or in-home switches and keypads.”

The TWICE VIP Awards give retailers and distributors the chance to honor the products that have made the biggest difference in their business. Voted on ONLY by retailers and distributors, the TWICE VIPs are based on product features, product design, and value to consumers.

“Congratulations to Insteon on its 2014 TWICE VIP Award,” states Ed Hecht, VP/Publisher, TWICE. “Each of these year’s winners has played a part in making this innovative industry more interesting, vibrant, and profitable. We are proud to showcase these winning products.”

TWICE is published by NewBay Media.

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About TWICE
TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is published by NewBay Media and is the leading business publication serving the consumer electronics industry. With editorial coverage on all things consumer electronics, including audio, video, smartphones, tablets, cameras, car electronics, major appliances, accessories, and so much more, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. Be it news, new products, and/or trends, TWICE has it covered. For more information, visit www.twice.com.

About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact
Mike Kilroy or Valerie Christopherson
Global Results Comms (GRC)
+1 949 689 9550 (ph)

Insteon Announces Remote-Controlled, Networked LED Bulb for Recessed Lighting

Shining a Light on Form and Function, Connected PAR38 Bulb Saves Energy, Lasts Longer than Other Bulbs and Can Be Controlled Via Smartphone

 

February 19, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, creators of the best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced the Insteon® LED Bulb for Recessed Lights, the latest addition in a line of award-winning, energy-efficient LED bulbs. Designed with the energy-conscious, connected home enthusiast in mind, the PAR38 recessed can light easily connects to the full range of Insteon products, allowing consumers to create a customized wireless network that doesn’t require replacing a light switch.

The Insteon PAR38 LED bulb is:

  • Remote Controlled: Insteon makes it easy to control your light bulb using wall switches, keypads, wireless mini remotes, and even your smartphone – when used with the Insteon Hub
  • Energy Efficient: Using a mere 12W of electricity, every LED bulb is as bright as a 60W incandescent light while using just 13% the electricity, conserving energy and saving money
  • Less Waste: Insteon’s LED bulbs last approximately 52,000 hours – it would take over 50 traditional light bulbs to match the lifespan of just one Insteon LED bulb
  • Dimmable: The move to energy-efficient bulbs like CFLs and LEDs has generally meant that lights can no longer dim, but Insteon’s LED bulb was designed for dimming, allowing the user to fully brighten and dim
  • Customizable: The Insteon LED bulbs communicate wirelessly, enabling users to customize the On Level and Ramp Rate of every LED bulb and even create custom lighting scenes
    • On Level – Sometimes you just don't need the full brightness of a light bulb; instead, customize the preset brightness to which your LED bulb turns on from 1% to 100% - your choice
    • Ramp Rate – Allows the user to decide how long it takes for the LED bulb to turn on or off with durations of instant to eight minutes
    • Scenes – Scenes let users link together all of your lights (and appliances) to create dramatic moods or efficient groupings based on the user’s needs. Select and change scenes with the touch of a button

  • Wireless, Dual-Band Technology: Every Insteon LED bulb uses dual-band Insteon technology, taking full advantage of both the existing power lines in your home and the airwaves throughout for the most reliable communication. No matter how remote the light fixture, inside or outside the home, Insteon signals will reach it.

With its simple installation, setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in devices and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any light or appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring and ensures that every device is always connected.

The bulb retails for $49.99 and can be purchased online at Smarthome.com, Amazon.com, as well as other retailers. For more information on the line of Insteon bulbs, visit www.insteon.com.

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact
Mike Kilroy or Valerie Christopherson
Global Results Comms (GRC)
+1 949 689 9550 (ph)

Insteon® Ships World’s First Remote Control Networked LED Bulb

$29.99 Bulb Offers Dimmable Remote Control with iOS and Android Apps

 

June 19, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon®, manufacturers of the best-selling, most reliable home automation technology, today introduced the Insteon LED Bulb 8 Watt (60W), the world’s first-to-market networked remote control dimmable LED light bulb. Featuring Insteon’s award-winning technology in a sleek design, the Insteon LED Bulb is a technological innovation sure to brighten both the connected home and personal technology industries alike.

“For years, home automation has controlled light fixtures with plug-in lamp modules, wire-in switches and keypads. But, until now, no one has controlled the bulb itself. It’s exciting to be the first to introduce a new product to the world,” said Joe Dada, chief executive officer, Insteon.

The Insteon LED Bulb features simple setup, intuitive control and easy linking to any Insteon controller, such as a handheld remote. When paired with the free Insteon app, the SmartLinc Hub turns an iOS/Android smartphone or tablet into a fully functioning remote control of the bulb or an entire Insteon network. The bulb is fully dimmable and can be added to any number of scenes to create custom lighting at the touch of a button.

The Insteon LED Bulb contains Insteon’s patented dual-band communication technology, the most reliable, efficient communication system available. Just like other Insteon devices, the bulb acts as a network signal repeater and sends signals over both radio frequencies (RF) and a home’s existing wires (powerline).

The Insteon LED Bulb retails for $29.99. For more information or to watch a demonstration video, visit www.insteon.com.  

“The market is very excited to be getting an LED bulb with remote control built in, at a price that is actually below the cost of most standard LED bulbs. It’s like getting remote control for free,” said Joe Gerber, president, Insteon.

The Insteon LED Bulb is the latest addition to the Insteon product family, built upon the best-selling SmartLinc Hub. The Insteon product family ranges from wall switches, plug-in modules and  keypads to thermostats and motion sensors.

With its simple installation and setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring.

For more information about Insteon or the bulb, please visit www.insteon.com.

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
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