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Vivint Introduces New Smart Home Lighting Features to Enhance Security

Vivint launches new smart lighting kit that is easy to install and integrates with its smart home security platform to provide extra security for their customers.

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The other day we were in New York City to get a first-hand look at Vivint's new smart lighting experience, and we were impressed. The company demonstrated to us their new Vivint Smart Lighting system. This new smart lighting product is designed to make your home safer, smarter, and more sustainable. It includes smart light bulbs and switches which you can easily install anywhere in your home, even if there is no existing electrical switch. It just needs a good wireless Internet connection to Vivint Smart Hub to work properly.

“Smart lighting has been one of our top requested categories, and we’re thrilled to bring this experience to customers,” said Jim Nye, Chief Product Officer at Vivint. “In developing Vivint Smart Lighting, our goal was to create the most user-friendly and effective lighting solution that overcomes common pain points and integrates seamlessly with the Vivint platform. We’re excited to bring this new category to the Vivint suite and to continue expanding the power of our smart home ecosystem.”

Vivint Smart Lighting consists of three core pieces, including:

  • Vivint Smart Light Switch: Adhering to your wall, Vivint Smart Light Switch covers up existing light switches and wall plates, regardless of whether you have toggle or rocker switches, with no electrical work required. It can also be placed on surfaces without existing switches, allowing you to “rewire” your home without touching a wire. Vivint Smart Light Switch also lets you dim your lights with intuitive controls at the switch, with your voice, or through the Vivint app.
  • Smart Bulbs: Powered by Zigbee, Smart Bulbs replace your existing light bulbs and come in various options, including Standard A19 bulbs, Flood bulbs (BR30), and LED recessed lights, with additional bulbs coming soon. Vivint Smart Lighting is also compatible with most Zigbee-powered bulbs, providing even more flexibility for your lighting choices.
  • Vivint Smart Lighting Bridge: A dedicated bridge providing reliable wireless communication between Vivint Smart Lighting products and the Vivint Smart Hub, enabling flawless integration with your Vivint smart home system, and expanding your smart home and security capabilities.

Find out more about Vivint Smart Lighting Here

Intelligent Connection

By integrating seamlessly with your Vivint system’s automation capabilities, Vivint Smart Lighting comes to life and works alongside existing Vivint sensors, cameras, and other products so your home can work for you. Simply adjust your settings to make your home automatically come to life as you drive up, so you never come home to a dark house or create custom actions to automatically arm your home and turn off the lights as you climb into bed. The possibilities are endless.

Introducing Away Lighting

Vivint Smart Lighting also powers Away Lighting, an all-new feature that makes it appear you’re always home, even when you’re not. Using drop-down settings, you can automate Vivint Smart Lighting throughout your home and set your lights to turn on and off in a natural way that makes it appear your home is always occupied.

a photo of Vivint Smart Lighting Switch next to Vivint Smart HubVivint's Smart Lighting is controlled by Vivint Smart HubGearBrain

Smarter Security

By integrating seamlessly with your existing Vivint Smart Home system, Vivint Smart Lighting expands the capabilities of Smart Deter. This existing feature intelligently detects and deters potential threats around your home with audible and lighting alerts. For example, when your Vivint Outdoor Camera or Doorbell Camera Pro detects someone in your set Deter Zone, Vivint Smart Lighting can automatically turn on – just like it would if someone was home and checking in on what's happening.

Easy to Expand

It's simple to customize and expand light switch placement throughout your home with Vivint Smart Lighting, enabling you to place a switch where one doesn't exist or control lights from across your home. Plus, the hassle-free installation saves you time and effort, providing a convenient solution for today's busy lifestyles. Vivint Smart Lighting is also connected through a dedicated and robust Zigbee network that doesn't rely on Wi-Fi or bog down your network like traditional smart lighting solutions often do.

Easy to Control

Many smart lighting solutions today rely on a constant power source that can be interrupted by the light switch, resulting in a loss of connection to your smart lights when the switch is turned off. Vivint Smart Lighting eliminates the confusion around controlling your lights by making them controllable from any location without shutting down the power to your Smart Bulbs. Whether through your Vivint Smart Light Switch, your app, or your voice, Vivint Smart Lighting is always ready.

Pricing and Availability

The Vivint Smart Lighting Bundle will be available starting August 23 for $299.99, plus a flat $5 monthly service fee, and includes a choice of eight compatible bulbs, one lighting bridge, and two switches, with the option to purchase additional lighting products to fit your entire home. A Vivint Smart Hub is required.

Order Vivint Smart Lighting Here

After seeing first-hand how these new smart switches and light bulbs work in the Vivint demo home, a 5-story townhouse in New York City, it was nice to see how easy they were to set up and operate. Over the coming weeks, GearBrain will test this new smart lighting kit in a natural home to see if it delivers on its promises under regular connectivity. So, be on the lookout for our review. Also, remember to use The GearBrain, our smart home product compatibility find engine, to see what other smart devices work with Vivint Smart Home System or any of your existing smart devices.

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