Shining Light on the subject
The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies, creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, has announced it has completed development and ratified the ZigBee Light Link (TM) standard. Now the lighting industry has an open, global standard, backed by a broad competitive ecosystem, offering wireless control for some of the world's most efficient and flexible LED lighting solutions.
The Alliance has created a standard that will be as easy to use as a common dimmer switch. Energy efficient light bulbs, LED fixtures, sensors, timers, remotes and switches built using ZigBee Light Link will easily connect into a single network, without special devices to coordinate the network. Consumers will be able to easily install products and add extra devices to their lighting network. Like all products using standards in the ZigBee standards portfolio, ZigBee Light Link devices can be controlled over the Internet through computers, tablets and smart phones.
But of course Zigbee is not the only wireless home automation that can be controlled from their computer, smart phone or tablet. It is possible to automate your comfort with Z-Wave. Applications can help save time, energy and money. Z-Wave applications enable you to know if you left lights on, what the room temperatures are, or if the garage is open. Some applications can even set alarm clocks so you can be sure your children are out of bed in time for school! Turn your home off and on all from one central location in the palm of your hand. How much simpler could it be?