CES 2023: GE Lighting to Launch Cync Fixtures with Matter/HomeKit Compatibility
GE Lighting today Announced which will launch its first Cync smart home accessories with support for Matter throughout 2023, starting with the Cync Full Color Direct Connect smart bulb and Cync Indoor Smart Plug.
Unfortunately, GE Lighting said there are no plans for previously produced Cync products to receive retroactive support from Matter at this time.
Matter is a connectivity standard that enables smart home accessories to work seamlessly together across multiple platforms, including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and more. Apple added support for Matter on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV with iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16, and tvOS 16.1 last year, and a HomePod or Apple TV is required to control Matter accessories in the Home app or with Siri.
As part of CES 2023 this week, GE Lighting introduced several new Cync products, including Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Hex Panels, Cync Dynamic Effects Neon Smart Lights, and Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Bulbs. Pricing and availability information is outlined below, with additional details available at GE Lighting Press Release.
Cync Dynamic Effects Indoor/Outdoor Strip Lights are available today at Best Buy and Lowe’s stores, and at bestbuy.com and lowes.com, starting at $89.99. Extensions are also available for purchase. The launch of the four new Cync Dynamic Effects products will begin in March 2023 and prices will range from $19.99 to $199.99.
Cync was formerly known as C for GE. The rebranding came after Savant Systems acquired GE Lighting in 2020.
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