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Noon Smart Lighting System Brings Intelligence to Old Bulbs

11.15.17 | By
Noon Smart Lighting System Brings Intelligence to Old Bulbs

Chances are the light switches in your home are the same type your parents used before you: a flip, dimmer dial, perhaps a rocker switch. Smart home startup Noon Home proposes a version 2.0 update – the Noon Smart Lighting System – one that connects and transforms a room’s existing lighting into a smart features-enabled experience without the need to invest in individual wi-fi connected bulbs..

The first thing you’ll notice is the swipeable OLED panel, the centerpiece and command center of Noon’s system, which they call the Room Director. The all-black Room Director operates as the central hub, with an interface offering access to the system’s iconographic and programmed scenes (also accessible via the compatible app), while also wirelessly controlling a number of white colored Extension Switches via Bluetooth LE, each which otherwise operate like a normal switch.

Being a smart system, Noon is obviously accessible via smartphones and tablets via app, along with Alexa integration for hands-off voice commands.

The Room Director is engineered to scan and identify existing within a room and smart enough to detect which type of bulbs are in use (e.g. whether they’re dimmable or not); the system intelligently monitors how much power is being used by each bulb and creates optimized mood lighting scenes for a pleasing atmosphere according to this data. The system can be accessed by any of the switches and also via app.

Scenes take into account the three types of lighting – accent, task, and ambient – mixing them in layers to match specific activities. The system can store up to 6 scenes per room.

If you’ve ever wanted to switch to a smart-enabled lighting system with lighting settings available with a swipe and a tap, but loathe replacing all of our otherwise fine and long-lasting light bulbs – as is the case with many LEDs – the Noon Smart Lighting System offers a pleasing marriage between the familiarity of the traditional rocker switch with the newfangled smart features offered by smart wi-fi connected bulbs, and one with obvious application for home entertainment/theater lighting where lighting scenes and the OLED’s true black form factor seems an ideal match.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at gregoryhan.com.