Legrand Radiant Smart Lighting Products Feature Matter Protocol
The new Radiant Smart Lighting product line from Legrand incorporate the next-generation connectivity protocol Matter, and the products offer the setup flexibility of Amazon’s Frustration-Free Setup with Alexa to facilitate a fast and easy installation.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—Legrand, a global manufacturer of electrical solutions and other components, has announced its latest Radiant Smart Lighting products, which feature the Matter protocol.
The product introduction was made in Las Vegas as part of the company’s CES 2024 show activities, and the company says that its latest generation Smart Lighting with Wi-Fi product line brings the Matter standard to light switches, dimmers, and outlets.
“During development, Legrand leveraged Amazon’s Alexa Connect Kit for Matter to assist in the creation of this new generation of smart products, while also maintaining the clean design aesthetic of the radiant collection,” says Manny Linhares, Sr. director, product management at Legrand. “This collaboration with Amazon allowed our teams to more rapidly develop the product and implement the new Matter standard and protocol, all while maintaining Legrand’s high-quality safety and security standards.”
Radiant Smart Lighting Enables Modern Smart Home Functionality
The worldwide company explains that its new Radiant Smart Home Lighting products are designed to connect directly to a home’s Wi-Fi network, and the Matter-enabled devices are controlled with any number of approved Matter controllers or hubs, including the latest solutions from Amazon, Google, Apple, and Samsung. The new product line is said to eliminate the need for another smartphone app or plugin, as Matter devices are set up and controlled through the latest industry smart home platforms and assistants. This, according to Legrand, makes it easier than ever to use services like Amazon Alexa to control lights and appliances with voice, scheduled routines, or through more advanced automations with new Matter-enabled devices that speak the same language.
Another benefit the new Radiant Smart Lighting products offer users, the company continues, is that homeowners are also not locked to a single smart home ecosystem with Matter’s multi-admin functionality that allows smart devices to connect with multiple smart home platforms at the same time.
Legrand emphasizes that each Radiant Smart Lighting product is designed to complement interior home designs, while providing homeowners with easy-to-use smart control capabilities. As part of the product line’s control capabilities, the lighting products support Amazon’s Frustration-Free Setup with Alexa, which it says is purchased through Amazon and linked to the user’s Amazon account during checkout. Through this process, the products will automatically connect to a network once they are powered up.
”We’re thrilled to work with Legrand to bring their products to life for Alexa customers,” adds Ben McInnis, director of smart home at Amazon. “The Alexa Connect Kit for Matter is a fully-managed service that makes it easy to build great Matter-enabled products and leverage Amazon’s resources to simplify development so that Legrand can focus on building high-quality products.”
The new Radiant Smart Lighting Products will be available for order during the first quarter (Q1) of 2024 starting in February. Here is a look at the product line:
- WWMP10 – Smart 15A Plug-In with Wi-Fi, Matter-Enabled
- WWMRL10WH – radiant Smart Switch with Wi-Fi, Matter-Enabled
- WWMRR15WH – radiant Smart 15A Receptacle with Wi-Fi, Matter-Enabled
- WWMRL51WH – radiant Smart LED Dimmer with Wi-Fi, Matter-Enabled
- WWMP31 – Smart Outdoor Dual Output Plug with Wi-Fi, Matter-Enabled
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