LEDAVANCE has released a few updates to their Sylvania Smart+ lineup of HomeKit-connected lights, including the launch of their first filament-style bulb.
It started with a full-color bulb earlier this year, which we went hands-on with a review. As we mentioned, the biggest news is the launch of the stylish filament bulb.
The Sylvania Smart+ Soft White A19 Filament Bulb puts out 650 lumens and 2700K light. If you’re looking for a comparison to a standard bulb, that would be a 40W equivalent.
This is the first bulb of its type to be HomeKit-enabled.
You may be familiar with filament bulbs as the stylish retro-looking bulbs that have been popularized recently. They give off traditionally lower light, but look very unique and stylish. Something that Sylvania’s lights have in common is that they work completely through Bluetooth and require no hub, bridge or Internet to operate.
Like any other HomeKit connected light bulb, it works with other HomeKit products. And thanks to HomeKit, it can easily be automated and respond to Siri commands. To enable remote functionality, you still need a newer Apple TV or iPad running iOS 10 or later.
The Sylvania Smart+ Soft White A19 Bulb and the Sylvania Smart+ Indoor Flex Strip are now available for order after being announced previously.
The Indoor Flex Strip Full Color is available for $59.99 and the Soft White A19 Bulb is $25.99 on Amazon. The Sylvania Smart+ Soft White A19 Filament Bulb is currently up for preorder on Amazon for $31.99 and will start shipping in the spring of 2018.
Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming reviews of LEDVANCE’s new HomeKit gear soon.
Let me know what you think of the newest entrants to Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem down below in the comments.