For more than a hundred years, the humble consumer light bulb has remained largely unchanged. Sure, there have been some improvements in terms of energy efficiency and lifespan, but at its core the light bulb has always been based on a very simple binary function: turning on and turning off.

Lighting is Evolving

However, that is all starting to change. With wireless connectivity continuing to spread and smartphones now acting as powerful remote controls, our lighting options at Carlton Lights have become more varied, convenient and customisable than ever before. Smart lights allow for an incredible degree of control, giving users the ability to change just about every aspect of their home lighting, including colour, brightness, timing, remote access and much, much more.

Here at Carlton Lighting, we’re passionate about both traditional and contemporary lighting design and we pride ourselves on providing our customers with an extensive range of lighting solutions to meet their unique needs. Today, we’re excited to announce a couple of the newest additions to our smart lighting lineup: the SPECTRUM Smart RGB LED Downlight and the SMART Bluetooth Fan Control Kit.

Read on for more information about these cutting edge products and find out if they’re suitable for your home.

Introducing the SPECTRUM Smart RGB LED Downlight

It goes without saying that a room’s lighting can have an enormous impact on the ambience and overall feel of a space. Your mood changes from time to time, so why shouldn’t your lighting?

This is where the SPECTRUM Smart RGB LED Downlight comes in. Boasting a spectrum of more than 16 million colours, you can rest assured that this stylish downlight can be customised to suit every occasion. Whether you want a dim, warm glow as a backdrop to an intimate meal or a vibrant disco light to get the party started, the SPECTRUM Smart RGB LED Downlight can be tailored to meet your every need. It can even sync up to music on your phone and change colour in time with the beat!

You’re in Control

Despite the impressive technology at work, the SPECTRUM Smart RGB LED Downlight is incredibly easy to use. Simply download the free Spectrum Pro app, pair it with your smartphone and use the intuitive swipe controls to manipulate the light as you like. You can control multiple downlights on the fly, which is much more convenient than walking all over the house flicking switches as you would with conventional lights.

The SPECTRUM Smart RGB LED Downlight is also fully programmable, enabling you to control up to five lights, even if you’re not at home. This is incredibly useful if you’re arriving home late at night and wish to walk into a well-lit space, or if you’re out of town and want to turn the lights on every now and then to create the illusion that someone’s at home.

SPECTRUM Smart RGB LED Downlight: Technical Features

  • 16 million colours
  • RGB colour changing downlight
  • Can be controlled in groups of up to five downlights
  • Features grouping and timer functions
  • Rated for IC abutted and covered usage to allow for covering with thermal insulation
  • SAA approved
  • 0.8 metre flex and plug fitted
  • 12 month warranty
  • Range of 15 metres (can vary depending on the environment)
  • Minimum device requirements: iOS 7.0, or Android 4.3 with Bluetooth 4.0.

Introducing the SMART Bluetooth Fan Control Kit

In addition to the range of lighting products you’ll find at Carlton Lighting, we’re also proud to offer an extensive lineup of brand name ceiling fans suitable for just about every room in the house. Affordable and energy efficient, fans are an excellent choice for anyone looking for a way to cool off in the sweltering Australian heat.

Like lights, fans too have benefited from the growth of wireless connectivity. Now, fans can also be controlled directly from your tablet or smartphone, giving you the power to program timers, turn fan lights on and off and manipulate airflow all via Bluetooth.

What’s more, this advanced functionality is no longer limited to natively smart fans. With the arrival of the hotly anticipated SMART Bluetooth Fan Control Kit, most fans can now be controlled from a smart device. The SMART Bluetooth Fan Control Kit comes packaged with a Bluetooth remote that connects to your device and turns just about any conventional AC motor ceiling fan into a state-of-the-art smart fan.

How does the SMART Bluetooth Fan Control Kit work?

The SMART Bluetooth Fan Control Kit comes bundled with a Bluetooth remote that can be used to control your ceiling fan directly, or you can pair the remote with a smartphone or tablet and control the fan from your device. This gives you the ability to control all the usual functions of your fan, including turning it on and off, adjusting fan speed, setting timers and turning fan lights on and off.

The app also provides advanced timer features, which can be used to better regulate the temperature of your home. For further convenience, you can even control multiple fans from the same remote.

Bluetooth Fan Control Kit: Technical Features

  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Compatible with most AC motor ceiling fans
  • Turn fan lights on and off
  • Turn fans on and off
  • Set fan speed to low, medium, high
  • Fan timer
  • Fan automatic on and off function
  • Comes with 9V battery and wall mount bracket

Smart technology is changing the way we live, and here at Carlton Lighting we’re excited to be playing a small part in this revolution. With an unrivalled commitment to customer service, and an enormous range of lights and fans to suit every style of home, Carlton Lighting is the number one choice when it comes to home lighting in New South Wales. If you’re thinking about investing in new smart lights, get in touch with the team at Carlton Lighting today and find out how we can help you light up your home.