Nokia Smart Lighting: Insteon reborn – Michael Brown

Anyone who’s spent any amount of time in the smart home world will be familiar with the Insteon brand. Insteon’s parent company, Smartlabs, just launched the Nokia Smart Lighting product line that uses Insteon as its foundation.

Like Insteon, Nokia Smart Lighting devices operate on a dual mesh network that uses both your home’s electrical wiring and—to provide redundancy—a proprietary long-range wireless network (using unlicensed spectrum in the sub-gigahertz range, similar to Z-Wave). This gives the wireless network longer range.

Smartlabs

Smartlabs says users will experience almost no learning curve with its Nokia Smart Lighting, thanks to a simple and intuitive design aesthetic. The smart dimmer is shown here.

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