Ikea has just announced it is entering the Smart Home market with a range of dimmable LED light bulbs, smart lighting hub, presence detectors smart sensors and light switches. These will all be controllable via iPhone, iPad or Android phone.
This is big news, IKEA has sold around 10 million LED light bulbs just in the US Alone.
With TRÅDFRI, IKEA - the world's leading home furnishings retailer is now taking the smart home seriously - IKEA stores receive 1 billion store visitors each year and now join the likes of Apple (HomeKit), Samsung (SmartThings), Google (Nest), Amazon (Alexa) in the Smart Home.
IKEA's offerings are about half the cost of rivals, this could help catapult wireless smart home technology into peoples homes.