Signify Ansell Lighting and 4Lite partner to introduce WiZ Connected to professional and consumer markets in the UK
Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, Ansell Lighting, a recognized market leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality luminaires, and 4Lite, a subsidiary of leading Japanese lighting company Endo Lighting, are partnering to introduce WiZ Connected to both the professional and consumer markets in the UK. Ansell will be adding the broad range of WiZ Connected products to its OCTO portfolio whilst 4lite will add it to its range of products aimed at the consumer market.
“We are delighted to be able to offer WiZ IoT platform within the OCTO and 4lite brand proposition and breakthrough innovation with dual connectivity technology. We want to offer cutting edge connected solutions and this partnership with WiZ reflects that. We have taken great time and care to ensure we align ourselves with partners that offer the same values and ethos as Ansell and 4lite. We are looking forward to working with WiZ and excited to launch a number of exclusive products to the market,” said Mark Abbott, Managing Director at Ansell and 4lite.
The WiZ Connected lighting product range consists of lamps, a retrofit connector, LED strip and several accessories, all commissioned via the WiZ app. WiZ Connected technology is embedded into Ansell’s and 4Lite’s luminaires, meaning no hubs or additional wiring is required. The OCTO WiZ Pro range provides a hybrid technology consisting of WiFi and Bluetooth. This hybrid technology is a world premiere for 2020, being the only dual protocol solution currently on the market, allowing seamless pairing and scalable deployments. The WiZ Pro software suite offers multi-users and multi-location options, making it suitable for new or existing residential buildings, restaurants, shops and the education sector.
“We are very pleased to partner with Ansell Lighting and 4Lite as their innovative, forward thinking approach reflects our own. This partnership is very emblematic of our ability to address the needs of lighting vendors who target simultaneously consumer and professional markets. From whichever channel a light is acquired and installed, there is always an end-user who can enjoy a welcoming atmosphere that she or he can control intuitively with the WiZ App,” said Jerome Leroy, Head of marketing, platform and ecosystem at WiZ Connected.
A world class IoT platform
WiZ technology encapsulates multi-protocol connectivity such as WiFi, Bluetooth and 2.4 Ghz low consumption radio frequency. It integrates a feature rich app with an intuitive interface, secured cloud access with real-time interoperability with leading IoT platforms and voice assistants such as Google Assistant, Alexa, Apple Siri shortcuts and Samsung Smart Things.
Using the app, light intensity can be changed from either a single colour, or tuneable with 64,000 shades of whites, enhancing mood, relaxation and minimizing stress on eyes. For lights with colours, users can choose to set dynamic light modes for any occasion.
The WiZ app is accompanied by dashboard control options that provide owners a panoramic view of their installation and allows for predictive maintenance and energy usage monitoring, along with advanced circadian rhythm automation enabling Human Centric Lighting. Besides tunable white control and circadian rhythm, other features of the app include lights grouping, schedules, WiZ Click, default light settings (intensity, fading), dynamic light modes, scene management, vacation mode, power monitoring, and sensor management.
A UK partner with two complementary ‘Go To Market’
With over 27 years in the lighting industry, Ansell Lighting focuses exclusively on innovative design, product quality and reliability. It has launched OCTO, its premier connected lighting service providing end users with tailored and personalized smart solutions for any application. OCTO can support a connected lighting installation from initial project scope and planning, to lighting design, install, commissioning and aftercare.
4Lite pride itself on creating quality products that are affordable for the end-consumer, combining great design with practical functionality. The WiZ Connected range of products will enrich 4Lite’s offering and further elevate its market positioning, delivering best-in-class luminaires.
88 Wizified products are made available in the UK market by Ansell Lighting and 4Lite through major B2B and B2C channels. This portfolio and the WiZ Connected ecosystem will keep growing with exciting cooperation projects between Ansell product teams, WiZ and Signify IoT experts.