ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, introduces the first two in a growing line of co-developed products launched with other portfolio brands of parent company Hubbell Incorporated. The Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger allows users to control, monitor and schedule their charger from anywhere with their mobile device, while the Ceiling Fan Switch gives users the ability to control fan speed and lighting with their voice or mobile device.
“With these co-developed products, the first of many innovations to come, we have successfully combined iDevices’ vast IoT expertise with Hubbell’s 130 years of manufacturing and distribution experience,” said Chris Allen, president and founder of iDevices. “Once a luxury for homebuyers, smart homes have become the standard. Homeowners now expect features like voice control and access to their home from anywhere. For builders, integrating the right smart products is crucial to creating meaningful differentiation in the eyes of homebuyers.”
The Ceiling Fan Switch, a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® enabled fan controller, reinvents the traditional ceiling fan by adding smart functionality through an elegantly designed wall switch and a canopy receiver — allowing homeowners to control fan speed and lighting from anywhere. Installation is seamless, as the Ceiling Fan Switch fits in a traditional gang box and works with any standard rocker faceplate. It was developed with Progress Lighting™, another leading brand in the Hubbell Incorporated portfolio. Signature to all iDevices products, the Ceiling Fan Switch operates on a hub-free system and works with iOS and Android™ devices.
Homeowners can manage their fan’s speed and lighting with a simple voice command to Siri®, Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant. Regular over-the-air updates make the Ceiling Fan Switch futureproof and hands-off for builders once installed. Plus, iDevices’ Smart Home Concierge service provides homebuyers with the ability to schedule personalized set up sessions with smart home experts and receive ongoing high-touch support. The Ceiling Fan Switch works with most ceiling fans, features three speeds, energy monitoring, and control from anywhere with the free iDevices Connected app.
The compact and powerful EV Charger gives homeowners the ability to remotely control, monitor and schedule the charge of their vehicle from anywhere with their mobile phone and the free iDevices Connected app. Homeowners can track their vehicle’s charging status, get an instant alert if their vehicle is unexpectedly unplugged and set custom charging schedules and time delays.
The EV Charger doesn’t require a hub, works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. It is available in both hardwired and plug-in models, and mounts directly to a home’s garage wall so homebuyer’s can move into a home already set up to meet their electrical vehicle charging needs. The EV Charger was developed with Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, a division of Hubbell Incorporated.
“Hubbell chose to acquire iDevices because they are known for developing quality, reliable IoT products that blend seamlessly into a consumer’s life,” said Jim Van Hoof, VP of Growth & Innovation at Hubbell. “Progress Lighting is known for stylish fans and lighting fixtures with stellar performance, while Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems pushes the industry boundaries of electric vehicle charging stations. These new products represent Hubbell’s commitment to technological excellence and they are the result of effectively leveraging the innovational synergies that exist across our brands. This type of end-user focused collaboration is what will drive the next phase of the smart home evolution for homeowners and homebuilders alike.”
The Ceiling Fan Switch and EV Charger will be available in 2018.
Builders and professional installers interested in wholesale pricing and more information on iDevices’ line of universal, premium connected home solutions may contact email@example.com and visit https://idevicesinc.com/pro.
Visit iDevices at the 2018 International Builders’ Show
The Ceiling Fan Switch and EV Charger will be on display at the 2018 International Builders’ Show, Booth W5689.
About iDevices, LLC
iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the smart home industry, is making IoT accessible to everyone with their premium line of Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®-enabled products. With a comprehensive set of both plug-and-play and in-wall solutions, iDevices manufactures connected power, lighting, and climate control solutions for homeowners, professional installers, and builders alike. Their world-class team of in-house engineers and software developers maintain a forward-looking approach to in-field upgrades and platform integration; ensuring their products always remain at the forefront of home automation. iDevices seamlessly connects people to their worlds with sophisticated technology that enhances everyday life. For more information, visit iDevicesinc.com.
About Hubbell Incorporated
Hubbell Incorporated is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. With 2016 revenues of $3.5 billion, Hubbell Incorporated operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. The corporate headquarters is located in Shelton, Conn.
About Progress Lighting™
Progress Lighting, part of the Hubbell Incorporated family of brands, has been a source for residential and commercial lighting for over 100 years, offering an extensive catalog of over 5,000 products. The company has accepted numerous prestigious industry awards in recent years and is committed to providing a diverse selection of high quality lighting fixtures. Progress Lighting has earned the reputation as the top decorative lighting line among builders and remodelers, offering products that deliver aesthetic appeal, stellar performance, easy installation and value.
About Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems
Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is a division of Hubbell Incorporated, an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems offers a wide array of electrical and electronic wiring devices, wire management systems, occupancy sensors, lighting controls and specialized wiring products for the marine and healthcare markets.