These new WiZ smart lighting options will light up your world… and floor - The Verge

Signify, owners of Philips Hue, adds more options to its budget smart lighting line WiZ, including ambient floor and wall lighting, a portable lamp, and a wireless remote control.

WiZ, the more budget-friendly, hubless sibling to Philips Hue (both companies are owned by Signify), beefed up its range of Wi-Fi-powered smart lighting products with new releases this week.

The $89.99 WiZ Mobile Portable Light is coming in October, and the $24.99 WiZ Smart Button, which acts as a switch or remote control for all WiZ lighting, arrives in September. The company also added WiZ bar and floor lights as options for indirect lighting and wall-washing, which are available now.

The current WiZ range starts at under $11 a bulb and includes the standard shapes for white and colored bulbs, light strips, and downlights. There are also smart plugs, a wired dimmer, and a motion sensor — most of the building blocks for a smart lighting setup. WiZ products work with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri Shortcuts, IFTTT, and SmartThings. Signify has also committed to supporting Matter over Wi-Fi in the WiZ line when the new smart home standard arrives later this year.

Touch controls let you dim the light and activate scenes you set up in the WiZ app.

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Just in case the design didn’t give it away, the name for WiZ’s new lamp hammers home that the Mobile Portable Light is one you can easily carry from room to room (but not outdoors, as there’s no water resistance rating). The portable lamp is battery-powered and comes with a USB-C charging cable. WiZ claims it runs for about 10 hours on a full charge, and there’s a carrying handle.

Lighting-wise, this is a full-color smart light, offering preset lighting modes, scenes, and dynamic options like candlelight that simulate a flickering flame, which you set up in the WiZ smartphone app. There are also options for a slow fade or slow brightening for winding down or waking up, plus you can use two different color gradients for an ombre lighting effect.

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