Brings LIFX Onboard to Expand Offerings
Los Angeles, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, is expanding its ’Works with Nest’ product offerings to deliver more home automation and safety solutions to integrators.
LIFX (pronounced life-ex), a new AVAD ‘Works with Nest’ vendor partner, provides the brightest, most efficient and versatile Wi-Fi LED light bulbs on the market. Combined with the Nest thermostat, The Original LIFX bulbs can automatically turn on and off lights to make it seem as if someone is home. If used with Nest Protect, when smoke or carbon dioxide are detected, LIFX bulbs can flash red to let homeowners know there may be danger present and help alert those who are hearing impaired.
“The Original LIFX Wi-Fi LED bulb is more than just an ordinary LED replacement. The ability to integrate LIFX with Nest products brings LIFX into the security category as a unique safety product,” said Hugh Hughes, director of vendor management and purchasing at AVAD. “LIFX is another example of our commitment to delivering to our dealers the latest technology and simple integration for home automation. Combining LIFX with other ‘Works with Nest’ products, integrators now have a plethora of automation and security options to offer their customers.”
‘Works with Nest’ makes it possible for Nest devices to securely interact with many AVAD integration products to effortlessly deliver personalized comfort, safety and energy savings to the homeowner. AVAD ‘Works with Nest’ products include Lutron and RTI, with more brands coming soon.
LIFX pioneered the smart light in 2012 with the first Wi-Fi enabled, multi-colored LED that’s controllable via smart devices. AVAD offers The Original LIFX bulb which gives the ability for the user to choose between 16 million colors and 1,000 shades of white, and has a maximum brightness of 1,000 lumens. LIFX bulbs do not require a router, bridge or any special equipment to work with Nest.
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About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As an Ingram Micro company, AVAD provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation, as well as digital signage and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics, home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools. With 23 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.
Coleen Sterns Leith, president