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Why Ring Acquired Mr. Beams: New Ring Smart Lighting System at CES 2019

Ring Smart Lighting system launches at CES 2019 one year after the acquisition of Mr. Beams, maker of quasi-connected outdoor lighting products that Ring is IoT-enabling. Why the proprietary RF and bridge?

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Posted by orrinc on January 16, 2019

Hi Julie!  I also found this one of the more interesting product announcements at CES!  It makes a lot of sense, since both product lines base their appeal on not requiring any wiring, compared to the traditional products they replace. The low-frequency radio helps with range outdoors, so it’s not a bad choice. As the companies integrate the products further, there are a lot of intriguing possibilities to expand features and functionality outside of the home. I hope we’ll see interesting things in the future- especially now that Mr. Beams and Ring are now part of Amazon!

Posted by Julie Jacobson on January 16, 2019

yes, yes, and yes. For those who missed the Transformer: https://www.cepro.com/article/dumb_old_low_voltage_landscape_lights_new_ring_transformer_makes_them_smart/news

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Posted by Julie Jacobson on January 16, 2019

yes, yes, and yes. For those who missed the Transformer: https://www.cepro.com/article/dumb_old_low_voltage_landscape_lights_new_ring_transformer_makes_them_smart/news

Posted by orrinc on January 16, 2019

Hi Julie!  I also found this one of the more interesting product announcements at CES!  It makes a lot of sense, since both product lines base their appeal on not requiring any wiring, compared to the traditional products they replace. The low-frequency radio helps with range outdoors, so it’s not a bad choice. As the companies integrate the products further, there are a lot of intriguing possibilities to expand features and functionality outside of the home. I hope we’ll see interesting things in the future- especially now that Mr. Beams and Ring are now part of Amazon!