GE Lighting, a Savant company, made several new announcements regarding its Cync line at CES 2023. Most importantly for integrators that have Cync as part of their portfolio, the entry-level product lineup is compatible with Matter, the new wireless protocol developed by the Connectivity Standards Alliance. The Cync Full Color Direct Connect Smart Bulb and the Cync Indoor Smart Plug will be the first of the company’s products to transition to Matter compatible versions, with more products to be upgraded soon afterwards. These Matter-compatible products will replace previous versions as they hit store shelves. Previously produced Cync products are not planned to receive retroactive Matter updates at this time.
In other news, Cync products now integrate with Schlage, a brand of Allegion and provider of home security and access solutions. The solution will give users an easy-to-install and control experience that delivers enhanced safety and security at home. An integration, made possible via the Cync app, powered by Savant, will connect the growing portfolio of smart lighting products with the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt to set automations that tie lock activity to lighting actions. Additional information on the solution will be available later this year.
Also at CES, Cync is introducing its full Dynamic Effects entertainment line-up that features 16 million colors, pre-set and custom light shows, on-device music-syncing and more. In addition, the company will be expanding its Wafer light fixture line following a launch last year.
New Cync Lighting Strips
Following the launch of Cync Dynamic Effects Indoor and Outdoor Smart Light Strips late last year, the new family of entertainment lighting options is expanding with the introduction of Dynamic Effects Smart Hexagon Panels, Dynamic Effects Smart Neon-Shape Lights and Dynamic Effects Smart Bulbs in Aline and indoor floodlights. The lighting can be controlled using the Cync App, powered by Savant, with no hub or bridge required. Each new product features multi-color light shows, on-device music syncing and vivid light effects that display 16 million colors and white tones, including multiple colors simultaneously.
Cync Dynamic Effects Indoor and Outdoor light strips are available at Best Buy and Lowe’s stores, and bestbuy.com and lowes.com, starting at $89.99. Extensions are also available for purchase. The roll out of the four new Dynamic Effects products will begin March 2023 and prices range from $19.99-$199.99.
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With on-trend smaller sizes, high ceiling, and gimbal wall wash solutions, new Cync reveal HD+ Wafer Downlights feature high brightness, as well as 16 million colors and adjustable white tones, including the clarity of reveal light. Designed for easy installation, products also feature quick connectors and wire clamps, as well as slim profile and remote junction box for tight spaces. In addition, accessories available for purchase will include compatible square, decorative and wall wash trims for customization and integration into any décor and a mounting template for a rough-in installation option.
This article has been updated as of 01/17/23 to ensure the validity of information provided.