Eaton points out the biggest changes to home energy systems in decades are underway as whole-home electrification and solar-plus-storage systems enter the mainstream. Intelligent power management company Eaton says it is helping homeowners effectively navigate current changes and those to come with a new integrated mobile app and new Wi-Fi wiring devices that give homeowners more options to view, manage and control energy usage based on their household preferences, lifestyles and sustainability goals.
The Brightlayer Home app provides an interface to Eaton’s Wi-Fi smart technologies, allowing users to easily view power usage for connected appliances, control connected devices remotely and make more informed energy decisions. Eaton’s expanded portfolio of Wi-Fi wiring devices are also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, including bilingual voice controls, to help streamline device management and empower homeowners to choose their preferred smart home system.
“The proliferation of smart devices continues to deliver new levels of convenience and safety in the home, but the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming for the homeowner to manage,” says Paul Ryan, general manager, Connected Solutions at Eaton.
“We prioritize interoperability to ensure Eaton devices are compatible with leading smart home systems and introduced Brightlayer Home to streamline the interface for managing energy throughout the home.”
Current trend data is showing a consolidation of connected devices in households across the U.S. with an average of 22 devices per home in 2022, down from 25 in 2021, according to Deloitte’s “2022 Connectivity and Mobile Trends Survey.” Through its smart home offerings, Eaton is expanding connected device applications for homebuilders, simplifying installation options for electrical contractors and helping homeowners enjoy the possibilities of a fully connected home. Eaton’s expanded Wi-Fi smart devices portfolio includes a Wi-Fi Smart Outdoor Duplex Receptacle – the first in the industry – as well as a Wi-Fi Smart Fan Speed Control.