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Biophilia: Smart-Home Pro Does it Backwards, Starts with IAQ, Adds IoT

CE Pro 100 integrator Refresh Smart Home launched into home automation after specializing in indoor air quality; now embraces biophilia for health and wellness in built environments.

Julie Jacobson · July 23, 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

New wellness-related categories are entering the smart-home channel via CEDIA Expo, showcasing IAQ, water purification, hydrotherapy, HVAC zoning and more.

Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2019

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Highlights from ICFF 2019 contemporary lighting and furniture expo included modern takes on chandeliers, wellness-centric steam rooms and at least one home-automation offering.

CE Pro Editors · June 19, 2019

Biophilia: Nature Sounds vs. White Noise for Productivity and Wellness

Smart-home technologists and commercial integrators should wake up to the sounds of spring water — not white noise — for quelling distractions and improving productivity and well-being.

Julie Jacobson · June 18, 2019

IES vs. UL: Battle Over Circadian Lighting ‘Standards’

Who should set standards for human-centered (circadian) lighting? Illuminating Engineering Society blasts UL for publishing Recommended Practice “without the full rigor of an ANSI approved Standard.”

Julie Jacobson · May 28, 2019

Savant Shows HomeKit-Compatible Smart Circuit Breakers, Circadian Lighting

Home automation company shows HomeKit-enabled circuit breakers, smart bulbs, DMX LED lighting strips, human-centered lighting at Lightfair 2019.

Julie Jacobson · May 24, 2019

Biophilia and the Reason Smart-Home Pros Can Own the Wellness Category

Humans are hardwired to relish nature and thrive in a 24-hour circadian cycle. Smart-home pros can fake-believe nature through smart lighting, indoor air quality, beneficial sounds, visuals and other wellness-related stimuli.

Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2019