GE is developing a suite of connected products designed to make life simpler. First up is a contemporary LED table lamp that embeds Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) directly inside, allowing users to use a light to order dinner, listen to the latest headlines, preheat the oven or give a host of other voice commands.
The voice controlled light source with microphones and a speaker is the first announced use of AVS embedded within a lighting product, bringing the skills one would find in a traditional Amazon Echo product without the need for a stand-alone Echo unit, hub or even a smart phone. Homeowners need only plug in the C by GE lamp and connect to Alexa to unleash a whole new world of tech functionality and smart device interoperability throughout the home.
The Alexa-embedded lamp will be designed in part by Richard Clarkson, designer of The Cloud, a cloud-shaped ceiling fixture that produces a motion-triggered lightning and thunder performance.
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