Internet-connected products are continuing to infiltrate our homes, perhaps none more than our lights. Philips Hue, WeMo and others are all pumping out products designed to create custom lighting schemes in our homes. The latest product to do so is the Kiën Light out of Europe that brings smartphone control, custom colors and energy savings in a stylish LED strip package.
Starting at just $395, users will be able to recreate a variety of different lighting scenes with these modern tubular accessories. The outer casing comes in three styles: aluminum, wood and concrete. There are three sizes available and they can be daisy-chained together if needed. Obviously, LED lamps are designed to be energy savers but the ability to customize shade and brightness are also noteworthy. Free iOS and Android apps will bring a Hue-like experience to the mix where you can adjust every feature with the slide of a finger. If all goes to plan, Kiën Light will ship in April.
While conceiving the idea for LICHT 1, our lead designer Markus Mai aspired to create a beautiful as well as functional light system. The purist form of LICHT 1 is reminiscent of a traditional fluorescent tube with a diameter of under 4,5 cm (ca. 1,77 inches), yet contains advanced LED technology to produce a source of light that emulates the whole spectrum of natural daylight. Designing LICHT 1 was a long process and we’ve come a long way since the conception of the first sketches.