Noon Home Inc launched the company last month along with its first product, the Noon Smart Lighting System. This is a retrofit system that detects and coordinates existing lights to bring professional-quality layered lighting directly to the consumer at a fraction of the cost.
Said Erik Charlton, CEO of Noon Home: “Even basic lighting has been too confusing for too long. Think about standing in that lighting aisle full of light bulbs and dimmers. It is overwhelming to figure out what is the right product. To make matters even worse, professional, layered light is even more confusing, unnecessarily expensive and only available from certified professionals. At Noon, we’re going to change that.”
Noon brings homeowners the ability to change the way a room looks and create a specific mood with a single touch. Noon intelligently blends ambient, task and accent lights to layer light simply and affordably to improve the way a room looks and how people feel in that room.
The Noon Smart Lighting System is powered by its Room Director switch and companion Extension Switches, which communicate wirelessly via Bluetooth. They can be straight replacements for existing switches.
Once installed, all of a room’s lights can be adjusted from the Room Director’s glass touch-screen OLED display.
Noon automatically creates three unique ‘scenes’ – Relax, Everyday and Bright – by analysing information about each bulb, fixture and room type. Users can also create custom scenes to fit how they use their rooms. These scenes can then be selected right at the switch or controlled via the Noon App from anywhere.
Smart features include Night Light, which turns on ultra-low light when you walk by the Room Director, and Vacation Mode, which “plays back” learned patterns to mimic the homeowners actual behaviours.
Noon’s patented bulb discovery technology reads electrical currents and uses advanced algorithms to identify bulb type. Noon is the only lighting system to automatically detect bulb type, creating compatibility with virtually any residential bulb: dimmable and non-dimmable bulbs, incandescent, LED, CFL and fluorescent, as well as ELV (electronic low voltage) and MLV (magnetic low voltage) fixtures. Noon combines bulb type with the fixture and room type to automatically create customized layered light scenes and minimizes low-level popping, flickering and buzzing.
The Noon Smart Lighting Starter Kit, which includes one Room Director switch, two Extension Switches and three Noon Wall Plates, retails for $399.99. The Noon Room Director switch and Extension Switch are also sold separately for $199.99 and $99.99 respectively.
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