INSTEON Announces Remote-Controlled, Networked LED Bulb for Recessed Lighting

Shining a Light on Form and Function, Connected PAR38 Bulb Saves Energy, Lasts Longer than Other Bulbs and Can Be Controlled Via Smartphone

February 19, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. – February 19, 2014 --INSTEON, creators of the best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced the INSTEON®LED Bulb for Recessed Lights, the latest addition in a line of award-winning, energy-efficient LED bulbs. Designed with the energy-conscious, connected home enthusiast in mind, the PAR38 recessed can light easily connects to the full range of INSTEON products, allowing consumers to create a customized wireless network that doesn’t require replacing a light switch.

The INSTEON PAR38 LED bulb is:

Remote Controlled: INSTEON makes it easy to control your light bulb using wall switches, keypads, wireless mini remotes, and even your smartphone – when used with the INSTEON Hub

Energy Efficient: Using a mere 12W of electricity, every LED bulb is as bright as a 60W incandescent light while using just 13% the electricity, conserving energy and saving money

Less Waste: INSTEON’s LED bulbs last approximately 52,000 hours – it would take over 50 traditional light bulbs to match the lifespan of just one INSTEON LED bulb

Dimmable: The move to energy-efficient bulbs like CFLs and LEDs has generally meant that lights can no longer dim, but INSTEON’s LED bulb was designed for dimming, allowing the user to fully brighten and dim

Customizable: The INSTEON LED bulbs communicate wirelessly, enabling users to customize the On Level and Ramp Rate of every LED bulb and even create custom lighting scenes

On Level – Sometimes you just don't need the full brightness of a light bulb; instead, customize the preset brightness to which your LED bulb turns on from 1% to 100% - your choice

Ramp Rate – Allows the user to decide how long it takes for the LED bulb to turn on or off with durations of instant to eight minutes

Scenes – Scenes let users link together all of your lights (and appliances) to create dramatic moods or efficient groupings based on the user’s needs. Select and change scenes with the touch of a button

Wireless, Dual-Band Technology: Every INSTEON LED bulb uses dual-band INSTEON technology, taking full advantage of both the existing power lines in your home and the airwaves throughout for the most reliable communication. No matter how remote the light fixture, inside or outside the home, INSTEON signals will reach it. With its simple installation, setup process and trustworthy communication, INSTEON has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in devices and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any light or appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, INSTEON eliminates the need for custom wiring and ensures that every device is always connected.

The bulb retails for $49.99 and can be purchased online at Smarthome.com, Amazon.com, as well as other retailers. For more information on the line of INSTEON bulbs, visit www.insteon.com/bulbs.


INSTEON is the best selling Home Area Networking (HAN) technology on the market. It is the only mesh network capable of utilizing two independent means of communication, RF and powerline thus also making it the most reliable technology. With over 200 products on the market, INSTEON makes it is easy to link together home systems such as lighting, security, HVAC (comfort control), A/V, appliances, and sensors, allowing them to be controlled or monitored from anywhere in the world.

About SmartLabs®
Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is an integrated technology company in the Home Area Networking (HAN) and Building Automation System (BAS) markets. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless HAN technology; SmartLabs Design, which designs and develops Smarthome® products; and Smarthome Direct, which sells its own, as well as, third-party products to consumers via its award-winning website - Smarthome.com, through their direct mail catalog and via their brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

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Scott Holder, 949-252-6962
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