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Brilliant Smart Lighting - Alexa Built In

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This looks to be a pretty nice product. A touchscreen device that cost < $200 ($150 right now) that replaces a since light switch or bank of light switches. The touchscreen has a camera and alexa built into it. Looks like it works with Sonos, Bose, Wink, Smartthings, Ring, Honeywell and others. Will be interesting to see if this things works as well as the demo. Regardless, I think that the idea of having Alexa built into the touchscreen is something that Control4 needs to follow.

https://www.brilliant.tech/

 

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This is Brilliant!

I love the look and how they fit into your current boxes and have the screen with video room to room and alexa built in....and their prices are insanely cheap based on what it does.

Control4 should buy them or partner with them (or other way around)!!!

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14 hours ago, knowitall said:

Can't find maximum load info  

120v at 5 amps, so 600W. What worries me there is no specs for specific lighting loads, as you should stay well below 600w for LED due to inrush current.

Not to mention they say you can do a fan? Curious how they worked that out.

Also would have been nice to say see a bigger test case where there are a lot more lights/devices. See how well it works for voice control then.

 

Could be interesting though.

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1 hour ago, Cyknight said:

120v at 5 amps, so 600W. What worries me there is no specs for specific lighting loads, as you should stay well below 600w for LED due to inrush current.

Not to mention they say you can do a fan? Curious how they worked that out.

Also would have been nice to say see a bigger test case where there are a lot more lights/devices. See how well it works for voice control then.

 

Could be interesting though.

Yeah that one demo makes it look great but definitely need to see more of how it works. The price point, device compatibility and use of touchscreen to replace bank of switches make this an interesting product to watch.

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I thought Amazon pretty much locked down the voice control to their own devices, so the open source versions have to have a button pressed to receive input.  This seems to get around that somehow...

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10 minutes ago, thegizzard said:

Since C4 is compatible with Alexa, can C4 control these lights out of the box?

 

no, C4 is not capable of controlling other things in AVS.  AVS is capable of controlling Control4 via the Control4 skill.

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Ok.  That makes sense. 

Don't you think C4 would see this as a competing product?  This looking like it would kill C4 light switch sales, and possibly touchscreens as well for those just looking for an intercom.

 

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26 minutes ago, thegizzard said:

Ok.  That makes sense. 

Don't you think C4 would see this as a competing product?  This looking like it would kill C4 light switch sales, and possibly touchscreens as well for those just looking for an intercom.

 

sure, there are competing products announced daily...I wont declare it a "killer" till its out for a year and has sales volume.

 

Does it have potential, sure...but no killer yet

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18 minutes ago, tbutman8 said:

zero percent chance this product comes to market as "advertised". 

Are you putting it in the "too good to be true" category?

 

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5 minutes ago, msgreenf said:

sure, there are competing products announced daily...I wont declare it a "killer" till its out for a year and has sales volume.

 

Does it have potential, sure...but no killer yet

Not to mention lacking A/V (well at least V and limited A), Blinds, Locks, Doors/gates, lighting is limited to their own not multiple options, no RGB, no outlets.......limited to 120v means they'll have to expand to 240 before becoming a global player.

Oh and...it's not out yet!

Mind you - it looks like a sleek product, but unless they create bigger interoperability to other systems (HomeKit is one they state they can't do and their initial product will never be able to do).

 

At this time though, the whole product is basically vaporware....albeit good looking vaporware!

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Are you putting it in the "too good to be true" category?

 

Yes. If any of you are thinking of preordering this -- send me your cash, I will donate as my own to a reputable 501©(3) charity, then send you a years worth of emails about "tooling" complications, and then never send you anything. PM me and I will give you my address.

 

I hope I'm wrong but I know I'm right.

 

 

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