LG Collaborates With IoT Provider Lumi Technologies

  • The company has already launched smart ceiling fans in India
  • LG had also announced development of an IoT chip recently

LG Electronics (LG) and LUMI United Technology, an Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home solution provider, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an ecosystem that goes beyond basic appliance management to deliver a more complete IoT solution for the home. The partnership will focus on developing innovations using AI and advanced sensors that can detect changes in indoor environments such as humidity level, temperature and movement of doors.

“We are very excited to partner with LUMI and to share our latest smart home living solutions with visitors to IFA 2019,” said Ryu Hye-jung, executive director of LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company’s Smart Home Business. “Through this strategic partnership LG will evolve the connected home ecosystem in ways that will matter to consumers, expanding our smart home solutions to include smart buildings as well as smart cities.”

LG has already launched a smart fan in India

The company has already launched a smart ceiling fan in India. LG’s first offering the vertical, this fan has been completely developed by a team based in India. Majority of the components used in the manufacturing of this fan have been developed in-house by LG.

LG, in March 2019 had also announced that about the development of a chip for smart home products. The company, in February 2019, had said that it was anticipating a surge in demand of smart home appliances. Song Dae-hyun, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance and Air Solution Company had said, “Our aggressive strategy and drive for excellence will bring voice-enabled AI to more homes this year than any other manufacturer and this is something we are immensely proud of.”

On display at IFA 2019

Company’s products embedded with Lumi’s advanced Aqara sensor technology will save energy and increase convenience as well as enhance safety and comfort in the home. An Aqara sensor in the home set to the preferred temperature will enable an LG air conditioner to operate automatically. With a connected Aqara sensor attached to a window, the user will receive a notification when the window is opened while the LG appliance is in operation.

Real-life demonstrations of the LG and Lumi partnership will be on display at IFA 2019 in Berlin next month. At LG’s exhibition stand, an LG dehumidifier employing Lumi technology will be shown maintaining clothes in optimal condition by automatically regulating the humidity level. Also demonstrated will be LG’s WK7 intelligent speaker connected to an Aqara LED Light Bulb that changes the lighting in the room when it hears the words “Cinema Mode”.