Osram announced that it has decided to shut down server support for smart lamps from the Lightify lighting system. Osram and its system distributor LEDVANCE noted that customers are now using comprehensive Smart Home solutions with intelligent assistants to control smart lighting, instead of using a separate lighting control system or gateway. Osram will therefore be shutting down the cloud server for controlling the Lightify gateway on August 31, 2021.
In the beginning of 2019, LEDVANCE finished selling the gateway while part of the Smart+ products are still sold under the brand name of Osram. These profuct are compatible with a large number of major Smart Home platforms and are optimized for control with intelligent assistants. As a result, they will continue to work with these platforms.
Lightify customers were informed today in a newsletter and will also be notified separately directly in the app. Customers have one and a half years to switch to an alternative smart-home platform where they can continue to use their smart lamps and luminaires under the ZigBee standard. Only local functions will be possible from August 31, 2021.
Having sold off the household lamps business back in 2016, Osram is continuing on its journey to becoming a photonics company with the shutdown of the Lightify cloud server.
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