Osram has decided to shut down server support for smart lamps from the Lightify lighting system within 18 months. More and more customers prefer comprehensive Smart Home solutions with intelligent assistants and are no longer controlling their lighting via a separate lighting control system or gateway. Osram, as the supplier of the Lightify platform, and Ledvance, as the exclusive distributor of the Lightify gateway, have taken heed of this trend. Osram will therefore be shutting down the cloud server for controlling the Lightify gateway on August 31, 2021. Ledvance finished selling the gateway at the start of 2019. Smart+ products from Ledvance, some of which are still sold under the brand name of Osram, 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. More information will be made available by Ledvance.
Lightify customers were informed recently 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.Tagged with Osram