Today we're excited to unveil new experiences that blend hardware and software in a friendly, non-intimidating way to elevate people's feeling of safety and security in their home.
Meet Wink Bright, Home Sitter, and Moonlight.
Wink Bright is the smart essentials lighting kit and a perfect gateway into the smart home for people who are considering it, but not sure where to begin. Wink Bright includes one Wink Hub 2 and two SYLVANIA Smart A19 Dimmable light bulbs.
Furthering Wink's commitment to simplifying smart home setup, Wink Bright arrives pre-paired, meaning the SYLVANIA bulbs are already connected to Wink Hub 2.
Simply plug in and connect Wink Hub 2 to your router, twist in and turn on the light bulbs, and download the Wink app. Once you've created an account, Wink will recognize the products within Wink Bright, guide you through a few simple steps, and then you're ready to go.
Wink Bright is the perfect complement to two new free services we're excited to introduce within the Wink app: Home Sitter and Moonlight.
New Wink App Services
We recently conducted in-home studies and learned that people view light as intrinsic to their feeling of security and safety. The most cited use cases? Lights being used as a deterrent (to make it look like someone is home) and for outdoor security (to ward off intruders or animals).
We created Home Sitter and Moonlight with those learnings in mind.
Remember that scene from Home Alone where Kevin tricks Harry and Marv into thinking everyone is home, courtesy of lights, stereo turntables, mannequin manipulations, and a cut-out of Michael Jordan moving around on a toy train?
Home Sitter accomplishes the same goal with just a few taps in the Wink app. It makes it look like someone is home when you're away by turning your smart lights on and off in a way that mimics natural, human patterns.
Confirm your home location, the lights you'd like Home Sitter to control, and breathe easy the next time you're away from home for an extended period of time. Wink ensures the cadence never looks forced (your lights won't turn on during broad daylight or at 4:00am when you'd expect everyone to be asleep).
Moonlight ensures you always return to a well-lit, inviting home by turning your smart lights on and off at predetermined times. Select the smart lights you want Moonlight to control - whether it's outdoor lights or indoor lights near your home's entryway - and Wink will take it from there.
Moonlight defaults to the sunrise and sunset times in your local area. You can also have Moonlight jump into action between sunset and midnight or sunset and 2:00am.
Where is this available?
Wink Bright has an MSRP of $119 (U.S.) and is available for pre-order starting today on Wink.com, HomeDepot.com, and HomeDepot.ca. Orders will begin to be fulfilled in one to two weeks.
Both Home Sitter and Moonlight can be found in a new Services menu within the Lights & Power section of the Wink app (make sure you update to version 6.0 if your Wink app doesn't auto-update).
They're a great way to amplify how you can use Wink Bright, but can also be used with any Wink-compatible lighting product, including light bulbs, dimmers, outlets, and switches.
A little light goes a long way
In Wink's Smart Home Index - a national data report focused on smart home behavior - we found that of the Americans that have purchased a connected product, 44% did so to keep their home safe.
We see a lot of opportunity to elevate people's feeling of home safety by creating experiences that blend hardware and software together in a friendly and non-intimidating way.
Light is a natural place to start and we'll be upping the ante later this year. Stay tuned!