Thursday, August 5

Leroy Merlin launches connected bulbs at very low prices

Leroy Merlin has decided to complete its Enki Connected Home solution with its first connected bulbs from the Lexman brand. But it is especially with very low prices that the DIY store intends to make the difference.

For three years, Leroy Merlin has stepped up its involvement in home automation by deploying its Enki Connected Home solution. Obviously, one would be tempted to say, when one has the strike force of such a company. And yet, it goes there step by step in its deployment.

Enki can now manage more than 400 connected objects for the whole home, from 20 brands (Legrand, Philips, Somfy, Netatmo, etc.), which can communicate with each other. Leroy Merlin’s system is in the form of a mobile application that manages all connected devices. It is possible to use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to do this by voice.

Two ranges and 7 different products

And from this Monday, Leroy Merlin adds to Enki its own range of connected bulbs Lexman, its house brand of accessories. To take advantage of this, you will need to update the Enki application to 1.13.

There are two categories of products:

  • Connected bulbs with variation of white
  • Connected bulbs with variation in color and variation in white.

Everything is available in different models: standard E27 bulbs, E14 spherical LED bulbs, GU10 reflector LED bulbs, E27 globes, reflectors.

E27 smart bulb kit

E27 connected bulb kit // Gamesdone: Leroy Merlin

These connected bulbs obviously work via the app, but also using a remote control that can be added. This has the particularity of allowing both control of Lexman bulbs, but also of offering two buttons that can be configured as shortcuts for other Enki devices or scenarios, with or without connected bulbs signed Leroy Merlin.

It is also possible to use the Enki box to connect and manage Lexman bulbs (109 €, available at Leroy Merlin, on its online site as well as on that of Boulanger).

Cheaper than the Philips Hue or Xiaomi Mi Smart

Lexman bulbs compete with the offer, in particular from Philips Hue or the Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb Essential (€ 19.90), the most popular on the market. And for that, Leroy Merlin has decided to be quite aggressive in terms of prices. We will find bulbs from € 9.90 for the standard E27 to € 16.90 for the spherical model and € 29.90 for a set of two E27 bulbs. At Philips, the same types of products are displayed from 20 to 100 euros. The difference is made in particular on the announced lifespan (15,000 hours for an E27 Lexman model against 25,000 hours for an E27 Hue bulb).

The remote control is advertised at € 12.90. Everything is immediately available in store.

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