At the IFA TP-Link will present various new smart home products. These include light bulbs, light strips and cameras. The Chinese manufacturer has a comprehensive presence in the smart home segment and is now massively expanding its portfolio of compatible products.
WLAN Light Bulbs
Among the new products are the two WLAN light bulbs KL50 and KL60. While older smart home light bulbs clearly show that they are by no means conventional models, the two new light bulbs from TP-Link look very similar to their classic counterparts. Both models are relatively compact and have a visible filament. The LED filament lamps, which are available in the colours “Soft White” (KL50) and “Warm Amber” (KL60), can be operated with the Kasa Smart App and via voice control. The app can also be used to combine them with other smart home lamps to form groups or to control them via time switching. They can also be regulated via a dimmer. Consumption, however, is up to 80 percent lower than that of a conventional light bulb.
With the KL430, TP-Link presents for the first time an RGB light strip that can bring various lighting effects into the home. One strip is two metres long and can be connected to other light strips – combined strips with a length of up to ten metres can be achieved. All strips are already equipped with an adhesive strip so that they can be applied immediately. As soon as the light strip is connected to the home WLAN, it can be controlled via app or voice command – without a hub.
Kasa Spot Camera
With the Kasa Spot Camera KC115 TP-Link launches another IP security camera for indoor surveillance. The device is equipped with a microSD slot, which holds cards with a maximum capacity of 128 GB, a lens that can be swivelled vertically and horizontally by up to 118 degrees, and a motion tracking function that even works in the dark. It also offers full HD resolution and allows the definition of surveillance zones. TP-Link also offers users free cloud storage.
Tapo Products for Beginners
A new entry-level series is launched under the name “Tapo”, in which TP-Link wants to offer low-priced smart home products. At the IFA TP-Link presents two products of the Tapo series: the IP security camera Tapo C200 and the WLAN socket Tapo P100. Further entry-level products are to follow in the course of the year.