Amazon Alexa Brings Voice Control to Connected Ceiling Fans
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices will soon offer voice control of ceiling fans from Haiku® Home by Big Ass Fans, just in time for warmer spring temperatures.
Available to the public in April, these commands will allow users to turn connected ceiling fans on and off, change speeds and adjust light intensity, all hands-free. They will work with all Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap.
Haiku ceiling fans feature built-in temperature, humidity and occupancy sensors for automatic speed adjustment as environmental conditions shift. The forthcoming Alexa voice commands allow for easier manual overrides when a setting change is desired, like increasing fan speed after a run or dimming the light to watch TV (without getting off the couch).
Voice control through Amazon Alexa is the latest example of Haiku Home’s continued industry leadership. The company introduced Haiku with SenseME™, the world’s first connected ceiling fan, in 2014 and continues to develop partner integrations and release new features, including specialized modes to help homeowners save energy year round.
“Haiku Home continues to innovate, and developing voice control capabilities with Amazon is further evidence of that,” said Landon Borders, Director of Connected Devices, for Haiku Home. “Voice control cuts down the number of steps required by the user to get what they need, and in the long run, that will lead to broader adoption of the connected home.”
The new Alexa commands work with all current model Haiku ceiling fans (not including Haiku L), and previous model Haiku fans with SenseME technology. Haiku Home’s new Haiku Light LED fixtures will also feature Alexa voice control when they begin shipping in May.
About Haiku Home by Big Ass Fans
Founded in 2016, Haiku Home stands for cutting edge technology, iconic design and conservation without sacrifice. Equipped with Big Ass Fans' unparalleled engineering expertise, the company’s residential division has a simple but ambitious goal: to create products that make homes better. We are dedicated to improving the lives of our customers through unrelenting innovation, today and every day after.