Philips Somneo Connected Lamp Wants You to Sleep Better
Philips has a fairly decent track record when it comes to their LED offerings. Extending beyond the traditional lightbulb product, Philips showed off its Somneo Connected lamp at the IFA Global Press Conference in Rome last week, and the gadget left us impressed. The lamp combines a number of different tech trends that we’ve seen—from natural lighting to sleep tracking—all inside one, futuristic-looking package that’s chockfull of smart features.
At the simplest level, the Somneo Connected lamp is a nightstand lamp that functions as an alarm clock and a bed-side lamp. But it’d be rather insulting to stop there when describing how smart this lamp actually is.
Philips, during its Power Briefing in Rome, described its ambitious goal of impacting the lives of 3 billion people by 2025. It’s path to accomplishing that goal involves developing an endless trove of smart health devices in all shapes and sizes. The Somneo Connected lamp is no different. The focus of this product is achieving quality sleep, which, Philips said, 40 percent of people aged 25-45 don’t get.
Various sensors and other features in the lamp work together to improve the owner’s sleep experience and keep them informed of air quality in the bedroom. For example, there’s a natural lighting mode (something we’ve heard lots about recently) that is supposed to help you fall asleep and then wake up more efficiently than a jarring alarm clock. The sensors in the lamp can then track your sleep patterns, combine that data with the air quality information it picks up, and offer steps to improve your sleep. All of this is supported by the Philips SleepMapper app.
No confirmed price for the Somneo Connected lamp was given during the press briefing, but Philips has a non-smart version of the product (the Somneo Connected Sleep & Wake-up Light) priced at $200. The new lamp is expected to go on sale by the end of the year.