SAN MATEO, CALIF.— Brilliant announced that it has created the Brilliant Control, a smart lighting solution that gives anyone in a hotel room or vacation rental the ability to access music, climate, and other common smart home devices with just a simple touch or voice command—no smartphone required. Replacing existing light switches, the Brilliant Control installs in minutes and features a touchscreen that is intuitive to operate.
“We created Brilliant Control so that anyone in any room could adjust lighting, music, and climate control as easily as flipping a light switch, making it perfect for hotels, B&Bs and vacation rentals,” said Aaron Emigh, co-founder and CEO of Brilliant. “Requiring a mobile phone and apps to adjust your environment is clumsy, and for guests or children, it’s impossible. But every available system in the market for hotels costs tens of thousands of dollars and takes weeks to install, and still doesn’t bring control to every room of the rental. We knew there had to be a better solution. That’s why we invented the Brilliant Control. It is affordable, can be installed in minutes by replacing an existing light switch, and provides a beautiful and intuitive solution that everyone in a hotel room or rental can use.”
In addition to touch, motion, and voice control capabilities each Brilliant Control comes with a built-in camera, privacy cover, and microphone, making it easy to add video or voice intercom to a hotel property. When not in use, the Brilliant Control will allow hotels to display information/ads regarding hotel amenities and services such as spa packages, dining options, recreation options, etc. New seasonal nature scenes and theme packs are also available monthly for fresh, updated options.
Amazon Alexa Built In
Brilliant Controls also come with Amazon Alexa built in, making it easy to get weather forecasts, local tourist information, restaurant recommendations and sports scores, or quickly add items to an Amazon shopping list. Users can also create favorite “scenes” to instantly set the mood in each room for waking up, dinner, or relaxing.
Brilliant Controls work with dozens of smart home services and devices including Nest, Sonos, Philips Hue, Ring, SmartThings, Honeywell, security systems, and countless others.
Upgraded smart lighting is as simple as replacing existing light switches with the Brilliant Control, and configuring the new panel takes no more than five to 10 minutes. Anyone in the rental can swipe up/down on the screen or use the touch sliders to adjust lights, similar to flipping on a light switch. The Brilliant Control is also enabled with voice and motion control for hands-free operation. Users with other “smart home” devices like Sonos, Nest, Alexa, Ring, and countless others, can now interact with those devices directly from the Brilliant Control. The Brilliant Control will also continue to update as it adds more functionality and partners.
Features and Technical Specs
- 5” LCD touch display with 720×1280 resolution
- Amazon Alexa Voice Services built-in
- Motion detection to save money by automatically turning on and off lights
- Works with SmartThings or Wink hubs
- Compatible with light switch panels with 1, 2, 3, and 4 switches
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled to connect to smart home devices
- Accepts voice, motion control, and touch commands
- Includes video camera with physical cover for added security
- IFTTT enabled
- Works with all LED lights (including dimming)
- Compatible with existing security systems
- A free companion Brilliant Control app (iOS and Android)