For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Brilliant to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a Brilliant Control, which is a touchscreen-equipped smart lighting solution that's able to control your lights and all of your other smart home products.
The Brilliant Control, available in a range of colors to match any decor, is designed to replace one of the light switch panels in your home. On-screen touch sliders can be used to turn connected lights on and off, or dim them. Brilliant Control is also able to interface with other smart home products using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so that same touchscreen can be used to control everything from your Nest thermostat to your Sonos speakers.
Because there's easy access to smart home products through the display, everyone in the family can control connected devices without the need to pull out a phone and open up an app.
In addition to a touchscreen, the Brilliant Control includes a motion sensor, a video camera, ambient light sensor, and voice control, plus integration with Amazon Alexa, so voice commands can be used to control lights and all other smart home devices.
It's similar to an Amazon Echo, but with a touchscreen and built-in integration with your lights. Brilliant Control works with a range of smart home products, plus IFTTT, SmartThings, and Wink hubs, but it isn't compatible with HomeKit.
While the base Brilliant Control is designed to replace a single light switch, there are other (pricier) versions that can replace panels with up to four light switches.
Pricing for the Brilliant Control starts at $199 and the device can be purchased from the Brilliant website, but we have two to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.
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Top Rated Comments
Ok, so I can't enjoy the "groundhog day" experience of the lights turning on, music starting automatically and the weather forecast being announced as I walk into a room. Yeah, that won't get annoying after a while.
There is one application where these products make sense. I could see builders putting them into new homes. That's the market you should be targeting. Rebounding market where shoppers want efficiency. The added cost is small in terms of the overall purchase, builder can install easily. Low cost there. Plus, they can command significant margins on top of it, as they do with most new home upgrades.