Ikea’s smart lighting system, called TRÅDFRI, which launched last year won’t be arriving in Australia until later this year says IKEA who amended the launch date in a statement to Ausdroid.

Ikea previously had advised that the TRÅDFRI lighting system would be arriving in Australia in ‘early 2018’, but in a statement to Ausdroid an Ikea Australia representative said

With IKEA Smart lighting, Australians will be able to have access to easy, wireless and affordable products to bring more personal lighting into their homes. The Smart lighting range is expected to launch across Australia in late 2018.

When the Ikea smart lighting system launched in selected markets last year, the ZigBee based smart light globes were announced as soon to be supported by Amazon’s Alexa smart speaker, Google Assistant and Apple’s Homepod, meaning a broad adoption was imminent. There seems to be some mixed results for Assistant, but Alexa support seems to be well and truly alive and with Alexa now available in Australia we have a little longer to wait.

The TRÅDFRI lighting system requires a base unit, with a Gateway Kit which includes a gateway, remote control and 2 E26 (white spectrum) LED light bulbs (large base) priced at $79.99USD with additional bulbs priced at $19.99USD each. Ikea Australia hasn’t announced pricing for Australia as yet, but we’ll find out the pricing later this year.

Are you interested in the Ikea TRÅDFRI lighting system? Which globes do you use in your smart home?

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