Noon isn’t the first company to want you to ditch your dumb switches in favor of connected versions, of course. Belkin’s WeMo has WiFi-connected options, while Lutron and Insteon have had models compatible with their own smart home systems for years. Where Noon differentiates itself, however, is in how it’s set up and operated. The goal is to bring what’s called “layered lighting” to the average home. It’s a term used by professional lighting designers, where different light zones and types of light are used to highlight areas depending on task or activity, delineate spaces, and generally make rooms feel more homely rather than evenly-illuminated boxes. At its heart is the Noon Room Director switch, which replaces the master switch in the room. It’s a slice of OLED touchscreen, and it communicates wirelessly with Extension Switches via Bluetooth Low Energy. As long as the different lights in your space are each equipped with an Extension Switch, the Room Director can manage them all. When you set the system up, Noon uses electrical currents and other factors to identify what type of bulb is being used in each fixture. According to the company, it can recognized dimmable and non-dimmable bulbs, incandescent, LED, CFL, and fluorescent, in addition to electronic low voltage (ELV) and magnetic low voltage (MLV) fixtures. In short, it means that even if you have a mixture of different light sources in a room, Noon can work with them all without running into odd problems with flickering or transformer buzzing. Once identified, Noon automatically creates three lighting presets. Everyday is, as the name suggests, intended for everyday use, while Bright cranks up the brightness levels. Relax goes in the opposite direction, dimming things down for a cozier feel.Custom scenes can be created, mixing the settings for all the available lights, and then accessed from either the Room Director’s glass touchscreen or through the smartphone app. Alternatively there’s support for Amazon Alexa, so if you have an Echo nearby you’ll be able to ask for a lighting preset too. There are some convenience and security features baked in as well. A night light turns on a very low level of lighting if the Room Director spots movement, for instance. Vacation Mode learns the typical patterns of the house’s occupants, and plays those lighting settings back while you’re away to make it look like someone is home. It’s not the first time we’ve seen a company try to replace the humble light switch with a touchscreen alternative. Wink’s Relay, for instance, offers support for various apps, including summoning an Uber, while Brilliant revealed its own take on the idea earlier this year, with a system that can not only control lights but work as a video intercom and command other smart home tech like Sonos speakers. In contrast, Noon’s system focuses resolutely on lighting, with no broader functionality. While that could seem like a missed opportunity, in fact it may be fairly sensible. People are familiar with light switches and how they operate, and attempts to add complexity could leave some users frustrated, especially if they’re not the geeks in the house. The downside to any system like this, mind, is that it requires some tinkering with your home’s electrics. That can be a deal-breaker to those renting, and off-putting to people uncomfortable with DIY. Noon will offer professional installation via InstallerNet as a workaround.A Noon Smart Lighting Starter Kit, containing a Room Director switch, two Extension Switches, and three wall plates, will be $399.99 from today. Extra Room Director switches are $199.99 apiece, while Extension Switches at $99.99. Professional installation starts at $149.99 for up to three switches, and then $20 for each subsequent one, though Noon is offering a limited time deal which brings it down to $49.99. MORE Noon Home For most of us, the entry point to the smart home is connected lighting, and that’s where startup Noon Home aims to make its mark. Rather than persuading people to switch out their bulbs for wireless versions, like Hue or LIFX, or the lamps themselves, Noon replaces the light switches with smart versions.
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Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine I’ve written so many articles about Switzerland being an EV laggard in Europe that it’s only fair to trumpet the news that the Swiss auto market has been “struck by Tesla lightning,” as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, one of the country’s top daily newspapers, put it. Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling car of any kind in Switzerland in March, with 1,094 new registrations. Model 3 handily beat such perennial front-runners as thelow-priced Skoda Octavia (801 units sold in March) and the ubiquitous VW Golf(546).As I’ve bemoaned before, the Alpine nation offers no incentives for EV purchases (although a few of its individual cantons do). As InsideEVs pointed out, that fact actually makes Tesla’s Swiss blitzkrieg a particularly good omen for the future of Model 3 sales in Europe. The EV press is jubilant over the news, but let’s not forget that the strong March sales surely includes many pre-orders, and isn’t likely representive of a typical month of sales. It’s also worth pointing out that many of the Model 3 sales seem to have come at the expense of Tesla’s other models, both of which saw monthly sales plummet in March (Switzerland has long been a pretty strong market for Models S and X, often generating more sales than much larger neighbor Germany).On the other hand, as Electrek pointed out, only the two most expensive versions of Model 3 are on sale at the moment – there’s bound to be another surge of demand when Tesla introduces a less expensive version of the vehicle later this year.In any case, such a sprint out of the starting gate is ofincalculable PR value – the wave of favorable coverage in the local media issure to get more of the affluent and car-loving Swiss talking about Tesla and EVsin general. Model 3 has also posted impressive early sales in severalother European markets – in March, it sold 5,315 units in Norway, 2,226 in Germany,2,195 in the Netherlands, 1,153 in France, 1,005 in Sweden and 396 in Spain.Sources: NZZ, auto-schweiz, InsideEVs, Electrek