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New Product Alert: Minka-Aire Ceiling Fans Just Got Smarter

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 by Andrea

Minka Aire introduces their partnership with Bond smart technology.

Picture this: it's springtime in Massachusetts. You're lounging in the family room on a lazy Sunday morning. Maybe you're reading a book, doing the Sunday crossword, or binging on your favorite Netflix show before heading outside to play soccer with the kids.

But the air is feeling stuffier and stuffier…yet you don't want to get up to turn on the ceiling fan. Wouldn't it be great if you could just tell Alexa to handle it? Or tap an app on your phone?

Why, yes it would.

The good news? You can.

Last month, we discussed some of the great new products at Lightovation in Dallas, including fixtures and fans that integrate with smartphone and tablet apps, adding to the growing number of connected devices that make up the Internet of Things (more on the IoT in a future article).

Today, we're here to talk about one of these awesome integrations: Minka-Aire and BOND Home by Olibra. We've written about Minka-Aire's excellent ceiling fans before. Now, you can control your new (or existing) Minka-Aire fan with BOND's system and app (available for smartphone or tablet). And this technology is coming soon to our Waltham showroom.

The Bond lets you control your Minka Aire fan with your smartphone.

As BOND says on its website, "Ceiling fans make your home more comfortable. The BOND makes them smarter."

How does it work?

You can now control your ceiling fan thanks to a BOND receiver that partners with your Wi-Fi. Control your fan through your smartphone, tablet, or even Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant.

Check out this video to learn more.

See this integration for yourself! Our lighting experts will be happy to answer any of your questions. Stop by or make an appointment.

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