IKEA teams up with Chinese company

Swedish IKEA has announced a new partnership with Chinese Xiaomi.

IKEA has teamed up with the Chinese home technology brand Xiaomi in order to make IKEA Smart Lighting available in China, according to IKEA.

IKEA Smart Lighting is a system that makes it possible for users to change the mood of the light. As an example, the users can choose a ‘cold light’ for situations where they need to concentrate and a ‘warm light’ for situations where they want to relax.

IKEA’s smart lighting products will be connected to Xiaomi’s Internet-of-Things, which will make it possible for Xiaomi’s products, including Xiao AI voice assistant, to have access to control IKEA’s smart lighting products.

“We are really happy to team up with Xiaomi, together we want to make it possible to use the TRÅDFRI Smart Lighting on your Xiaomi device starting out on the Chinese market”, says Björn Block, Business Leader for IKEA Home Smart, at IKEA of Sweden.

Xiaomi also appreciates the new partnership and calls IKEA is a great company, that they deeply admire.

Compatibility between IKEA Smart Lighting and Xiaomi will be available in December 2018.

Xiaomi was founded in 2010 and has headquarters in Beijing, China. The company makes and invests in smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, and related consumer electronics. Xiaomi has 15,000 employees in China, India, Malaysia and Singapore. Xiamooi is also the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer.

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