GE Lighting, a Savant company and pioneer in the lighting category and leader in LED lighting and the smart home space, is launching their first-ever line of decorative light fixtures, both of which feature an integrated LED lighting option.
The company announced the launch of four lighting families: Solon, Glenwillow, Mentor, and industrial pendants. The collection has both fixtures with built-in LEDs and fixtures that can be changed to fit a wide range of GE Lighting LED bulbs.
While GE has been a leader in commercial and residential lighting products for over a century, the relative newcomer, Savant, launched in 2005, has made big waves in the industry as it launched a sweeping suite of home automation hardware and software that has quickly become an industry standard.
Savant acquired GE Lighting from GE in 2020 per a licensing deal for an undisclosed amount and is working to expand the integrated experience that its smart home products offer. The new collections are a another step towards an end-to-end integration of Savant products across home and lighting control.
The four new collections feature simple designs that are a mixture of traditional and modern inspirations. In fact, the Solon collection is such a ubiquitous design that a Google Images search brings up dozens of very similar designs at a wide range of price points.
Kara Perdue, Vice President of Product Management at GE Lighting, a Savant company says "With offerings spanning a wide range of styles, from traditional farmhouse to upscale chic, we've taken great care in selecting every design element so consumers can select a product that is a perfect reflection of their personal style."
The company spokesperson seems to be confused on the term “wide range” as the collections offer a limited set of options and design styles mainly targeted at low end commercial and day to day consumer markets. The price point makes them an attractive option for home goods retailers such as Home Depot and Lowes, whom I suspect were the anticipated retailers of the new GE Lighting line.
Design professionals are used to many more choices in finish, material, size and configurations so this line may have limited use for many designers but is a strong option for commercial hotel and hospitality where quality and price must be balanced.
The New Collections
The Solon family's integrated design allows for five color temperatures—without ever changing a bulb. Its versatile design compliments a variety of decorative styles from bohemian to chic. Its mid-century white globe can be paired with three optional finishes including soft gold, matte black and brushed nickel. The Solon design is available in a variety of options, which include a 5-light Chandelier, 3-light Vanity, Wall Sconce, 1-Light Pendant in Semi-Flush or Flush Mount option and a 3-Light Pendant or Semi-Flush Mount.
The Glenwillow family provides farmhouse comfort while blending both charm and style. With metal embellishments and traditional wood detailing, the Glenwillow fixtures provide a unique contrast that suits an array of styles. The clear glass design beautifully highlights the amber glow of popular vintage-style bulbs to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Glenwillow is available in a variety of options which include a 3-light Chandelier, 3-light Vanity, Wall Sconce, 1-Light Pendant, and a 2- and 3-Light Flush Mount.
Traditional style meets essential function in the Mentor family. Crafted with a brushed nickel finish, the streamlined smooth glass creates a clean and clutter-free minimalist style and bring a timeless look. The Mentor design is available in a variety of fixture options which include a 5-light Chandelier, 3-light Vanity, Wall Sconce, 1-Light Pendant, and a Flush Mount.
Available in five unique designs, the new pendants feature a matte black finish and are made with premium metal. The pendants are compatible with a variety of bulb shapes for a stylish finish and can also be customized with Cync™ Direct Connect Smart Bulbs for seamless control through the Cync App, powered by Savant and 16 million color options.
The new decorative light fixtures, Solon, Glenwillow and Mentor are now available at prices ranging from $32.99 to $274.99. The industrial pendants are available at prices ranging from $39.99 to 49.99.
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About Savant Systems
Savant Systems, Inc., a Massachusetts-based company, is a recognized leader in home control and automation, and one of the fastest-growing smart home companies in the luxury and mid-markets. Savant’s powerful Pro technology brings together all of the vital pillars of the connected home – climate, lighting, entertainment, security and energy – together in a single application interface for the homeowner. This comprehensive whole-home control system, available through iOS and Android, delivers the premiere experience in all of home automation and is available through Magnolia Design Centers and Savant’s global network of Authorized Integrators. Learn more at www.savant.com.
About GE Lighting, a Savant company
Savant acquired GE Lighting from GE in 2020 for an undisclosed amount and is now known as GE Lighting a Savant company under the licensing deal. The company is headquartered at historic NELA Park in East Cleveland, Ohio. Today, as part of Savant Systems Inc. they bring the future of lighting control, automation, and maintenance to the home through the Cync smart home products. Learn more at gelighting.com.