Häfele has been working successfully with LED light in furniture for many years now
Easiness: Modular plug and play lighting system (Loox) with a globally certified driver
Extensive system kit of lights and functional elements to quickly and easily implement
In addition: invisibly installed sound system with sound transducers and QI charger which can be connected to the Loox system
Where are we today?
Our goal was to provide a way to control all the functions together, including electric drives in the furniture
We wanted to make furniture “smart”
We developed the BLE-Box, which is connected to the Loox driver
The BLE-Box can communicate wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth Low Energy
This allows to control electric furniture components, including electrical furniture drives
o LED can be controlled by the Häfele Connect App
o Brightness, light colour, saturation can be adjusted etc.
o eDrives (sliding door fittings) can be opened or closed
o Sound can be turned on and off
The different devices can be combined and saved in as many complete scenarios as desired (e.g. “movie-evening”: Light shuts down, TV-lift comes up etc.)
What steps will we take in the near future?
The next logical step is to link the smart furniture with the smart home or other entire building technology equipment
We develop a Häfele Connect Hub – a digital communications all-rounder
The Hub can communicate with virtually all protocols and (wireless) technologies via Bluetooth, WiFi, KNX and others
The devices then can be controlled via App, gestures and speech or the wall terminals of the smart home systems