GE, Apple Have a ‘Bright’ Idea

General Electric CEO Immelt Sees Improving Earnings, Cash Performance In 2010GE is about to brighten up your world — literally.

Beth Comstock, President & CEO, GE Business Innovations, was given the job of making the big announcement.

On Monday, GE confirmed plans “to engineer intelligent, color-changing LED lighting compatible with Apple’s HomeKit.”

The announcement was made during GE’s Connected Future event, unveiling LED-enabled Intelligent Environments capabilities for cities, buildings and homes.

“As we continue to grow our infrastructure business by connecting our brilliant industrial machines to the Internet, it is important that consumers experience connected things in easy-to-use, everyday ways. Lighting is how many first experiment with the idea of a smart home, and our insights show that consumers want the ability to control lighting from anywhere, automate lighting and pair lighting with other devices—like sensors, thermostats and door locks,” says Comstock. “We’re excited to announce our support for HomeKit as it will bring a seamless, intuitive user experience using Siri and superior quality of light from America’s most trusted lighting brand for more than a century.”

GE’s innovation will be ready to light up  your life before the end of 2015.