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HOMMA and IRIS OHYAMA Form Business Alliance |Joint Development of Smart Lighting System for the U.S. Housing Market

HOMMA Group, based in Silicon Valley, California, U.S.A., and aiming to realize the next generation of smart homes through a unique approach that combines original architectural design with self-developed smart home technology, has agreed to a business alliance with Iris Ohyama, a major household goods manufacturer and wholesaler, The two companies have begun joint development of a smart lighting system.

Background of the Business Alliance

As Japan's top lighting equipment manufacturer, Iris Oyama not only offers a lineup of superior lighting equipment, but also its proprietary LiCONEX wireless lighting control technology. By integrating this product and technology with HOMMA's smart home platform Cornerstone AI™, the company's strength, the partnership was formed to achieve more stable operability and a higher level of smart home experience. By partnering with HOMMA, which is well versed in the U.S. housing market, we aim to speed up the introduction of Iris Oyama's lighting equipment to the U.S. market from the customer's perspective, not only improving the customer experience, but also streamlining the installation process at home construction sites and facilitating the setting up process. The company plans not only to improve the customer experience, but also to streamline the installation process and facilitate the setup process at home construction sites.

The two companies will use the smart lighting system jointly developed through this partnership in HOMMA HAUS Mount Tabor (HOMMA HAUS), a smart housing project being developed by HOMMA in Portland, Oregon.https://www.hom.ma/mt-taborThe company is in the process of introducing the system to a new building in the city of Tokyo, which will soon be in actual operation. In addition to lighting, the two companies plan to explore collaboration in various other fields such as air conditioning and various sensors.

Copyright HOMMA Group Corp. (HOMMA HAUS Mount Tabor Room image)

Joint Development Field/Product

Iris Oyama's lighting fixtures(downlights, LED tape lights)
Iris Oyama's sensor(Human detection sensor)
Integration of HOMMA's Cornerstone AI™ and Iris Oyama's LiCONEX lighting control system
Joint development of tools to support the introduction of IRIS OHYAMA equipment at construction sites

Smart home environment to be realized

The combination of sensors and lighting from IRIS OHYAMA and software from HOMMA.
Automatic control of lighting equipment (automatic on/off, automatic color control/dimming, etc.) by Cornerstone AI™ to create an optimized lighting environment for the room

The system automatically manages a group of built-in smart home devices from the design stage to the selection and construction stage, creating a comfortable living space without hassles.

HOMMA's proprietary smartphone application enables centralized management and operation of lighting and other multiple smart home devices.

Future Development

The jointly developed smart lighting system is scheduled to be deployed in a series of HOMMA's residential development projects in the U.S., starting with HOMM HAUS Mount Tabor (project details below). The two companies will also consider introducing the system to the Japanese market in the future.

HOMMA HAUS Mount Tabor Overview

Location: 5115 East Burnside Street, Portland OR, 97215
Site Area:21,979sf (approx. 2,042m2)
total floor space23,787sf (approx. 2,210 m2)
Total number of units18 units
plan of a house1,104sf (approx 103m2) 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
structureWooden construction (wooden frame wall construction method)
number of stairs or stories (storeys)2 floors above ground
useRental Housing
ScheduleConstruction to begin in November 2020, to be completed in December 2021

About HOMMA Group Inc.

name of companyHOMMA Group K.K.
EstablishmentJune 2021
representativeRepresentative Director Takeshi Homma
Business OverviewSmart Home Technology Development
uniform resouce locatorCorporate Site
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