IKEA Brings FLOALT Smart Lights to the US & Introduces Smart Bulbs

Swedish-founded multinational group IKEA is launching a set of new bulbs, remote that includes with the TRADFRI Gateway lighting kit, a motion sensor that can be used indoors and outdoors. Have a look at the newly introduced products:

Motion Sensors

Their new motion sensors are similar to their old ones. Except that they now come with added protection. They are water-resistant which means you can use it in your bathrooms or near the poolside area. Though the sensor is not visible on their website, you can check it out on IKEA’s Home Smart application. The price has not been determined yet. But as there are not any distinguished changes in the functionality of these new sensors, the price should be around the cost of their original sensor – $19.99.

Smart Bulbs

These have already launched on their website. The new TRADFRI filament-style bulb allows you to select between 3 colors and 2 temperatures – warm and cool. They are in E26 size and retail at $15.99. Additionally, they have another version of the E12 size TRADFRI bulb. Priced at $19.99, it provides 650 lumens compared to the 806-lumen filament-style E26 bulbs.

Gateway Kits

Ikea gives you two updated gateway options. The first one retails for $69.99 which includes the gateway, the remote and two of the new E12 bulbs. The second one retails for $79.99 which includes the gateway, remote, and two of the new E26 bulbs. They are listed on the website but are not available for purchase yet.

Furthermore, IKEA also plans on bringing the Floalt lighting fixtures that can be fixed in the ceiling or can be hung from the wall. The float fixtures are not yet available on the website but the local stores in the US may have them stocked. They are available in 3 options:

  • 12 X 12 at $69.99
  • 24 x 24 at $129.99
  • 12 x 25 at $129.99


IKEA states that their bulbs and fixtures will work only with their own smart lighting products. So, if you are planning to buy one, make sure you purchase the gateway in order to use the actual lights.