Broadband households plan for smart bulbs, appliances

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

DALLAS—Thirty percent of U.S. broadband households intend to purchase a smart light bulb by end of 2015, according to research from Parks Associates.

Some 17 percent intend to buy a smart kitchen appliance, and 14% plan to purchase a smart thermostat.

The research firm will discuss strategies for utilities, service providers and manufacturers to integrate these smart products into their home systems and services at the Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, scheduled for Feb. 22-24 in Austin, Texas.