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Philips and Xiaomi will make smart home lighting for China

The companies are starting a joint venture to bring some more smart lighting options to China.

Philips Lighting and Xiaomi will be working together on smart home lighting.

Philips Lighting and Xiaomi will be working together on smart home lighting.

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China's getting some new smart home lighting options.

Philips Lighting and mobile internet company Xiaomi are teaming up to create connected LED lighting units built for Xiaomi's wireless smart home platform, the companies said Thursday. The effort also includes Android and iOS smartphone apps to control the lights.

"In the coming months, Xiaomi customers using its smart home ecosystem will be able to choose from an even broader family of well-designed connected LED luminaires that work flawlessly on the Xiaomi platform," John Wang, the Philips Lighting market leader for Greater China, said in a statement.

The products will be sold through Xiaomi, which is actually selling several of Philips Lighting's smart LED lighting units already.