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a calendar and a TV. The user can even use it to write notes and shopping lists.

Whirlpool has also launched a new fridge freezer, its W Collection 4 Door fridge freezer (WQ9I FO1BX UK). Designed to offer an intuitive experience for consumers with busy lives, the Whirlpool W Collection 4 Door fridge freezer (WQ9I FO1BX UK) benefits from 6th Sense Live connectivity and customised smart space management.

Finished in black stainless steel, the freestanding, American-style fridge freezer from Whirlpool (WQ9I FO1BX UK) can be controlled from anywhere, via a smartphone or tablet, thanks to the Whirlpool 6th Sense Live app. Users can adjust and monitor settings, as well as access advice for easy

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maintenance. What’s more, the brand says the app can help users manage the contents of the fridge freezer by notifying them when food needs to be used by or when drinks are chilled to perfection. The app can also provide food storage tips, drinks recipes and populate a shopping list.

Last on our appliances list is Miele’s new G 7160 SCVi Dishwasher. This fully integrated dishwasher model benefits from AutoDos – the automatic detergent dispensing system with integrated PowerDisk. Precisely the right amount of detergent is dispensed at exactly the right time for the

with lighting ‘Make your lighting fit your client’s mood’ says Jacob de Muijnck, director at smart lighting specialist, Gira UK

Gira is proud to offer smart home systems and controls, so that your client’s lighting solutions are able to react to their needs without having them having to touch a button. As, experts in smart lighting and home technology, we are here to help you choose the lighting that best reflects the needs of your clients.

Smart lighting controls enable the user to create, save, recall and even automate mood lighting settings known as scenes – so you no longer have to adjust them


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from dawn to dusk, it’s all done for you. You can save different scenes under a unique name and the smart home technology will take care of the rest. Once scenes are on the system the user can have complete automated or manual control, so that they can schedule supportive lighting scenes around the clock or call them up as and when required. And you can keep creating new scenes manually,

whenever you wish. For example, a ‘waking up’ scene for mornings could turn on lights to a gentle, dimmed setting every weekday at 7am and then increase the brightness every minute to ensure gentle waking.

Another scene could be ‘going to bed’ and can be set to make all lights switch off automatically at a defined time, except the night lights in your bathroom.

programme selected, and half loads are automatically detected so there’s no need to wait until the dishwasher is full. It also benefits from a 3D MultiFlex Tray for tall wine glasses and large items of cutlery, as well as smaller pieces of crockery. AutoOpen Drying allows fresh air to reach inside for perfect drying even on plastic items, while it also benefits from a low 8.9-litre water consumption with its ECO programme and a generous 14 place setting capacity. B-rated for energy- efficiency, it also has a quiet 44dB noise level. The dishwasher can also be wi-fi enabled, allowing users to reorder PowerDisks via ShopConn@ ct. Miele dishwashers can also be connected to hot water at up to 60˚C, helping to save up to 50% electricity.

Let there be light

In the world of kitchen furniture, manufacturers are also getting involved in smart technology, focusing mostly on integrated lighting which can be remotely controlled by an app. Rotpunkt is one such manufacturer and it has recently launched a smart- ready lighting solution designed using network enabled technology so users can easily control their kitchen lights remotely using a digital assistant on their tablet or smartphone, as well as wired-in smart home systems that can intelligently adapt to specific lifestyle patterns and user preferences. Matt Phillips, head of UK operations at Rotpunkt comments: “Investing

· October 2021

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