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Aqara put a notification light in its new Matter ceiling light

A photo showing an Aqara ceiling light
The outer ring can create a gradient — or serve as a notification light. | Image: Aqara

Aqara is adding a bunch of new products to its smart home lineup today, one of which includes a Matter-enabled ceiling light with a pretty unique perk. With a diameter of 50cm (~19.7 inches), Aqara’s Ceiling Light T1M features a range of 16 million different colors, along with an independently addressable RGB ring on the outside.

While you can use the ring to create a gradient lighting effect, Aqara notes that it can also serve as a status indicator when linked to other smart home products. That means you can program the outer light to show a specific color when one of your other smart devices detects an issue, such as a leak or an open door.

Like some of the other Zigbee-supported products offered by Aqara, the company says the ceiling…

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