LG targets wellness and smart home markets during KBIS 2022

Integrators who were unable to attend this year’s show Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) missed quite a few of LG’s wellness and smart home product announcements and demos. In addition to winning several awards this year for its innovative products, LG’s booth featured selections from perhaps the broadest portfolio aimed at the dynamic homebuilder market, specifically addressing builder trends for a longer life. smarter, healthier and greener.

The company’s fast-growing luxury kitchen appliance brand, Signature Kitchen Suite, took top honors at this year’s show. The line’s new 48-inch French-door refrigerator received the coveted Gold “Best of KBIS” award and the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s “30s Choice Award,” while the PuriCare Aero Tower air purifying fan won the Best of KBIS Gold Award in the Connected Home category.

Rounding out these awards, the Signature Kitchen Suite was selected as the “Brand with the Biggest Bite” during this year’s DesignBites program. This award recognizes the brand with the best combination of product innovation and presentation at the annual KBIS NeXT Stage DesignBites event. Members of the media as well as Designhounds Influencer Networkchose this year’s winner.

LG was also named Platinum Partner of The New American Home, the official show home of the National Association of Home Builders.

“We strive to push the boundaries of design to deliver innovative and functional products that enhance consumers’ lives, so it’s a huge honor to see our LG AeroTower and SKS refrigerators win such accolades at KBIS this year,” said said Sam Kim, LG Electronics. President of the Household Appliances Division in the United States. “Focused design and cutting-edge technology are embedded in every product, and we look forward to bringing these new devices to market and continuing to drive innovation in the dynamic home appliance market.”

LG aims to deliver healthier, more efficient homes

Here’s a look at the updated LG Signature Collection.

LG’s presence at Design & Construction Week 2022 was primarily led by LG Builder, a special division of LG Electronics USA that focuses on providing a range of connected home appliances and exclusive product offerings to construction professionals. design and construction. LG Builder extends LG’s reliability, innovation and brand value to the builder, remodeler and designer communities.

The Signature Kitchen Suite brand reflects LG’s commitment to producing the industry’s best integrated luxury appliances with state-of-the-art technology, enabling “Technical” home chefs to prepare and store food in the best possible way .

New for 2022, the award-winning 48-inch French door refrigerator features a functional and innovative convertible drawer with five preset temperatures ranging from 41⁰F to -6⁰F to allow for precise food preservation. Also new to the brand is ThinQ Care, a customer support service that alerts owners to potential smart device issues before they arise and offers helpful maintenance tips to maintain peak performance of SKS appliances.

Under the LG brand, notable 2022 kitchen products include redesigned InstaView side-by-side refrigerators featuring a water dispenser that incorporates LG’s UVnano sanitizing technology. LG also showcased two new Energy Star laundry solutions at the show – a new washer and dryer featuring DD artificial intelligence and SmartPairing technology and the new LG WashTower featuring Dual Inverter Heat Pump technology to reduce energy consumption. energy.

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HVAC

LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA showcased ducted and non-ducted options for their heating and cooling units at the show. Key 2022 innovations for the high-performance builder market were led by the indoor multi-position vertical air handler with LGRED° and the Energy Star-certified Multi F MAX heat pump with LGRED°.

Heat pump water heater

This year, LG previewed a new advanced inverter heat pump water heater, enabling homebuilders to deliver a new level of energy efficiency and convenience. An efficient alternative to traditional electric or gas resistance water heaters, LG’s inverter technology heats water with an efficiency of 3.75 UEF, which is more efficient than conventional electric and gas resistance water heaters. 0.65 to 0.95 UEF.

Ideal for residential applications, this Energy Star certified product operates at a quieter noise level of just 42 dB(A) thanks to LG’s Inverter Compressor. The inverter compressor also allows the heat pump to operate down to an ambient temperature of 23°F, minimizing the need to supplement with electrical resistance heat.

Energy Storage

LG’s new Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for commercial and residential applications aim to provide a more reliable and cleaner energy option (when coupled with PV and grid power). The ESS can also store energy to compensate for peak clipping, provide emergency back-up power, and enable frequency regulation.

The LG Commercial ESS plug-and-play solution works with existing infrastructure to deliver efficiencies and support decarbonization efforts, while LG Home ESS products, launching in the second quarter of this year, will offer uptime and will provide 14.4 kWh of usable capacity and 15.8 kWh nominal capacity to power homes day and night.

smart home

As a leading innovator in the smart home category with expertise in home appliances, consumer electronics and more, LG continues to enable builders and designers to easily create a smart home ecosystem for their clients. LG appliances, HVAC systems and storage systems are designed with connectivity, quality and energy efficiency in mind.

These Wi-Fi enabled smart devices can be managed, monitored and controlled remotely as a complete turnkey solution with the LG ThinQ app. Soon to be available are LG’s Home Energy Management and Distributed Energy Resource Management systems, designed to bring even more intelligence that today’s buyers demand.

To learn more about LG products for the professional market, visit lgbuilder.com.


Nick Boever is the editor of DesignWELL365. A version of this article originally appeared on our sister publication DesignWELL365the website of.

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