Philips Lighting was among the first companies to offer wirelessly controlled and IoT connected lighting in the HUE bulb. Now Philips Lighting has extended the HUE connected lighting system so it is easier for consumers to begin to set up connected lighting in their homes. The company has launched expanded starter kits that include four Hue bulbs and the HUE bridge. Philips says that it has never been simpler to convert your home’s conventional, flip-the-switch lighting to smart, wireless lighting.
“Whether you are looking to personalize your lighting to gain peace of mind when away from home, see and feel better throughout the day and help get a better night’s rest, or take your entertainment experience to the next level, the Philips Hue family of products can smarten up your home, room by room,” said Mark Cieri, vice president and general manager, Home Systems, Philips Lighting US. “Consumers can quickly outfit a space and discover all that light can do, at a great value, with our new expanded Philips Hue starter kits.”
The HUE starter kits are available in three versions the White and Color Ambiance ($199.99), White Ambiance ($149.99) and White ($99.99). These starter kits come with four A19 HUE LED light bulbs and the HUE bridge, which is required for setting up and customizing. The company also sells multi-packs of Philips Hue light bulbs to consumers to extend the connected lighting experience throughout their homes.
Philips says in the news release about the extended HUE offering that your lighting should be designed around you, your home and your everyday life. According to the company, Philips HUE offers unparalleled flexibility, with the full spectrum of either white or colored light at your disposal. Philips says that the lights let you set the mood and atmosphere for any occasion and can make rooms feel more spacious and comfortable.
Two new fixtures, combined with the company’s Hue White Ambiance technology, will be available beginning October 2017. The Philips Hue White Ambiance Cher Suspension fixture ($229.99, 3000 lumens) can serve to illuminate a kitchen island or dining table, and the Philips Hue White Ambiance downlight ($34.99) comes in 4” (700 lumens) and 5/6” (750 lumens).
The downlight can replace recessed ceiling lights.
The company developed both to give the ideal shade of white light for various activities throughout the day. These can include helping you wake up, concentrate, read, or aiding relaxation and going to sleep naturally.
Also, the highly anticipated Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance candle bulb ($49.99) will be available beginning October 2017. The smaller E12 base of the candle bulb can produce more than 16 million colors and can be installed in ceiling fans, chandeliers and decorative table lamps. The 40W-equivalent candle bulb emits 450 lumens;
The candle bulb joins the current Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance range, which also features the A19 bulb, GU10 spot light and BR30 downlight.
Control your Philips HUE with Smart Device
Philips HUE can now work with voice controls through Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit with Siri, and Google Assistant to turn the lights on and off as well as adjusting the shade of white or colored light.
Additionally, the Philips HUE app on a smartphone or tablet can control all Philips Hue products. The bulbs can also be controlled via the Philips Hue wireless dimmer switch, the Tap and motion sensor, and wearable devices. Philips points out that the app lets you remotely control the lights from where ever you are, and set timers, notifications, and alarms.
For more about Philips HUE and where you can buy the connected lighting products, visit www.meethue.com.