Each kit comes with a Philips Hue white light bulb and a portable battery-operated dimmer switch. This means you don't need to open up walls or hire an electrician to perform any wiring. It also means that renters can also use the dimmer.
Just screw in your bulb and press the dimmer switch to create your own personal dimmable glow. You can use the dimmer switch as a normal wall switch, or take it from the base plate and use it as a remote control for optimal convenience as it can be easily placed anywhere you desire. Plus, you don’t have to get off the sofa to dim the lights anymore when watching your favorite TV show; you can even lower the lights from the warmth of your bed.
Philips says that its dimming kit is free of the flicker and buzz that traditional LED dimmers can have. The remote control is guaranteed to change the brightness of the Philips Hue white bulb with absolutely no flicker and perfect dimming until it is off.
You can control up to 10 Philips Hue white lights at the same time, so you can easily change and adjust the brightness of a whole room. In addition, you can connect any Philips Hue compatible products already in your home to the dimmer switch through the Philips Hue bridge.
“The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is the lightbulb moment that will spark the natural progression into the modern, connected home,” suggests Leonardo Avezzano, Product Marketing Director of Philips Hue. “Not only does the kit show how simple it is to have clever products in your home, but like all Philips Hue products it is entirely future-proof. With the kit, anyone is able to begin enjoying the simplicity of modern dimming.”
The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is $39.95 and individual Philips Hue white bulbs will cost $19.95. They will be available starting in September 2015.