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Philips Unveils Hue Web-Enabled LED Home Lighting System

Philips Unveils Hue Web-Enabled LED Home Lighting System

Posted October 30, 2012 at 4:37am by iClarified
Philips has unveiled hue, a web-enabled LED home lighting system, sold exclusively via the Apple Store starting October 30th.

Hue allows you to create and control the light using your smartphone or tablet. The starter pack includes three bulbs that simply screw into your existing lamps, and a bridge that you plug into your home Wi-Fi router. Download the hue app to configure your lighting experience.

Philips Unveils Hue Web-Enabled LED Home Lighting System

Philips hue can be setup in minutes. The intuitive app allows you to remotely control your home lighting to help secure your home, personalize your home lighting experience with custom settings and program timers to help manage your daily schedules, all through the convenience of a smart device. An intuitive and seamless system, Philips hue is upgradeable and future-proof, with the potential for more features to be downloaded and enjoyed in the future.

With its high quality energy-saving LED light, Philips hue allows you to tune shades of white light or create any color. In addition, Philips hue can:

● Save your favorite light scenes for each room or time of day and recall them in an instant
● Use any photo on your phone as a color palette to paint your room with light and bring your memories back to life
● Tune white light from warm candlelight to vibrant, cool white light
● Create ambience or complement your decor with the colors of the rainbow
● Control and monitor your lights remotely when not at home for security and peace of mind
● Set timers to help manage your daily routine
● Let light wake you up refreshed or help your loved ones fall asleep

Philips Unveils Hue Web-Enabled LED Home Lighting System

Philips is opening up the hue app to the developer community and has created an open source platform at inviting developers to explore the app and unleash even more possibilities to show what light can do to enhance your life. You can share light scenes or get inspired on the community site. Philips hue uses the open ZigBee Light Link standard so that it can be integrated with other ZigBee certified systems.

Philips is developing future product features, such as allowing hue to integrate with other media including sound and video. Philips is also working on features such as geo-location services, allowing hue to sense when you are close to home and automatically turn on the lights, or turn them off when you leave.

Philips hue is available only from Apple stores and for $199.

Product information:
The Philips hue introduction pack includes:
● 3 hue light bulbs of 600 lumen (50Watt equivalent)
(Each hue light bulb covers all shades of white, from warm white light to cold with light, and a wide variety of color. Each hue light bulb uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb.)
● A hue bridge to easily set up your lighting network
● A power supply for the hue bridge
● A LAN cable to connect the hue bridge to your router
● A download instruction for the app

The hue introduction pack can be enlarged with up to 50 individual hue bulbs costing $59 each.

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Joe King
Joe King - October 31, 2012 at 9:29am
They look great on my new yacht controlled by one of my iMacs on the bridge!
Noman - October 30, 2012 at 9:27pm
Oops! my bad.
Lee - October 30, 2012 at 7:10pm
Looks great but over priced in the UK £179. I think I will wait for "LIFX"
Noman - October 30, 2012 at 5:36pm
Forgot to mention before. I REALLY like the word 'suck'
Johnny - October 30, 2012 at 5:14pm
well I order a 199 kit plus 10 extra bulbs will look cool at my place... but than again ... I don't have to worry about money
DarkKent - October 30, 2012 at 4:06pm
I like the Lifx Bulbs from Kickstarter much better
409381b - October 30, 2012 at 12:23pm
Who the hell is buying lights for $199 tax??
Im out
Im out - October 30, 2012 at 5:34am
How much ..$95 ? probably over $100!! fuck that.. I agree These bulbs are not cheap just outdoor bulbs saw them even at Costco were $40. I am cheap! nobody is going to spend that kind of $$ on these bulbs. People are broke as hell right now.Couldn't even afford their Electric bills right now. Make me a $1 bulbs
Sabtain - October 30, 2012 at 5:22am
It's good but not cheap
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