Items tagged with hue

Some people have the ability to light up a room just by their very presence. So can you, says Philips, when you use its Hue gen 2 app for iOS and Android. The new generation app for the company's smart lighting system gives you better control over your home illumination along with some intuitive ways of brightening up a room. One of the new features is called Rooms. Using the Rooms feature, you can group all of the lights in one room together to control them all at the same time. This can be handy for rooms like kitchens and the basement where you might have lights installed in different locations, each of which is controlled with a different switch. The second generation Hues app also supports... Read more...
Philips has a great product with its Hue LED lighting system, but up to this point, it's suffered one glaring flaw: it's a little pricey. It seems the company isn't ignorant of this fact, nor the one that most people are not going to buy into the Hue ecosystem until it becomes more affordable. Fortunately, a cheaper solution is on its way, and while it's only been announced for Europe, it seems likely that demand could bring it to other parts of the world, including North America. The latest product is called Hue wireless dimming kit and will retail for €40 (~$45 USD). It'll include a simple dimmer switch as well as a single light bulb - additional bulbs can be purchased for about $20 a pop.... Read more...