Philips Hue – the world’s smartest LED-bulb?

I’m certainly a fan of the proverb “there’s an app for that“, but how far can you really take it? Quite so apparently, Philips now suggest we fill our homes with “smart” LED-bulbs Hue, which will offer app controlled lighting. Basically you can pre-program your bulbs to switch on, off, dim or change color. The press release promises:

Building on its innovation capabilities, today Philips unveils hue, the world’s smartest web-enabled LED home lighting system. Philips hue signals a new era in home lighting both in the way we think about and experience light in our homes. It allows you to create and control the light using your smartphone or tablet. Bringing endless possibilities to help you get creative and help you personalize your lighting to suit yours and your family’s lifestyle, Philips hue is available exclusively from Apple stores from 30th October. A starter pack includes three bulbs¹ that simply screw into your existing lamps, and a bridge that you plug into your home Wi-Fi router. Simply download the hue app to start experiencing light in a completely new way.

Introduction packs start at US$199 / € 199 / £179 while the bulbs themselves retails at US$59 / €59 / £49 and are only available via your local Apple Store. More info on Philips dedicated website

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