philips hue

Philips Hue Lux bulbs now up for pre-order

A short while ago Philips announced its first white light only bulbs in its Hue range, the Lux. Now at least things have progressed far enough that we can pre-order the Lux bulbs for shipping in late September. They lose out on some of the razzle dazzle of the regular Hue bulbs in losing the colors but in doing so the price has come down quite a bit.

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Connectedly: The best smart lights for your home

We took a look at some of the top smart lighting solutions on the market right now and crowned an overall winner based on price, ease of use and overall lifespan.

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Synchronized Philips Hue lighting hopes to bring the fright to watching Sharknado 2

As if the thought of watching Sharknado 2 wasn't scary enough an idea in itself, the movie's creator is pairing up with Philips to create an immersive experience by allowing you to pair the cinematic experience with Hue lighting to create a synchronized light track with the movie. Users who download the SyFy Sync app for iOS can bring the self-fright by getting the Philips Hue bulbs to pulse in synchronization with Sharknado 2.

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Battery-less Philips Hue Tap switch taps in for US availability

US customers can now buy the Philips Hue Tap switch from the Apple Store to easily control their Philips Hue lights. Previously the Hue Tap was only available in Europe, which makes sense as Philips is a Dutch company. The switch has no batteries and is powered through kinetics simply by pushing the buttons. Yep, buttons — there are four three smaller round affairs and one big button that comprises most of the face.

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Philips hue tap light switch is powered by your touch

Philips is now selling the hue tap, their light switch for controlling their hue bulbs. Tap, originally announced back in March can control up to four different scenes, letting you control groups of hue lightbulbs without needing to pull out your smartphone. Simply press the buttons on the front of tap in order to select your scene. Tap does this all without batteries, using the kinetic energy provided by your tapping the device in order to power the low-energy ZigBee connection.

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Philips hue announces fancy new 3D-printed Wi-Fi-connected lamps

Philips announced a batch of new Wi-Fi connected lighting products today, including this handsome number made through 3D printing. There are both hanging and table 3D luminaries with Philips' signature color LED bulb inside, which, like usual, you can control and program with your iPad or iPhone.

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LG introduces Smart Bulbs complete with iOS support

LG has introduced its new Smart Bulbs, a connected light bulb with Bluetooth and Wifi in a similar vein to the Philips Hue. The bulbs connect to both Android and iOS devices – iOS 6 and above – and will retail for around $32.

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Holi at #CESlive: A lamp that 'helps you create the perfect light at the perfect moment'

Holi is the Hindu festival of colors, so it's an apt description for this new smart connected lamp that works with iOS and Android. You can control the hue and brightness of the lamp, make it pulse in time with music and even help wake you up and put you to sleep. It'll cost $199 when it hits stores in March.

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Philips Hue smart lighting system to get LightStrips and Bloom bulbs

Philips Hue, the home lighting system you can control with your iOS device, is set to expand its portfolio by adding LightStrips and Bloom bulbs to the range. According to Matt Brian at The Verge:

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Philips Hue smart LED bulbs just got a little smarter with latest iOS update

Philips Hue, the smart LED light bulbs for your home, just got a little bit smarter alongside the latest update to the iOS app pushing out now through the App Store. Top of the order is the new Geofencing feature, which can activate a scene automatically when you're coming home, and turn it off when you leave.

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