Philips Lighting has launched a new web-enabled LED home lighting system in India. Dubbed Philips Hue, the lighting innovation uses digital light source with the Internet of Things concept. The Philips Hue allows users to create and control home lighting using their smartphone or tablet. It works seamlessly across both iOS and android mobile platforms.
The Philips Hue range for India will include – Hue Starter Kit which includes the bridge and three Hue lamps, Hue Go, Hue Beyond – the luminaire family, Friends of Hue - LightStrips and Bloom.
Philips hue can be setup in minutes. The bridge in the Hue starter kit can be easily plugged into your home Wi-Fi router and the three Hue lamps can go into the existing holders. Consumers need to simply download the Hue app to start experiencing lighting in a completely new way.
The app allows the users to remotely control home lighting to help secure their home, personalise their home lighting experience with custom settings and program timers to help manage their daily schedules.
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.
Philips Hue allows you to save different lighting combinations for each room or time of the day and recall them through a tap. You also pick any image or customised colour palate on the phone and ask Philips Hue to paint the room with the same.
Apart from that, you can set a timer for any particular lighting combination, create ambiance or complement your decor with rainbow or monitor the lighting system even when you're away from home.
George Yianni, head of Technology - Connected Lighting, Co-inventor of Philips Hue said, "More than just a personal wireless lighting system, Hue is a platform with an ever-growing selection of third-party apps (more than 300 at present) that deliver exciting outcomes in the Internet of Things environment."
The app for Philips hue also features four pre-programmed lighting settings based on Philips' research around the biological effects that lighting has on the body. These scenarios adjust bulbs to the optimum shade and brightness of white light to help you relax, read, concentrate or energise. Hue has the IFTT (If This Then That) service that enables you to connect your Hue lights to over 60 different products and services with IFTTT Recipes.
Philips Hue uses the open ZigBee Light Link standard that allows consumers to gain wireless control over all their LED fixtures, light bulbs, timers, remotes and switches. The ZigBee Light Link standard can be integrated with other ZigBee certified systems. To find out more, visit www.meethue.com.
One can buy Hue family of products at authorised Philips Light Lounges and select retail outlets of Croma & Reliance Digital across India.
Hue can also be bought at Snapdeal at philipshue.snapdeal.com. The Hue Starter kit is available for Rs 16,995.