Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), unveils a new range of Philips Hue smart lighting products and app features, from unique design options to complement home decor and create the perfect ambiance, to more immersive entertainment experiences for gaming and music.
New launches include a new range of contemporary style bulbs available in three distinctive shapes, a new gradient lightstrip specifically designed for PC monitors to bring a new light experience to PC gaming and a new Mimic presence automation to the Hue app for more peace of mind when you’re away. To further enhance immersive lighting in terms of gaming and enjoying music, Philips Hue has teamed up with new partners, ensuring a more seamless experience.
Philips Hue complements home decor
The new Philips Hue Lightguide bulbs, with their striking and contemporary design, have been created to bring eye-catching modern style along with all the smart light functionality of Philips Hue. Available in three shapes — large globe, ellipse, and triangular — the Lightguide bulbs house a distinctive inner tube that diffuses light in any colour, while their reflective, glossy finish makes them shine even brighter. Lightguide bulbs are designed to be a statement piece that will complement the decor of any modern home and blend seamlessly with any of your favourite Philips Hue light scenes. To make them a real centrepiece, Lightguide bulbs can be matched with their very own specially designed pendant cord and metal holder. Sold separately, the fabric-wrapped cord and holder are available in black or white.
Moving from the contemporary to the traditional, the vintage-style Philips Hue Filament candle bulbwill be available in White ambiance, making it possible to choose from thousands of shades of dimmable warm-to-cool light.
Entertainment gets even more immersive
The new Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip for PCbrings a new light experience to PC gaming. Gradient-enabled lightstrips produce multiple colours of light at the same time, creating a seamless gradient of rich, high-quality light. The colours flows naturally into one another to create a truly captivating effect. The Play gradient lightstrip for PC flashes, dances, dims, and brightens right along with the on-
screen action, creating an immersive gaming experience. The Play gradient lightstrip attaches to the back of a monitor with the included mounts and creates a halo effect when the monitor is placed close to a wall, thanks to the 45° sleeve design. The lightstrip’s flexibility means it can be added to straight or curved monitors and comes in three different sizes to equip battle stations — a 24/27in lightstrip and a 32/34in lightstrip for single-monitor setups, and a longer strip designed for a three-monitor setup using 24/27-inch screens.
To support a immersive gaming experience, Philips Hue and CORSAIRhave teamed up to give the ultimate gaming setup and bring gaming to life with light. Owners can use CORSAIR iCUE to set scenes on Philips Hue lights in a room or gaming space, synchronising with CORSAIR RGB gaming peripherals to create the perfect gaming atmosphere. Available now.
To keep immersive entertainment setup simple and user-friendly whether gaming or simply watching the TV, the current sync box mobile app will be merged with the Hue app in Q4 2022. The merge of the Philips Hue sync app into the main Hue appmeans users can start and complete their full entertainment flow, all in one place. The Hue app is the new home for creating entertainment areas, setting up the sync box, controlling the sync box, or enabling features such as voice and IR control for the sync box. The sync mobile app – the separate app that controls the sync box – will be phased out from app stores.
Philips Hue is making syncing lights with music available on even more devices. Now users can immerse in music by syncing Philips Hue smart lights with your favourite songs on any Samsung Galaxy smartphone with Philips Hue + SmartThings music sync.Via a Galaxy phone or tablet, use the Music Sync feature in Samsung’s SmartThings app to connect to smart lights. When you update the SmartThings app, SmartThings will enable Hue sync, an easy way to sync your lights and music from most streaming services on your mobile device. Planned for Q4 2022.
New Mimic presence automation
The new Philips Hue Mimic presence automationin the Hue app makes it appear like someone’s always home. It’s designed to safeguard a home with light and help give users peace of mind when away. This specialised automation turns lights on and off automatically at times when users normally use them, and in the Rooms selected. Users can select which lights to automate, and choose whether to have the lights turn on or off continuously during the daytime or only when it’s dark outside. Available early September 2022.
“At Philips Hue, we believe the continued integration of smart lighting and home entertainment is increasingly relevant to our users, whether they’re gaming, watching TV, or listening to music. With our new products and app features, we continue to offer a more immersive and user-friendly entertainment experience. We also recognise that our users are design-conscious and so we strive to bring them new, exciting, and elegant lighting products that complement their home and give the opportunity to personalise the ambiance,” says Giuliano Ghidini, Signify UK&I Consumer Commercial Leader
To find out more about the latest Philips Hue products and app features, visit www.philips-hue.com/newlaunches
• • Philips Hue Lightguide bulbs (Available Q4 2022 in the UK)
GBP: £74.99 – £89.99
• • Philips Hue Lightguide pendant cords in black or white (Available Q4 2022 in the UK)
• • Philips Hue White ambiance Filament candle bulbs (Available September 13 in the UK) GBP: £39,99, 2 pack GBP £59.99
• • Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip for PC (Available September 13 in the UK)
GBP: 24/27-inch £129.99, 32/34-inch £149.99, 3 screen 24/27in £219.99
• • Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip for PC starter kit (Available September 13 in the UK)
GBP: 24/27-inch £169.99, 32/34-inch £189.99, 3 screen 24/27in £249.99