Cool Christmas gifts: Change the color of your room with a smartphone & save power
Tired of the color of your room? Now you can change it anytime and also save up to 80 per cent in electricity costs.
Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting uses wifi and LED technology to display infinite colors, so you can paint your room using your smartphone or tablet. It lets you adjust the lighting for specific needs or even use photos from your personal library to create a color palette.
As a bonus, the LED technology also uses 80 per cent less electricity compared to traditional light bulbs that only last for 2,000 hours. These LED bulbs will last for 25,000 hours. Just the savings alone will probably pay for the system.
Hue can be setup in minutes. An app allows you to remotely control your home lighting to help secure your home, personalize your home lighting experience with custom settings and program timers to help manage your daily schedules, all through the convenience of a smart device.
Hue allows you to tune shades of white light or create any color. It can also:
Save your favorite light scenes for each room or time of day and recall them in an instant
Use any photo on your phone as a color palette to paint your room with light and bring your memories back to life
Tune white light from warm candlelight to vibrant, cool white light
Create ambience or complement your decor with the colors of the rainbow
Control and monitor your lights remotely when not at home for security and peace of mind
Set timers to help manage your daily routine
Let light wake you up refreshed or help your loved ones fall asleep
The app also features four pre-programmed lighting settings based on biological research to help you relax, read, concentrate or energize.
To start, you need the Philips Hue starter pack, which includes a bridge to your internet router. No special wiring is needed. Just install up to 50 LED light bulbs anywhere in your home, and Hue does the rest. The kit comes with three bulbs.
The Philips Hue introduction pack includes:
3 hue light bulbs of 600 lumen (50Watt equivalent)
Each hue light bulb covers all shades of white, from warm white light to cold with light, and a wide variety of color. Each hue light bulb uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb.
A hue bridge to easily set up your lighting network
A power supply for the hue bridge
A LAN cable to connect the hue bridge to your router
A download instruction for the app
The hue introduction pack can be enlarged with up to 50 individual hue bulbs