Philips Hue provides flexible home lighting

  • June 27, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Signify has unveiled Philips Hue smart lighting products that offer more flexibility, control and design options for the home.

Product launches in the USA include a portable, rechargeable lamp designed for indoor and outdoor use. Additionally, a smart switch in sleek black or white brings intuitive dimming by turning the switch’s dial. It also includes the ability to set scenes and assign rooms with each of its four buttons.

With daily wellbeing in mind, a wake-up automation in the Philips Hue app brings a personalised and natural sunrise effect to the bedroom. The automation is designed to give users the sensation of waking up outdoors under a vast morning sky. It is complemented by the Philips Hue Signe gradient lamp now available in oak.

Staying with flexibility and design, a smart light can be taken with the user from the living room to the patio table, or anywhere inside and outside the home with the Philips Hue Go portable table lamp. The lamp is for indoor and outdoor use and has a silicone grip, making it easy to carry wherever light is needed. The lamp provides up to 48 hours of battery life and can be recharged using the included charging base. The lamp’s button lets users cycle through pre-set light scenes to create the right mood.

Generation two of the White & Color Ambiance downlight now features an increased output of up to 1100 lumens, while generation three of the White Ambiance downlight offers up to 850 lumens. The downlights are bright enough to fill any room with light; they can also dim down low.

Users can choose from two sizes of smart recessed lights, which are also available in multipacks for the first time. The downlights are said to be easy to install and unlock benefits from hands-free voice control to automations that personalise daily lighting needs.

Smart lighting continues to enhance wellbeing at home and help with daily routines with the sunrise wake-up style. The effect with its rich, colourful transition through blue to soft orange light, mimics the sun appearing over the horizon, giving a relaxing wake-up call in the morning or at any time of day. The wake-up style can be customised for duration and time of day.

The sunrise wake-up style is optimised for all gradient lamps and will be launched along with the Signe gradient lamp in oak. This lamp, with its slender profile and a natural wood-toned base, is designed to be both a statement piece and subtle accent for the bedroom.

Finally, the Philips Hue Tap dial switch gives users more personalised control of their smart lights around the home. The Tap dial switch has four buttons, and each button can be set to control smart lights in up to three separate rooms or zones around the home. Tap a button to choose or adjust any light scene instantly. The Tap dial also comes with intuitive dimming control – the faster or slower the dial is turned, the faster or slower the smart lights dim or brighten.

Additionally, the switch has a sleek, matte design in black or white, matching with decor anywhere around the home. It can also be used as a remote control or even mounted magnetically onto any metal surfaces.

“At Philips Hue, we believe the customisation and effortless control of our smart lights is essential for creating an enjoyable and personalised smart lighting experience anywhere around the home,” said Jasper Vervoort, business leader for Philips Hue at Signify. “With our new range of products, we offer our customers even more flexible smart lighting options, whether creating the right ambiance, helping with the daily routine, or adding a touch of design elegance inside or outside.”