Holi yesterday announced that its iPhone and iPad-Controlled smart lamp will be coming to the United States in the near future. Currently, the square 18-LED mood light is available in Europe.


At just over an inch thick and approximately 7.8-inches wide, the Holi light sports a minimalist design that is meant to fit into any room. Much like the Light Strip and the Bloom from Philips’ Hue line of lights, the Holi is designed to be an accent light. With over 500 lumens, it produces more light than a standard 40W bulb. Comparatively, the Philips Hue bulbs come in at 600 lumens, while the Bloom has a 120-lumen bulb.

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Users can utilize the Holi app to create various lighting effects, which can be shared with the entire Holi community. Holi is able to sync with music, changing color with tempo, and it also serves as an alarm clock with a built-in dawn simulator.

Holi is able to simulate millions of different colors, and it is also able to combine colors with its individual LED bulbs. Similar light offerings, like the Philips Bloom, are limited to a single color. The Holi app can be used to create lighting scenes from photographs, and it includes pre-programmed effects like rotating colors. Three Holi lamps can be synced and controlled from a single iPhone.

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Though U.S. pricing has not yet been released, the lamp retails for €199 in Europe and will likely cost around $200 in the U.S. It is expected to be available beginning in March.

Top Rated Comments

tevion5 Avatar
99 months ago
My god...
They've done it.

The most needless consumer electronics device imaginable.

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$200?!?!!!? I am definitely in the wrong field.

Nah, it just means your brain still works :)
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kwikdeth Avatar
99 months ago
$200?!?!!!? I am definitely in the wrong field.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KindredMAC Avatar
99 months ago
It is??? :eek: Not for $130. For light bulbs.

I've had Hue in my house for almost a year and LOVE IT. The automation aspect and color changing/dimming are so handy for different situations that I never would have thought about.

Our 6 year old will get scared of the dark and come into our room at night requesting to keep a light on. I change one of the bulbs to blue and it is easier on the closed eyes to fall back asleep too and gives our son a little piece if mind.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kwikdeth Avatar
99 months ago
A novelty for hipsters.
"i paid $600 for what i could have gotten in $20 of parts from amazon, isnt that ironic?"
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KindredMAC Avatar
99 months ago
A novelty for hipsters.

Hue is at least practical.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kobayagi Avatar
99 months ago
Holi @#*&, dat price!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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