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Review: The Philips Hue Play Sync Box Matches Your Hue Lights to What's Playing on Your Apple TV

Monday November 11, 2019 8:55 am PST by
Signify, the company behind the Philips Hue lights, in September announced a new Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, which brings a capability that many Hue users have wanted for years now: the ability to sync Hue lights with content that's playing on the TV for an immersive home entertainment experience. There's already a Hue Sync app that lets Hue lights be tuned to Macs and PCs, but it's...

Review: Philips Hue Vintage-Style Filament Bulbs Are Perfect for Accent Lighting

Thursday October 24, 2019 10:34 am PDT by
Signify, the company behind the Philips Hue line of lights, recently introduced new filament bulbs, which are designed to look like vintage filament-style light bulbs. These bulbs, which come in three sizes, are the first bulbs in the Philips Hue lineup that are meant to be used with or without a lamp shade, making them perfect for decorative-style lamps that are meant to have naked bulbs. ...

Review: Weatherproof Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor Lets You Automate Your Indoor or Outdoor Lights

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:01 pm PST by
The Philips Hue line of lights have been controllable via an indoor motion sensor for some time, but Signify is today introducing an Outdoor Motion Sensor that's designed to control the range of outdoor Hue lights that are now available for purchase. The Outdoor Motion Sensor works just like the indoor Smart Motion Sensor, automating your lights and other HomeKit products to come on when...

Review: Philips Hue Play Adds Bright Bias Lighting to Your Entertainment Center

Thursday November 1, 2018 8:29 am PDT by
This year marks the sixth anniversary of the first products launched by Philips Hue in October 2012, with an original system that came with three Hue bulbs and one bridge and was sold as an Apple Store exclusive. Over time, Philips Hue added HomeKit support after Apple introduced the software framework in 2014, and numerous new bulbs, lamps, lightstrips, and more have come out of Philips Lighting ...

Review: The Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip With HomeKit Integration Lights Up Your Backyard

Tuesday October 16, 2018 1:14 pm PDT by
Earlier this year, Signify (formerly Philips) debuted a new range of outdoor Hue lighting products that are designed to bring the iPhone-controlled multi-colored lights that you're used to using inside to the outside. There are outdoor spotlights, wall lanterns, pathway lights, outdoor bulbs, and for accent lighting, the Hue White and Color Ambiance Outdoor Lightstrip. Measuring in at 80...

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Philips Hue Lights Getting Deep Spotify Integration

Wednesday September 1, 2021 1:32 am PDT by
Starting today, the popular Philips Hue smart lights will feature a deep integration with the Spotify streaming music service, allowing Hue users to sync their lights to their Spotify playlists. The Philips Hue system will use an algorithm to analyze the metadata of each song in real time to make Hue lights flash, dim, brighten, and change colors while matching with the beat, mood, genre,...
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Philips Hue Line Gains New Gradient-Enabled Lights, Updated Filament Bulbs and More

Wednesday September 1, 2021 1:30 am PDT by
Philips Hue parent company Signify today announced several new Hue lighting options, the most exciting of which feature the gradient technology that was added to the Philips Hue Play Lightstrip last year. The new Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Tube is designed to sit above or below a TV, adding a blend of multiple lighting colors in a single lighting fixture. The Light Tube comes in either...
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Philips Hue to Launch Brighter Bulbs and Expand Filament Range

Thursday July 1, 2021 9:44 am PDT by
The popular smart lighting brand Philips Hue is planning to launch considerably brighter bulbs and expand its filament range later this year, according to hueblog.com. Most Philips Hue lights can only reach a maximum brightness of 806 lumens, but the company is planning to launch new standard-size bulbs that offer up to 1,100 lumens of brightness. Philips Hue is also planning to offer a...
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Philips Hue App Gets Design Overhaul

Thursday June 3, 2021 1:30 am PDT by
Signify today announced the launch of a redesigned version of the Philips Hue app for controlling Hue lighting setups. The fourth iteration of the Hue app was rebuilt from scratch to improve functionality and to enhance communication with Hue bulbs, lamps, and accessories. A reimagined Home tab offers access to each room in the home so you can get to your Hue lights by room with a tap....
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Philips Hue Announces New Wall Switch Module, Dimmer Switch, and Outdoor Light Bar

Thursday January 14, 2021 3:11 am PST by
Philips Hue has announced a new wireless dimmer switch module that lets Hue bridge owners directly control the smart lighting from their standard wall switches. The new Philips Hue wall switch module is the ideal addition to any Philips Hue set up. Installed behind existing light switches, it allows users to turn their existing switch into a smart switch and ensures their smart lighting is...
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Philips Hue to Introduce Updated Dimmer Switch and 'Wave Linear' Outdoor Lighting

Monday December 21, 2020 6:34 am PST by
Philips Hue is set to release an updated dimmer switch and a brand new "Wave Linear" outdoor lighting system in early 2021, according to hueblog.com and smartlights.de. The popular Philips Hue dimmer switch, which has been around for some years and is often included in Philips Hue kits, is to see an update that brings a refreshed design. Instead of having four buttons like the current...
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Philips Hue Adds Support for HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to Ambiance Lights

Thursday November 12, 2020 4:20 am PST by
Philips Hue, known for its line of HomeKit-connected lights, has begun rolling out a new firmware update for the Hue Bridge that brings HomeKit Adaptive Lighting support to the Hue range of Ambiance lights (via iCulture). The rollout follows a month of beta testing with select Hue users. Adaptive Lighting is an iOS 14 feature that's designed to allow HomeKit-connected lights to adjust their...
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HomeKit Adaptive Lighting Feature Appears for German Beta Testers

Tuesday October 6, 2020 6:59 am PDT by
HomeKit's new Adaptive Lighting feature has appeared for Philips Hue beta testers in Germany, according to iphone-ticker. At WWDC earlier this year, Apple announced a new HomeKit feature called Adaptive Lighting, which allows smart lighting to dynamically adapt according to the time of day, with warm hues fading in around sunset, and cooler hues fading in around midday. At any given...
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Philips Hue Line Gains New Gradient Lightstrip, Revamped Hue Iris and More

Thursday September 3, 2020 1:00 am PDT by
Signify today announced a series of new products that are coming to the HomeKit-compatible Philips Hue line of lights, including a new lightstrip, an updated version of the Hue Iris, new low-cost white bulbs, and more, as outlined below. The Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip is designed to integrate with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box that connects Hue lights to TVs, consoles, and other ...
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Philips Hue Line Gains Brighter A21 Bulb, Bluetooth Lightstrip and Revamped Bloom Lamp

Tuesday June 16, 2020 1:30 am PDT by
The Philips Hue line of lights is gaining several new additions this summer, including a bright white bulb, a Bluetooth version of the Lightstrip Plus, and a revamped Hue Bloom. Priced at $20, the new Philips Hue White A21 bulb is the brightest bulb in the Hue lineup with 1,600 lumen output that's equivalent to a 100W bulb. That's much brighter than the standard Hue White and Color Ambiance...
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Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Gains HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Support, Plus Siri Voice Control

Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00 am PDT by
The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is receiving a major update today, introducing much-desired features like HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support. Designed by Signify as part of the Philip Hue line of lights and accessories, the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is designed to let Hue users sync their lights to their home entertainment systems. One of the major complaints about the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box ...
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Security Researchers Expose Vulnerability in Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

Wednesday February 5, 2020 4:39 am PST by
A new vulnerability has been discovered in the Philips Hue smart lighting system that could let hackers gain access to the local host network and other devices connected to it. Discovered by Check Point Research and demonstrated in a video, the flaw relates to the Zigbee communication protocol used by Philips Hue bulbs and a number of other smart home devices, including Amazon's Ring,...
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CES 2020: Philips Hue Line Gaining New Outdoor Lights and HDMI Sync Box Improvements

Tuesday January 7, 2020 9:05 am PST by
The popular HomeKit-enabled Philips Hue line of lights is expanding, with Signify today announcing the upcoming launch of additional outdoor lighting options. There's a new wall-mounted Appear fixture, priced at $140, which is designed to create a directed triangle of light that reaches both up and down, with the aim of elevating the home's curb appeal. The new low-voltage Lily XL...
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New Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Lets You Sync Your Lights to Your Apple TV

Tuesday September 17, 2019 7:00 am PDT by
Signify today announced a new device for its Philip Hue line of lights, debuting the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, designed to allow Hue users to sync their lights to their home entertainment systems. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is designed to connect between a television set and HDMI devices like the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, video game consoles, and Blu-Ray players with the purpose of...
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Signify Launches New Philips Hue Smart Plug and Smart Button

Thursday September 5, 2019 1:02 am PDT by
Signify today announced several new Philips Hue branded products, adding to its available line of Hue bulbs and devic The Philips Hue Smart Plug, priced at $39.99, is designed to turn lamps that aren't compatible with Hue bulbs into smart lamps able to be controlled via the Philips Hue app and HomeKit. You can plug any table lamp, floor lamp, or other device into the Smart plug to add it...
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Philips Hue Line Gains New Filament Smart Bulbs

Thursday September 5, 2019 1:00 am PDT by
Signify today announced that its Philip Hue line of lights is gaining several new filament bulb options, which will be available in a variety of sizes. Filament bulbs are bulbs that can be used with or without a lampshade, unlike other Hue bulbs that are designed for use primarily with lampshades. Filament bulbs can be viewed straight on and look attractive even when displayed in a naked lamp. ...
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Philips Hue Line Gains Standalone Bluetooth Bulb Option for New Hue Users

Thursday June 27, 2019 7:45 am PDT by
Signify today announced that it's going to be easier to get started with the Philips Hue line of lights thanks to a new standalone Bluetooth bulb offering. The new Philips Hue with Bluetooth bulbs allow those who are newcomers to the Hue ecosystem to get started with a single light. Each of the Bluetooth bulbs can be controlled via an app using Bluetooth, with no need for the Philips Hue...
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Philips Hue Expected to Launch New Filament Light Bulbs and HomeKit Smart Plug This Fall

Monday June 3, 2019 5:59 am PDT by
Philips Hue is planning to launch a new collection of accessories this fall, according to a new report today by iCulture. The collection will include filament light bulbs and a brand-new smart plug. This would be the first time that Philips Hue launches its own smart plug accessory, but it's unclear if you will need a Philips Hue bridge to connect the plug or if it will be a standalone device. ...
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New 'Friends of Hue' Partner Lutron Debuts New Smart Bulb Aurora Dimmer

Monday May 20, 2019 7:00 am PDT by
Lutron, a new "Friends of Hue" partner, today announced the launch of the Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer, a Hue accessory that's designed to be placed over a traditional toggle light switch to prevent it from being turned off and accidentally disabling Hue smart bulbs. The Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer is a wireless battery-powered dimmer that's meant to be mounted right over a traditional light switch,...
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CES 2019: Philips Hue Gains New Outdoor Lighting Range and Outdoor Motion Sensor

Tuesday January 8, 2019 6:00 am PST by
Signify today announced that its Philips Hue lighting lineup is gaining new outdoor lighting and sensor options in 2019. New to the Hue Outdoor line is the Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor, which, like the indoor sensor, is designed to detect motion. The Outdoor Sensor is able to tell when a person is nearby, turning on outdoor Hue lights automatically. The Hue Outdoor Sensor is wireless and...