2017-10-03

Philips Lighting and Amazon Team-up to Upgrade the Smart Home

Philips Lighting has expanded its collaboration with Amazon to create an easy way to start with a voice-controlled smart home. While supplies last, customers who purchase an Echo Plus will receive a Philips Hue white connected light bulb, which can be controlled using your voice and Alexa.
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2017-09-06

Philips Hue Marks 5th Birthday with Plans for New Entertainment Lighting Lineup

Philips Lighting at IFA 2017 announced that it plans a new immersive entertainment capability that will enable Philips Hue to sync perfectly with all manner of entertainment content, bringing users thrilling immersive experiences when gaming, watching movies or listening to music. To mark the 5th birthday of the world’s most popular smart home lighting system, the company also announced enhanced smart home functionality for Apple HomeKit as well as new lamps, multi-packs and starter kits.
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2016-11-04

Philips Lighting Rebut Media Claims of Hue Bulbs Virus Infection

Recent tech media reports highlighted Philips Hue bulbs vulnerabilities that could be exposed by hackers, which could override lighting controls using computer viruses.
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2016-10-05

Philips Hue Becomes Google Home Debut Partner

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced that the Philips Hue connected lighting system is a debut partner with Google’s new voice activated speaker, Google Home. The speaker is powered by the Google assistant that answers your questions and helps you get things done. Customers in the US will be able to use Google Home to control their lights. This integration makes Philips Hue the first connected lighting system that can be used with all of the leading smart home platforms.
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2016-09-19

Philips Hue LED Bulbs Can be controlled with Amazon Alexa in Europe

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced today the enhanced functionality of its Amazon Alexa skill* for controlling its Philips Hue connected lighting system for the home, as well as an expansion of the skill to the UK and Germany.
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2016-09-06

Philips Hue Adds Motion Detection to Lighting Controls

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today announced the launch of the latest innovation in its Philips Hue family, a motion sensor which enables you to control your lights through movement in your home. The Philips Hue motion sensor is a simple but versatile way to interact with light without even needing to touch a switch and without need for complex installation. The result is intuitive lighting that follows you.  
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2016-05-03

New Philips Hue App Released by Philips Lighting

Today Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) company and global leader in lighting, releases the much-anticipated new Philips Hue gen 2 app for iOS and Android. With a fresh new design and intuitive interface, the new Philips Hue gen 2 app now features ‘Rooms’ meaning that you can group all of the lights in one room together to control them all at the same time; ‘Routines’ which are light schedules you create to support your daily activities; and ‘Scenes’ which extract the color palette from any picture to create a unique atmosphere personal to you. Through the new home dashboard, you can see an overview of all the lights across your home, and also switch them all on, off or to dim them with just a tap or a swipe.
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2016-03-16

Philips Hue Partners with American and European Telecom, Insurance and Energy Companies on Smart Home Solutions

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips company and global leader in lighting, is helping to drive the adoption of the smart home by partnering up with Dutch telecoms company KPN, French insurance firm AXA and French energy company ENGIE. With lighting considered to be one of the main interests in the connected home along with energy and security , collaborations such as these not only help drive the adoption of the Internet of Things for homes but also deliver energy savings and peace of mind when away from home.
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2015-12-17

Philips Hue Reverts Software Update to Include Third-Party Bulbs

“We recently upgraded the software for Philips Hue to ensure the best seamless connected lighting experience for our customers. This change was made in good faith. However, we under estimated the impact this would have on a small number of customers who use lights from other brands which could not be controlled by the Philips Hue software. In view of the sentiment expressed by our customers, we have decided to reverse the software upgrade so that lights from other brands continue to work as they did before with the Philips Hue system.
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2015-12-15

Philips Hue Latest Update Locks out Third-Party Smart Bulbs

A recent CNET report has noted Philips Hue latest operation software update in the form has ousted third-party smart bulbs, due to interoperability issues.
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2015-10-14

Paranormal Activity Cinematographer Creates Creepy Halloween Atmosphere with Philips Hue

Nothing is scarier than a creepy movie or haunting TV show. To create these chilling effects on-screen cinematographers use light to heighten fears, build suspense and, ultimately, intensify the terror lurking in the shadows. This Halloween Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, has collaborated with John W. Rutland, cinematographer of the upcoming supernatural horror film Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension in theatres worldwide from October 21, to demonstrate how the scary effects on the big screen can be brought to life at home with Philips Hue connected lighting system. His tips and tricks are captured in both video and written guides developed in collaboration with Philips Hue.
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2015-10-06

Philips Hue Latest Bridge Adds Apple HomeKit and Siri Support

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, takes connected lighting to the next frontier by announcing the integration of the Philips Hue connected lighting system with Apple HomeKit. Like something straight out of a science fiction novel, Philips Hue lights can be voice controlled through Siri on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch, and integrated to work seamlessly and securely with other HomeKit-enabled devices. So with only one command you can unlock the front door, turn the lights on and the heating up, truly transforming how you experience and interact with your home.
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2015-08-26

Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Kit Unveiled

Today Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, introduces the easiest smartest way to get flawless dimmable light at home. The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is a no installation, straight out of the box solution for perfectly dimmable lights in your home without having to move from the sofa.
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2015-06-29

ABB Collaborates with Philips to Promote the Smart Home in China

Philips’ Hue will be seamlessly integrated with ABB’s i-Jia, a smart home control system, to give Chinese consumers an amazing connected lighting experience and further the adoption of smart homes in China.
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2015-06-11

Philips Hue to Add Apple HomeKit Support

Philips recently announced on Facebook, its smart LED bulbs Philips Hue will be adding HomeKit support, and be compatible with existing lights, according to a 9 to 5 Mac report.
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2015-04-27

Philips Hue Integrated with Apple Watch to Deliver Personalized Lighting

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, announced that Philips Hue can now be controlled through Apple Watch. Easy and intuitive to use, Philips Hue can now be instantly accessed and controlled by a device you wear all day every day making certain that light personal to you is always at hand.
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2015-03-23

Apple Watch Can Control Philips Hue LED Lights

The Apple Watch that Apple launched earlier this month will also act as a controller for Philips Hue LED lights, reported Trusted Reviews.
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2014-12-03

SmartHome Ventures Expands PEQ's Device Ecosystem to Support Nest and Philips Hue

SmartHome Ventures continues to expand PEQ, the self-installed home automation service that allows consumers to manage their home from anywhere, with the integration of smart home device makers Nest and Phillips to its growing device ecosystem. Consumers will now be able to connect and control their Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Philips hue devices from the easy-to-use PEQ app.
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2014-08-11

Accenture and Philips Latest Research Enables ALS Patients to Turn on Lights by Thinking

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that they have developed proof of concept software connecting a wearable display to Emotiv Insight Brainware that could ultimately give more independence to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Affecting more than 400,000 people per year*, ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, impairs brain and spinal cord nerve cells, gradually diminishing voluntary muscle action. Late-stage patients often become totally paralyzed while retaining brain functions.
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2014-03-31

Philips Presents the Future of Light at Light+Building 2014

Philips presented its smart Hue bulb range, OLED panels, and various mart lighting technologies at at Light +Building 2014, which runs from March 31 to April 4, 2014 at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Frankfurt, Germany.LEDinside Research Director Roger Chu noted while the lighting giant’s booth was less impressive than last year the company was sending a clear message to consumers with its product portfolio choice. “Philips product portfolio showcased this year sends a clear message to consumers about the company’s ambition in presenting future lighting technologies,” said Chu.
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2014-03-31

Philips Expands Hue Range with 3D Printed and White Color Bulbs

Royal Philips, the global leader in LED lighting, announced the launch of 3D-printed connected luminaires as well as white color LED bulbs to its expanding Philips Hue range.
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2014-03-31

Philips Launches Kinetic Hue Lighting Control

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announces a world’s first: Philips Hue tap, a clever little switch which makes controlling your favorite hue light scenes even easier. Being kinetic-powered no batteries are needed.
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2014-03-10

Philips Hue makes Debut in China

Philips Hue has officially entered the Chinese market. Philips announced the arrival of Hue during an event at Shanghai Xintiandi on March 7th. It will be available for purchase at Apple Stores around China and online. 
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2014-01-20

Philips Continues Smart Lighting Strategy in Japan

Tucked in the far corner of Lighting Japan 2014 show grounds last week, Philips Lighting booth attracted a huge crowd of visitors with its colorful Philips Hue LED bulb display. The company delivered a clear message of continuing its global strategy of promoting the colorful bulb at the show through a large cargo box display installed with 150 Philips Hue bulbs.
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2013-12-31

Philips Hue to Mark Colorful Start to 2014 at Times Square New Years Eve Celebration

When the glittering Times Square New Year's Eve Ball descends to mark the beginning of 2014, the "1" and "4" will be illuminated for the first time in ever- changing colors using 207 of the revolutionary and programmable hue bulbs from Philips. A global TV audience of over one billion viewers will see the LED bulbs, with more than 16 million color options each, colorfully ring in the new year as people tune in for the iconic celebration.
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2013-12-25

2013 Review: Smart Lighting Changing the Way We Experience Light

Lighting is no longer just about providing enough light in a given space, but rather about allowing users to both feel and experience light in ways that can benefit their health and mood. LED technology is making es smart lighting possible.
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2013-10-11

Goldee for Hue is like Music for the Radio

To enhance people’s life by creating the right ambience, a team called Goldee announces their new iPhone app product working with Philips Hue. By this free app, you can create romantic atmosphere for dinner, an environment that inspires creativity or subtle light for falling asleep. 
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2013-09-17

The Photon Pod featuring Philips Hue brightens the mood at London Design Festival

Philips Hue has been installed at the Photon Project’s Photon Pod at the London Design Festival. The all-glass pod is a prototype for the Photon Project that will collect invaluable data and insights on the links between light, health and wellbeing over a planned four-year period. The Photon Project is a groundbreaking scientific study initiated by glass engineering company Cantifix, and Oxford University, to explore in detail the effects of light on the biological clock – which in turn affects the health, wellbeing, mood and behavior of each of us.
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2013-09-17

Philips Hue Brightens the Mood at London Design Festival

Philips Hue, has been installed at the Photon Project’s Photon Pod at the London Design Festival. The all-glass pod is a prototype for the Photon Project that will collect invaluable data and insights on the links between light, and health and wellbeing over a planned four-year period. The Photon Project is a scientific study initiated by glass engineering company Cantifix, and Oxford University, to explore in detail the effects of light on the biological clock – which in turn affects the health, wellbeing, mood and behavior of each of us.
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2013-08-13

Philips expands the smart world of hue

Philips continues to lead the smart lighting revolution by launching ‘Friends of hue,’ stepping beyond light to bring dynamic immersive lighting to the home through your fingertips. A Friend of hue is any product or app, created by Philips or an independent developer that integrates and works seamlessly with the hue lighting system. By introducing Friends of hue, Philips is amplifying the possibilities to feel and experience light – from transporting your TV experience to the whole of the living room making it more immersive than ever before, to bringing stories to life with light, making them more magical.
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