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.  

Setting up your Philips Hue motion sensor is a snap – it’s completely wireless, battery powered, magnetic and adjustable. It links directly with the Philips Hue app. Seamlessly integrating into the Philips Hue lighting system, and compatible with all Philips Hue products, you can connect up to 12 sensors to your Philips Hue bridge for full coverage around your home. Simply put it on a side table or book shelf, stick it on with the magnet on a metal surface or mount it to a wall or ceiling, and adjust the detection direction. 

A person setting the lighting conditions at home using Philips Hue smartphone app. (All photos courtesy of Philips Lighting)

“By knowing you can be guided through your home at night, and no longer having to remind the kids to turn off the lights when leaving a room, the Philips Hue motion sensor not only provides hands free control but also helps deliver peace of mind. The reliable detection when you leave the room also helps you be more energy efficient,” said Sridhar Kumaraswamy, Business Leader Home Systems at Philips Lighting.

The Philips Hue motion sensor takes lighting control out of your hands and into your footsteps. Let the lights guide you with a highly responsive, instantaneous reaction within 0.5 seconds, so you won’t be fumbling for the switch in the dark. Getting blinded by a bright light, and waking up your family in the middle of the night is a thing of the past, as you can personalize your settings, for a gentle light at night-time and your favourite scene during the day. 

A man vaccums the kitchen area while a woman sits in the living room reading a book. The lights are turned off as sunlight streams into the kitchen area.

Smart sensor for perfect lighting for any time of the day

Thanks to a built-in daylight sensor, the Philips Hue motion sensor knows if there is already enough light in the room and will only activate the lights if needed, helping you save energy. Bright in the evening when you’re walking into a room with your hands full, and dimmed at night when you’re getting out of bed to make your way to the bathroom. 

The new Philips Hue motion sensor is expected to be available in selected markets by end of October, 2016, priced from RRP EUR39.99 (US $39.95). 

The Philips Hue motion sensor.

Philips Lighting at IFA

The Philips Press Conference takes place on September 1 at 12.15pm in Hall 22, Messe Berlin. The live stream of the event can be seen at Chris Worp, Head of Business Group Home from Philips Lighting, will be presenting alongside Pieter Nota, CEO Personal Health Businesses and Chief Marketing Officer at Philips and Kostas Vouzas, Senior Director Business EMEA at TP Vision.

For further information on the latest Philips Lighting innovations at IFA 2016, please visit, follow Philips Lighting at IFA on twitter @PhilipsLight, or visit our additional social media channels on YouTube and LinkedIn.

A woman returns to a dimly lit kitchen area during the evening.
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