Philips’ new hue system makes it easy to remotely control colored LED lighting in your home. On sale tomorrow, you simply screw the special hue bulbs into a regular ES fitting and then remotely control them via iOS or Android apps over a ZigBee connection. You can do this while at
home or anywhere where there’s an internet connection (that’s especially handy if you happen to be away from the house and remembered that you forgot to turn off the lights!).
The bulbs use about 8.5W, are 600 lumens, and have a special internal coating that when paired with the shape of the glass helps project light more evenly around the actual bulb. You can pair up to 50 of them on a single base station.
There are iPhone, iPad, and Android version apps available right now and you can link up to 10 devices to 1 base station. The software lets you do things like adjust the color of any 1 bulb across the spectrum, and also adjusting the brightness and color temperature. Go from a red to blue to bright white and anything in-between. Users can also 2 two or more bulbs into a single group, and then control the group simultaneously.