Philips Hue by Philips Lighting - Making Your Home Smarter
With smartphones, the age of smart homes are in the horizon. In fact, they are already here, with super cool smart-home technologies with wireless controls and all. Recently, thanks to Philips Malaysia, I’ve gotten my hands on the latest Philips Hue, the personal wireless lighting system. Introduced by Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, this awesome system allows us to control our connected lights using a smart device.
|Philips Hue by Philips Lighting - Making Your Home Smarter|
Spectrum of more than 16 Million Colours
Philips Hue looks innocent enough at first glance, but the moment you get it connected, there’s a whole 16 million and more colours to choose from! Personalizing my home lighting experience with customers settings, and even with programmed timers makes my routine life a lot more fun. Coming from Philips Lighting, you can be sure the LED lights are of high quality.
Upon getting hold of my Philips Hue Starter kit, inside it contained 2 smart Philips Hue WACA Bulbs, a Colour Ambiance Lightstrip and the very important Hue Bridge. Don’t be fooled by how simple the bulbs look, as it can change to virtually any colour you want it to be! Read on below for my experience.
|Philips Hue WACA Bulb|
|Philips Hue Lightstrip|
Access Your Connected Lights from Anywhere in the World!
Setting up the lights were simple enough, just plug it into your bulb sockets. What’s more important (the device to connect everything to the world wide web and your smartphone) is the Philips Hue Bridge. Upon unboxing the bridge, all I had to do was to connect it with my wifi router with the supplied LAN cable. Next, download and install the free Philips Hue application into my Samsung S8, or any smartphone for that matter. The app is available both on Apple Store as well as Android’s Google Play Store.
|The all important Philips Hue Bridge|
|All set up and good to go!|
I installed the Philips Hue WACA bulb into the light stand in my bedroom, while the Colour Ambiance Lightstrips were installed in the living room, behind my LED TV. Switching on the lights were simple, but to control them, that’s when it gets EXCITING! Search for your bulbs via the app, making sure your smartphone is connected to your home wifi. I found my lightstrips and bulb easily and from then on, I had full control of them!
|One in my bedroom|
|Transforming the feel when I'm watching my TV!|
Change the colour of your Lights Instantly Via Your Smartphone
Perfection, especially for folks like me who want complete control over their gadgets. For this matter, you get instant control of the colours of your lighting. Changing the colours to suit our mood and setting that perfect ambiance is as easy as switching on the Philips Hue application. Choose from cool white lights to Sahara dessert ambiance, complete with yellow sunset feel. Of course if you’re in the mood for red, blue or even green ambiance, it’s just a touch away!
|Found my Philips Hue Lighting!|
|Choose the location of your lights|
Currently Philips Hue uses the open ZigBee Light Link standard so that it can be integrated with other ZigBee certified systems. Philips is known to have the most extensive compatibility with other smart-home systems. Philips Hue users too can easily communicate through voice commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, and Apple HomeKit, and even synchronize the smart lights with music, games and movies.
|Voila! I can have Tropical Twilight in my bedroom tonight|
Watching movies on my TV is so much better with mood lighting
The family and kids went crazy checking out the various lights and colours. My movie watching experience has been totally changed, being able to wirelessly control the ambiance to suit the type of movie is no longer a dream. Easy to install and use, kudos to the guys from Philips Lighting on this awesome Philips Hue system .
|Easy to navigate and choose, first tab would be a whole spectrum of 16 million colours|
|I feel relaxed already|
|Nice ambiance for a movie night out|
Philips Lighting understands the evolving needs of Malaysian homes and continues to offer energy-efficient, smart and meaningful innovations in lighting that can help transform and create the ideal ambience at home for every moment.
|I like this futuristic feel!|
Where to Buy and How Much Does These Babies Cost?
Philips Hue is already available in Philips Lighting store located at Menara Axis, authorized Philips Lighting specialists and select Apple Reseller stores. They come with 2 years warranty and is priced at:
Philips Hue WACA Starter Kit: MYR 899
Philips Hue WACA Bulb 10W A60 E27: MYR 279
Philips Hue Bridge: MYR 279
Philips Hue WACA Light Strip: MYR 129 to MYR 399
Customers can also order Philips Hue products online on Philips Lighting Lazada store, so do remember to check it out today itself!