Signify, the parent company of Philips Hue, wants to brighten up your home, and its latest offerings should do just that. The Philips Hue Gradient LED Strip is a sharp departure from previous LED strip offerings by adding addressable LED lights to your TV ̵1; each LED may be different. And the company envisioned Philips Hue Iris for richer colors and a dimmer area for night light use.
More Bluetooh bulbs
In addition to the new and renewed lamps, Philips Hue updated Philips Hue E12 candelabra lamps and White Ambiance with Bluetooth radio. It’s an extension of Signify’s attempt to lower the entry barrier by giving you a hubless alternative.
These light bulbs are out now and cost $ 49.99 for a single candelabra lamp and $ 24.99 for a white atmospheric lamp. It’s just a few dollars more than the standard versions without Bluetooth.
But adding Bluetooth is not all that happens with Hue Lineup. The new Philips Hue Play Gradient LightStrip is the company’s first strip with addressable LED lights. With most strips, the entire LED light will be white, green, or whatever color you choose. But individually addressable LEDs allow you to control the color of each LED.
A new LED strip for your TV
To begin with, Philips intends to use Gradient LightStrip with your TV. It is available in three sizes, 55 inches for $ 199.99, 65 inches for $ 219.99 and 75 inches for $ 239.99. If your TV does not match these options, select the next size down, then a 65-inch strip for a 70-inch TV.
The LED strip projects light at a 45 degree angle from the TV to cast ambient light on the wall. You can connect it to the Philips Hue Sync PCapp or Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box using the Hue Sync mobile app to do the strip sync with your TV content. The gradient strips will be released on October 16 and you can pre-order today on the Philips Hue website.
Light up your walls
Continuing in the atmosphere category, Signify redesigned the $ 99.99 Philips Hue Iris lamp. The table lamp now has richer colors and the ability to show on darker levels than before. It allows it to act as a night light when you need it.
The angle of the iris makes it possible to wash walls in light rather than provide direct lighting. The idea is to add atmosphere to the room (hence ambient lighting). You can control the new model with Bluetooth or connect it to the Philis Hue hub for smarter home controls. Signify says that the Iris table lamp will be released on October 19.