Philips marries LED lamp to the mobile phone

09th September 2015
Philips marries  LED lamp to the mobile phone
George Yianni, Head of Technology, Philips Lighting Home Systems and Harsh Chitale, CEO, Philips Lighting South Asia in Bangalore, September 8 2015

Bangalore,  September 9, 2015: Philips  has brought the world’s Smartest Web-enabled Home Lighting System to India Called  Philips Hue , it integrates  LED light sources with the Internet of Things concept. allowing  users to create and control home lighting using their smartphone or tablet.  It  works seamlessly across both iOS and android mobile platforms.
The Philips Hue range for India will include – Hue Starter Kit which includes the bridge and three Hue lamps, Hue Go, Hue Beyond – the luminaire family, Friends of Hue - LightStrips and Bloom. 
Philips hue can be setup in minutes. The bridge in the Hue starter kit can be easily plugged into your home Wi-Fi router and the three Hue lamps can go into the existing holders. Consumers need to simply download the Hue app to start experiencing lighting in a completely new way. The intuitive app allows the users to remotely control home lighting to help secure their home, personalize their home lighting experience with custom settings and program timers to help manage their daily schedules. An intuitive and seamless system, Philips hue is upgradeable and future-proof, with the potential for more features to be downloaded and enjoyed in the future.
Says Harsh Chitale, CEO, Philips Lighting, South Asia, said, "Philips Hue will change the way people have experienced and interacted with lighting till now. Connected LED lighting redefines the possibilities with lighting taking it beyond illumination and creating value to enhance our lives”.
Adds George Yianni, Head of Technology - Connected Lighting and Co-inventor of Philips Hue: “More than just a personal wireless lighting system, Hue is a platform with an ever-growing selection of third-party apps (more than 300 at present) that deliver exciting outcomes in the Internet of Things environment.”
Philips hue allows you to tune shades of white light or create any color. In addition, Philips hue can:
Save your favorite light scenes for each room or time of day and recall them in an instant
Use any photo on your phone as a color palette to paint your room with light and bring your memories back to life
Tune white light from warm candlelight to vibrant, cool white light
Create ambience or complement your decor with the colors of the rainbow
Control and monitor your lights remotely when not at home for security and peace of mind
Set timers to help manage your daily routine
Let light wake you up refreshed or help your loved ones fall asleep
The app for Philips’ hue also features expert LightRecipes:  four pre-programmed lighting settings based on Philips’ research around the biological effects that lighting has on the body.  These scenarios adjust bulbs to the optimum shade and brightness of white light to help you relax, read, concentrate or energize. Hue has the IFTTT (If This Then That) service that enables you to connect your Hue lights to over 60 different products and services with IFTTT Recipes.
Philips Hue uses the open ZigBee Light Link standard that allows consumers to gain wireless control over all their LED fixtures, light bulbs, timers, remotes and switches. The ZigBee Light Link standard can be integrated with other ZigBee certified systems. More info here:
Hue can also be bought at online store of Snapdeal at The Hue Starter kit is available at a MRP of Rs. 16,995.