Five Amazing Features for Philips Hue Lights

Smart lighting is a way to get into the smart home revolution without spending a whole lot of money, in a simple yet powerful way. There’s no rewiring that is necessary and smart bulbs like the Philips Hue can be installed in minutes. The impact that they make for you and your family is immediate and you will wonder how you got along without them.

The Philips Hue smart bulbs will sync up with your life almost like it’s been apart of it for years.

Controlling your Philips Hue system

Philips Hue Starter Kit

When buying your Philips Hue lighting for the first time, consider a starter kit because it includes the Philips Hue bridge that is needed to control the smart bulbs. In addition to the bridge. You also need to download the Philips Hue app onto your smartphone. The setup will walk you through creating a Philips Hue account.

Now you will be able to have control of your lights from anywhere! There are also location-based actions that you can set up to turn your lights on and off depending if you’re coming or going.

Philips Hue system further integrates with Apple’s HomeKit or intelligent speakers such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Philips Hue can now be controlled through those product’s apps and with voice commands.

Below are five ways that the Philips Hue can be used around your house to make life a little easier, safer and fun.

1. Automatic Light Control While Walking from Room to Room

Philip Hue with Voice Control

As you carry a big heaping bowl of pasta from your kitchen to dining room or going room to room with a laundry basket that gets heavier each trip, you don’t have to fumble for a switch. Philips Hue can allow you to walk from one end of your house to another and turn your lights on and off when it’s working with one of two types of devices:

  • Voice devices such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit, Google Assistant, or the Siri on your iPhone.
  • Wireless motion sensors set up in your rooms can work with Philips Hue to control your lights when someone enters or leaves a room.

2. Sync Lighting Effects to Music, TV and Video Games

Hue lights synching with a video game

When you link up your Philips Hue to your entertainment systems it can immerse your entire room. Your lights will synch with your game to add the effects of your gaming environment. Experience fast flashes when there’s an action sequence and other lighting effects that were created by the developers of the game. Popular games that have lighting effects built include Overwatch, I Zombie, and Dead Cells.

Your family will choose the living room over the theaters during movie night with the adaptive lightshow based on the content on your TV. When you want to unwind with your music, the Philips Hue will take the audio and translate it into lighting effects that fill the room with the sight and sound of the song. If you want to adjust the lighting, you can go into the Hue Sync app and change the settings to customize the experience to your tastes. This allows the lights to take on the mood that suits your taste.

3. Ambiance

Setting the right mood in any room is made a lot of easier with a choice of various shades that are available with Philips Hues lights. If you want something a bit different, there’s 16 million different colors from which you can choose. You can make the lighting optimal for any event such as a romantic, home cooked dinner to a festive holiday party.

4. Security

Huw-away-from-home

The safety of your home is a top of mind concern for almost everyone. A variety of third party smart phone devices are compatible with the Philips Hue. You can synch up your doorbell, cameras, and other smart products to bring another layer of security. Even if you don’t have other smart devices, you can control your lights through the Philips Hue app. Or you can set them to turn off and on during certain times or randomly so you can feel more secure when you’re not home.

5. Pick or Create Scenes to Suit Daily Activities

Hue scenes

Elevate your daily routine with the lighting that best complements the activities that you used to find mundane. Drinking your morning coffee with a slightly toasted bagel and unwinding with a good book will never be same. There’s preset scenes which offer shades of different white light to give you a totally different experience.

Conclusion

This is not the soft white bulbs that you grew up flicking on and off. The Philips Hue smart bulbs will give you a bit more peace of mind, make your life a bit easier, and create the right atmosphere for all your home activities. They’re so simple to set up and use, that you’ll have time to watch an extra episode of the latest Netflix show or get through a few more chapters of your new book.

Learn more about Philips Hue with one of our step-by-step guides

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Smart lighting is a way to get into the smart home revolution without spending a whole lot of money, in a simple yet powerful way. There’s no rewiring that is necessary and smart bulbs like the Philips Hue can be installed in minutes. The impact that they make for you and your family is immediate and you will wonder how you got along without them.

The Philips Hue smart bulbs will sync up with your life almost like it’s been apart of it for years.

Controlling your Philips Hue system

Philips Hue Starter Kit

When buying your Philips Hue lighting for the first time, consider a starter kit because it includes the Philips Hue bridge that is needed to control the smart bulbs. In addition to the bridge. You also need to download the Philips Hue app onto your smartphone. The setup will walk you through creating a Philips Hue account.

Now you will be able to have control of your lights from anywhere! There are also location-based actions that you can set up to turn your lights on and off depending if you’re coming or going.

Philips Hue system further integrates with Apple’s HomeKit or intelligent speakers such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Philips Hue can now be controlled through those product’s apps and with voice commands.

Below are five ways that the Philips Hue can be used around your house to make life a little easier, safer and fun.

1. Automatic Light Control While Walking from Room to Room

Philip Hue with Voice Control

As you carry a big heaping bowl of pasta from your kitchen to dining room or going room to room with a laundry basket that gets heavier each trip, you don’t have to fumble for a switch. Philips Hue can allow you to walk from one end of your house to another and turn your lights on and off when it’s working with one of two types of devices:

  • Voice devices such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit, Google Assistant, or the Siri on your iPhone.
  • Wireless motion sensors set up in your rooms can work with Philips Hue to control your lights when someone enters or leaves a room.

2. Sync Lighting Effects to Music, TV and Video Games

Hue lights synching with a video game

When you link up your Philips Hue to your entertainment systems it can immerse your entire room. Your lights will synch with your game to add the effects of your gaming environment. Experience fast flashes when there’s an action sequence and other lighting effects that were created by the developers of the game. Popular games that have lighting effects built include Overwatch, I Zombie, and Dead Cells.

Your family will choose the living room over the theaters during movie night with the adaptive lightshow based on the content on your TV. When you want to unwind with your music, the Philips Hue will take the audio and translate it into lighting effects that fill the room with the sight and sound of the song. If you want to adjust the lighting, you can go into the Hue Sync app and change the settings to customize the experience to your tastes. This allows the lights to take on the mood that suits your taste.

3. Ambiance

Setting the right mood in any room is made a lot of easier with a choice of various shades that are available with Philips Hues lights. If you want something a bit different, there’s 16 million different colors from which you can choose. You can make the lighting optimal for any event such as a romantic, home cooked dinner to a festive holiday party.

4. Security

Huw-away-from-home

The safety of your home is a top of mind concern for almost everyone. A variety of third party smart phone devices are compatible with the Philips Hue. You can synch up your doorbell, cameras, and other smart products to bring another layer of security. Even if you don’t have other smart devices, you can control your lights through the Philips Hue app. Or you can set them to turn off and on during certain times or randomly so you can feel more secure when you’re not home.

5. Pick or Create Scenes to Suit Daily Activities

Hue scenes

Elevate your daily routine with the lighting that best complements the activities that you used to find mundane. Drinking your morning coffee with a slightly toasted bagel and unwinding with a good book will never be same. There’s preset scenes which offer shades of different white light to give you a totally different experience.

Conclusion

This is not the soft white bulbs that you grew up flicking on and off. The Philips Hue smart bulbs will give you a bit more peace of mind, make your life a bit easier, and create the right atmosphere for all your home activities. They’re so simple to set up and use, that you’ll have time to watch an extra episode of the latest Netflix show or get through a few more chapters of your new book.

Learn more about Philips Hue with one of our step-by-step guides

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