As far as lighting goes, there’s no denying that your every day off-the-shelf light bulb can get the job done. Still, who wants a boring ole’ light bulb when you can just as easily control the entire ambiance of a given room? If you’re at all interested in modernizing your living space with a futuristic lighting system that you can manipulate directly from your mobile device, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with Phillips Hue.
The first line of Phillips Hue bulbs debuted in 2012, and the technology and value they offer have only improved with time. Earlier today, Phillips announced some exciting new enhancements coming to products under its connected lighting system umbrella. For starters, the Phillips Hue starter kits will now come with an additional bulb, offering users more bang for the buck. Even more enticing, though, is the introduction of two brand new light fixtures, a Philips Hue White Ambiance Cher Suspension fixture — said to work great in kitchen areas — and a Phillips Hue White Ambiance. Note that the Cher Suspension fixture can be seen in the photo above.
Here’s the meat from Phillips’ press release:
Available in three versions – White and Color Ambiance ($199.99), White Ambiance ($149.99) and White ($99.99) – the starter kits now include four traditional A19 light bulbs and the Philips Hue bridge, which is needed to set up, customize and get the best connected lighting experience. Multi-packs of Philips Hue light bulbs are also available for consumers to extend that experience throughout their homes.
Choose the right light to support any moment in the day, anywhere in your home
Your lighting should be designed around you, your home and your everyday life. Philips Hue gives unprecedented versatility, with the full spectrum of white and colored light at your disposal, so you can shape your space whatever your style and routine, make rooms feel spacious and comfortable, and set the mood and atmosphere for any occasion.
Two new fixtures, integrated with the Philips Hue White Ambiance technology, will be available for purchase beginning October 2017. The Philips Hue White Ambiance Cher Suspension fixture ($229.99, 3000 lumens) is perfect above a kitchen island or dining table, and the Philips Hue White Ambiance downlight ($34.99), available in 4” (700 lumens) and 5/6” (750 lumens), can replace recessed ceiling lights. Both are…