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December 22, 2019 – Published in Design & Decor Winter 2019 issue

Smart lights, smarter controls

Your personal DIY wireless lighting system

Words Chris Zammit

Especially in the darker days of winter good lighting is important. Without that, our space can seem very gloomy no matter how exquisitely furnished. However, different hours of the day and situations require different levels of brightness. With contemporary lighting offering smart lighting systems, the solution to our dilemma becomes obvious.

Philips is a colour lighting pioneer and with Hue it continues to push smart lighting further with a range that now extends from basic white ambiance, white & colour LEDs, to table-lamps, exterior lighting, lighting strips and compact wall lights. Better yet, Philips Hue now has features like colour-sync to music, TV and PC gaming. If you want to go beyond the smart lighting basics, Hue seems the best way forward.

Philips Hue light bulbs makes home living easier and more enjoyable. Philips Hue combines brilliant and energy-efficient LED light with intuitive technology. Philips Hue is not just a smart bulb, it’s a smart lighting system. The smart lights, Hue Bridge, and smart controls will forever change the way you experience light, setting the mood of the room and instantly changing the ambiance by adjusting the brightness, colour and temperature of your lights.

This smart system gives light to your everyday moments using the best light for reading, relaxing, concentrating and energizing. Philips Hue light bulbs are extremely convenient, and great for any size home. Since it has voice control, you’ll never need to fumble for a light switch ever again.

Colour your world with light

There’s so much more to the Philips Hue system. Its accessories are also game-changing.


Some of these, like the Philips Hue Bloom Table Lamp, the Philips Hue Iris, Phoenix Table lamp white LED and many more, are perfect accessories. Be it the pure colours of daylight or the golden hues of Autumn forest, the Philips friends of hue Bloom White extension kit lets you create your ideal mood lighting at home with your smartphone or devices.

They include features like control from your iOS and Android smart devices, the possibility to connect up to 50 bulbs and lamps, to create light settings based on your favourite picture. You can also use light to help you through your sleeping routine, enjoy dynamic light effects synced to your moment, set lights to turn on and off when you’re away from home. The freedom of placement; blends seamlessly with your interiors allowing you to vary your ambience with coloured light.

Philips Hue White Ambiance Explore table light is designed to direct the light where you need it most. It allows you to connect to your Philips Hue system and enjoy natural white light that helps you to wake up, energise, concentrate, read and relax.

With its easy and wireless control with the dimmer switch (included) you can relax, read, concentrate and create your ambiance with warm white to cool daylight. You can set timers to your convenience and with smart control, home and away you are in full control from smart device with Hue bridge allowing you to wake up and go to sleep naturally.

Another excellent Hue product is the Signe Hue Table Lamp allowing you to Decorate your walls with indirect light in any colour or any shade of white with the Philips Hue white and colour ambiance table lamp Signe. Its slim design blends perfectly in any interior and creates a unique light effect on your walls. The Signe Hue Table Lamp lets you be creative with 16 million colours to create your ambiance with warm white to cool daylight. You can also sync lights with music and movies.

The Philips Hue Being Ceiling pendant is a must have in contemporary homes. Include the Being Philips Hue white ambiance ceiling in your Philips Hue system and enjoy natural white light that helps you to wake up, energise, concentrate, read and relax. Enjoy this elegant design and nice light glow on your ceiling.

There are a number of other smart products such as the Philips Hue Phoenix pendant light, another essential of the Philips Hue range. It provides you with dimmable warm to cool white LED light to match your daily actives. Connect via the Hue bridge to your home Wi-Fi network for effortless control via your smart device.

The stylish Philips Hue Beyond LED table lamp combines scene-setting mood lighting and warm white task lighting in one. Connects to your home wireless network for instant and complete control of your home lighting from your smart device.

This elegant Philips hue Beyond LED ceiling light combines scene-setting mood lighting and warm white task lighting. Connects to your home wireless network for instant and complete control of your home lighting from your smart device.

You can connect up to 50 bulbs or lamps to your existing Philips Hue bridge. Simply begin with any of the available extension kits and start adding in any combination Philips Hue bulbs or Philips Friends of Hue products. With a tap of your finger, you can now control any connected lighting in your home.

Simply sync your lights to your existing Philips hue bridge. Once that is done, you can control your lights wirelessly from anywhere in your house. Be it from the living room, the dining table or from your bedroom, your smart device can control any light connected to the bridge.

Whether it’s for your living room, your kitchen, your bathroom or your back-yard, Philips Hue has the perfect light. This is a great system, flexible enough to let you use the lights you want in the way you want, and a great first step into a smarter living space.

If you’re looking for the most comprehensive smart lighting system this winter, then Hue is it.

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