Earlier this week, Philips unveiled their new Hue lights that have better green lighting. Recently, the company also introduced their Philips Hue motion sensor into their and partnered with Huawei to deliver a better and more seamless smart home lighting experience.
Earlier this week, Philips unveiled their new Hue lights. The new lights come at the same cost as their predecessors. However, what makes them different is their improved green colors. As noted by most Philips Hue customers, one of the biggest issues the smart light bulbs had were their dimmed green colors. While, before the greens were barely seen, the new lights manage to achieve a better-colored light spectrum.
The Philips Hue Motion Sensor
With the continuous improvement of their products, Philips aim to further their dominance in the smart home lighting market. Earlier this month, the company added the Philips Hue motion sensor in their line of products to help them do that. The sensor aims to improve the control and automation of your lighting within the smart home ecosystem.
The sensor itself is a small device that you can put anywhere in your home to achieve a more seamless control of your smart home lighting. For example, you can set it somewhere around your front door, so that way, when you enter, your lights will automatically turn on for you. Furthermore, you can set it to turn on the light, when you wake up in the middle of the night and need to go to the bathroom. While these actions may seem redundant to some, they are nonetheless the right step forward toward full home automation.
Philips and Huawei
Among the more exciting news these weeks, with regard to Philips Hue lighting, was the announcement of the partnership between Huawei and Philips. With the predicted growth of the IoT sector, Philips have decided to improve on their list of supported devices, by integrating the Hue with the Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT ecosystem.
For those unaware, the Huawei Ocean Connect is an IoT ecosystem that deals with connection management at its core. Open source, the ecosystem delivers easy solutions through APIs who have been integrated with over 200 devices and sensors. While the new Philips Hue applications are yet to be seen, the news of the partnership has been met with positive reviews among the IoT and the home automation sector.
A More Connected Future
Ever since they first hit the market, Philips Hue products have been integrated within multiple smart home and home automation systems. The company continues their dedication with a seamless smart home experience in mind. For example, just recently, the Google Home Hub was announced, and as expected, Philips Hue products were among the first announced supported devices.
The new Philips Hue Lights cost $49.99 for a single bulb and $199.99 for a starter kit respectively. The Philips Hue motion sensor costs $39.99. These products can be found on the Philips Hue official store page or on amazon.