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How to add your Cree Connected bulb to a Hue hub

How to add your Cree Connected bulb to a Hue hub

The folks at Cree dropped the first bulb in their new Connected line this week at Home Depot, and as we said in our hands on if you're looking for cheap bulbs to add to your connected home these are the way to go. Rather than bind themselves to a single kind of connecte hub, Cree Connected bulbs...
Syfy's 12 Monkeys to sync up with your Hue lighting system

Syfy's 12 Monkeys to sync up with your Hue lighting system

If you own some Philips Hue light bulbs, and plan to watch Syfy's 12 Monkeys series when it premieres next month, then you're in for a special treat. Using the Syfy Sync app, Hue owners will be able to sync their lights with episodes of 12 Monkeys, with the lighting changing at key moments in the...
Hue Tap

Get more from your Philips Hue Tap with this handy Android app

The Philips Hue Tap is the first physical switch for the company's connected lighting system, and while handy to have around the house its more limited in functionality by design that the smartphone apps. But, Hue has developer APIs available which has led to this, Hue TapApp, to give you more...
Philips Hue Beyond

Philips installs its Hue Connected tech inside new expensive light fixtures

Philips Hue Connected bulbs are expensive little pieces of technology, but contain the power to transform your home into an advanced humble abode. The company is now looking to take its bulb tech and install it in hard-wired light fixtures. Prices for the Hue Beyond range start at £299 ($500) for...
Philips Hue Tap

Philips Hue Tap review

Part of the attraction to the Philips Hue smart lighting system is the total control you get from your smartphone or tablet. It's one of the finest examples of connected home products out there, but what if, sometimes, you didn't want to reach for your smartphone. You just want to turn the lights...
Philips Hue

Philips Hue Lux bulbs now up for pre-order

A short while ago Philips announced its first white light only bulbs in its Hue range, the Lux. Now at least things have progressed far enough that we can pre-order the Lux bulbs for shipping in late September. They lose out on some of the razzle dazzle of the regular Hue bulbs in losing the...
wifi bulbs

The best smart lights and Wi-Fi bulbs for your home

One of the easiest ways for to jump into the connected home space is with some awesome connected lighting. Smart lights are simply bulbs (and usually a bridge or hub) that replaces your standard light bulbs and offer more functionality — namely being able to control them from your smartphone or...
Synchronized Philips Hue lighting hopes to bring the fright to watching Sharknado 2

Synchronized Philips Hue lighting hopes to bring the fright to watching Sharknado 2

As if the thought of watching Sharknado 2 wasn't scary enough an idea in itself, the movie's creator is pairing up with Philips to create an immersive experience by allowing you to pair the cinematic experience with Hue lighting to create a synchronized light track with the movie. Users who...
Battery-less Philips Hue Tap switch taps in for US availability

Battery-less Philips Hue Tap switch taps in for US availability

US customers can now buy the Philips Hue Tap switch from the Apple Store to easily control their Philips Hue lights. Previously the Hue Tap was only available in Europe, which makes sense as Philips is a Dutch company. The switch has no batteries and is powered through kinetics simply by pushing...
Works with Nest bringing Philips' hue to connected device lineup

Philips bringing hue lightbulbs to 'Works with Nest' program

Philips is working with Nest to integrate the hue lightbulbs with Nest's smart thermostat. This is part of Google's new "Works with Nest" smart home developer program. The integration apparently builds on the exisiting integrations with connection service IFTTT. "Works with Nest" was...

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