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Philips will continue to allow third-party bulbs after all

Philips decides to allow third-party bulbs again

Philips recently pushed out an upgrade for its Hue lighting system that locked out the ability for customers to use third-party bulbs, and people were outraged. After receiving tons of complaints, Philips has decided to reverse the upgrade, and bring back support for bulbs from other brands. That...
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Philips Hue dimmer switch review

Philips recently launched a remote control for its connected Hue light bulbs. The previous remote, called the Tap, could change entire color sets between four buttons, and was powered by the kinetic force of pressing the device. The new dimmer switch maintains a much slimmer profile, but only...
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Philips Hue officially heads to India, starter kit now available for ₹16,995

Philips has launched the highly-anticipated Hue lightbulbs in India, with the starter kit now available on Snapdeal for ₹16,995 ($260). The kit consists of three 9W Hue bulbs along with the Hue Bridge, which acts as the controller for the lights. The Hue Bridge comes with an Ethernet cable that...
Philips Hue wireless dimming kit

Philips' Hue dimming kit lets you wirelessly control the lighting in your house

Philips has announced the Hue wireless dimming kit, a portable battery-operated dimmer switch that allows you to control the brightness of your Hue bulbs wirelessly. The wireless dimming kit, which will be available in stores from September for $39.99, features a dimmer switch as well as a Hue...
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Amazon Echo owners can now control WeMo and Philips Hue devices with their voice

Amazon is sending out emails to Amazon Echo owners alerting them that the connected speaker can now remotely control some WeMo and Philips Hue devices. Specifically, the Echo allows owners to use their voice for controlling the Switch, Insight Switch, and Light Switch devices from WeMo and the...
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Philips Hue Go will make the connected light portable in late May for $99.95

The Philips Hue team will expand its lineup of connected lights in late May/early June with the new Philips Hue Go. The light can run on batteries, which means it can be taken anywhere. The price for the device will be $99.95. The Philips Hue Go, like other Philips Hue light bulbs, can be...
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...
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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...
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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...