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October 2012 - December 2019


Philips Hue, initially introduced in 2012, is a line of color changing LED lightbulbs and accessories created by Dutch company Philips. The line utilizes the Hue Bridge in order to facilitate control over LED lights and accessories. Control can be wielded directly from the Philips Hue app, or via systems like Apple’s HomeKit. HomeKit compatibility allows users to control Philips Hue lighting directly from Control Center, from the Home app, and from Siri.

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Philips Hue catalog leaks new smart outdoor lighting products coming in 2020

The Philips Hue brand has established itself as a frontrunner in the world of HomeKit smart lighting. And it looks to be continuing to push the envelope in 2020 with a new lineup of outdoor products, thanks to leaked product catalog found by Hueblog.de.

Philips Hue Stories September 17

The newest Philips Hue product is slated for release soon and will allow users to sync up their smart lights and TV for a rich gaming and viewing experience. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box connects between your set-top boxes, game consoles, etc. and your TV to offer smart light effects that match what’s happening on screen.

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Philips Hue Stories September 5

Signify, the Philips subsidiary behind Hue lighting, has announced a new Philips Hue Filament collection, as well as a new Smart Plug and Smart Button, a revised portable Hue Go, and more. Read on for all of the details on today’s Philips Hue announcements.

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Philips Hue Stories August 28

Earlier this summer, Philips debuted new Bluetooth smart lights that don’t require a bridge. Now, the company is set to further expand its smart lightning array with the Bluetooth-capable Philips Hue Fugato and Centura lights.

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Philips Hue Stories August 6

When Philips Hue first announced its line of outdoor smart lighting back at CES 2018, I was immediately intrigued. I was on-hand for the demo in Las Vegas and saw an answer to a problem that has seemingly plagued my outdoor spaces for years. There are plenty of lighting solutions for gardens and outdoor areas but most are clunky and unrefined. I’ve leaned on outdoor-grade smart plugs each Christmas for a while, but those lack the integrated dimming controls that are often best suited for landscape lighting.

The Philips Hue outdoor line arrived on the scene with an answer in-hand, and a hefty price tag to match. But what I found was a refined solution that met the needs of my burgeoning HomeKit setup while highlighting the unique architectural aspects of my home, which you can learn more about below.

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Philips Hue Stories June 27

Philips Hue smart lights have been among the most consumer friendly smart home upgrades on the market for years, and today a new addition to the connected bulb lineup is making the upgrade even easier. Signify is officially announcing Philips Hue with Bluetooth, all-new smart lights that don’t require a bridge for setup.

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