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.
Philips Hue Stories October 3
We are excited to introduce Siri Shortcuts for Hue. Siri now learns when you are using your favorite scenes and suggests them for quick activation right on your lock screen, Siri search or Siri watch-face. You can also record personal phrases to activate your favorite scenes and include them as actions in the Apple Shortcuts app …
Philips Hue Stories August 31
Philips currently offer two types of wall switch for their Hue devices. There’s the Smart Dimmer Switch, with a form factor close to a standard US wall switch, and the Tap – a self-powered four-button device, with no need for a battery. It’s powered by the kinetic energy generated by pressing the buttons.
It seems that a kind of hybrid version of the two is currently in the works …
Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip
Philips Hue Stories August 30
Philips announced today at IFA 2018 in Berlin that it will update the Hue app for iOS with support for Siri Shortcuts. With Siri Shortcuts integration, Hue users will be able to further customize their Shortcuts to include Hue-specific lighting settings.
Philips Hue Stories August 20
If you’re using Philips Hue lightstrips to add accent lighting behind an entertainment console or desk but want to throw more light onto your wall, a new product announced today looks like it could fit the bill: the Philips Hue Play.
A second product – a kind of rigid, vertical lightstrip called the Signe lamp (above) – provides a neat way to throw color lighting up a wall or into the corner of a room …
Philips Hue Stories August 10
Philips seems to be aiming to move on from just selling bulbs to go into other people’s lights to selling you entire light fixtures.
Philips Hue Stories July 27