EINDHOVEN – Yesterday, Philips unveiled its new LED lighting technology that can be controlled by smartphone or tablet. Coming in packs of three light bulbs, Philips hue is even capable of changing colour, to thousands of, well, hues.
The hue is the first piece of Philips lighting technology to talk to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device.A pack of three hue light bulbs costs £179, only available in the Apple Store. It also comes with a Wi-Fi bridge that connects to your router and communicates between your devices and the bulbs. The price may seem steep to some, but when you consider that each bulb has a life expectancy of 15 years and uses a fifth of the energy of a conventional light bulb, you might be able to balance the books while doing your bit for the environment.