Signify, erstwhile Philips Lighting, continues its focus on providing quality, energy-efficient lighting products, systems and services to their customers. Hue is the name of Signify’s brand of LED bulbs, strips, and luminaires designed to change colour and CCT to complement various moods and occasions.
The lighting giant displayed around 20 Hue products at the IFA consumer electronics and home appliance show in Berlin in September 2018. Primarily, Hue is not far away from the data and Internet strategy which defines the push by both Signify and the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry to supply the lighting infrastructure with chips and sensors that collect data transmitted via the Internet.
As we all know, Hue lights tend to be controllable by Internet-connected apps, and thus have data-collecting implications. Of the 19 new Hue LED lights, one is focused for the home entertainment and gaming community, two are meant for outdoor use, and the others will be used in living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Signify has introduced a light bar called the Philips Hue Play (Signify still uses “Philips” for product branding) for home entertainment. The lights can be positioned on its end, on its side, or wall-mounted to provide changeable ambient light that Signify says can suit whatever film, game, or media is showing on a screen. Hue Play offers almost 16 million colors when counting all the different digital combinations.
Additionally, Signify introduced a hanging horizontal bar, described as a pendant, which is designed for dining room use in which the many downward light points can be individually controlled catering to the indoor requirements.
The light, called Ensis also provides indirect lighting from its top for ambience. Similarly, the new hanging Flourish lamp with a diffused glass shade, also in table-lamp form, delivers controllable ambience aimed at the dining room. Also, both of these lights are available in color and white.