Philips Hue Introduces New Range of Products for More Flexible Smart Lighting Options
Signify, the parent company of Philips and a world leader in lighting, has recently unveiled a new lineup of products for the Philips Hue line of color tunable lighting, including an all-new smart switch, a first for the company. The switch will also be joined by another first: a fully customizable track lighting fixture with its own range of lights, as well as new downlights, bathroom lights and added functionality for Philips Hue products in the form a natural sunrise wake-up automation for its lighting.
“At Philips Hue, we believe the customization and effortless control of our smart lights is essential for creating an enjoyable and personalized smart lighting experience anywhere around the home,” says Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader Philips Hue at Signify.
“With our new range of products, we offer our customers even more flexible smart lighting options, whether creating the right ambiance, helping with the daily routine, or adding a touch of design elegance inside or outside.”
Philips Hue Perifo
Perifo is a new line of track lighting from Philips Hue that is made up of individual rails fitting together to make a fully customizable track. Designers can choose the layout and length of the track, as well as what lights to include to have full control over lighting in the home. Perifo allows for the combination of color-tunable spotlights, pendants, light bars and light tubes all in a single track.
The track is also mountable to both ceilings and walls and can be either connected to a standard outlet or hooked up to existing wires using the included power supply unit.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambience Downlight
Generation two of White and Color ambience downlighting features an increased lumen output of up to 1100 lumens, while generation three of the White ambiance downlight now offers up to 850 lumens.
According to the company, the new generations of downlights are bright enough to fill any room with light but can also dim down low enough fine-tune the atmosphere of a home. The company now also offers two sizes of smart recessed lights. Both versions are available with a 4-inch can and a 5-/6-inch can offering the full range of white and color light with features such as hands-free voice control and easily programmable automation routines.
Philips Hue Xamento
A new addition for the bathroom, the Xamento range has received a new black finish to accommodate more contemporary bathroom designs. The Philips Hue Xamento recessed spot offers up to 350 lumens in millions of colors of dimmable smart light while the Philips Hue Xamento M ceiling light is capable of filling bathrooms with 2350 lumens. Each come with their own dimming options, which, the company notes, make them perfect for contributing to a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere in the home. The Xamento black bathroom range is also specially designed to be easily installed and used in humid locations.
Wake-Up Sunrise Functionality
The new Sunrise effect builds upon the Hue’s wellbeing offerings through its introduction of a circadian-tuned wake-up cycle. Transitioning through a series of color temperatures, the automation is meant to mimic the sun appearing over the horizon, leading to a more natural wake-up call in the morning.
The Sunrise wake-up style can be found in the Philips Hue app under the Wake up Automations Tab for Hue Bridge users and the Routines Tab for Bluetooth users. The wake-up style can be customized for duration and time of day.
The Sunrise wake-up style is optimized for all gradient lamps and will be launched along with the new Philips Hue Signe gradient lamp in oak. The Signe gradient lamp in oak with its slender profile and a natural wood-toned base is designed to be both a statement piece and subtle accent for the bedroom. It’s available both as a table lamp and floor lamp.
Philips Hue Tap
The Philips Hue Tap smart dial switch allows for the control of Philips Hue fixtures in up to three separate zones throughout the home through an easily programmable, four button switch. Tap a button to choose or adjust any light scene instantly.
The Tap dial also comes with intuitive dimming control—the faster or slower the dial is turned, the faster or slower smart lights will dim or brighten. The switch also has a sleek, matte design in black or white, making it fit in with decor anywhere around the home. It can also be used as a handy remote control or even mounted magnetically onto any metal surfaces.
The Tap dial is available now, though the other lighting elements, including the Perifo track lighting, will not arrive until the end of summer.