Recent years have seen an explosion in Smart Home technologies. Smart locks, smart TVs, and smart appliances have entered the market with the goal of giving a person more explicit control over how they set up their home living space. Now enter the Philips Smart Bulb.
Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Bulbs are smart lightbulbs that you can install in your house that you can control remotely. Simply screw the lightbulbs in place, plug in the Philips Hue Bridge router block, download the companion app on your smart device, and you can control when and how your lights turn on at the touch of a button. The bulbs run on standard 120-volt electricity so they should be able to screw into almost any normal 60W bulb fixture. You can put them in your ceiling, lamps, or on your front porch.
Of course, the Philips Smart Bulbs can do more than just turn on and off remotely. The A19 LEDs in each bulb can change color giving up to 16 million distinct frequencies of light, ranging from a soft white glow to a dreamy purple-ultraviolet luster. Philips Smart Bulbs give you absolute control over the exact color and intensity of your lights so you can set them; however, you want to give your living space the atmosphere you desire. You can also link sync your smart bulbs to your Alexa of Google companion device for hands-free voice-controls. Programmable phrases let you set light commands to any vocal command, so you can set your watching TV commands with a phrase like “TV time.” In total, you can link up to 50 different smart bulbs using the app.
The fun does not stop there either. Philips Smart Bulbs are moderately programmable, so you can instruct them to perform some tasks automatically. For example, you can set a timer so that the lights flash when it is up, program lights to automatically dim at a certain point in the day, set them to turn on at a specific hour each day, and program them to change to set values for specific activities like watching movies, playing games, or reading. You can also buy accessories to increase functionality, like the Hue Dimmer Switch or the Hue Motion Sensor. Philips also offers regular software updates to fix any bugs or add new features. Lastly, the bulbs come with a year warranty that covers any manufacturer damage or error.