New Hue Bluetooth Lightstrip
Signify have today announced updates to a range of Hue products, including the Hue lioghtstrip, Hue bloom, the Philips Hue White A21 bulb and introducing the new Philips Hue Centris.
New Hue Lightstrip Plus
The indoor Hue lightstrip has finally been given an update, “with this updated Hue lightstrip, you can reuse cut-off pieces or attach one lightstrip to another with the included connector. Additionally, the new Hue lightstrip now features Bluetooth capability which makes it easy to install and enjoy, even for consumers that are new to the Philips Hue system and do not (yet) own a bridge.”
- Addition of Bluetooth allowing you to use them without a bridge
- Connector now included allowing you to reuse sections that are cut to length
The downsides to the update is there is no addition of any diffuser for the strip like the outdoor version, the LEDs are still visible and still quite apart from each other. As with all Hue products the addition of Bluetooth is standard, and the light extra is the connector, however it seems like a small update to something that could be so much more improved.
Hue Bloom Updated
The Hue bloom has been given a few updates which include:
- Richer colors
- Improvements to the white light
- Bluetooth added
- Boosted to 500 lumens
“The iconic Philips Hue Bloom table lamp has also gotten an upgrade with richer colors and a remarkable improvement for the white light which is boosted up to 500lm and delivers a consistent experience with the rest of the Hue range (color temperature can be tuned from warm white [2000K] to cool daylight [6500k]. The updated product is Bluetooth enabled, making it a true plug-and-play product and thus a perfect starting point for consumers who want to try the Philips Hue smart lighting system.
The compact and modern design makes the Hue Bloom a great addition to any room, enabling consumers to play with (indirect) light, paint their walls with millions of colors and create a perfect ambiance for any moment. The new Bloom can also be deep dimmed (minimum level below 1%), so it can be used as a perfect nightlight.”
The Hue Centris is an LED spot ceiling light that combines a light bar with spotlights. The light from the lightbar illuminates the entire room, and the spots can be used to highlight objects and areas. The spotlights can be swiveled by 350 degrees.
Updated Philips Hue White A21 bulb
The new powerful Philips Hue White A21 bulb allows users to light up an entire room thanks to the bulb’s high light output of 1600 lumen (equivalent to a traditional 100W bulb). It is the perfect bulb to properly illuminate the kitchen while cooking, but it also offers wireless dimming to create the perfect ambiance while having dinner. The new A21 bulb is also great for illuminating a functional area such as a garage, where consumers can use it to welcome them home.
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