Philips Hue Beyond bakes wireless LEDs into dual-zone lamps
September 2, 2014 - table lamp
Philips has launched Hue Beyond, a new operation of luminaires that confederate color-changing remote control bulbs into a line of ceiling, pendant, and list lamps. Building on a standalone Hue bulbs yet integrating them into lamps, any Hue Beyond indication indeed includes dual opposite lighting scenes that can be exclusively tranquil for uplight and downlight purposes.
The shades themselves are done from satinated potion and aluminum, with a smaller steel play overlaid on tip of a incomparable potion one.
Inside, there are 3 Hue flare modules in a downlight, and one in a uplight, with a sum 1,200 lumen outlay and over 15,000 hour lifespan. As with other Hue bulbs, we can offshoot a lamps into some-more extensive scenes as good as control a heat of a white lighting.
By bursting a flare into dual scenes, we can mix both charge lighting and mood lighting from a singular source. So, we could have a reduce half furnish white light for reading, while a top territory projects out colored light to change a credentials feel of a room.
Alternatively, a colored flare territory could be used as a notifier, bending adult to IFTTT to peep opposite colors when we have new email, when someone is walking adult a drive, or from other intelligent home triggers.
It’s not a initial time we’ve seen Philips come adult with full luminaires rather than only a core color-changing bulbs. Back in March, a association showed off a operation of 3D printed options, yet they positively weren’t cheap, with a line kicking off during €2,499 ($3,434).
Philips Hue Beyond will be a whole lot some-more affordable than that, however. The roof and match lamps will be €530/£499.99 every ($695) while a list flare will be €330/£299.99 ($433). They’re on sale in a UK and mainland Europe now; Philips tells us there’s no word on US accessibility or pricing during this stage, however.