Apple to Begin Selling iPhone-Controlled LED Light Bulbs That Let You Turn Rooms Any Color You Want: VIDEO


The Phillips Hue light bulb is about to change everything for lighting enthusiasts:

How does it all work? The starter kit, which starts at $199, comes with a smart bridge, a gadget that plugs into your home’s WiFi router. That bridge connects to the LED bulb and then the 600 lumen LED bulb connects to the hue app on your phone. The bulbs screw into your existing fittings, just like any normal light bulb.

The secret sauce is really in the app though. That’s where you can control the light with some pretty advanced features, including matching the color of the light to a color on any photo; the bulbs supports any color on the RGB spectrum, which equals 16 million different colors.

You can also say goodbye to those old light bulb timers; you can set the light to turn on and off at a specific time and even wake you up with a “gentle wake up” setting. Lastly, you can control up to 50 bulbs from the single app.

Bulbs are not cheap, though. They start at $60 a pop.


Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:20pm ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Tech