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Philips Hue: New lights and new App features

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Signify is launching new Philips Hue lights and App features that provide additional ways to personalize the lighting in your home. The Philips Hue luster bulb now also comes in warm-to-cool white and color light, and the Philips Hue panels are available in new shapes. The Philips Hue app has two new features: the brightness balancer, which equalizes individual lights' brightness in your Entertainment area, and additional time slots for motion sensors.

Illuminate every corner, big or small

The Philips Hue E14 luster bulb, the brand's smallest bulb, is now also available in millions of shades of white and color light to help you fill the tiniest corners in your home with the perfect light. About as big as a golf ball, this bulb’s size and shape fit even the smallest fixtures in your home and connects them to the comprehensive Philips Hue ecosystem.

With their new shapes, Philips Hue’s panels can fit any style and home decor. Aligned to today's interior design trends, the Philips Hue Aurelle panel is now also available in a premium black finish in all shapes: square, rectangular, or round. Its floating design creates a sense of space and fills the room with shades of warm-to-cool white light. The Philips Hue Surimu panel has expanded with the introduction of a round shape (Ø395 mm) as well as a new square shape that is half as small (300 x 300 mm) as the existing square Surimu. With a white frame, this light fixture allows you to wash any area of your home in white and color light.

Personalize lighting with new app features

Philips Hue is also bringing new and enhanced features to the Hue app to give you even more control of your lighting. The brightness balancer allows you to customize the relative brightness of individual lights in an Entertainment area, instead of controlling the lights as a group. This new feature was developed following requests from Philips Hue's users, many of whom wanted to have enhanced control of their lights while watching a movie, listening to music, or gaming. The brightness balancer improves the surround lighting experience in Entertainment areas that consist of a variety of Philips Hue lights. Using the brightness balancer, you can make lights that have higher lumens dim lower than lights with lower lumens — you get to decide which part of the room gets the spotlight when you are syncing your lights to your TV, movies, games, or music. The brightness balancer is scheduled to launch in Q3 and can be used with any Philips Hue Entertainment area.

Through an update to the Philips Hue Bridge, the functionalities of the Philips Hue motion sensors are also being enriched to help you do even more with them. Based on popular requests and feedback, the number of time slots for the motion sensors to activate the desired lighting will increase from the current two to ten. Whether you choose energizing bright light in the morning, warm light in the early evening to wind down, and dim light during the night, these additional time slots allow you to customize your lighting throughout the day based on your daily routine. Additionally, the Natural light scene can be selected as part one of these time slots, to mimic the sun throughout the day. Available through an update to the Bridge, this extended feature will work on every sensor you already own and is expected to launch in Q3.


Philips Hue E14 luster (available June 20 in Europe)

  • 1-pack White ambiance: 34.99€
  • 2-pack White ambiance: 59.99€
  • 1-pack White and color ambiance: 64.99€
  • 2-pack White and color ambiance: 109.99€

Philips Hue White and color ambiance Surimu panel (available June 20 in Europe)

  • 300 x 300 mm: 229.99€
  • Ø 395 mm: 239.99€

Philips Hue White ambiance Aurelle panel in black (available June 20 in Europe)

  • 600 x 600 mm: 239.99€
  • 1200 x 300 mm: 239.99€
  • 300 x 300 mm: 169.99€
  • Ø395 mm: 179.99€

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Check your local Philips Hue Online Store for availability of Hue products in your country. There you will also find all the technical information and prices.

Smart Lighting is great. I love the possibilities and also like Hue very much. We want to share our informations und insides with all of you. I am from Germany and not a native speaker - don't be so hard with us ;)

Comments 6 replies

  1. Finally! How could it take them so long to figure out that an individual brightness factor for each light in an entertainment area would be a good idea. Even the Hue integration in my previous Philips Ambilight TV had that feature.

  2. The Go Lamp I bought back in December has stopped working properly and it’s not even 6 months old, was told by Phillips Hue that they didn’t warranty it bc it was bought on eBay, I informed them I bought it from a retailer on eBay and they said they don’t work with eBay or Electronics Express! Wow…. All the Hue stuff in my place and they treat me this way….. let’s mention how I’d originally purchased two of these lamps and one was sent back for a refund not long after the purchase for identical issues as this one is now having. Also I had 3 original Hue Go Lights (the half sphere looking ones) and I just not long ago had to get those replaced for identical issues as this lamp! $159 a lamp, I expect it to work longer than 6 months! Do I guess now the $50 gu10 bulbs which I have 15 or more in my place will be next?!?! Horrible customer service, your name is on a brand and that brand promised lifetime or 20,000 hours! So watch out people, don’t want anyone else to be stuck with junk like I now am!

  3. “Based on popular requests and feedback, the number of time slots for the motion sensors to activate the desired lighting will increase from the current two to ten. ”

    -> You made my day !

    “Additionally, the Natural light scene can be selected as part one of these time slots, to mimic the sun throughout the day. Available through an update to the Bridge”
    Not sure how this will work ? If the light is on, the brightness and shade will automatically adjust ? Therefore you do not need to set up individually each slot ?

  4. I’m still missing the option to use the actual measured light from a light sensor to adjust the scene brightness. The current one that only uses time does not work on (darker) cloudy days. In fact, whenever there’s a rain passing during the day it can be significantly darker and it would be great to fade in/out the light gradually depending on the actual light level outside.

  5. Q3. So, July, August or September. Of course the roadmap can change and it may be postponed. Who knows.

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