Philips Hue

Philips Hue

Fans of the connected Hue light bulbs from Philips are getting a few new options with an all-white version that is a bit cheaper on a per bulb basis, a few 3D printed lamps and pendants, and a wall mounted plate switch option that lets you tap to choose different light settings. From my perspective, the $60 wall plate is the most interesting of the bunch, because it allows someone to pop it on the wall and then set different lighting “scenes” to choose from on the four buttons. The device has no batteries and doesn’t tie into your electric lines — it’s kinetically powered by the act of you tapping the buttons. I have a few scenes programmed already, so this switch holds a lot of promise. I’ll probably shell out for one to see what I can do.

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