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Philips Hue LED bulbs get wireless iOS control
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Oct 29, 2012, 08:47 AM
 
Philips revealed a new product on Monday with the Hue LED lightbulb system. It will be sold exclusively at Apple stores starting on October 30, with a kit that includes three bulbs and a Wi-Fi bridge that connects to a router or as individual bulbs. Users can then control the color of the LED bulb through an app for their iOS-powered devices.

The app uses program timers that let users set up custom schedules for saving energy, warding off would-be thieves, waking up, or putting children to sleep, as well as customizing the look of their homes. The app can get even more features thanks to future updates. Photos can also act as a palette for users to choose a color that will then be reproduced by the Hue bulb. Four so-called LightRecipes settings are also included that use the ultimate combination of light to help users relax, read, concentrate or energize. The kit will cost $199, while individual bulbs will cost $59.
     
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Oct 29, 2012, 10:22 AM
 
This Philips project looks shockingly like a Kickstarter project that is in the works. Coincidence?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limemouse/lifx-the-light-bulb-reinvented
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Oct 29, 2012, 01:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by rexray View Post
This Philips project looks shockingly like a Kickstarter project that is in the works. Coincidence?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limemouse/lifx-the-light-bulb-reinvented
Right, except this is an actual product that you can buy right now whereas that is not.
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