In June, a year after the announcement of Apple HomeKit, a platform unveiled the first devices “smart” home. Among the pioneers were companies Lutron, Insteon, Ecobee, iHome and Elgato. Now, they officially joined Philips. Smart lighting system Philips Hue has received support Apple’s HomeKit, which means that any smart Philips lamp can be controlled by voice assistant Siri.
Philips offers the most innovative solutions in the field of lighting systems of new generation. The company officially announced that it is now “smart” bulbs Hue range can work with the Apple platform. By completing a Hue Bridge 2.0 device for connection, Philips Hue, Apple HomeKit, the company has provided full interoperability of systems.
Led lamps Philips Hue provide the ability to change the color of the lighting in different rooms to vary the brightness level, turn on and off the device by using iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. And all this through simple voice commands.
A basic set of Philips Hue costs $199, additional led bulbs will cost $59 apiece. The high price is explained not only “smart” filling, but the longevity of the product. Philips Hue can work 15 years (or 15,000 hours of continuous illumination) and consume five times less electricity than standard incandescent bulbs.
The design Manager’s blog 2.0 Bridge resembles the Nest thermostat. The company said that if you already have products set Hue, it is enough to update Hue Bridge, after which the system will be able to understand commands like “Siri, make the light brighter by 60%”.
The upgrade will cost $39, whereas the new Bridge 2.0 is $59 and a set of bulbs with enhanced brightness and Bridge 2.0 is $199.