Lighting

Latest

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

By

Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with. The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... >>

Playbulb wants to bring Hue-like skills to your garden

Playbulb wants to bring Hue-like skills to your garden

By

Summer has arrived and as we sit in the garden quaffing the country's dwindling supply of Prosecco, there's one thing missing: smartphone-controlled coloured LED lighting.  Fortunately, Playbulb has you covered with the Playbulb Garden. This solar-powered... >>

Smart lighting solutions: Here are seven options to choose from

Smart lighting solutions: Here are seven options to choose from

By

Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, there are also robotic vacuum cleaners, Bluetooth-enabled showerheads and music-playing mirrors to consider introducing. But that's not all. You can also get clever... >>

Smart lighting is here: Five reasons to invest

Smart lighting is here: Five reasons to invest

By

Just as smart heating is a blanket term used to describe connected heating systems that can be controlled using a smartphone, smart lighting is the umbrella term that connected lighting systems fall under. Philips were one of the first to make connected... >>

Philips Hue Go: The portable, colourful and independent addition to Hue lighting system (hands-on)

Philips Hue Go: The portable, colourful and independent addition to Hue lighting system (hands-on)

By

Philips Hue, the adjustable lighting system that can be colour and luminance controlled via your smart device, is expanding, with the new Hue Go portable offering a slightly different stance to the range. With the majority of Hue products you require... >>

A bright idea? Qualcomm creates smart chip for light bulbs to take on Philips Hue

A bright idea? Qualcomm creates smart chip for light bulbs to take on Philips Hue

By

Qualcomm has created an all-in-one chip module for the humble light bulb that means any company will be able to step into the Internet of Things arena by making and selling a connected lightbulb. The module was unveiled at CES 2015 in Las Vegas and it... >>

Philips LivingColors Iris review
4.0 stars

Philips LivingColors Iris review

By

As the Philips Hue - the intelligent lighting setup that you can control via your smartphone - continues to grow, there are more product options for providing the light. The Iris is yet another one of those options but it also has the benefit of working... >>

Move over iBeacon, Philips GPS-like lights pinpoint you indoors to within a 1m

Move over iBeacon, Philips GPS-like lights pinpoint you indoors to within a 1m

By

Philips has created a new intelligent lighting system that will let users and retailers pinpoint customers' exact location indoors. The new technology will use lights, a phone camera, and dedicated software that can easily be built into any app, in order... >>

Elgato embraces Apple HomeKit with Avea smart lighting and Eve home monitoring

Elgato embraces Apple HomeKit with Avea smart lighting and Eve home monitoring

By

Elgato has announced a couple of new smart home products that will embrace Apple's new HomeKit platform. The Elgato Avea smart lighting system will challenge the likes of Philips Hue, with its smart LED bulb. Compatible with iOS, the £39.99 Avea bulb... >>

Smart lighting explained

Smart lighting explained

By

If you're new to home automation and want to give it a go, you should probably start with smart lighting. The easiest way to get started with simple home automation is to buy accessories or devices that are specialised for certain tasks. Smart lighting,... >>