Signify Unveils New ‘Philips Hue With Bluetooth’ Bulbs That Don’t Require a Hub

Signify today unveiled new ‘Philips Hue with Bluetooth‘ bulbs that require a hub.

Users can start with a single light bulb or instantly connect multiple Hue Bluetooth products, and later seamlessly upgrade to the bridge to enjoy even more functionalities.

Using the Philips Hue Bluetooth app, you can:
● Use on/off control and dim or brighten the lights to your preferred setting
● Choose from millions of colors and any shade of white light to paint the wall and Instagram your space
● Use the pre-set scenes to set the mood or to match your daily routine
● Control your lights with ease as multiple users can control the same lights

Signify Unveils New 'Philips Hue With Bluetooth' Bulbs That Don't Require a Hub

Hue Bluetooth lights can easily be connected directly with Alexa if you have a compatible Amazon Echo device.

If you’ve purchased lightbulbs on using the same account associated with your compatible Echo device, just power on your lightbulb and Alexa can complete the setup process for you. Bulbs purchased elsewhere also easily connect to compatible Echo devices – just power on your lightbulb and say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

Compatibility and seamless setup with Google Home and Google Nest devices is coming soon. Hue Bluetooth bulbs will work with Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit if you purchase the Hue bridge.

You can add a Philips Hue bridge at any time to expand your system with more lights and smart accessories. The bridge provides access to the full Philips Hue ecosystem including full home control of indoor and outdoor lights, away from home control, Philips Hue Entertainment and Friends of Hue and third-party app compatibility.

Bluetooth Products Available
Philips Hue Bluetooth products in the traditional A19 light bulb shape and BR30 downlight are available in the US starting today. Canada will follow July 2nd. The products will be available in three versions: White ($14.99), ideal for smooth dimming; White Ambiance ($29.99), which allows you to customize your shade of white light; and White and Color Ambiance ($49.99) with access to millions of colors and shades of white light.

From Autumn 2019, Philips Hue A19 and GU10 will be introduced into Europe with added Bluetooth functionality – across Philips Hue white, Philips Hue white ambiance and Philips Hue white and color ambiance. More products of the Hue portfolio will be Bluetooth-enabled later this year and in 2020. In Europe, the products will retail at €19.95 for the Philips Hue white bulb, €29.95 for the Philips Hue white ambiance bulb and €59.95 for Philips Hue white and color ambiance bulb.

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Signify Unveils New 'Philips Hue With Bluetooth' Bulbs That Don't Require a Hub

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