There’s nothing more terrible than getting back home only to find every room and all corridors are dark, particularly if your hands are full of luggage and you don’t know to switch on the lights. Imagine a smart bulb that will sense you have come home and helps you, giving you a chance to utilize your voice to command Google Nest and Alexa to turn the lights on. You can also control the brightness and the dim of the lights just right there on your mobile phone using an app.
Philips Hue a colorful LED lamp and white bulbs have applied technology to make it easier for lighting your home with a color that matches your interior. The lighting is controlled wirelessly.
An Apple Store exclusive released the hue system in October 2012. It was marketed as the first iOS controlled lighting appliance. It utilizes the Zigbee high-level communication protocols for control.
This is the advancement and evolution of Thomas Alva Edison works in1879 Although Humphry Davy invented the first electric light in 1802. Humphry also invented an electric battery which he used to light a piece of carbon that glowed when connected with wires. His work was known as an Electric Arc lamp. Unfortunately, his bulb invention produced light for a very short time and was dim hence not good quality. Many inventors tried over the years but didn’t manage to come up with a good bulb for commercial purposes. In 1879 is when Thomas Edison seriously started researching on real practical lighting lamp. On October 14, 1878, Thomas patented his first patent “Improvement In Electric Lights”. He continued testing different materials of metals and on Nov 4, 1879 he patented another patent. This marked the journey of the commercial bulbs we use today.
Philips Hue one of the biggest brands of smart bulbs out there has taken lighting to another lever using recent technologies like AI and Machine learning.
Philip Hue has been using Google Nest and Alexa devices to control lighting but recently they have introduced Bluetooth. Alexa’s an Amazon virtual voice assistant helped to control Philips hue lighting. At first, the software only allowed Alexas to turn light on or of and control dim brightness. Later amazon advanced the software with native tools that helped Alexas to change the colors of the bulb from Philips Hue, TP-link, and Lifx by just telling her “Alexa, make the lights green,” and she’ll make your smart room green. She can also change the color of the different individual groups of lamps as long as you stick to the order in which you established them on your app. She can understand hundreds of different shades and colors. Alexa’s new feature of controlling new different colors placed her in a better place to compete with Google Nest.
With the introduction of Bluetooth, Philips Hue lighting lamps will be more accessible. Setting the color of your room according to the event you are having may it be a birthday party, relaxing mode or dinner. Bluetooth technology provides smart lighting with no interruption or wiring which can help you to choose the right color for decorating your room without painting. There are millions of color selections to decorate your interior.
The Blue tooth app can help you,
- Turn the lamps on or off
- Control the brightness of the Lights to your preferred settings
- Control the color of your interior.
- Allow different parties to access the lights and control.
- Control your alarm with specific lighting.
Interestingly, Philips Hue with Bluetooth also works with Alexa and Google Assistant directly. This can help you command your room lamps to light up. The Philips hue bridge system helps one to install more lights both in your house or in your house compound.