First, there were internet connected heating and air conditioning thermostats, and now there are internet-connected light bulbs. Innovative technology for security and energy savings are an ever-expanding field, and Philips, the largest manufacturer of lighting products, have joined the evolution of energy and new technology with the development of internet-connected light bulbs in a variety of sizes and shapes. While the Hue will fit the standard light fixture, if you would like to expand your lighting sources, a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the service for you.
The standard Hue starter kit, called the Philips Hue Starter Kit, contains three LED bulbs and a little device called a Hue bridge with an MSRP of $199.99. Individual Hue bulbs are available for $59.99, and each one has a 15-year lifespan. The LEDs in each of the bulbs emit a spectrum of colors capable of creating 16 million different hues for creating mood lighting, ambience, or excitement right in your living room.
While the HUE is not officially for outdoor use, the reviews of the product state it is safe to use in watertight fixtures for landscaping, patios and more. If you would like to expand your outdoor lighting, contact your Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL for the installation of the light fixture of your choice, and hue can light up your outdoor night life.
A bridge plugs into your computer’s router, enabling communication with the bulbs. With a Hue app, you can communicate with a tablet, computer, or smartphone through GPS. The app enables you to make remote changes of the color and intensity, set up alarms, timers, and geofences for specific zone operation and more.
With more than 250 additional apps, the Hue enables you to access additional features. For example, the Hue bulbs can be synched to music to flash, pulsate, and change color.
As with many smart tech products, some persons report having difficulty operating their Hue lights. However, simplified apps are available such as Quick Lights for iOS with a cost of $1. Quick Hue enables users to group lights, turn them on or off, and control their color with a mere swipe. Other apps enable the lights to come on automatically when your mobile device connects to the Wi-Fi, and you can program it to do so only during a specific period. Other popular apps include Air Play, Ambify, Hue Disco, On Switch and hundreds of others.
Personalize Your Hue
Lighting can do so much more than just light up a room. It can change the way you feel, change the ambience of a room, provide special effects, and with Hue, you have complete control over the full spectrum of light in your home, with one touch. In addition, since Hue is LED lighting, you can save money on your electric bill. In fact, there are a number of ways a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can assist you in saving money on the electric bill, such as replacing outdoor lighting with efficient LED fixtures, and installing occupancy sensors, for example.
If you would like further information on how a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can assist you in saving electricity, give us a call.
If you have a favorite photo of a colorful sunset, simply drag the color picker across the image, and your Hue bulbs will match the color instantly, and you can save it for future use. With 16 million hues available, there is almost no limit on what you can create, including standard white light.
Hue can add the magic of limitless lighting options and a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the expansion of your home lighting to enable you to claim the magic, and adjust the intensity with your mobile device.
Mister Sparky offers professional, licensed electricians for all of your residential or commercial electrical needs. For electrical services you can trust, and the assurance of using qualified electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL, contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL today. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region of Athens, Gurley, Toney, Huntsville, Guntersville, Decatur, and the surrounding areas. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.