Somerset, New Jersey – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, today announced that its working with Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, to connect music fans everywhere through intimate emerging artist performances and interactive connected lighting using Philips Hue. In a series of exclusive online videos, the Living Light Sessions, music lovers everywhere will be able to watch up-and-coming artists perform songs from living rooms outfitted with the Philips Hue connected lighting system. The inaugural Living Light Sessions performance, featuring Rudimental whose single “Lay It All On Me” is currently charting globally, is now available online.
When paired with more than 450 third-party apps now available, the Philips Hue family of connected lights, the leading lighting platform in the connected home, delivers limitless possibilities to create dynamic experiences in the home, especially when synced by apps to music – either pre-recorded or performed live. Whether the music is soft and soothing or loud and upbeat, the versatility of Philips Hue and its growing ecosystem allows imaginations to run wild and takes interaction with favorite songs to a new level.
“Our goal is to elevate light beyond illumination and we continue to see Philips Hue enthusiasts getting creative and using their imaginations to unlock new ways to use our connected lights. Music provides the perfect opportunity for people to create new immersive experiences every day in their homes,” said Scott Martin, Chief Marketing Officer, Philips Lighting North America. “Live Nation connects people with music. Philips connects people with light. The timing for our collaboration couldn’t be more right and we want the moments that we create together with these talented, emerging artists to inspire more dynamic experiences in households everywhere.”
Rudimental’s performance video for “Lay It All On Me,” is now available along with interview and tutorial clips in which the band learns how to use Philips Hue. Through Live Nation, five more artists will collaborate to create Philips Hue-inspired living room sets between now and April and new content will continue to be introduced.
“Live Nation is in the business of lighting up special musical moments for people everywhere,” said Russell Wallach, president, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. “We are pleased to be partnering with Philips to help showcase how environments can be transformed through the magic of music and lighting.”
“We make music that brings together disparate ideas, genres and people. Being able to perform our songs in someone’s home and see how the Philips Hue lights responded and impacted the mood was incredible. We fed off the interaction and I think our fans will love the vibe that the lights brought out in these Living Light Sessions videos – we certainly do.” said Kesi Dryden, co-founder of Rudimental, Live Nation artists.
The Philips Hue connected lighting system isn’t just for music and entertainment; users can interact with light to enhance everyday moments, increase peace of mind through soft security or simply enjoy endless new light and color experiences.
The extensive Philips Hue connected ecosystem includes Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, portable luminaires such as Philips Hue Go, dual-lighted fixtures such as Philips Hue Beyond, control devices such as Philips Hue tap and Apple Watch as well as bulbs and down lights. Philips Hue now integrates with Apple HomeKit and Works with Nest programs, making light even more essential in the smart home.