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    More, more, more: new switch and new luminaire partners offer more choice in design and control of your Philips Hue smart lights

    August 30, 2018


    Six new partners added to the Friends of Hue program, offering consumers a greater choice of products that seamlessly integrate with the Philips Hue smart lighting system


    Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the global leader in lighting, today announces six new partners joining its Friends of Hue program. Busch-Jaeger, a Germany-based company in the ABB group and US-based Illumra join a growing band of Friends of Hue control manufacturers to offer consumers a greater variety of Philips Hue-compatible wall switches. Meanwhile, Kichler (USA), MAKRIS by Imoon (Italy), Koizumi (Japan) and John Lewis (UK) join the Friends of Hue program bringing a variety of new luminaires.

    Available in various colors and styles, the new Friends of Hue smart switches allow you to select a wall switch to suit your home decor, matching your taste and interior design. With the switches you can turn your Philips Hue or Friends of Hue lights on or off, or dim the lights and even select your favorite scenes. They can be combined with existing switches and wall outlets from the same brand, as they mechanically fit in their specific single and multiple wall frames.  All Friends of Hue switches make use of the wireless, battery-free technology from EnOcean, enabling the switches to operate without batteries or power.

    Our partners in smart switches unite ease of control with design to match your personal taste and style. The partnership program expresses our ongoing commitment to grow the Philips Hue ecosystem with Friends of Hue that enhance the experience of smart lighting in the home"


    Marijn de Jong

    Global Product Manager Friends of Hue at Signify

    More new luminaires – more choice

    With the addition of Kichler, Imoon (offering Friends of Hue products  with the  brand name MAKRIS), Koizumi and John Lewis to the Friends of Hue family, you now have an even wider choice of luminaires with which to decorate your home. They feature beautiful, sophisticated designs, and are integrated seamlessly with the rest of the Philips Hue ecosystem - allowing you to create your favorite scenes and lighting effects and control your Friends of Hue luminaires with ease.

    “Our new Friends of Hue luminaire partners offer striking designs to complement any indoor space. We all want our homes to look their best and perfecting our interior design is a very personal thing. With this in mind, Philips Hue has expanded its Friends of Hue offering so users can experience more choice and freedom than ever before when it comes to illuminating their homes and enjoying the benefits of connected lighting,” adds Marijn de Jong.

    Product information

    The Friends of Hue partners have designed their smart switches to fit the design preferences and electrical standards of their respective launch markets. The switches will be available from the fourth quarter of 2018. Previously announced switches from Niko and Vimar will be available in October 2018, while Busch-Jaeger, Illumra and Feller will release products in the coming months.

    New Friends of Hue luminaires from Kichler, MAKRIS (by Imoon), Koizumi and John Lewis are joining luminaires already available from Friends of Hue Partners ET2, Elk, Access Lighting, Craftmade, Luceplan and Modular.

    More information on products, pricing and availability will be available on closer to the market launches.

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    Signify, Philips Hue Global Communications

    Paula den Dunnen

    Tel: +31 6 15 47 06 48


    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2017 sales of EUR 7.0 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries, we unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter and LinkedIn. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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