Bags packed? Check. Good book for the beach? Check. Time to meet your new summer romance – Philips Hue

    Philips Hue, your personal companion for the holidays

    August 4, 2014

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, can make this summer brighter whatever the weather, with Philips Hue connected home lighting.
    Philips Hue allows you to control your lights from your smartphone or tablet, choosing from over 16 million colors including special settings designed to help you relax and energize. The Hue bulbs, lamps and lightstrips connect to the Internet so that they can act as indicators for all manners of information you care about.


    When packing for your holiday your new sunglasses and flip flops aren’t the only holiday must-haves you’ll need. Before you jet off don’t forget to load your smartphone or tablet with the best of over 160 third party apps to help you get the most from your Philips Hue system, before, during and after your holiday! Here’s how…

    Banish bikini blues!
    Stay in tune with your body as you prepare for the summer with Hue BioFeedback, which helps you visualize your heart rate with light to see how effective your exercise regime is.


    Take the stress out of packing…
    When packing and planning for your holiday gets a little too much, you can calm your mood with some of the most relaxing light effects for Philips Hue on Huedini. Slowly fading together shades of reds, oranges and whites to help you help you relax unwind and prepare for your holiday.


    Don’t miss that early flight!
    Make the early start easier using the Snoozy Alarm Clock to wake up more naturally with light from your favorite color palette - the light can even be matched to a favorite song from your iTunes library!


    Let Hue be your guard dog
    Control your lighting with the Philips Hue app from anywhere in the world, so it looks like someone is at home while you’re away. You can set your lights to switch on and off at different times to create the impression that your home is occupied, deter potential burglars and give you peace of mind while away.

    Relive the romance!
    Using Huey, the camera for Philips Hue, you can point your Android camera at any screen or image and have the dominant colors dynamically recreated in light in your room. Great for bringing that romantic sunset snap or movie sequence to life in your living room.


    Throw the best summer parties…
    Make the most of the last days of summer by throwing a BBQ and show off your holiday snaps. As day turns to night, show off your lighting as it syncs with your music. Splyce can mix your music and combine it with lighting effects so that you always have a DJ to hand, and Hue Party will listen to your music and turn it into a spectacular light show.


    And finally, with the original Hue app, you can select any one of the photos on your mobile device and relive your favorite holiday experience in light. Simply use the app’s color picker to match the colors in the picture to your bulbs and recreate the holiday scene at home.


    Philips Hue is a personal wireless lighting system for homes that brings endless possibilities for you to get creative with light and personalize it to suit your lifestyle. Hue’s pre-set Light Recipes can help you relax, read, concentrate or energize with the optimum tone of white light, tested by Philips experts. Or for a little extra ambience, use Hue’s color picker to create scenes with up to 16 million different colors, save them and share them online with the Hue community. The apps will work with Philips Hue bulbs, LivingColors Friends of Hue and Lightstrip Friends of Hue. More information on:

    For further information, please contact:

    Siarah Khan
    Philips Lighting External Communications
    Tel: +44 7792 225948


    About Royal Philips:

    Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 113,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at