What would Edison think? Wearable technology meets connected lighting to provide a new way to engage with light

What would Edison think? Wearable technology meets connected lighting to provide a new way to engage with light

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, today announced that Philips Hue can now be controlled through Apple Watch. Easy and intuitive to use, Philips Hue can now be instantly accessed and controlled by a device you wear all day every day making certain that light personal to you is always at hand.

“We know that light is at the heart of the digital home,” says Eric Rondolat, Chief Executive Officer at Philips Lighting. “With Apple Watch you can instantly adapt Philips Hue lighting to suit every moment and occasion. Together we are making personalized lighting simpler and more accessible through the convenience of Apple Watch.”

Apple Watch uses the widgets from the Philips Hue app to control the lights in your home and activate your favorite light scenes, ensuring you have the light that you want wherever you are in the house. If you have geofencing activated on your iPhone, you will get a notification on your Apple Watch to inform you that the lights are on as you arrive home, meaning you no longer need to look for the switch in the dark. Also through Apple Watch, precise personalization of your lighting is possible within the same room. Whether preparing dinner, working or reading a book, new lighting zones can be created thanks to Philips Hue and Apple Watch.

As a part of a seamless ecosystem covering bulbs, lamps and controls, as well as integration with the Apple HomeKit; Philips Hue offers new lighting experiences that are personal to you. From functional white light recipes that help you to relax or concentrate to creating your own light scene using a favorite photo to syncing your lights to your TV via one of over 230 third-party apps – with Philips Hue, the possibilities are endless.

The Philips Hue starter kit, comprising of three Hue bulbs and a bridge, will get you going. For further information on Philips Hue please visit www.meethue.com and for Apple Watch please visit www.apple.com/watch.

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