As previewed at CES 2017 and shown to Smarter Home Life at the Philips Hue Suite at the Aria in Las Vegas, Philips released pricing details, pre-order and in-store availability information today on the new Hue ceiling and table lamps, plus the new Hue White Ambiance candle bulb.
2016 was, without a doubt, a big year of developments for the smarter home. From a wider selection of connected devices to increased competition of the voice-based digital assistants, all categories of the smarter home were taken up a notch. 2017 is going to bring even more change to the connected home, and will hopefully start to decrease some of the confusion and complexity that consumers face when getting started on the road to a truly smart home.
As we begin our 3rd year on YouTube, we're taking a quick look back at our history and moving onward to the future. Plus, Lighting Answers is changing its name to become Smarter Home Life - which better reflects the evolving nature of our content.
Here at Lighting Answers, we can’t help but raise a glass in a toast to GE Lighting’s decision to “say goodbye” to compact fluorescent bulbs. We’ve been singing the praises of LED technology for years and our light bulbs are “fully brightened” with the news from General Electric.
The latest firmware update to the Philips Hue bridge (original or HomeKit) had halted third-party LED bulbs, such as the Cree Connected and GE Link, from being added to your Hue system. But wait, there’s more!