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Philips Hue is a smart-light system that allows users to control lighting through smart devices, like Amazon’s Echo (Alexa), Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. The system includes a massive 16 million colours and 50,000 shades of white light, so any nuance the user wants can be achieved, but the most common attraction to the system is the simple ability to control lighting remotely, turning lights on and off while on holiday or at work.

Starter Kits and Accessories

This is the smallest configuration needed to get started using the system. It comes with a hue bridge, which controls up to fifty bulbs and allows your lights to be voice controlled through your preferred device, such as Alexa or Google Home.

Extensions and Light Fittings

Philips Hue is available in a huge range of fittings, bulbs, lightstrips and accessories. Almost any configuration you can dream up, can be assembled using their basic and add-on products.

The 50,000 shades of white allow you to set the lighting to the optimum level for the activity you want to do. Read, relax, exercise, meditate, or study in the perfect lighting. The light is warm and can be dimmed to the intensity that best suits the activity nd the surrounding ambient lighting.

Connecting Hue to Google Assistant

Google Assistant allows you to do more than simply turn your lights on and off remotely. You can ask it if you forgot to turn lights off, ask it to adjust the intensity levels, set timers, set and recall your favourite displays and more.

Connecting Hue to Amazon Alexa

You can ask Alexa to turn lights on and off in the moment, or according to a timer. You can dim the lights for a movie, ask for a gentle lighting display to help you wake up, and more – all using voice control.

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