Lighting is one of the most important considerations when it comes to home interiors, often making the difference between a cosy and comfortable room and one that can feel a bit tired and in need of some TLC. As with most industries the home lighting sector is evolving all the time with new designs, and Philips Hue wireless lighting systems may have just smashed them all out of the park.
Wireless lighting can be controlled by a range of devices such as mobile phones and remotes, enabling homeowners to control the amount of light – and even the colour – being emitted in a certain room at a certain time, giving them complete control over the ambience in the room which is great when entertaining or settling down to watch a film.
So if you’re fed up of having to watch films with the lights fully on or in complete darkness, and if you want to start entertaining guests with optimum lighting, it’s worth reading on to find out how Philips Hue will change your life.
What is a Philips Hue system?
Put simply, the Philips Hue wireless lighting system enables you to adjust the lighting in your home at the touch of a button. No, we don’t mean like a standard light switch where you can turn them on or off, we mean from a wireless device where you have the opportunity to raise and lower the lights – collectively or individually – to achieve the perfect feel for your home at that time.
You even have the potential to adapt your lights resulting in a different colour scheme for each room in the house. If you want your bathroom to be filled with smooth white and blue colours, then you can, if you want your living and dining rooms to turn into the perfect entertaining areas with contrasting colours making the perfect setting – you can.
Here at BT Shop we’ve got a wide range of different Philips Hue starter kits for you to browse and buy, including white and colour starter kits, white and ambient or plain white. Once installed you can start to invest in even more accessories – if you wish – including motion sensors that adjust the lighting as you walk into and out of a room for a space-age look and feel that will certainly impress your next dinner party guests!
How does a Philips Hue wireless lighting system work?
Now we all know how much of a pain it can be to have to get up from a comfortable position on the sofa to turn the lights on or off (we feel for you, really), but the Philips Hue system may just be the answer to your prayers.
With the wireless connectivity you can turn them fully on or off, dim them and even adjust the colour of individual bulbs all from the comfort of your chair through the handy app. It all syncs up to a system known as the Bridge which links the app to the bulbs in your home via your Internet router.
If you’ve got a smartphone or tablet then you can program and store individual light settings and even set the lights to come on at a certain time if you wish, which is useful if you’re entertaining outdoors and don’t want to walk into a dark room with two hands full of plates! You can even set the lights to come on while you’re away to warn off intruders, or when you’re on your way back at night so that the house is lit up and ready for you.
Top reasons to invest in Philips Hue wireless lighting
So just why should you invest in Philips Hue wireless lighting systems? Aside from the obvious fact that it’s an incredibly cool setup, here are five key reasons:
- Different colours
One of the main advantages to the system is that you can adjust the colour of your lights to suit your mood and the occasion. If it’s a party you can mix and match them all or you can focus certain lights on certain features within your home to make them a centrepiece. Feeling romantic? Switch the lights to red. Fancy getting a bit spooky at Halloween? Play with the system to turn on a handful of white, green and orange bulbs to spook visitors.
- Sync lights with movies and music
Through the Philips Hue and third-party apps you have the ability to sync your lighting to the movie on the television or the music being played which is great for setting the mood and getting guests into the party spirit.
- Wake up gently
There’s nothing worse than being woken up by a bright bedroom light or the curtains being flung open wide. Thanks to the Philips Hue system you can wake up gently with a selection of light bulbs that slowly but surely get brighter to wake you up smoothly – and they can even be programmed to come on with your alarm.
- Create mood-lighting
Set the mood for any occasion by adjusting your colour and bulb settings. If you find the perfect lighting for dinner then you can save the settings in the app and call upon them again the next time you sit down for a special meal. You can do the same when watching films or listening to certain types of music.
- Operate through a phone app (Siri, Alexa, etc.) to impress friends!
Let’s be honest, there is nothing cooler than voice control is there? Through the voice assistants on your smartphone you can adjust the lights anywhere in your house – great for when you want to impress (or scare) your friends!
To find out more about the exciting new Philips Hue wireless lighting range, visit BT Shop today. We’ve got a wide range of starter kits, bulbs, motion sensors and more to transform the look and feel of your home.