HomeKit-Compatible Philips Hue White Ambiance Kit Now Available
After introducing yet another expansion of the extremely popular intelligent Hue lighting product range back in March, Philips has now announced the immediate availability of the Hue White Ambiance kit. The latest kit in the Philips Hue range not only ships with two White Ambiance connected lightbulbs, but also the HomeKit-enabled Bridge 2.0, as well as a Hue dimmer switch to provide users with greater control over the lighting levels in their property. This latest addition to the Hue range is aimed at those looking to add smartphone controlled white light without the fuss and hassle of having access to a full color spectrum.
As with the rest of the Hue range, the new White Ambiance series can be controlled directly through the official Hue smartphone app, offering users the ability to adjust the color temperature from 2,200k (warm light) all the way up to 6,500k (cool light).
As previously mentioned, the new package also fully supports light dimming thanks to the official Hue dimmer switch found in the box. The compatibly with Apple’s HomeKit framework also means that owners will be able to instantly control the color temperature and levels of the light output with voice commands using Siri on an iPhone or iPad.
Sridhar Kumaraswamy, Business Leader Connected Home Systems at Philips Lighting, had this to say about his company’s latest Hue expansion:
We know how important white light is in the home; it is similar to natural day light and can help us to focus, feel more alert as well as wind down at night. With Philips Hue white ambiance, we are delivering a high quality connected light bulb that delivers the full spectrum of white light at the swipe of a finger, allowing consumers to fully benefit from the impact that white light can have on their wellbeing when at home.
One of the plus points here is that the new White Ambiance kit is instantly more affordable than the standard Hue lighting kit. Philips has priced the whole starter kit, which includes two bulbs, a HomeKit compatible Hue Bridge, and a Hue dimmer switch, at just $129.99. Individual White Ambiance bulbs are available for $29.99 per unit, and be ordered immediately today.