Philips Hue is reportedly developing a new version of its lightstrip. Rather than project one colour at a time, the Philips Hue Gradient Lightstrip Ambiance can display a number of colours along its two-meter length.
Hue Blog reports that Philips Hue is developing its latest product in its LED smart lighting offering. The Philips Hue Gradient Lightstrip Ambiance will be able to display multiple colours at once. The report doesn’t isn’t able to state how many colours a user will be able to display simultaneously.
Philips Hue has a worthy predecessor, being the Play Gradient Lightstrip. However, this product is more commonly used on the back of a TV or a monitor. It has similar gradient functions as well. It’s been reported that the Gradient Lightstrip Ambiance will have double-sided adhesive tape to be mounted on shelves, stairs, cabinets, etc. with ease. It’s also being marketed as a “White and Color Ambiance” product. Therefore, it should be able to display up to 16 million colours as well as white tones.
Although the Philips Hue Gradient Lightstrip Ambiance offers a length of two meters, users can expect to be able to connect a one-meter extension to it. However, it’s not confirmed whether or not multiple extensions can be used. It’s also not known what the exact brightness of the Gradient Lightstrip Ambiance will be.
Hue Blog states that the new product will cost 130 euros (~$192 CAD). The extensions are expected to cost an estimated 60 euros (~$88CAD). More information and an official reveal are expected in September.
Earlier this year, Philips hue introduced a newly redesigned iOS and Android app, streamlining how users can interact with the smart lighting set up.