Philips Hue Announces New HomeKit-Compatible Gradient Lightstrip and Iris Lamp
Signify has announced a new line of Philips Hue products including the gradient lightstrip which mounts to your TV and syncs with the images on-screen. The company has also announced a new version of its Iris table lamp, both of which are HomeKit-compatible.
The announcement of the Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip has been long awaited for Hue light customers. Until now, Hue Play lightstrips have been able to display one colour when mounted to a TV display. Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip has been designed to be integrated with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, which connects to a TV, console, and other devices to pair with the screen for a more immersive effect.
According to a report from The Verge, the Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip will be available to accommodate three common TV display sizes from 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch. On October 16th, the lightstrip will be available and will cost between $200 and $240 USD.
It’s also worth noting that the Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip can be used with a PC and Mac. Rather than integrate with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, the lights will then utilize the Hue Sync app to pair with the display.
Additionally, Signify announced a new version of its Hue Iris table lamp. The new Iris will offer richer colours, brighter output as well as new metallic finishes on the body of the device. The Hue Iris can be paired with the Hue Bridge or by Bluetooth as the white and colour Philips Hue E12 Candelabra bulbs have been updated. On October 19th, the Hue Iris can be purchased for $100 USD. The newly updated bulbs can be purchased as of now.
Both products can be integrated with smartphone devices such as Apple’s HomeKit while paired with the Hue Bridge.