Philips Lighting introduced a new range of luminaires equipped with Hue White Ambiance lamps. In addition, the company presents the Philips Hue White Ambiance GU-10 spot and the Hue White and Color Ambiance A60 lamp (E27) with even more intense colors.
This morning Philips already presented a motion sensor for the Hue family, with which lamps are switched on and off automatically. A few hours later, the company announced that it was introducing various new lamps and improving the color rendering of already launched lamps.
New Philips Hue White Ambiance range
Philips comes with a wide range of new Hue White Ambiance lamps, for example for the kitchen and the bedroom. The lamps provide the full spectrum of white light; from cool daylight (6500 K) to warm white (2200 K). The Hue White Ambiance lamps are easy to operate with the included wireless Hue dimmer switch, so you don’t necessarily have to have a smartphone nearby. The dimmer is pre-programmed with four light recipes: relax, read, concentrate and energy. The luminaires are ready for use and work without an internet connection.
The Philips Hue White Ambiance series has also been expanded with a GU10 spot that fits in ceiling and lamp holders. This fully dimmable spot, like all Philips Hue White Ambiance lamps, can be controlled in many ways: with the Hue dimmer switch, via the Hue App, by voice (voice control) or wearables or by moving, thanks to the new Hue Motion Sensor.
Hue White and Color Ambiance with better colors
The current generation of Hue lamps with colored LEDs has one problem and that is the poor rendering of green and cyan. Green, in particular, looks yellowish and since more and more people are using Hue lamps as Ambilight lighting with the TV, that is an issue that had to be resolved. Philips has done this with the latest generation. The Hue White and Color Ambiance A60 (E27) lamps now have a wider and more intense color spectrum.
The new Hue White Ambiance lamps, GU10 spot, Hue White and Color Ambiance A60 (E27) (available as a starter kit and as individual products) will be available in Europe from the beginning of November 2016. The prices have not yet been officially announced, but the new GU10 spots will probably cost 35 euros each, while the price of the E27 White and Color Ambiance lamp drops to 49 euros.