Today we are going to explain how to configure your Philips Hue lights in your Amazon Echo to control the smart bulbs through Alexa. And when you configure it, you can not only control it with your Home assistant, but also with the version you have on your mobile device.
It is a very simple process that you will be able to carry out through the Alexa application on your mobile, and then you will be able to use the light bulbs in your Amazon Echo. Of course, to do it first you must have done the initial configuration of the Philips Hue and have created an account on the product website. » Read more
What to do and what to avoid to properly illuminate the house?
1. Do not rely on a single light source
To allow the light to spread homogeneously in the room, different levels of illumination must be foreseen, which can be summarized in: atmospheric light, work light and accent light. The atmosphere light, as you can imagine, is the generic lighting of the space that can easily be obtained with a chandelier on the ceiling. The work light is designed to be functional to a specific activity, such as a table lamp. Finally, accent lighting is used in the creative-artistic field to emphasize elements of the room, such as works of art in an exhibition or products on display in a showcase, through the use of spotlights. Also for your home, always use at least two of these levels to get the best result depending on the purpose set. » Read more
Philips continues to expand its line of lighting products belonging to the Hue range and this time it is the turn of a new device designed to be installed in the bathroom. This is the Adore Bathroom Lighted Mirror, a mirror with LED lights around it that aims to help us in our daily hygiene. » Read more
The lights and LED lighting systems increasingly take center stage in our homes. They have done it almost without realizing it. A type of lighting that has been imposed little by little and what used to be light bulbs are now LED lights and if not only it is necessary to look like the traditional Christmas bulbs are already history. The era of the incandescent light bulb is over.
LED lighting is a reality, but many traditional light bulbs remain in our homes. When changing, the ideal is to make the leap to LED technology but if you are not clear why you should do it, here we are going to list a few reasons.
Some reasons that also tell us that LED lighting is not the future, but the present of our homes and motives has for it. The acronyms LED come from Light Emitting Diode (semiconductor diode that emits light when being crossed by an electrical current) and to “convince you” we are going to enumerate the amount of advantages that offer at the time of valuing its use. » Read more
Little by little we have seen how LED lighting (Light Emitting Diode or semiconductor diode that emits light when crossed by an electric current) has been conquering our homes. We have been abandoning the use of the traditional light bulb that first gave way to lighting by means of energy-saving light bulbs, which in turn has gradually given ground thanks to the push of LED-type luminaires. » Read more
TRENDnet has announced the launch of a new surveillance system designed to go unnoticed in the home because it is embedded in a LED bulb. It is the TWC-L10 model and integrates, in addition to an HD IP camera with WiFi an LED light, both controllable from the mobile. » Read more
Sengled presented at CES 2017 a curious invention designed to transmit sound from different devices (especially TV) wirelessly to an LED bulb with built-in speaker. It was Pulse Link, a team that has now put on sale and we have known more details.
Basically we have a kit consisting of two elements: the wireless transmitter which must connect the sound source and satellite bulbs that receive the signal via Bluetooth and play in mono if you only use one or stereo if we connect two or more. » Read more
Applying motion detectors to on and off the lighting systems is not new. Professional sectors have been used for years with the intention of saving electricity and also to avoid the proliferation and spread of microbes.
Now a Canadian company called Ubiquilux has decided to create a version as light switch called Emotion that can be used in home environments and is designed both to save and to facilitate the daily lives of people with disabilities. » Read more
Every time we care more aspects of our home than before perhaps went unnoticed and one of the most valued now often is the lighting. We seek not only a beautiful or decorative lamp, but now we also want the lighting itself in yes collaborate to give another go to our home and pace that is energy efficient.
In this regard, manufacturers have been stepping up and often have in their catalogs with solutions that cater to a variety of situations. And is that just as not all people are equal, not all households the same type of lighting is required. So one of the marks references in this segment is Philips, who wants to make sense of that expression is as well known as that of my house is my castle.
Therefore, Philips Lighting, a division of the company dedicated to lighting, has presented its new ranges of bulbs and lamps intended to bring light home lighting beyond. Something that is given by a striking figures. Only 10% of households have regulatory or other devices that allow changes in lighting and therefore they will facilitate the most appropriate light for the moment.
The new ranges of lamps and bulbs Philips Lighting offer different proposals for design and decoration for every home. Consider that choose home lighting is not just thinking about quality and quantity of light, but also in how we experience the light and choices of shapes and materials of the lamps. » Read more
IKEA wants everyone to have the chance to have a smart house and therefore launches a collection of intelligent lighting consists of LED bulbs, light panels and doors. This new range incorporates as a new regulator that offers the possibility of adapting both the light quantity and the use of cold or warm light in three simple steps, a basic aspect of any smart home. » Read more