The Philips Hue is a new web-enabled LED system that allows users to remotely control their lighting from a mobile application.
In a trend from our Future of Home Living report we’re calling Lightscaping, which looks at how programmable systems can control the color, intensity and directionality of light to match a particular mood or task, or immerse people in an entertainment experience, PSFK Labs has identified the following example.
Philips Lighting has developed Hue, a new web-enabled LED system that allows users to remotely control their lighting from a mobile application. The Hue starter kit contains three bulbs that are able to fit into any standard socket, and a bridge that connects them through wireless routers. Users will be able to control the Hue by iOS or Android phones, allowing them to customize their home lighting experiences, change the Hue’s color to a myriad of options, and manage daily schedules for maximum efficiency.
Room lighting solutions such as the Hue bulb fall under a larger theme we’re calling Adaptive, which examines how customizable solutions for the home are being designed to accommodate a wider range of needs throughout the day and week, bringing greater functionality and flexibility to urban lifestyles.
PSFK has announced the latest in a series of trend reports. Following studies into retail, social media, gaming, work and mobile, the PSFK Labs consulting team have generated the Future of Home Living report. That report manifests as a free summary presentation, an in-depth downloadable PDF and an exhibition in New York City that runs to August 16.
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