After those announced a few days ago, here are the two new Philips Hue lamps for playing with light. They are called, respectively, "Hue Signe" and "Hue Play" and offer exclusive hardware, while continuing to maintain the characteristics offered by the entire Hue ecosystem.
The first of the two, the Signe collection, a thin lamp with a solid base that can be placed on the floor, or even on the table. The lamp designed to be positioned near an area reserved for entertainment, preferably in front of a wall, so as to receive an indirect light beam that extends to the ceiling.
In other words, Signe's lights perfectly match the area adjacent to the TV and can also provide the right lighting while watching a movie or playing a video game. The lamp supports Hue White and Color Ambiance, so you can choose between 16 million colors and 50,000 shades of white light to illuminate the room.
The Signe table version costs $ 159.99, while the floor version $ 249.99. Both will be available for pre-order in early September, to be launched on the market in early October.
The second lamp, the Hue Play Collection, intended for bedrooms and entertainment areas. The company describes Hue Play as a "light bar" that can be placed in the living room or mounted behind a TV or simply placed on the floor to add lighting to any space. Hue Play can be positioned both vertically and horizontally, providing even more opportunities for the lighting behind the TV or in the corridors. The lamp measures just over 22 centimeters.
There are two kits available for Hue Play: a first single light base priced at $ 69.99, while the configuration with two devices will be offered at $ 129.99. The pre-orders for Hue Play will arrive in mid-September, with the launch scheduled for mid-October.
Like the previous Philips Hue, Hue Signe and Hue Play products, they can be added to your existing HomeKit ecosystem, allowing you to control the projectors with Siri, automate them or insert them within your predefined scenes.
The completely redesigned iOS app available for free in the App Store. You can download it directly at this address. All Hue products are also available on Amazon once European distribution has started.