This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

IFA 2014: Philips brings smart LEDs to life in light fixtures with Hue Beyond

About Video Transcript

IFA 2014: Philips brings smart LEDs to life in light fixtures with Hue Beyond

1:26 /

These new high-end light fixtures from Philips feature smart LEDs that work with the Hue connected ecosystem.

[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Rich Brown for Cnet, we're here at the Phillips booth at IFA 2014 in Berlin, we're here to check out the new Phillips Hue Beyond lighting system. So we have here are three light fixtures, there's one in your ceiling, there's one that's a pendant lamp. Table lamp, and each has two banks of LEDs inside, and is designed to be controlled from your smartphone, similar to the [UNKNOWN] connected light bulbs that we saw a couple years ago. So the idea is that, like most smart lights, you can control these through an app, either through a tablet or smartphone, and they have all kinds of different programming functions. You can time them, you can put them on a schedule. You can have them switch different colors when a certain event happens. Like say you get a new email, or some kind of social media event. They also support [UNKNOWN] which is i, pee, pee, tee. If this then that, the standard that let's them talk to all kinds of different other smart home devices, and services. Makes them really pretty flexible, if you really want to dive into that home automation thing. Now they are not inexpensive. For the base line price, you're going to pay about 299 pounds right now. For the table lamp without the connected kit that gets the thing on the internet, that's sort of assuming you already have one. If you're going to get the whole kit for one of the ceiling lights or the pennant lamp, you're going to pay about 499 pounds. So definitely not cheap. Right now, they're only available in the UK and Europe. They're coming out to the US and the rest of the world later. We don't know pricing yet, but we'll have that as soon as we can. So I'm Rich Brown, this is the Philips Hue Beyond lighting setup. [MUSIC]

New releases

Samsung's premium-looking gas range costs less
2:06 28 March 2015
The $1,699 Samsung Gas Range with True Convection, model number NX58F5700, has a lot to love at a reasonable price.
Play video
PicoBrew's automated beer maker too pricey for most home brewers.
6:28 28 March 2015
We're cloudy on the benefits of the PicoBrew Zymatic, especially for $2,000.
Play video
Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?
1:54 28 March 2015
With Twitter's Periscope hitting the scene, we had to see how it measures up to Meerkat.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: What's the difference?
2:30 28 March 2015
Paralyzed by choice? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt helps you decide if you can really be happy with the base model S6, or if the S6 Edge's...
Play video
2016 Kia Sorento
5:28 28 March 2015
CNET Senior Editor Wayne Cunningham test-drives the new 2016 Kia Sorento Limited Trim model and checks the tech on this comfortable,...
Play video
Mercedes F 015: Car of the future (CNET On Cars, Episode 62)
20:50 28 March 2015
Mercedes asks what shall we do when driving ends, the new safety tech that must be on your new-car shopping list, and the Top 5 affordable...
Play video
Imagine a 10TB Solid State Drive
2:58 28 March 2015
Could a 10TB Solid State Drive be in our near future? Amazon fluffs up their cloud service, Lyft goes social and Tim Cook gives ba...
Play video
It shoots. It scores.
2:53 28 March 2015
Mirrorless Samsung NX1 takes on dSLRs for action photography.
Play video