by Brent Dirks
March 28, 2014
The Hue line of app-controllable lighting is continuing to grow. Philips today announced two new members of the family – the Hue Lux and Hue Tap. First up, the Hue Lux is a white-light only version of the popular colorful Hue bulbs. Just like the Hue system, the smart LED lamps can be controlled directly from your iPhone or iPad, even when you’re away from home. It is compatible with the more than 100 current third-party apps for the Hue. The official companion app can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. Available sometime this summer, a starter kit with two bulbs and a bridge will cost $99.95. Each additional bulb will set you back $39.95. Hue Tap gives users another way to control their lights. Instead of a tablet or phone, the tap is a small switch that controls lighting scenes. And thanks to kinetic energy, it doesn’t need any power source to operate. That means it can be placed almost anywhere in your house. It will retail for $59.95 and be available in the summer. For other recent accessory news, see: This Week In Accessories: Flip Turn Keyboard Case From iGear, Snappgrip And More, AppAdvice Daily: Geek Out Like A Kid Thanks To The Papernomad And Ravensburger Puzzle, and Macworld/iWorld 2014: Olloclip's New 4-In-1 Lens For The iPad Arrives Next Month.