First unveiled back in March, buyers can now preorder the Philips Hue Lux lighting system.
Lux is a white-light only version of the colorful, and more expensive, Hue system. The LED lamps can still be controlled from any iOS device, even where you are away from home.
Here’s a quick video that shows the bulbs in action. Click here if you can’t see it.
The starter kit, which includes two bulbs and a bridge, can be preordered from Apple’s Online Store or Amazon.com for $99.99. Additional bulbs can be purchased separately for $29.99 each.
Orders are expected to arrive in late September.
While the Hue system, and its 16 million possible colors, is really fun to use, I can see the new Hue Lux appealing to even more users with its lower price tag.
Earlier this week, the free and universal companion app received a nice update to version 1.5. Along with improved support for the Lux bulbs, it features a number of UI improvements. It also now highlights some nice third-party apps compatible with the bulbs.
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