Short Version Philips Hue are wireless LED lightbulbs that are controlled via an iOS app — allowing you to change the shade and intensity of light they beam out, turn the bulbs on and off remotely, and set them to come on at scheduled times. Let there be micro-managed light! Long Version Features: LED lightbulbs rated at 600 lumens Controlled via an iOS app — using iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch App features include ‘light recipes,’ timer, dimmer Lightbulbs can be switched on/off remotely to give your house a lived-in look when away One wireless bridge supports up to 50 Hue lightbulbs Bulbs are up to 80 percent more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs Info: MSRP: $199.95 for the starter pack containing wireless bridge plus three bulbs; $59.95 for single bulb add-on packs Available: Now (however online orders currently aren’t shipping for 3-4 months) Retailers: The Apple Store/ Apple’s website The Philips Hue is… … a wireless LED lightbulb system that lets you turn iOS devices into a remote control for your lampshades. To kick things off, you need to buy the starter pack, which includes three bulbs plus the wireless bridge that hooks up to your Internet router so the bulbs can speak to the app and vice versa. The bridge apparently supports up to 50 bulbs — albeit, your wallet may not stretch so far.
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