Philips introduces new motion sensor lighting device

The Hue motion sensor also senses whether its day or night time and adjusts its lighting accordingly

Tech Desk August 29, 2016
Philips Hue motion sensor PHOTO: PHILIPS

Philips has unveiled a new motion sensor device, Hue, which is capable of turning on smart lights when it detects movement in the room.

Previously, you could use voice commands through Amazon Echo's Alexa voice assistant or simply use your smartphone to turn on its smart light bulbs, however now through Philips latest sensor device that shoots an invisible light field 100 degrees horizontally and 100 degrees vertically, you can simply walk into a room full of lights.

Using Philips’ Android and iOS app, you can pick out which lights the motion sensor should turn on when it detects movement, as well as how long to keep them on for.

The Hue motion sensor also senses whether its day or night time and adjusts its lighting accordingly.

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Philips Hue app.  PHOTO: PHILIPS

“Our homes have changed radically over the past century. So why do we still use lighting that's based on 19th century technology? Philips Hue lighting can change your decor, keep your home safe, help you relax or focus and much, much more. Lighting has changed.” according a statement on its website.

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Philips Hue motion sensor.  PHOTO: PHILIPS

"There are moments when you just want things to happen," according to Todd Manegold, leader of Philips Lighting's connected home arm.

The device will launch in October and is priced at $40.

This article originally appeared on Mashable


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