Archive for the ‘Lighting’ Category

Review: Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box for Immersive Surround Lighting

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Having jazzed up my home entertainment space with smart accented lighting by two Philips Hue Play light bars, I decided to up the ante to sync the lighting effects with the movies that I was watching on my TV, as well as my music and gaming – to achieve a more immersive experience.

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a fantastic way to liven up your entertainment space for movies, gaming and music. Before (bottom) and After (top). Note how the corresponding coloured light leaps off the TV onto the surroundings.

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a fantastic way to liven up your entertainment space for movies, gaming and music. Before (bottom) and After (top). Note how the corresponding coloured light leaps off the TV onto the surroundings.

We are all familiar with surround sound, where the sound is expanded beyond a mono or stereo speakers to encapsulate the listener for a more immersive audio experience.

Signify is offering surround lighting with its Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box (RRP: S$419) – extending the visual experience from the confines of the television (or computer monitor) to beyond the display itself to the surroundings.

What you’ll need to set up a synchronised surround lighting from scratch (sold separately): Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, Philips Hue Play light bars, Philips Hue Bridge. You’ll also need the free Philips Hue app and Philips Hue Sync apps to set up and program the lights and synchronisation.

What you’ll need to set up a synchronised surround lighting from scratch (sold separately): Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, Philips Hue Play light bars, Philips Hue Bridge. You’ll also need the free Philips Hue app and Philips Hue Sync apps to set up and program the lights and synchronisation.

You can set this up by emplacing Philips Hue smart lights around the TV and then syncing the colours and intensities of these lights to whatever is displayed on the TV screen.

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Review: Philips Hue Play Light Bars for Instant Smart Lighting

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Want to jazz up your home or entertainment space with smart accented lighting that enhances the ambience and atmosphere? The Philips Hue Play light bars transform your living space instantly and easily provide immersive lighting to better enjoy your movies, games and music.

The Philips Hue Play light bars are an easy way to set up smart accented lighting to enhance the ambience of your entertainment space. Before (bottom) and After (top).

The Philips Hue Play light bars are an easy way to set up smart accented lighting to enhance the ambience of your entertainment space. Before (bottom) and After (top).

I’d installed a 65-inch Android TV from Prism+ in my living room a few months back and had been enjoying the big screen experience at home.

The basic box set for the Philips Hue Play light bar comes in a pack of two at an RRP of S$209. Currently selling online at S$146.

The basic box set for the Philips Hue Play light bar comes in a pack of two at an RRP of S$209. Currently selling online at S$146.

But that living space was a tad boring with the TV sitting on a plain cabinet against a blank wall – even though the yellow wall had been painted with an arty sponge effect.

To add some coloured ambient lighting, I got a pair of Philips Hue Play light bars and stood them on either side of the TV, atop the TV cabinet.

The light bars were really easy to set up and took all of five minutes: simply plug each light into the smart plug that came with the Hue Play light bar double pack, stick that plug into the power socket and switch on.

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New Arrival: Signify Launches WiZ Smart Lighting in Singapore

Friday, July 8th, 2022

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, is launching in Singapore a new smart lighting product line under the brand WiZ.

 

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WiZ is a new line of plug-and-play smart lighting system that Signify is introducing into the Singapore market.

Based on Wi-Fi connectivity, the WiZ platform is in addition to the existing Zigbee-based Philips Hue smart light ecosystem.

“When people think smart homes, they think smart lighting. Lighting is the top device that they want to control with voice. With the intuitive, relevant and accessible WiZ product range, Signify is making it effortless for consumers to get started on their smart home adventure and ushering them into new realms of connectivity, control and convenience,” said Jitender Khurana, Country Head and Managing Director, Signify Singapore.

The plug-and-play WiZ Connected portfolio comprises modern bulbs, portable lights, ceiling lights, downlighters, lightstrips and accessories, enabling users to easily inject smart, connected lighting to every corner of their home.

Designed for hassle-free set-up over Bluetooth and connectivity over existing Wi-Fi networks, WiZ comes with multiple control options including the WiZ app, voice control, smart switches and motion sensors to make daily living smarter, easier and more comfortable.

It is a multi-protocol smart lighting system built on an open Internet of Things (IoT) platform to give users the ultimate smart lighting experience.

More details below from the press release.

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Opening: Xiaomi’s Eighth Authorised Store at Waterway Point

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Xiaomi has opened its eighth authorised store in Singapore at Waterway Point, with launch promotions of up to 50% off selected AIoT products.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm. Photo credit: Xiaomi Singapore.

In the store, consumers can physically try out Xiaomi’s smartphones and the array of AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) products Xiaomi sells, as well as accompanying accessories.

As part of the store’s launch, a series of special promotions are available from 14 – 16 May 2022, while stocks last.

New Store Launch Promotions

To celebrate the store launch, customers can enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions today as well as over the weekend.

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New Arrival: Dyson Lightcycle Morph Light Table/Stand Lamp

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light lights a room in one of four different ways: indirect, task, feature and ambient. Available in Singapore from today. Prices below.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light is available desk lamp and floor lamp versions in Black/Black and White/Silver.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light is available desk lamp and floor lamp versions in Black/Black and White/Silver.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph has local daylight tracking and can be personalised via the Dyson Link App to intelligently adjust the light it emits depending on the user’s task, age, mood and local daylight.

It has 360° manoeuvrability to provide customised light where you need it.

Dyson boasts that its Heat Pipe technology enables the light quality to last for decades.

Building on the core technologies of the Dyson Lightcycle task light which was launched in 2019, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph has the ability to emulate some of the properties of natural light in multiple different formats.

Using Dyson’s Daylight Tracking algorithm with 3 warm and 3 cool LEDs, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph continually adjusts its colour temperature and brightness in relation to local daylight, providing the right light for the time of day depending on the user’s location.

More details below from the press release.

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