Philips has a new and interesting way to light your home. The hue lighting system uses LED lightbulbs with adjustable brightness and color-changing features. Want to listen to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue in a blue room? All it takes is a quick flick of the companion app.
Each bulb contains 11 LEDs in three different colors, which Philips calls royal blue, red/orange and lime. The lights combine to create up to 16 million colors. (The lime LED controls the important white light.) Philips claims that users can even dial in the bulbs to mimic traditional incandescent lights — the holy grail of alternative light sources. That Thomas Edison was really on to something.