Philips unveils Hue Go, the portable version of the Philips Hue

Philips has introduced its latest hue lamp, the Hue Go, a wireless, portable, multi-colour LED light.

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The Hue Go is a semi-spherical mood lamp capable of mixing together more than 16 million different colour combinations.

The light can be used a replacement for candles for outdoor lighting, a nigh light or a small-scale uplighter.

“We envisage all lights to be connected. Put simply, lighting is now central to the Internet of Things and we see Philips Hue as the go-to lighting brand for the home,” says Sridhar Kumaraswamy, Business Leader for Philips’ connected home systems.

“With Philips Hue Go we are building further on our ecosystem, enabling people to experience light in a new way. People can take the light wherever they want; creating the light that suits their moment, taste or mood. It gives people even more choice for how they wish to bring the fun and impact of connected lighting into their homes.”

Users will have complete direct control over the different colour combinations or they can choose one of the four available light recipes that Philips introduced with the original bulbs: “read”, “concentrate”, “relax” or “energise”.

Users can also choose from seven different light effects ranging from functional warm white light and cool energising daylight, to one of the five natural dynamic effects – Cosy Candle, Sunday Coffee, Meditation, Enchanted Forest, and Night Adventure.

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As far as connectivity goes, the Hue Go can pretty much do the same things as the Philips Hue.

“Just like Philips Hue, Philips Hue Go can discretely alert you to a new email or change in weather via a gentle ‘light notification’ wherever you are in your home, as well as deliver immersive moments that expand TV viewing into the whole room or take gaming to the next level through third party app integration. Philips Hue Go works seamlessly with all Philips Hue and Friends of Hue products, easily integrating into an existing network. However setting up a new network is also very simple, just make sure the Philips Hue bridge is connected to your wireless network, then simply download the Philips Hue app to your smart device and plug in Philips Hue Go,” reads the Philips press release.

Philips Hue Go costs €99.95 and is available in Europe from April 2015 and North America from June 2015.

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