Simple Lighting Company Responds to New App Store for Home Lighting

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As Philips invites developers to write apps for its Hue wireless LED bulbs, the specialists at Simple Lighting co. take a look at how home lighting is moving forward in the world of network connected digital gadgetry.

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The APIs let programmers write custom iOS applications for the bulbs which connect to a home network.

It has been reported in MIT Technology Review that the lighting giant has introduced a software developments kit for a brand of its LED light bulbs–Hue. The APIs let programmers write custom iOS applications for the bulbs which connect to a home network. These can then be controlled from a smartphone and means people can control the colour of their lights as well as when they go on and off.

Online retailer, Simple Lighting Company, has been heavily involved in the LED industry for a number of years. As such, the team have seen a number of advancements that have transformed the home lighting landscape. A representative has shared their thoughts on what makes this particular project different.

“Philips are always making introductions and adaptions that serve to revolutionise the market. This particular one means people will be able to have cool white light in the morning and then a warmer, yellower light come evening. It will be interesting to see public reaction on this and how it develops further.

“Versatility when it comes to colour is one of the main selling points of LEDs. As well as a wider variety in comparison to incandescent bulbs, these retain their true colour when dimmed.”

Philips are currently working on an iOS and Android SKD for later this year as well as on solutions to make linking Hue to apps easier.

Established in 2009, Simple Lighting Company aims to provide high-quality lighting at some of the most competitive prices on the web. The company has grown considerably in recent years and supplies over 4000 products, specialising in LED lighting, LED tape, LED strip lights as well as indoor and outdoor lighting. Simple Lighting Company considers customer service its priority, regularly adding new products to the website.

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