Philips launches Hue Motion Sensor automatically switch on the lights for you

NEW DELHI: Dutch Technology company – Philips launch a new motion sensor – ‘Hue’. Philips has a new accessory which make it easy to control the lights in your home. Called Hue Motion Sensor, it will first launch in the US and will be available in the month of October at $40.


The small square-shaped Hue motion sensor detects user movements to switch on or switch off lights. The new motion sensor can be placed anywhere in the house. It has 100 degree wide (vertical and horizontal) detection angle with a range of up to 16 feet.

One can also set the sensor to control only bathroom lights, or both hallway and bathroom lights. A specific set of light bulbs can also work with Hue multi-colour smart bulb range to give different types of colour effects at home. However, The colours can be set using the app.

The new Philips Hue Motion Sensor is backed by two AAA batteries and It is rated to work for up to three years. Users can also set the time when the lights should switch off or switch on.

Moreover, the lights can also be set to become dim before turning off completely. Night-time and Day-time detection is also included in the sensor so that power could be saved.

Dutch company – Philips also launched its White Ambiance bulbs, which light up in different shades of white. White Ambiance bulbs can be used in bathrooms as well as in ceilings. They are cheaper than the regular Hue bulbs. However, the exact price has not been revealed so far by the Dutch company – Philips.

According to the TechCrunch, the “White and Color Ambiance” A19 bulbs have also got an update with richer colours. The new update widens the colour spectrum of A19 bulbs as well.