The luminaries are part of its “Hue” range, and Philips said that a finger swipe on smartphone or tablet allows you to create any number of personal light effects from a palette of 16 million hues, shades of white and programmable scenes.
Philips lets you create table and pendant luminaries to order at www.meethue.com while you can also order them from London store Selfridges.
Philips also showed off a bright white LED bulb which you can control from your tablet or smartphone. The Hue “lux” retrofits into existing A19 luminaries.
Because your gizmo controls them you can turn your lights on and off from anywhere in the world you can get connected. Applications include linking the app to alert you to stormy weather, link to stock tickers, link to sportsfeed, or to your Facebook page.
Philips also showed off Convo Lights, which can notify deaf people when there are other audible signals they might miss.