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Philips Hue bulbs can now hook up to your TV screen for immersive lighting

Posted On: 17 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: TechRadar

Philips Hue bulbs can now hook up to your TV screen for immersive lighting

Philips, maker of color-projecting Ambilight TVs and Philips Hue smart bulbs , is bridging its iconic technologies for a real light show. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a cabled way to hook up Philips Hue bulbs in your home with your TV - unsurprisingly through HDMI. Much like the Ambilight system on many Philips TVs, which project onscreen colors onto the wall behind the display for immersive lighting, the Sync Box allows users to use Philips Hue bulbs for the same purpose. That means even if your TV isn't from Philips, you can still put on a suitable show, with flashing lights and moody color tones accompanying your movie night - whether it's the pulsing action of The Fast and The Furious or the unnerving thrills of that Black Mirror episode .
What are the best smart lighting products out there? Read our Philips Hue review Should I buy a Philips Ambilight TV?
You can connect "as many as ten Philips Hue color capable lights" over the Philips Hue Sync app, while the Sync Box can switch on the fly...

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