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Philips Says 'Screw It,' Turns Entire Ceilings Into Giant Lights

Philips has been making light bulbs for as long as anyone can remember, but the company might actually soon make them obsolete with its new OneSpace illuminated panels, which promise to make entire ceilings glow to light up a room.


A Light-Up Alarm Completely Changed My Life

Slamming the snooze button over and over again is pretty much the crummiest, least restful way to kick off your morning, so consider this a public service announcement: A light-up alarm completely changed my life, and I think it can change yours, too.


Philips Has Three New Hue Wi-Fi LED Light Bulbs On The Way

Philips has announced the upcoming release of three new products in the Hue lighting ecosystem : a streamlined and dimming white light, a kinetic-powered control panel, and a 3D-printed lamp that will sure to become the centrepiece of any room.


This Funky New LED Is Almost Completely Flat To Keep Cool

Come January, the reign of incandescent bulbs comes to an end as the US collectively moves towards a greener, LED-lit future. The new 60 watt-equivalent SlimStyle LED bulb from Philips can light up a room without heating it, too.


LED Carpets Guarantee You'll Never Get Lost In An Airport Again

With a development that will surely appeal to airports, Philips has announced a partnership with flooring manufacturer Desso to produce a light transmissive LED-powered carpet that can be used to display warning messages, directions, or even fancy glowing designs. And airports are just the tip of the glowy-floor iceberg.


Philips' New Logo Is An Awesome 1930s Throwback

Seventy-five years after Philips debuted a circular “shield” logo filled with twinkling gold stars, the Dutch electronics giant has brought the design back as a bold monochromatic logomark. The new version is “modernised for use in this digital age,” according to company reps — in other words, it’s been flattened and simplified for digital screens.


The Best Apps To Get The Most Out Of Your Hue Lighting

The Philips Hue lighting system is pretty darn awesome save for one minor detail: its finicky and feature-poor stock control app. Third-party, souped-up control apps, can fix that though. Here are the ones you need to really kick your home lighting into high gear.


What's Your Favourite Philips Hue App?

The Philips Hue smart lighting system is, by virtually all accounts, very awesome. I mean, who wouldn’t want access to all six million colours of the LED rainbow at their fingertips? But damn, if the stock Hue app doesn’t leave a lot to be desired. Luckily, as the Hue’s popularity grows, so too do the number of independent programmers out there designing better and more functional controls for the system.


Philips Adds A New Bulb To The Hue Lineup

The first bulbs in Philips’ colour-changing, app-controlled Hue line were designed to mimic the unidirectional shine of standard A19 light bulbs. This made them ideal for conventional lamps, but they wasted a large portion of their light when installed in recessed ceiling fixtures. But today Philips has announced the new Hue BR30 downlight bulb.


How LED Lighting Is Being Used To Comfort Patients In Intensive Care

If you’ve ever stepped foot in an intensive care unit, you’ll know that they can be pretty grim environments. That’s all changing though, thanks to LED lighting systems that can actually be used to improve patient care.