Changing decor is something that we all love to do but sometimes just don’t have the money to make big purchases. One thing that you can do is change out lighting. This can make a dramatic change to the look of the room and is perfect to dazzle guests or a wonderful Christmas gift this year for family and friends. One option that can help you achieve amazing results with ease is the Phillips Hue White & Color Ambiance Starter Kit from Verizon.
I adore the Phillips Huge White & Color Ambiance Starter kit because of many reasons. More than just illumination, Hue lights can help you set the right mood to suit the situation or make it seem like your home’s occupied when everyone’s away. With Hue, you can choose soft light for a romantic dinner or bright and cheery tones when hosting a gathering. Or, turn lights on or off from another room or across town. Limited only by your imagination, Hue light bulbs can generate up to 16 million colors, and they can be controlled via a Wi-Fi connection and an app on your smartphone or tablet.
When it comes to setting up this kit nothing gets simpler. REALLY! All you have to do is simply download the app which just takes a moment. You will want to plug in the bridge to the power outlet and your router. Once this is done simply connect the Bridge to the APP. Again this takes just a moment. I did have an update to the system which took about three minutes to complete.
Included in this kit are three bulbs to get you started (trust me when you start using these three you will want to purchase more). I used these in my living room because as most of you know my father in law has dementia. Lighting is so important when it comes to sundowning, so I like to have control over how bright it is during the day and even brighter at night. Because the Hue light bulbs can generate over 16 million colors, my possibilities are really endless when it comes to getting that perfect balance for pop. Things change every day with dementia. Below you will find a couple of pictures using the bulb and different colors. Don’t mind the piece of paper on the light, it actually does have a purpose. LOL
One other notable feature is that you can actually sync your lights to different situations which I think is really fun! You can actually sync your lights to movies and music so no matter your mood you can find that perfect combo. There are different recipes as well that you can use in the app to find that perfect mood.
Other Great Features:
- A gentler awakening and brighter day
Light influences our mood, behavior, alertness, and routines. Use Philips Hue to ease your sleeping routine and wake up gently. As your day progresses, Philips Hue can help you to energize, concentrate, read and relax. Customize your daily routines into moments you can enjoy. Set the mood. Change the ambiance.
- Paint with light
Fill your world with fabulous color to enhance your mood or brighten your day. Use Hue to reproduce the colors you love best by recreating those found in your personal photos. First, open the Hue app. Then, pull up your pictures and use them to create lighting scenes in your home. Just tap on a color in one of the photos, and the amazing Hue light bulbs will mimic it.
- Save your scenes
Use the app to save your lighting scenes as you create them, then group them together to make new and interesting color and light combinations all within one room. When you need just the right setting in a pinch, call up a Light Recipe. Choose from Relax, Energize, Concentrate and Reading.
There is just so much you can do with this system. I had no problem setting this up (literally took me seconds), and I don’t think that the price is bad at all. You can purchase this starter set on Verizon for $179.99. I also wanted to share that Verizon is having a great deal right now. Get a $50 prepaid Mastercard when you spend at least $200 on accessories. Visit the Promotion Center with code FIFTYBACK for submission form and FAQs. Limited time offer. Must purchase $200 in eligible accessories in the same transaction from 11.27.17 through 12.13.17 at Verizon Wireless retail store, online and telesales.