Let the shade from your favourite Instagram photo illuminate your home



There's more to the smart home and Samsung SmartThings sensors and compatible devices than the convenience of controlling appliances with your smartphone, and the peace of mind that comes from flexible, cost-effective home security. There's also a world of creative and entertaining lifehacks that add fun and colour to your home – in the case of smart bulbs such as Philips Hue, quite literally so.

There's more to the smart home and Samsung SmartThings sensors and compatible devices than the convenience of controlling appliances with your smartphone, and the peace of mind that comes from flexible, cost-effective home security.

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There's also a world of creative and entertaining lifehacks that add fun and colour to your home – in the case of smart bulbs such as Philips Hue, quite literally so.

Snap happy

Have you ever looked at your Instagram feed or at the photos on your smartphone and wished you could bathe in the shades from a beautiful sunset, the dappled greens of a forest shot or the vivid blues of the Caribbean sea? Well, because Philips Hue products use LED lights, you can customise them to shine in any one of 16 million different shades. Better still, you can sample exact colours from your favourite photos and fill your home with them.

 

Philips Hue products are fully compatible with Samsung SmartThings so adding them to your smart home network is incredibly easy. Once you've done this head to the Philips Hue settings to access the colour picker. You'll have the option to use your smartphone's camera to take a photo there and then, or you can select a photo you've taken previously from which to sample colours.

With three of four bulbs installed you can assign each one a different shade from a favourite photo, creating, naming and saving the results as 'scene'. Then, if you ever want to evoke that beloved beach holiday in Santorini in the future you can just tap 'Santorini' and the lights will blend a blissful pool of light to fill the room and transport you.

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