You can control Philips Hue lights with your phone, but if you're feeling especially lazy, you'll want to take a look at the latest addition to the Hue ecosystem. The Philips Hue motion sensor automatically switches on the lights in a room, with the ability to configure a specific scene to a sensor.
The motion sensor is powered by two AAA batteries, allowing it to be placed anywhere in your house or garage. The back of the device is magnetic, and it has a 100-degree detection angle and a range up to 16 feet. As with all devices in the Hue ecosystem, the motion sensor is highly configurable through the Hue app, letting you select different scenes for daytime and nighttime, and various levels of motion sensitivity.
There's even the option of having the sensor switch off lights in a room when it doesn't detect motion for a specified amount of time. You can connect up to 12 motion sensors on a single Hue bridge. While Philips isn't the first brand to launch a smart motion sensor, high configurability and integration with Hue bulbs make all the difference for those that have already invested in the brand's smart lighting ecosystem.
In addition to the motion sensor, Philips announced a new generation of White Ambiance and Color lights that bring richer green and cyan hues.
The $39.95 motion sensor will make its debut by the end of October. Who's in the market for one?
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