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SylvieBarak
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re: Philips, Apple offer web-addressed LED lighting
SylvieBarak   10/30/2012 6:43:13 PM
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Super smart move by Philips here. Not that LED lighting that can be controlled via smartphone is new or exceptional, but teaming up with Apple is. Guaranteed way to make an impact and a profit at the same time.

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re: Philips, Apple offer web-addressed LED lighting
someEmbeddedGuy   10/31/2012 4:35:40 PM
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Interesting product, however $59 a bulb seems a bit steep...

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re: Philips, Apple offer web-addressed LED lighting
mondoe   10/31/2012 11:38:37 PM
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the $59 is a very good price for what it can do !, I am in Australia and ou home automation system (Schneider (Clipsal in Australia)C-Bus) has just cost us $100K for the relays and installation in our new home !!, that is alot of bulbs ! and also they do not do as much as this system... on/off dim and timed !. This is really the start for IOT through the main stream channels !. Bring it on I say !!

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Peter Clarke   11/1/2012 2:13:47 AM
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I am pretty sure this is an introductory price set to relieve early adopters of their money. Once the Apple Store crowd has paid up I expect Philips to drop the price and the exclusivity.

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re: Philips, Apple offer web-addressed LED lighting
WKetel   11/1/2012 10:56:43 PM
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Just what we need, internet enabled light bulbs for hackers to play with. I give it about a week before the real fun begins. What about using up all of the internet addresses just so that somebody can show off how cool they are controlling the lights from their phone? Wireless will be far more hacker resistant, but even there it seems to be far more a solution running around in search of a problem. Really, who needs it?

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Peter Clarke   11/1/2012 11:37:12 PM
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I agree that security is a vital part of the equation. However, it is not a question of who needs it? Rather it is a question of who will pay for it ....and how much? After all you don't really NEED electricity...you could use candles, etc., but you are prepared to pay for it. Philips clearly think the Apple Store crowd will pay if only for five minutes fun of making their lights change color

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re: Philips, Apple offer web-addressed LED lighting
g_ronzino   11/5/2012 7:18:54 AM
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I think we have to go beyond the sole Business case analysis. Probably the bulb cost is too high and the external gateway to be used not the best way to push the service but pls note the following BIG cultural change associated with HUE: 1) for the first time lamps (in general) becomes clinet/end points of the Home Network 2) Apple starts considering fixed/IoT services and application a nes frontier for getting revenue. I think it is great for all the people interesetd in IoT!



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