Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus Will Let You "Paint With Light"

By James O Malley on at

Philips has today announced the latest addition to its Hue line of lights that can be controlled through an app on your phone.

The Hue Lightstrip Plus is a 2m-long strip of light that can be stuck on to walls with adhesive and can be used to make the lights in your house much more dramatic. Apparently it is possible to extend the strips up to 10m in length, by stringing the devices together - meaning that you could conceivably make an entire room change colour in sync.

The strips can also be shaped, bent and cut to fit in wherever you need them. The company says that it means you can "paint with light".

The company suggests that possible usages include lining the edges of a skirting board, to transform your hallway, or lining shelves with the lights to change the ambience.

“With Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus we’re encouraging people to get creative with light and really interact with it,” explains Leonardo Avezzano, Product Marketing Director of Philips Hue. “Its extendable design along with its connectivity and high lumen output, means that it’s even easier for people to use light to create the experience they want across their home.”

To control them you'll need the Philips Hue app for your phone, or you'll need to use one of the tonnes of third party apps that can also interact with the lights. There are apparently even apps that will synchronise your lights to what's on TV available.

Lightstrip Plus will be available from October and will cost £69.99 for a starter set - with 1m extension strips costing £19.99.