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Philips Hue Lightbulbs: SciFi MTV Cribs in a Box

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Philips Hue Lightbulbs: SciFi MTV Cribs in a Box

by John Montesi

The Philips Hue lighting system is bringing LED smart lighting technology to your home with user-friendly bulbs that change color and brightness across a huge spectrum. They can also make your house a whole lot cooler. The possibilities are endless, but here are just four ways you can use these bulbs to revolutionize your life:

Throw the best holiday party ever. The Hue controller can be synced to music, which means you get professional-quality light shows out of the same bulbs that provide ambient light during the day. Queue up some tunes, and let the celebration begin. No other light bulb makes it easier to go from a calming blue glow to pulsing holiday reds and greens. The Hue can even be fine-tuned to make lighting easier on your eyes when you have to stare at a page or screen all day. Try that with those buzzing fluorescents.

Say goodbye to stubbed toes and harsh wake-up calls. Philips Hue can be connected to your phone, which means you can set the lights to come on when you get home. No more bumping into the coffee table as you struggle to find the light switch. Plus, these bulbs can be programmed for gradual brightening when they're synced with your alarm clock, which means a loud alarm won't jolt you from deep sleep.

Turn your house into the hottest place to watch the game. You've got the snacks, the drinks and the TV: now it's time for the lighting. Hue light bulbs enable you to tint the man cave to the color of your favorite team every Saturday. What more could you ask? Plus, Philips Hue is compatible with lots of smartphone apps that enable you to do some pretty cool things with your lighting. One of the coolest? Making your lights flash right as your team kicks off or scores a touchdown.

Let people know when it's closing time. Just like the Hue light bulbs can help you wake up, they can also be programmed to adjust for lighter or darker atmospheres. So when the party comes to a close, you can politely let people know by gradually turning the lights up.

From house parties to easy mornings, Philips Hue lightbulbs provide lots of fun ways to enhance your home. It's like "Back to the Future" meets "MTV Cribs; only you can buy them now. Even if you're not a music mogul.