Hue Lights v1.8 Creates Fiery Spectacle for Philips Hue

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[] San Jose, California - LapApps, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Hue Lights 1.8, an update to its popular lifestyle app for iOS devices, bringing amazing fire sights and sounds to your smart LED bulbs. The powerful fire simulator that can reproduce the look and feel of a fireplace, campfire, brush fire or forest fire. Bring a warm ambiance to smart LED bulbs with customized controls for fire type, fire size, flare-ups and brightness.

Each fire type includes unique visual algorithms with professionally recorded sounds. Watch lights flicker and change as the fire burns. Lights vary from bright yellow and orange flames to dimmer reddish embers. Flare-up frequency can be changed from 0 to 240 flare-ups per hour. The brightness of both the flames and flare-ups can be independently controlled. Fires can burn forever or automatically shut off lights and audio after the countdown timer expires.

The fire simulator is available as the "Fire" In-App purchase. No other In-App purchase is needed to use the fire simulator. Once purchased all lights recognized by the Philips Hue bridge can be included in the fire. The fire effect works best with ZigBee-compatible LED bulbs that support color. Philips Hue bulbs work great with the fire effect, especially A19, BR30, GU10, LightStrips and Bloom products.

Also included in the v1.8 release are VoiceOver enhancements, group overrides, schedule summaries for scenes, and thunderstorm controls for lightning flashes. With the extensive VoiceOver support lights can be adjusted, thunderstorms started or fires ignited with eyes closed. Any built-in scene can now be temporarily applied to any of the system groups. The number of lights and schedules associated with a scene can be quickly seen on the summary screen. This update also synchronizes lightning flashes with the overall storm brightness.

Hue Lights was first launched in December 2013 and has seen steady growth from a worldwide user base. The app includes Apple Watch support, scene and group activation from a fast widget, native Philips hub scheduling, dynamic lighting and a large selection of custom scenes. Every screen supports portrait and landscape mode on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad devices running iOS 7.0 or later. The Hue Lights app requires a "Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Set" to operate. Follow @HueLights on Twitter for the latest news and updates. Visit Hue Lights official website for more documentation and supported hardware.

LapApps, LLC, is a California Limited Liability Company based in San Jose, CA. It was founded by Mark Snycerski in September 2013 and specializes in app development. (C) Copyright 2015 LapApps, LLC. All rights reserved. Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. Hue Personal Wireless Lighting is a trademark owned by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. LapApps, LLC is in no way affiliated with the Philips organization. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.


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