Spotify integration one of several news in Philips Hue

Signify continues to expand its smart lighting system Philips Hue and has today launched several new products.

On the hardware side, we find a new E14 variant of the light source White Filament, and an updated E27 model with support variable temperature from warm orange to daylight. The standard light sources, known only as Philips Hue, are now also available in variants with 1,100 and 1,600 lumens.

New ceiling lamps and bathroom lamps are also added, including a panel lamp that blends into the ceiling and bathroom lighting with variable temperature.

But the most interesting news is a collaboration with the Swedish music service Spotify. By logging in to Spotify in the Philips Hue app, the latter starts collecting metadata about what you are listening to and you can then let the app adjust brightness and colors based on tempo, genre and “mood” on the music.

The function is available from today in the new version 4 of the Hue app, which also supports four dynamic scenes that vary brightness and color in pre-programmed patterns.

Signify concludes by promising an update to the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box that you connect between game consoles and the TV to sync Hue light sources with the content of games. The update, which will be released later this fall, will add support for 120 hertz refresh rates with 1080p and 1440p (but unfortunately not 4k).