Philips, one of the leading electronics producers, presented the newest member of their power friendly Hue smart line, the BR30 LED bulbs. These come in singles or in a box of threes with their signature Hue Bridge wireless hub. Philips seems to have its Hue smart light bulbs on an ever-expanding trajectory. The newest entrant: the BR30 Connected Downlight Lamp, available as either a standalone bulb for $59, or in a set of three for $199, which includes the Hue Bridge wireless hub. Other than their bulb design, the smart home basics of these BR30 lights are similar to those of the original Hue Connected Bulb. Connect the Hue Bridge to your wireless network, and then use your smartphone or tablet to control the bulbs with the Philips Hue app. Programming options include an expansive range of colors, from traditional light bulb hues to more outlandish reds, blues, and greens. You can also tell the lights to behave according to an alarm, a timer, or even your GPS-based physical location. More from CNET

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