It seems that Phillips does not want you to use their hue application with just anyone. If you are not aware, hue is a system that allows you to control special light bulbs. You can turn them on and off, adjust the temp (color) and much more. To some this sounds like a great idea, and it is pretty cool. However, after a recent firmware update some people are finding that they are no longer able to use hue with just any light bulb.
Programmable lighting is one of those very cool tech items that many people would like to have but can’t afford. That’s largely because a system that will allow the user to program and control the lights in an entire house from one location requires dedicated wiring, meaning installation when the home is built or extensive renovation. Recent improvements in wireless technology have eliminated that.