Philips Hue recently shared a collection of smart lighting formulas through Hue labs that are designed to help those who work from home. The formulas, which range from concentration to sleep routines, use the company’s popular lighting line to simulate various shades of color and white.
In total, 4 home formulas were shared, the most interesting being Work breaks and Staff go to sleep. Work breaks the formula works by adjusting the color temperature according to the work schedule after setting the working time and the desired breaks. Whiter and cooler colors are designed to help concentrate, where softer yellow tones are used for relaxation during break periods.
With this formula, you can switch between the bright and cool lights of Concentrate and the soft, soothing lights of Relax, to make sure you work efficiently – and take breaks when you need them. Select how long you want to work uninterruptedly, then how long it should be paused. Allow the formula to repeat throughout the work day.
Staff go to sleep The formula works with the Hue lights to fade slowly when you’re ready to hit the bag, instead of a set time. Hue Labs claims that this formula was “created especially for people who do not have a strict sleep” and works together with an accessory such as the Hue Dimmer Switch or even Amazon to start the end of the night process.
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Created especially for people who do not have a strict bedtime, this formula prepares you to sleep with the push of a button. When activated, your lights will illuminate at the place of your choice, fading slightly until completely extinguished to help divert you to the dream country. You can also set the formula to be enabled when you touch a designated button on your morning switch Hue (long press) or Press the button or, telling your Amazon “Alexa, turn on the Personal Sleep Function” .
Other formulas include Light based on time and Personal awakening. All 4 work at home formulas are now available for free in the Hue Labs section of the Hue app or on the Hue Labs website. A Philips Hue bridge is required for Hue Labs functionality and will not work with the recent line of Bluetooth light bulbs on their own.