The motion sensor by Philips Hue can actually switch on the lights in a home at a moment’s notice.
Philips Hue happens to have a novel accessory in its list of products. It will make your home lighting automation a cinch. Termed a motion sensor, it is actually an ordinary add-on contraption for this purpose.
This is precisely what makes its addition to the list of Hue products so monumental. Hue didn’t have any such devices in its repertoire up until now. Therefore residents who didn’t have any motion sensors were left high and dry. Or they relied on a series of third-party gadgets.
Now though this scheme solves all those problems in one go. Philips Hue motion sensor is a tiny white cube-like structure that runs on double AAA batteries.
You just affix this cube somewhere inside your home environment. It is not exactly like a camera since it basically detects any motion and does not take pictures of the external scenario.
Thus the fact that there are people in the room or not dictates whether the Hue motion sensor switches on the lighting or dims it in the final analysis.
The lighting facilities are thus on automatic pilot. This application by Philips makes thing as easy as apple pie. The lights that need to be turned on, when there are certain people in the vicinity, are automatically activated.
The period of time they have to be kept on before they have to be turned off (when the people leave) is also calculated on the spot by the motion sensor.
Also the lights will get dimmer and dimmer as the people or guests prepare to move outside the room. This makes for an interesting situation where the lighting setup is highly fine-tuned down to the last details.
The motion sensor will turn on the lights in the room if someone re-enters it. Also when no one is inside the room, the lights will remain turned off so as to save up on the electricity bills.
There are a few hitches along the way. Motion can be sensed only to a distance of up to 16.5 feet from the device. Thus the level of sensitivity of the device is limited.
Unfortunately, even if the household pet, be it a cat or a dog, gets inside the room, it will activate the lights thanks to the motion sensor. The motion sensor will be in stores soon and it will be sold for $39.95. The improvement in home lighting is nevertheless quite a leap for science in today’s world.