Signify And Google Assistant Collaborate For Sleeping And Waking Up Lighting Effects

Posted: Jan 9 2019, 11:52pm CST | by , in CES


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Signify and Google Assistant Collaborate for Sleeping and Waking up Lighting Effects

Google Assistance can be used for Natural Sleep and Wake Lighting Effects by Using Philips Hue

During a CES -2019 event in Las Vegas, Signify announced their partnership with Google Assistant to provide optimal sleeping and waking up light environment using existing functionalities from Philips Hue. The lighting effects mimic the natural lightings patterns associated with sleeping and waking up timings. This is the first time Philips Hue’s sleep and wake features will be accessible through a digital voice-based platform.

Some of Google Assistant sleep features in Philips Hue include:

Schedule the wake and sleep timings: Use the command “Hey Google Sleep/Wake at 11 p.m.” This will turn the lights to a warm white tone that will gradually fade away over 30 minutes timings. The system will do the opposite for the waking up commands.

Single-Time Alarm Sync: Simply say the command “Hey Google, turn on gentle Wake Up.” This will sync all hue lightings with your morning alarms set in Google Assistant. Philips Hue lights will start a sunrise effect in the surrounding 30 minutes before the time set in the alarm.

Multiple User Activation: You can manage different lighting effects for different rooms and surroundings. You can set up different waking/sleeping room for kids, elderly and other people staying at your home.

Direct Action: In case you want to override the existing wake/sleep setting, one can use direct action to start the 30 minutes lighting effects right after the command, in spite of the times set for normal days, this command will override the existing settings and start the lighting process immediately.

Effects of lights on human beings:

Our lighting environment has a lot of effect on our mood and quality of sleep, Philips Hue has taken full measures to replicate a natural light pattern associated with different timings. Melatonin, the hormone that regulates waking and sleeping in humans is responsible for the quality of sleep, and it is directly affected by surrounding lights, whether natural or artificial.

Waking up and sleeping on right timings and right environment results in feeling more energized and efficient while performing our daily tasks. Although, a normal alarm clock does the same, research shows that using the optimal lighting conditions improved levels of energy, mood, and other cognitive skills within 48 hours.

"Sleep plays such an important role in our health and well-being. We're pleased to be adding yet another option for our users to help them relax before bed and wake up in a way that prepares them for the day ahead," said Duncan McCue, Head of Partnerships for Philips Hue at Signify.

The new feature will be available by the end of the first quarter, 2019. For your information, Signify is the new official name of the former Philips Lighting since May 16, 2018.

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