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Bias lighting provides immersive visual experiences while extending your monitor’s backlight life, reducing energy consumption, and even alleviating eye strain. Such lighting arrangements are popular additions to any gaming PC or media setup. Recently, incorporating synchronized bias lighting in your space has become more turnkey with the announcement of Corsair’s iCue RGB software integration with Philips Hue branded smart light products.

Philips Hue offers a range of smart bulbs, lamps, fixtures, and accessories with LED components that are accessed through an integrated application or voice-controlled through existing personal assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana. Philips Hue lighting offers 16 million colors and shades of warm-to-cool white light, while iCue coordinates lighting effects across devices.

Corsair’s iCue software pairs seamlessly through Bluetooth or the Philips Hue Bridge a regulator for the Philips Hue lighting system that can control up to 50 lights and 12 accessories.

Once paired with the iCue software, users can access the dynamic color and display preferences keyed into their current iCue set up across a range of Philips Hue products. While Philips Hue’s app offers customization of color and light displays, something already possible with Corsair’s software, this collaboration with iCue enables users to expand the utility of iCue through the incorporation of Philips Hue’s line of ready-to-use lighting displays. It should be noted that iCue is currently only enabled with Hue products designated as “Entertainment zones” within the Philips Hue mobile app.

Philips Hue application now features integration with Corsair iCue. Photo credit: Philips

Philips Hue dramatically increases control and functionality for indoor and outdoor lighting displays. Bias lighting for media consumption is just one use of this smart technology which allows for staple features like programmable automated lighting, away-from-home control, interfacing through smart devices and voice control. Plus, with the integration of iCue, you can customize user profiles across rooms to create the right atmosphere at the right time with dynamic lighting effects and gradients.

Along with the energy savings associated with smart appliances, Philips Hue provides users with options. Hue offers a diverse range of lighting choices, including floor and table lamps, lighting strips, outdoor lighting, motion sensors and more. Delivering total command over luminosity and color selection, Philips Hue enables a top-to-bottom bespoke and synchronized lighting experience inside and out of your living space.

With iCue and Philips Hue, you can create an inviting, automated and fully immersive ecosystem brimming with intuitive control that links to your gaming and media in an easy-to-install format. In addition, the synergy between Corsair’s software and Philips’ hardware makes achieving a next-level environment effortless and cost-effective.

Author John Gordon

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