An alternative for those winter evenings watching TV is adding subtle lighting behind the screen itself. The Philips Hue LightStrip Plus can provide a warm glow to enable an easier - and arguably funkier - viewing experience. It’s like staying the night in a cool hotel. You can add light strips underneath the bed or underneath cabinets to illuminate harder to reach darker areas you would never usually think about adding a light to. This type of lighting lends rooms a real feeling of space and unexpected lightness – particularly key in the winter.
There are other innovations that can help during the night itself. I’ve recently introduced an Hue Motion Sensor under our bed. It means that if I need to go to the bathroom in the night, a gentle low-level night light comes on allowing me to make my way to the bathroom much more easily. The sensor itself is tiny and intelligent sensing the movement of my feet as I get up. And it means I can move to the bathroom without disturbing my girlfriend, Holly.
So as the hours of daylight become shorter and Brits brace ourselves for winter, I believe there are fewer reasons to harbour feelings of gloom. Philips Hue offers the potential to maintain that positive feeling of health and wellbeing beyond the summer. As for the darker days, this gadget geek is about to embrace them.
Discover more about how Philips Hue can bring light to the darkest of days here: www.meethue.com