No more fumbling in the dark to switch on your lights. Philips Hue Motion Sensor is here to turn lights on whenever someone walks past. It is a tiny square-shaped device, measuring roughly 2- x 2-inches, with built-in sensor that can detect motion within 16-feet range using infrared technology.
On detecting the motion, the smart sensor instantly activates individual lights or scenes within the Philips Hue smartphone app. You can even customize the sensor to work with individual bulbs, or all lighting fixtures in a single room. It is a completely wireless device, and can be secured on any surface using either a magnetic setup or a screw.
Powered by AAA batteries, the Philips Hue Motion Sensor also incorporates a light sensor that comes with adjustable sensitivity so that it doesn’t turn lights on during day time, when they aren’t needed. Using the smartphone app, you can also adjust color temperature of the lights depending on the time of day. For instant, the light temperature can be set warm at night to help you sleep or cool in the day to keep your alert.
Priced at $40, this intelligent motion sensor will be available for purchase sometime in October. This smart devices shows how infrared sensor technology can be embedded into the Internet of Things-based devices in our smart homes.