3D-Printed Lamps with Color-Changing Bulbs

Philips is expanding their smart hue line, where they meld light, art, and intuitive technology. hue LED bulbs work with your smart device to make lighting more personal in your home. Use the app to get the perfect color of light you desire, help you wake up in the morning with a soft glow, or even throw a dance party – so many options. To go along with the hue line, they’ve added 3D-printed luminaires that allow limitless light effects from over 16 million colors, all controlled by your smartphone or tablet.



These new lamps offer you an opportunity to create a unique and interactive lighting installation in your own home. The lights were done in collaboration with Danish designers STRAND + HVASS and German designers WertelOberfell and are available as table or pendant lamps.

The pricy fixtures (approximately $4,135 for a pendant and $3,445 for a table lamp) are available in limited quantity and exclusively for pre-order.



The STRAND + HVASS fixtures were influenced by the play of light and the shadows that are made when sunshine passes through the branches of trees. Over 3,000 sticks have been intertwined to replicate the idea.



The WertelOberfell fixtures were inspired by the wonders of nature and the lamp’s shade is made up of re-imagined crustacean and insect eyes.



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