"My team is playing tonight. Ok, Google, set the living room lights to red"

Philips Hue partners seamlessly with Google's voice-activated smart speaker, Google Home

MARKHAM, ON, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced that the Philips Hue connected lighting system operates seamlessly with Google's voice-activated smart speaker, Google Home, which is now available in Canada. The speaker is powered by the Google Assistant that answers your questions and helps you get things done. Customers in Canada will be able to use Google Home to control their lights.

Not only can you switch your Philips Hue lights on/off using Google Home but you can also dim them, and select your desired light colour to create the right ambiance in your home. If you require a light to set the mood for a dinner party, for example, simply ask Google Home: "Ok Google dim my dining room lights to 20 per cent." Immediately, you will be bathed in a cozy dimmed light to make your guests feel relaxed and at home. Or, if you want a splash of colour, you can tell Google Assistant to match your living room lights with your favorite sports team's colours when watching the action on TV, creating a fun game-viewing experience.

Google Home retails for $179 and is now available in Canada. 

About Philips Hue
Philips Hue is the world's leading connected lighting system for the home. It comprises bulbs, strips, spots, lamps and controls.

From the launch of Philips Hue in October 2012, Philips Lighting has encouraged other companies to develop devices, apps and systems that interoperate with the system. From third-party apps and wearable technology, to internet services and connected home products; Philips Hue goes beyond illumination to provide more than just light - to deliver new experiences where the only limit is your imagination. For more information on Philips Hue and where you can buy the connected lighting products, please visit www.meethue.com/en-ca

About Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at the Newsroom, Twitter and LinkedIn. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

SOURCE Philips Lighting

For further information: Ketchum Public Relations Canada: Melissa Coombes, E-mail: melissa.coombes@ketchum.com

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