Lutron joins the Philips Hue ‘Friends of Hue’ program, helping
users regain control of their smart lighting by preventing the toggle
switch from being accidentally turned off.
New smart bulb dimmer provides family and guests in the home with
seamless, easy, and familiar control of Hue lights.
COOPERSBURG, Pa. & SOMERSET, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smart bulb users lose control of their smart lighting when a light
switch is accidentally turned off. To help prevent this from happening, Lutron
is introducing the Aurora
smart bulb dimmer, a wireless, battery-powered dimmer that can be
mounted directly over a toggle switch, keeping Signify’s Philips
Hue smart bulbs and fixtures ready for use.
The intuitive, familiar style of the Lutron Aurora dimmer allows any
family member or guest in your home to control your Philips Hue lights
easily. Simply touch the Aurora dimmer to turn your Hue lights on or off
and turn the knob to brighten or dim the lights.
“Lutron is pleased to join the Philips Hue ‘Friends of Hue’ program and
offer this unique, wall-mounted smart lighting control that enriches the
Hue experience,” said Matt Swatsky, Vice President, Residential
Mid-Market Business at Lutron. “Lutron prides itself on aligning with
global, best-in-class companies like Signify to improve and evolve the
lighting experience. Together, Lutron and Signify are addressing smart
bulb user feedback with an attractive and practical solution that locks
toggle switches in place to keep smart bulbs ready, while providing an
additional point of control. The Aurora dimmer simplifies the use of
Philips Hue smart bulbs and fixtures for everyone in the home.”
Easy Installation and “Always Ready”
The completely wire-free Lutron Aurora dimmer can be installed easily
over toggle switches in just two minutes. A dimmer mounting base “locks”
your existing toggle switch in the on/up position to help prevent it
from being accidentally turned off.
The round knob dimmer snaps directly onto the mounting base, and
provides wireless, local control of your Philips Hue smart bulbs and
fixtures. The Aurora dimmer is perfect for times when it’s less
convenient to use the Philips Hue app to adjust your lights.
And, there’s no need to worry about Wi-Fi outages. Just like the Philips
Hue system, the Lutron Aurora smart bulb dimmer operates via Zigbee
technology. You can still control your Hue lights with the Aurora dimmer
even if the Wi-Fi goes down.
“The Lutron Aurora dimmer is the perfect complement to the Philips Hue
system – it offers yet another convenient and familiar way for you to
control and enjoy what our smart lighting can do. It also blends in well
with any interior design style,” said Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader,
Home Systems and Luminaires at Signify. “With Lutron as our new ‘Friend
of Hue’, we’re continuing to deliver on our promise of making smart
lighting even more accessible to anyone in the home.”
The Lutron Aurora dimmer, available in white, can now be pre-ordered on MeetHue.com,
and is expected to ship in June. The Aurora dimmer will also be
available for purchase on Amazon.com and in-store and online at Apple,
Best Buy and The Home Depot soon.
Lutron and Aurora are trademarks of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.
- Zigbee is a trademark of the Zigbee Alliance.
About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, lighting and shading control leader Lutron Electronics
is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the
home, to smart lighting management systems for entire buildings, the
company offers more than 15,000 products, sold in more than 100
countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion
kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per
year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state
electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at
the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
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and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary
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About Philips Hue
Philips Hue is the world’s leading smart lighting system for the home.
It includes bulbs, strips, spots, lamps, sensors and controls. The
system is transforming how light is used in and around the home to
create immersive entertainment experiences, light their moments and help
provide peace of mind.
Since the launch of Philips Hue in October 2012, Signify 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.
Under the Friends of Hue partnership program, participating companies
have products, applications and platforms tested and certified as being
able to integrate with Philips Hue to deliver a quality and seamless new
lighting experience. The program is also open to luminaires
manufacturers, so they can build and market products integrating Philips
Hue technology and provide choice and a consistent lighting experience
to customers. For more information, please visit www.meethue.com.