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Philips Hue and Razer Chroma sync your home and PC lighting

by Mark Tyson on 11 January 2018, 10:01

Tags: Razer, Philips (AMS:PHIA)

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Philips and Razer have got together to integrate the Philips Hue API and the Razer Chroma ecosystem. What this means is that the Philips Hue smart home lighting that you own can now help you enter “a new level of spatial immersion,” as you game on your Razer Chroma equipped PC.

“Razer Chroma is the world’s largest lighting ecosystem for gaming devices, and with Philips Hue, we are transforming the gaming experience in the home,” said Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “This takes gaming immersion to a whole new level that has never been seen before.”

Philips Lighting’s Business Group Leader, Chris Worp, likened the new lighting system integration to “surround sound for your eyes,” as it takes the content beyond the periphery of the physical screen.

Philips Hue devices are probably the most popular smart home lighting devices available. However, to enjoy the Razer Chroma integration the following conditions must be met:

  • You need some Philips Hue smart colour lights, of course
  • You need a Philips Hue V2 bridge
  • You need the latest Philips Hue app software update
  • You need at least one Razer Chroma device attached to your PC
    Such as: a Razer gaming laptop, or various Razer Chroma gaming peripherals or accessories
  • And you need the free Razer Synapse 3 software

If you have all the above, games that have been designed with Philips Hue and Razer Chroma Link integration and light effects, will be able to sync together. Already games such as Overwatch and Quake Champions have Hue/Chroma synchronisation.

Razer points out that the lighting sync isn’t just useful in gaming scenarios. The system can be used to sync ambiently to help users enjoy simple relaxation, when hosting friends, or even when surfing the web at home.



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Yes, got that announcement on my Hue set up. Very underwhelmed :)
Why? Just why? Won't be long before your gaming experience will know when to put the Dominos order in
3dcandy
Why? Just why? Won't be long before your gaming experience will know when to put the Dominos order in

Agree completely. What's next Asus TUF Gaming logo above my toilet? Matching RGB LED lights above my kitchen sink?
I can't wait to fit an RGB extractor fan in my toilet. /s
I present for your view pleasure my RGB Lav…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fm_T5GeGTs

My flat is arse about face and my bedroom and en suite are downstairs and the en suite doesn't have a window but does have a extractor fan hooked up to run automatically when you switch on the lights and then run for a good 20 minutes after you switch it off, thing is when you get up in the night to have a pee the bugger keeps you awake for ages. Just before xmas I looked for a solution and found this doohicky on Amazon, motion sensitive lav light, I now open the door to the en suite, leaving the light off, and the throne lights up majestically!

Welcome to the 21st century!