The second product Philips is announcing today is “hue tap” a round mountable switch to make it easy to control hue lights without needing to access the hue iPhone app. The hue tap includes four buttons to store lighting recipes that are accessible with a simple tap. The hue tap requires no wiring or batteries and is powered simply by the kinetic energy from users tapping on the switch. The hue tap will be available in the second half of this year and will be priced at $60.
No need for re-wiring of your main electrical light switch – this sounds perfect and technologically brilliant. I will be very interested to purchase one of these later this year.
I am just getting into home automation and will write about my findings including Philips Hue lights soon.