Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 6, 2014, 03:34 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
CES 2014: Holi Smart Lamp Coming to U.S. in March




Holi yesterday announced that its iPhone and iPad-Controlled smart lamp will be coming to the United States in the near future. Currently, the square 18-LED mood light is available in Europe.

At just over an inch thick and approximately 7.8-inches wide, the Holi light sports a minimalist design that is meant to fit into any room. Much like the Light Strip and the Bloom from Philips' Hue line of lights, the Holi is designed to be an accent light. With over 500 lumens, it produces more light than a standard 40W bulb. Comparatively, the Philips Hue bulbs come in at 600 lumens, while the Bloom has a 120-lumen bulb.

Users can utilize the Holi app to create various lighting effects, which can be shared with the entire Holi community. Holi is able to sync with music, changing color with tempo, and it also serves as an alarm clock with a built-in dawn simulator.

Holi is able to simulate millions of different colors, and it is also able to combine colors with its individual LED bulbs. Similar light offerings, like the Philips Bloom, are limited to a single color. The Holi app can be used to create lighting scenes from photographs, and it includes pre-programmed effects like rotating colors. Three Holi lamps can be synced and controlled from a single iPhone.

Though U.S. pricing has not yet been released, the lamp retails for EUR199 in Europe and will likely cost around $200 in the U.S. It is expected to be available beginning in March.

Article Link: CES 2014: Holi Smart Lamp Coming to U.S. in March
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 03:38 PM   #2
KindredMAC
macrumors 6502a
 
KindredMAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
A novelty for hipsters.

Hue is at least practical.
__________________
Mac mini HDMI / MacBookPro 15" Late 2008 / iPhone 5 / iPad 4 / TV3 / Airport Extreme
"We want to let go of this notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose." - Steve Jobs
KindredMAC is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 03:38 PM   #3
AppleMiko
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
sold!
AppleMiko is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 03:45 PM   #4
kwikdeth
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Tempe, AZ
$200?!?!!!? I am definitely in the wrong field.
kwikdeth is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 03:45 PM   #5
tevion5
macrumors 6502a
 
tevion5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ireland
My god...
They've done it.

The most needless consumer electronics device imaginable.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by kwikdeth View Post
$200?!?!!!? I am definitely in the wrong field.
Nah, it just means your brain still works
tevion5 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 03:52 PM   #6
kwikdeth
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Tempe, AZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by KindredMAC View Post
A novelty for hipsters.
"i paid $600 for what i could have gotten in $20 of parts from amazon, isnt that ironic?"
kwikdeth is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 04:00 PM   #7
The Doctor11
macrumors 65816
 
The Doctor11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
For $200 I can have pretty colors? No thanks.
The Doctor11 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 04:08 PM   #8
Thiemo
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Me so holi, me so holi!
Thiemo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 04:31 PM   #9
Kobayagi
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Netherlands
Holi @#*&, dat price!
__________________
It Is Inevitable
Kobayagi is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 04:50 PM   #10
anubis72
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by KindredMAC View Post

Hue is at least practical.
It is??? Not for $130. For light bulbs.
anubis72 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 05:05 PM   #11
se7encrows
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
This might be the dumbest thing I've ever seen. And I've seen some dumb things.
se7encrows is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 05:54 PM   #12
KindredMAC
macrumors 6502a
 
KindredMAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by anubis72 View Post
It is??? Not for $130. For light bulbs.
I've had Hue in my house for almost a year and LOVE IT. The automation aspect and color changing/dimming are so handy for different situations that I never would have thought about.

Our 6 year old will get scared of the dark and come into our room at night requesting to keep a light on. I change one of the bulbs to blue and it is easier on the closed eyes to fall back asleep too and gives our son a little piece if mind.
__________________
Mac mini HDMI / MacBookPro 15" Late 2008 / iPhone 5 / iPad 4 / TV3 / Airport Extreme
"We want to let go of this notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose." - Steve Jobs
KindredMAC is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 06:01 PM   #13
japanime
macrumors 65816
 
japanime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by se7encrows View Post
This might be the dumbest thing I've ever seen. And I've seen some dumb things.
It's hardly dumb.

It's the sort of customized interior lighting that used to be available only to owners of multimillion-dollar houses.

Now the rest of us can afford to make the insides of our homes look amazing.
__________________
Put Manga University in your pocket — get our free iPhone app!
japanime is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 07:09 PM   #14
yourtoys7
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
It's has it use for sure, but at 200. they won't sell millions.
yourtoys7 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 07:22 PM   #15
demodave
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lubbock, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacRumors View Post
Image


Holi yesterday announced that its iPhone and iPad-Controlled smart lamp will be coming to the United States in the near future. Currently, the square 18-LED mood light is available in Europe.

Though U.S. pricing has not yet been released, the lamp retails for EUR199 in Europe and will likely cost around $200 in the U.S. It is expected to be available beginning in March.

Article Link: CES 2014: Holi Smart Lamp Coming to U.S. in March
When my mom finished a reno on her new home in Florida, the contractor put in a lot of LED light bulbs, and said (I certainly hope with a non-morbid tone), "you won't have to worry about replacing a lot of these light bulbs". I installed a lot of LED light bulbs in my former home before I vacated it (well in advance, but nonetheless, before), and I suspect that many of those bulbs will outlast at least one round of tenants, maybe more than one. But hey, they match, they fit, and they will stay there, because they don't fit my new/current/former home (which I have moved back into). Stuff happens. A light-bulb that serves more than one function and lasts a really long time has some merit.

If it's not worth $200 to you (or more realistically $270 with exchange rate (?!?) ), don't buy it.

(The LED's that I bought were admittedly less expensive, and I *can* see where the $200+ price tag will be a genuine issue for lots of folks.)
__________________
15" MBP, 2.66 GHz Core i&, 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, running OS 10.6.6
Mac Mini, 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, running OS X Server 10.6.6
demodave is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 09:31 PM   #16
Fresh Pie
macrumors 6502a
 
Fresh Pie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vermontpelier
Giant home buttons you can put in your home—it's like inverted skeuomorphism.
__________________
Listen Ana hear my words / They're the ones you would think I would say / If there was a me for you
Fresh Pie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 11:03 PM   #17
WissMAN
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
I am happy with the hues I got for Christmas. I don't see as much practicality it this square lighty thing.

Could you not take hue light strip and do the same?
__________________
I own stuff but don't list it here.
WissMAN is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 11:16 PM   #18
td2243
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Santa Fe, NM
How about $30....then we'll talk.
td2243 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2014, 11:24 PM   #19
Carlanga
macrumors 601
 
Carlanga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: PR
Quote:
Originally Posted by japanime View Post
It's hardly dumb.

It's the sort of customized interior lighting that used to be available only to owners of multimillion-dollar houses.

Now the rest of us can afford to make the insides of our homes look amazing.
The rest of us can't afford a bunch of $200 light squares to change room mood. Also, we can agree to disagree on the level of awesomeness of these devices for the current price.
__________________
☻ "A dream you dream alone is only a dream...
... A dream you dream together is reality." ☻
Carlanga is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2014, 02:10 AM   #20
GermanPenguin
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Do I see a "Home" Button there? Lucky lawyers looking forward to March, too...
__________________
An Apple a day keeps the doctor away...
GermanPenguin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2014, 03:00 AM   #21
seisend
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Switzerland, ZG
well I have my flat full of hue lights. But don't see why I should get this cripple.
__________________
- MP 2009, 8x 2.26 GHz, 24GB Ram, Vertex 3 120GB + 7.6TB HDD, nVidia 285 GTX, 2x 24" Screens
- MBP 15" 2011, 2.2 GHz, 8GB Ram, Vertex 3 120GB + 500GB HDD
Check out my music on www.seisendsix.com
seisend is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2014, 04:42 AM   #22
x-evil-x
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by WissMAN View Post
I am happy with the hues I got for Christmas. I don't see as much practicality it this square lighty thing.

Could you not take hue light strip and do the same?
you mean rgb led strips right?....
x-evil-x is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2014, 04:46 AM   #23
ArtOfWarfare
macrumors 601
 
ArtOfWarfare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Send a message via Skype™ to ArtOfWarfare
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fresh Pie View Post
Giant home buttons you can put in your home—it's like inverted skeuomorphism.
This made me laugh. Treat yourself to a cookie.

Anyways, these lights look stunning. I'll take 3. Anyone who thinks these lights are dumb is not looking at this product the right way - they're not supposed to be a practical or inexpensive way of lighting your house. They're more like a flexible (because it changes colors) piece of modern art. It's decoration - think of this as being in the same category as a vace or flowers or China or paintings or sculptures. $200 no longer seems like a crazy price.
ArtOfWarfare is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2014, 09:54 AM   #24
Jaro65
macrumors 68040
 
Jaro65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Send a message via Skype™ to Jaro65
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwikdeth View Post
$200?!?!!!? I am definitely in the wrong field.
I agree that at $200 it is way overpriced. I have a number of Hue lightbulbs in my house, which are just great. Maybe this would sell at $100, but I don't see any significant sales volume at $200.
__________________
rMBP | MBP | MBA | ACD | iPad | iPhone | ATV | iPods | Senn HD 650
Jaro65 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2014, 10:41 AM   #25
RabbitLuvr
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
I want it. But I don't $200 want it.
RabbitLuvr is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC