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From Philips: The Most Colorful Room Lighting Ever

Why stick to one boring color, when Philips' LivingColors can add a little more hue to your life?

To be more specific, add more color to your room. LivingColors is a LED lamp that's that can go through the entire color spectrum. Cool blues to warm reds and soothing greens to exciting yellows are all child's play for this lighting fixture.

But what is versatility without control? LivingColors is directed by a handheld remote with a color wheel up top. As the operator slides their finger around the circle, the light responds by modifying its own coloration. With brightness and saturation controls, the user can also revert back to plain white.

The response time as illustrated by this video is pretty good. Even better, LivingColors is already available in Europe and the US, through retail outlets or direct from Amazon. The $190 list price will definitely make casual buyers think twice though.

The projected lifespan of 8 to 10 years, "based on an average use of 1-1/2 hours a day," doesn't exactly inspire confidence as well. Especially since the light only comes with a year's warranty.

LivingColors on Amazon ($190) LivingColors product info (images via Core77)

  • Shadow703793
    Ok, if the price was a bit cheaper, I could see this being used in a club,etc. However, At ~$200 it's quite over priced.
  • Pei-chen
    Is Philips making anything useful now? I can remember the last time I saw their product for sale.
  • Verrin
    I'd certainly expect a bit more substance for such an expensive lamp.
  • joytech22
    8-10 years at 1-2 hours a day? who the hell uses a lightbulb for only 1-2 hours..
  • kikireeki
    Over priced and over engineered
  • kingssman
    This is as bad as Dyson's bladeless deskfan for $200, Ok so the fan is bladeless big whoop, does it blows air just like any other $15 fan.
  • blader15sk8
    not much different than the ambx lighting they've been doing for a while.
  • Moshu78
    no offence but in Europe it's 2 years old already... It's cool, played with it in the shops, very nice for those romantic moments. If you want to improve them for 200$ then it's a good investment.
    If you want to use it to read the paper or while watching TV, forget about it.
  • TomD_1
    back_by_demandI beg to differ!http://cafehabanablog.files.wordpr film-b.jpg
    I beg to differ...
  • I have had this lamp for over a year. Although its expensive it does give you the opportunity to make the room look different when you feel like it. (bloody red for horror movies :))
    A drawback is that you have to aim it at a wall (you dont want it shining in your eyes) and that wall has to be white in order for the colours to be at their best.