Philips Hue Play gradient Lightstrip for PC lifestyle 2

Philips Hue is leveling with lighting strips for your monitor

Signify is getting more in touch with the gaming community with a new lineup of Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrips for PCs. Like the 55-inch Play LightStrip designed specifically for TVs, the PC versions of Play LightStrips offer convenient accent lighting that attaches to the back of your monitor.

LightStrips are available in bundle sizes for 24 by 27 inches ($169.99) or 32 by 34 inches ($189.99) and additional bundles that support three 24 by 27 inch monitors ($279.99). The new family of Play lightstrips can sync with other connected lighting in the Philips Hue ecosystem and will be available from September 13.

Philips Hue is leveling with lighting strips for your monitor

The flexible lightstrips connect with Corsair’s iCue software and the Philips Sync app.
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Play Lightstrips for PC are compatible with the existing Hue Sync desktop app and can work with Philips Hue’s Play Sync box, just like the larger lightstrips used with TVs, but they don’t need it. They also connect with Corsair’s iCue lighting software. The software lets you sync existing lighting effects on your PC and connected peripherals with Play Lightstrips.

Smart lighting integration with gaming software is something we’ve seen before from Lifx and NanoLeaf, which have their own apps that connect with Razer’s Synapse software and offer similar functionality. Corsair also has an existing family of lighting accessories, including lightstrips for your PC monitor. However, if you already have a whole house of lighting accessories in the Philips Hue ecosystem, the Play lightstrips might be worth checking out.

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