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Sync your Razer Chroma-supported devices and your color-changing lights with Counter-Strike: Philips New partnerships like those will offer lighting effects that are even more carefully-refined than what Hue Sync is capable of on its own, and they'll be key to Hue Entertainment's success, something DePauw is keenly aware of. After all, content makers won't want to sign up for something that makes their stuff less enjoyable to watch.

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For now, Hue Entertainment's first official partner is the gaming accessory brand Razer. Available now, the integration brings Razer's color-changing keyboards, mice, and mousepads into the Hue fold, making each of them into an extra Hue Entertainment accessory whenever you play a compatible game.

DePauw's team showed off how it works with the popular first-person shooter Overwatch though we had to wait a bit first for an ill-timed game update to install.

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Thanks to the Razer partnership, the lighting effects are more focused and refined than the standard Hue Sync approach, with specific color schemes for each character and for the various weapons in the game. Play as Lucio the healer, for instance, and you'll see green effects when you shoot your sonic amplifier's green ammo at enemies, yellow effects when you fire off a yellow healing beam at your allies.

DePauw notes the strong overlap between gamers and color-changing light aficionados he calls them "RGB lovers"and claims that Razer was one of the partnerships people were clamoring for as soon as Hue Entertainment was first announced. To that end, Razer seems like a sharp choice for partnership number one. After all, most hardcore gamers are used to saving up and splurging on their gaming rigs, and many of them like to show off their gear online.

There's room for skepticism, though. Philips has been chasing the dream of syncing color-changing light with in-home entertainment for well over a decade Ambilightanyone?

But if it's ever going to take off, now feels like as good a time as any, especially giving the soaring mainstream interest in smart home tech. Philips is bringing back the old-school, multi-device color selector for the third generation of its Android and iOS app.

Philips Hue app 3. It'll also streamline the user experience, making it easier to find the color or setting you're looking for. Part of his job is to pore through user feedback and criticism, even and especially when the user base finds something to complain about.

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One of the big new things is an old thing: The multi-device color picker from the original Hue app. With it, you'll be able to drag little reticules around a color palette or drag them on top of each other to easily create groups. I was more impressed by a new algorithm that lets you select colors using photographs. Before, you could tap a photo and the app would send the color of the pixel you happened to land on to your lights.

Now, in a huge improvement, the app will scan your photo, filter out any useless colors that won't work well with your bulbs and create a brand new palette to play with based solely on the remaining shades.

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Compare that to incandescent bulbs - which top out at a lifespan of 1, hours - and Hue bulbs become even more appealing. And the Hue bulbs last 10 times as long. The lifetime savings you could incur - assuming you run both bulbs run for 15, hours - are substantial as well. If you live in a city like Philadelphia, where the cost of a kWh is around 10 cents according to the EIA, the money you could gain through energy savings using a single Philips Hue bulbs over the course of its lifetime is around 80 dollars.

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They pay for themselves almost twice over just in energy savings. And don't forget, a single Hue bulb will last 10 times longer than a conventional incandescent bulb.

When you factor in the cost of not having to replace any of those bulbs - around 3 bucks a bulb - that's an extra 30 dollars in total savings.

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That's right you can actually make money by using Philips Hue bulbs over incandescent bulbs. The light bulbs themselves fit right into conventional incandescent sockets, so installation of the bulbs is - literally - no more difficult than screwing in a light bulb.

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The technological device that allows the Hue bulbs to connect to your wi-fi network is known as the "Bridge". The Bridge requires a bit more technological prowess to install than the bulbs do, but not by much.

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Simply plug the bridge into an electrical outlet, connect it to your wireless router via an ethernet cable, then download the app to your smart device. The on-screen instructions will have you up and running in a matter of minutes. Make sure you have one on hand before beginning installation.

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The smart device app that you will use to control the hue is intuitive and has a good user interface.