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The Philips Hue Tap Lightbulb Switch is Powered by Your Fingers

 - Apr 3, 2014
References: newscenter.philips & gizmag
Philips is launching the Philips Hue Tap, a kinetic-powered wall-mounted switch that can be used to control the Philips 'Hue' range of WiFi-enabled lightbulbs.

The Philips Hue Tap switch has four buttons. Users can use the Hue app to assign specific light settings to each of the four buttons on the switch. The lightbulbs are connected to a home Internet network which allows users to control its color and brightness using the app.

The most impressive technological component of the Philips Hue Tap device is that it works purely via kinetic energy, meaning it is powered entirely by users' fingers tapping on it. It does not require any batteries or connections to a wall electrical outlet.

The Philips Hue Tap will retail at $59.95