Friends of Hue radio frequency controls

Lighting has entered a new era

First announced last March during the lighting Light&Building exhibition in Frankfurt, the partnership between Vimar and Philips Lighting (now Signify), the world leader in the lighting sector, now takes shape.


The agreement, which sees Vimar join the Friends of Hue programme (launched to extend the Philips Hue ecosystem to include more options for consumers in controlling their smart lights) has resulted in new Vimar controls which, based on an Energy Harvesting technological motor, guarantee full control over the wireless Philips Hue lamps.

Vimar's technological experience coupled with its superb Italian design, at its absolute best in its range of residential series, combines with wireless technology to provide smart control designs for the Philips Hue lamps.


Friends of Hue controls kits

These new controls come in practical kits available for both the Eikon Evo series (stylish, sophisticated and exclusive) and the Plana series (rigorous and understated) with a design that in both cases reflects the high stylistic standards that distinguish Vimar’s entire range. Vimar’s new Friends of Hue controls can be placed almost anywhere, even on glass or wood surfaces, offering maximum installation flexibility with no need for masonry work and without having to repaint walls.

This is because they do not require wired connections: the signal is transmitted via radio and their power is obtained from the energy generated by pressing the buttons. Batteries are not required either, so there is no need to replace and dispose of them, thus respecting the environment. The ideal solution for renovations, redevelopments and furnishing updates, or any installations that have regulatory or architectural constraints.


Easy to install, these new controls interface perfectly with Philips products, enabling smart management of lighting also with the Philips App. The project that Vimar embarked on through View, with the aim of creating increasingly connected buildings that allow people to live in the smartest possible way, marks a further stage of technological and stylistic innovation.

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