ZULI UNVEILS PHILIPS HUE INTEGRATION — REINVENTING THE SMART LIGHTING EXPERIENCE

Zuli, creator of the Zuli Smartplug and proprietary “Presence” technology, announced today that it now supports Philips Hue, offering a seamless smart home platform to control, schedule and dim Philips Hue lights directly from the Zuli app.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2016 - Zuli, creator of the Zuli Smartplug and proprietary "Presence" technology, announced today that it now supports Philips Hue, offering a seamless smart home platform to control, schedule and dim Philips Hue lights directly from the Zuli app. Zuli also enables Philips Hue lights with indoor-location awareness, which enables a truly intelligent experience for smart lighting. Philips Hue customers can download the Zuli app today for free and immediately start using it to control their Hue lights.

"The fundamental problem with connected devices remains the same. You still have to pull out your phone, find the right app, find the right device, and then manually control it," says Taylor Umphreys, Chief Executive Officer, Zuli. "Zuli is solving this problem through its proprietary Presence technology. Zuli Presence enables our homes to know who is home, what room they are in, and how they like their lighting and temperature — so our personal environments can adjust passively without the user having to do anything."

Until now, smart lighting manufacturers have been focused on changing the physical lightswitch to a digital interface on a smartphone app. In reality, it is often easier to flip a light switch than to control lighting using a smartphone every time the lights need to be adjusted. For smart lighting to make a leap forward, light bulbs need more context to be able to adapt around individuals. Until now, enabling this level of intelligence has not been possible.
A natural interface for ultimate convenience
Zuli Presence is a more natural interface for the smart home. It senses who is in the home with indoor-location awareness and identity detection, tailoring a highly personal experience. With Presence, as soon as the user walks in, the home is aware of their presence and automatically sets the thermostat to the preferred temperature. As the user walks through the home, the lighting and temperature settings follow from room to room and can sense when multiple people are in a space. With Zuli, unnecessary interaction with smartphones, lamps, light switches, or thermostats is eliminated - allowing them all to react directly to the user instead.
The smart home experience, simplified and smarter than ever
The Zuli app adds new features and revolutionizes the overall Philips Hue experience. The app will allow users to group Philips Hue lights in a room to easily control the ambiance of an entire space, view the energy consumption and set a 7-day schedule for all Philips Hue lights. Users will also be able to set Philips Hue lights to turn as soon as they walk into the room. When Zuli Presence senses that no one is in the room, it automatically can shut off all unused lights and appliances to save energy.
As the featured Smartplug on the Works with Nest platform, Zuli now enables users to not only control their Nest Thermostat but also to integrate their Philips Hue lights, enabling a seamless smart home platform - all within the easy to use Zuli app. The Zuli iOS app is available for free for anybody who owns a Nest Thermostat or Philips Hue. Experience simplified control within the smart home. Dim the lights and turn down the thermostat without ever leaving the Zuli app. Users can easily enable these smart devices with Zuli Presence by installing 3 Zuli Smartplugs in the home.
Zuli has announced plans of continuing to build more integrations and ways to add more contextually driven experiences for the smart home. Along with Philips Hue and Nest Thermostat, Zuli integrates with Research Frontiers Smartglass and has announced plans to unveil an upcoming partnership with Logitech Harmony and more.

About Zuli
Zuli, Inc. was founded with the goal of creating a more valuable and efficient smart home experience by having your devices learn and adapt based on your presence and preferences. The Zuli Smartplug is available to purchase today at Lowe's, Amazon, Build and Zuli.io. Zuli is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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