You may have seen those high-end televisions that feature ambient backlighting where the TV casts a wash of light on the wall behind itself, changing colour according to what’s on the screen. Now you can recreate the same effect for considerably less cost in your own home!

All you need is a set of Philips Hue bulbs. Place one or more bulbs behind your TV, launch AmbiHue and point your device’s camera at the screen. Now watch your bulbs change colour in response to the on-screen action!

Research has shown that dynamic backlighting helps focus your attention on the TV screen - but let’s be honest, we don’t really care about that, it just looks cool.

Of course you don’t need to use AmbiHue with your TV, you can just use it as a fun way to control the colour of your Philips Hue bulbs to create dynamic mood lighting effects.

Why not point the camera at your clothes to match your lighting to your wardrobe? Or point it out the window so your home lighting changes to match the sunset?