Philips Ambilight Technology: What You Should Know

Technology present exclusively on Philips flat screens, Ambilight improves viewing comfort and enhances immersion for great shows at home. We talk to you about it.

What exactly is Ambilight?

Ambilight is a technology specific to Philips which diffuses around the frame of the television a dynamic halo of light taking up the color codes of the displayed image. So if you watch a cartoon with predominantly pink colors, the Philips TV will restore gradient pink lighting around the set.

Ambilight goes even further by rendering all the colors displayed on the screen, and this dynamicallyIf the image is composed for example of alternations of yellow and green, the halo will resume this alternation. This technology, invented in 2002 but first appearing on the manufacturer’s 2004 range, has since become the hallmark of Philips televisions. And an effective attachment argument, since according to the brand 80% of users opt for an Ambilight TV when replacing their equipment!

The principle seems simple but has had to be the subject of long research materialized by the filing of patents. The light sources are diodes of varying intensity and colors. We find on the current range the Ambilight 3 sides (right, left and top of the TV) and, on the most high-end models, the Ambilight 4 sides.Ambilight technology

The Benefits of Ambilight Technology

More immersion

The Ambilight creates a better immersion in the displayed spectacle. In the dark, in particular, it creates an atmosphere that involves you even more in the horror, action, or drama movie you are watching. The support wall seems to participate in the creation of the show. To dare a comparison that’s a bit excessive, it’s a bit like going from a big screen to a cinema screen, it’s the same image, but it seems wider and taller, making you “fit” into the program.

It comes out of the frame of the screen, giving the impression of an image freed from its constraints and its edges. And this is all the more true as the bezels of Philips screens, like those of the competition, have shrunk over the years and with technological progress. We are purely and simply free, or at least we have the impression, of the limits of the screen size. Your television, without excessive lyricism, seems to float in the air.

Less eye strain

The halo of light softens the image, reducing aggressiveness, and hence eye strain. Ambilight’s halo gradient allows the eye to be less strained at all times. It reduces the contrast between the TV picture and the wall that supports the screen. Think about it, do you ever rub your eyes while watching a movie in the dark, and sometimes even get itchy? So much so that you feel compelled to turn on a lamp or a ceiling light that is reflected in the screen? Ambilight makes that feeling go away.

Very nice ancillary functions …

With its technology, Philips offers an accessory but very pleasant use across the range. You can activate Ambilight with the screen on standby, to create a cozy atmosphere in your home. A subdued light for a little romantic tête-à-tête or to listen to a musical interlude, it can be nice, right ?! And as LEDs generate the Ambilight, it contains power consumption. Smart.

The brand has been able to develop Ambilight over the generations; we can now configure and personalize Ambilight diffusion according to parameters such as your wall, brightness, and color cast. Fans will appreciate another very cool feature. You can dress your TV with a luminous halo in the colors of your country! Perfect for supporting blues in blue-white-red.

In addition, the Ambilight of your television can be displayed to the rhythm of the displayed image but also of the music played. You can opt for a static halo “Hot lava”, “Deep water” or “Fresh nature” via the Lounge Light function. Better yet, your Ambilight TV running Android TV can take advantage of interaction with Philips Hue smart lights. Indeed, with the Ambilight + Hue application, you can synchronize your Hue lamps with the television, for a tenfold immersion!

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