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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 21, 2018
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Albedo Review

Fernando Ortega
'Philips hue for Windows': Switch scenes, enable an effect, or turn out the lights with Philips hue over WiFi connection with sunrise mode
A review of Albedo by Fernando Ortega

Albedo is an interesting control system for owners of the Philips hue lighting system.

With Albedo, you can control a limited number of aspects of your lighting by changing the lighting levels of the bulbs and strips connected via your wireless network.

You can use Albedo to apply different profiles as well as simulate the current outdoor lighting levels in your part of the world by applying "Daylight Mode" inside of the effects tab.

One of the most interesting parts of Albedo is the ability to use its "Ambient Mode" which is similar to Philips' own Ambilight technology; it can change the lighting levels based on what's currently being shown on your computer monitor. Ambient Mode is mode useful when the Philips hue lighting system is installed around where your PC is.

Overall, the Philips hue system is excellent and using Albedo gives you control of the system directly from your Windows PC and at the moment, Albedo is only of the only programs which can really be called "Philips hue for Windows".

Albedo is very easy-to-use and uses little in terms of system resources.

Albedo features and highlights:
  • Presets included: Energize, Concentrate, Reading Relax
  • Possible to create custom presets
  • Ambient mode changes lighting to suit your computer screen
  • Ambient mode supports movies, slideshows, etc.
  • Sunrise mode can be set based on local time

Albedo is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from wifi software without restrictions. Albedo 1.1.8 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Filed under:
  • Albedo Download
  • Freeware WiFi Software
  • Major release: Albedo 1.1

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Albedo may be available from Loginer.

Albedo has been picked by our editors as OK software.
Albedo has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Albedo 1.1.8 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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