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4 tips and tricks on how to make the most of your Philips Hue light bulbs

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The most flexible and comprehensive  lighting ecosystem, Philips hue is the shining light solution your smart home has been waiting for.

Back in 2012, Philips launched the first hue lighting system. At the time, the competion as well as the features of the kit were not really significant. As Philips grown and expanded, it now  provides a system that is not only flexible, but smart enough to bring an outstanding decor in the  home scene.


Pros:                                                                                                                                    Cons:

-flexibility.                                                                                                                     Expensive.

-Cordless bulbs.                                                                                                                                                                  -Easy to install and set up.                                                                                    Rely on smartphone which is                                                                                                                                           annoying without switches.

-Large range of and-off lights.

-Streamlined app experience.



Before we dive into this review , we thought is best to break down some useful information on  the product itself. What’s the philips hue light bulb? 

It is a smart lighting home solution that has dominated the market for the past seven years. It comes in a   range of  light bulbs, starter kits or accessories allowing enviable  colours  for a stylish home illumination. Its success comes from the options , the architecture and  extensions developed by the manufacturer. The system now supports Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, SmartThings…just to name them.


Price: $199,99.

Color: white and colored light.

Guarantee: 03 years.

Maximum number of bulbs: 50.



There is no doubt that the Philips hue light bulb beats much of the smart home competition in terms of completeness. With more than 16.8 millions of colour available and up to 800 lumens output,  this lighting solution is the perfect asset for your living room including different ‘white’ temperatures. Now in it’s third generation, philips hue is still innovating and improving . If you have a limited budget and don’t want the full colour option, then the hue white ambiance with one bulb only is the way to go. You can get one for $44.99.

On the other hand, if you want to explore the full control of lights, then the Hue White and color ambiance Starter kit with its four E26 smart bubs is what you need.


Until now, Philips hue light has been restricted to inside decor. Though you could use the bulbs for outdoor decoration, it was not recommended by the manufacturer. The company now has a  set of bulbs , lightstrips, lamps & fixtures,  designed for great outdoors and gardens.

There is a wide range of fixtures  to choose from and though the choice may depends on factors like budget, or exterior design, the lucca outdoor wall light and the lily outdoor spot light are those to pay attention to . The particularity of the lily outdoor is its flexibility . With this fixture, your garden is illuminited by a set of colours at different moments and different spaces.


Philips hue light bulbs  are connected to  the Zigbee wireless network . You’ll need a wifi network in your home to connect the bridge. The app controls all the features of the lighting system. You can set everything from one location . This app is robust enough to turn the lights on/off in a simple clic.

The new version of the app is responsive and easy to use and set up. You just have to follow the instructions for its installation after the original set up. Philips is one of the best solutions for entertainment; you can use a variety of smart switches, voice commands and IFTT rules to control the lights after building the bridge.


Philips hue is more than willing to help you start and end your day. The system offers just enough regular bulbs to enhance the mood of the bedroom. Meanwhile, the color temperature of the bulbs of this new generation is most of the time adjustable.

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