Philips Hue Wireless Lighting Review

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Philips Hue Bloom

For those of you who aren’t looking to swap out all of your existing bulbs, Philips offer a range of different lighting products. We had the Philips Hue Bloom sent across as well. It works in almost exactly the same way as the Philips Hue bulbs, but is meant for more of a decorative piece to highlight and enhance interior spaces.

As with the bulbs, the Bloom can be controlled using your smartphone and thanks to the bridge controller being able to connect with up to 50 different Hue products you can keep constantly upgrading your lighting setup as and when.

The Hue bloom is available as a starter kit, which includes two Hue Bloom lamps and a bridge controller, for £124.99.

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Verdict

Before I had the Philips Hue lighting kit sent over for review, I was sceptical. Is this just a gimmicky product, or is it something that I’d actually get decent use out of? The conclusion I came to was that it’s a bit of both. It definitely is gimmicky, and to kit your entire house out with Hue lighting would cost a small fortune, but the product as a whole works extremely well.

The lights are simple to set up, house ultra-bright LEDs and have a whole range of different options to adjust to your specific needs. Got a date? Or are you having a party? A simple few swipes on the Hue app and you’ve got yourself some mood-specific lighting.

If you’re in to cool tech, and don’t mind paying around £150 to kit out a few rooms in your house then I’d definitely recommend checking out the Philips Hue range.

    Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Bulbs work as normal bulbs when not connected to the bridge
  • Range of settings / customisations
  • Third-party app support

    Cons

  • Expensive
9 Stars

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