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Philips Hue

Philips Hue
alaScore 98

265 reviews

Feb, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Philips Hue. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips Hue is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Hue outdoor lights Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Philips Hue outdoor lights review: Change the way your garden looks with these powerful and fun colour-changing lights.

Easy to install ; Brings outside spaces to life ; Excellent app and voice-assistant control

Relatively expensive ; Needs an outdoor power socket

A combination of the artistic and the practical, Philips Hue outdoor lights can transform your garden

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Hue Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Philips Hue is the smartest, easiest to configure and best-supported way to make your lighting more intelligent and atmospheric.

High quality white, temperature changing and colour lightbulbs ; Outstanding ecosystem of apps ; Large range of add-on lights ; IFTTT recipe support

Plastic remote controls ; Can't save colours or temperatures easily

The most flexible and powerful lighting system, Philips Hue is the smart replacement your home has been waiting for.

Nov, 2018

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Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Hue

 

Philips is the undisputed leader in smart home lighting – lights that you can control over Wi-Fi and support multiple colours. It has the largest range of bulbs and lighting options, and it's supported by a huge number range of apps, services and...

High quality white and colour lightbulbs ; Outstanding ecosystem of apps ; Large range of add-on lights ; IFTTT recipe support

Inelegant bridge system ; Underdeveloped native app ; No HomeKit support (yet)

Hue’s still the best smart lighting system, despite some rough edges.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : David Nield (t3.com)

Philips Hue review and guide: lighting the way towards our smart home future

 

If you're installing smart lights at home, then you have to consider Philips Hue

Good choice of white and colour bulbs ; Easy setup and configuration ; Works with multiple smart home standards

Can be pricey ; Hue Labs needs some work

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Philips Hue review

 

Updated 31//17: A Philips Hue software upgrade will bring 'surround sound for your eyes' later this year. Say what?

Vast range of bulbs, lightstrips, lamps and accessories ; Great new app adds some really smart new features ; HomeKit and IFTTT makes it friendly with other devices and apps

Far from cheap ; We'd hoped HomeKit would have opened up even more possibilities by now

In practically every way this is the Sonos of smart lighting, and that's a mighty compliment indeed.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jon Porter Matt Hanson Mark Knapp (techradar.com)

Philips Hue review

 

Smart lighting that connects to more than just your phone

Easy to set up ; Streamlined app experience ; Good integration with other services ; Decent automation options

Very expensive ; Reliance on phone can be annoying without switches

The Philips Hue lighting range has evolved into a formidable presence in the smart home scene. All these models mean that it's possible to completely overhaul your entire lighting system to make it internet connected. The single biggest issue, however,...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Siddharth Chauhan (techradar.com)

Philips Hue White Ambiance review

 

Another fine set of pair for smart ambient lighting

Easy installation ; Simple automation options ; Hue app makes it a child's play ; Versatile third-party integration

Costly ; Till smart bulbs and switches aren't a thing, adoption rate will be slow

For consumers looking to get a first-hand experience of the smart lighting system, the Philips White Ambience is for you. It's the perfect balance between an IoT system and a functional gadget that you'll love to use. Automation is something that comes...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Rachel Erdos (expertreviews.co.uk)

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Connected by Wi-Fi and controlled via smartphone, Google Assistant or Alexa, the Philips Hue set up is a handy addition to your home. In addition to being able to create ambient lighting for movie nights, parties and intimate nights in (via 16 million...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.co.uk)

Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit review: Philips Hue's selling smart white light in any shade you like

 

Hue's new White Ambiance LEDs can change from a warm, candle-like glow to bluish-white daylight tones -- and they'll work with Siri, too.

The Hue White Ambiance LEDs are reliable and fairly easy to set up and use. Hue's wide compatibility with third-parties means that you'll be able to use them with a variety of different platforms, including Nest, SmartThings, Alexa and Apple HomeKit.

Siri doesn't recognize the white light spectrum yet, so you can't ask her to change the tone of your lights without pre-programming a scene first. Also, the bulbs aren't as bright as advertised.

The White Ambiance LEDs fill in a gap in the Philips Hue family of smart bulbs, but they didn't outperform color-tunable LEDs from Lifx and Stack. They're really only worth it if you're already committed to Hue, or to HomeKit.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.co.uk)

Philips Hue 2.0 Starter Kit review: A new Hue, with Siri, too

 

The second-gen Philips Hue Starter Kit works with Siri for voice-activated lighting changes.

Philips Hue 2.0 adds Apple HomeKit to a long, impressive list of compatible smart home platforms. Sync your bulbs up with your iOS device, and you'll be able to trigger lighting changes by asking Siri.

The second-gen bulbs aren't noticeably better than the old ones, and suffer from many of the same flaws with brightness and color accuracy. The app would have also benefited from an ease-of-use upgrade -- it didn't get one.

Philips Hue's LEDs are still the color-changing bulbs to beat, but they're still awfully expensive -- and the competition is catching up quickly. Apple HomeKit integration is a big step forward for the software, but it's disappointing that the hardware...

Oct, 2015

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