Today, I want to do, kind of a quick review for you guys on the Philips Hue lighting system. I should mention, too, that I found a pretty good deal on the Starter Set, which is the set I’m reviewing, and I’ll throw a link in the description below, so you guys can check that out.
I was looking for a good, all in one starter kit, for a Hue-style light bulb. Which is the RGB-style light bulbs you can have, all at, like, 16 million different colors in them? They can do a little bit more than, also, but the Hue system is what I decided.
I think it’s the best one for the money, by far. The four bulb starter kit is the one that I went with, which comes with four bulbs, and the receiver hub. It’s a fully automated system. You can use it with Apple Home Kit; you can use it with Google Assistant, you can use it with Alexa, which is the big home three automation systems out there right now.
But it works very well. The colors are very accurate. They’re perfect. It can be dimmed from anywhere, from not on, to full brightness. There’s a lot of modes that you can do. Like, there’s thunderstorm modes, where it’ll kind of flash. It has different programs, like, kind of a beach feel, on different waves, and they’re always adding things all the time.
Or you can do, set it to a specific color, whatever you want to do, and the colors are perfect. They’re not like these, cheaper RGB-style things you see on computers, and stuff like that, where it’s just blending the colors. They’ll have three colors, and it just mixes it, in kind of a cheap way.
These are very, very accurate. It will go to any color you want it to, and it looks very realistic. It can be controlled entirely by voice, when you’re using it with Google Assistant, or their Google Home, or, you’re in Alexa or anything like that. You can say, “Dim the lights,” so there’s a lot of different voice commands you can have, to set it to whatever you want. Change the colors, et cetera.
It’s very expandable. You don’t need any more hubs. You can add light bulbs later on. They all sync with each other, they all know where the other bulbs are, and everything, so you don’t have to worry about that.
The whole system’s very easy to use and set up, too. I looked at some other systems, and I found that they were more challenging to set up and use. The Hue system, in my opinion, is just the simplest, basic, easy to use a system that works right. And it’s cheaper, honestly, than most of the other higher end systems out there, too. So in my opinion, it’s the way to go.
I love it, and it does add kind of a cool feature to your house, and your lighting, and things like that. So whatever room, you’re trying to add it in for home theater rooms, or just even your kitchen, you can get some adorable shades of yellow, if you want, like a natural yellow light. Because some of these bulbs now, these LEDs and things like that, if you’re using that standard, are pretty white.