Is Philips Hue light strip worth it?

The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus are a clean way to add accent lighting to any surface, and offer a fantastic range of brightness and colors to choose from. Pairing them with a Hue Bridge will unlock their true value, but even on their own they still are a great addition to any space.

Do you need a Philips hue bridge for LED strips?

You’ll need to buy some extra gear in order to make this lightstrip work, though. It requires a $60 Hue Bridge and the $230 Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box if you want to use it on your TV, or the Hue Bridge and the Philips Hue Sync app if you want to use it on a computer monitor.

Is Philips hue being discontinued?

The company has announced that starting in April 2020, they will be discontinuing support for the first-gen Hue Bridge. After April 2020 no software updates will be made available for the Hue Bridge v1 and compatibility with our online services will be terminated at that time.

Can you connect Philips Hue light strips?

You can have up to 10m of Lightstrips all connected, and joining them together is as simple as popping the pin-adaptors together. If the area that you want to cover isn’t a measurement that fits into the preset scale, don’t worry – you can cut the Lightstrip.

How bright are Philips LED strips?

The 1,600-lumen Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus was easily bright enough to illuminate my kitchen counter. The light strip’s white light can be tuned from a very warm 2,000 Kelvin to 6,500 Kelvin, the equivalent of midday sunlight on a hazy day. The strip’s LEDs can also glow in 16 million colors.

Can you cut hue light strips anywhere?

Philips Hue Lightstrips can all be cut (every 13″/33cm), but only the newer Lightstrip Plus V4 models can be ‘officially’ re-attached later. Alternatively, you can use third party connectors such as Litcessory’s ones.

Can you use Hue lights without a bridge?

Here’s how to set up Philips Hue smart light bulbs without using a Hue Bridge. You can only Philips Hue smart light bulbs without the Hue Bridge if you have the Bluetooth models. So, before you try to set up your Philips Hue bulbs, make sure that they have the Bluetooth icon on the box or at the base of the bulbs.

How do I change the color of my Philips hue without a bridge?

All you need to do is screw the bulb into a vacant socket, turn the light switch on, and then put the battery in the Dimmer Switch. Straight away, you’ll be able to use the Dimmer Switch to control the Hue bulb: turning it on and off, and adjusting the brightness.

Why are Philips Hue so expensive?

In terms of what makes Philips Hue bulbs ‘so expensive’: They are all LED, whilst some bulbs you can pick up still won’t be LED. LEDs are more efficient – so you’ll be saving running costs on a smart Hue bulb (which is LED) compared to a halogen bulb.

How long do Philips Hue LED strips last?

So how long does a Philips Hue light strip lasts? The answer is 20000 hours. if you use this strips an average of 3 to 4 hours a day then and you will get these strips for 15 to 20 years. Philips hue light strip doesn’t have any battery, you will get a power adaptor along with the strip to turn on the lights.

What can I do with Philips Hue?

Waking up can be tough, especially on dark winter mornings. With Philips Hue lights, you can mimic the sunrise to help you wake up more naturally, or select a reddish hue to relax you into sleep. Use the Philips Hue app like an alarm clock to program regular wake-up and bed times.

Is the Philips Hue an Energy Star?

The certification, which Philips plans to detail at the ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting, makes the company’s Hue platform one of the first connected lighting systems to qualify not only for ENERGY STAR’s badge of approval, but utility subsidies that could make upgrading to smart bulbs considerably cheaper.

How to connect Philips Hue devices?

Install Lights. Unbox your Philips Hue lights.

  • Connect Bridge. Plug in the Hue Bridge by connecting the power adapter to the Bridge and the other end into an available outlet.
  • download the Philips Hue App for iOS or Android.
  • Do Philips Hue bulbs work in ceiling fans?

    With this new bulb, Philips Hue lights can now be used in 80% of the average household’s light sockets. This candle-size bulb will let you add ceiling fan lights, night lights and more to your Philips Hue network to control as part of your smart home.