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Philips HUE

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I wonder, does anyone have any experience with Philips HUE light bulbs/ strips.

As the cost of an electrician installing extra light switches is exorbitant here, I thought the Philips app controlled system would be a nice addition to our living room.
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Re: Philips HUE

My son has the light strips in his bedroom. They are quite effective although it does not take much desturbance for the them to get unstuck to the object which they are attached to.

Best advice I would give is put them somewhere free from kids and the OH cleaning methods!
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Re: Philips HUE

We have 12 bulbs of both fitting types, a Bloom and two Taps in our living area. I'm a big fan of them, but most of the time just use the different white temperatures and brightnesses rather than colours. The Taps are great as it saves you fishing out a phone or tablet to turn the lights on or off. I wouldn't bother with a Bloom again as it doesn't do white light.

It is good (if geeky) fun to play with them with music or make them into strobe lights.

The Hue app itself isn't great but there are some good alternatives for Android and iOS.

They are supposed to integrate with If This Then That, but I haven't had enough time to try and make that work.
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We have 12 bulbs of both fitting types, a Bloom and two Taps in our living area. I'm a big fan of them, but most of the time just use the different white temperatures and brightnesses rather than colours. The Taps are great as it saves you fishing out a phone or tablet to turn the lights on or off. I wouldn't bother with a Bloom again as it doesn't do white light.

It is good (if geeky) fun to play with them with music or make them into strobe lights.

The Hue app itself isn't great but there are some good alternatives for Android and iOS.

They are supposed to integrate with If This Then That, but I haven't had enough time to try and make that work.
Are they bright enough to replace "main" lighting in a room? Like how many (your rough guess) would take to light a 60-70m2 living room?
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Re: Philips HUE

Yes we have replaced all lighting in the living area (which is in the 60-70m2) range. I find it plenty bright. We have 6 lighting points on the ceiling. 4 have one bulb in and the other two have 2. They only have 2 because of the light fitting. I think they would be fine with just one. In addition we have 2 in lamps and the bloom projecting against a wall. The Bloom doesn't add to main lighting. We don't have the lights at full brightness and they are fine. In summary 6-8.

Ps in my previous post I miscounted how many we have!
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I wonder, does anyone have any experience with Philips HUE light bulbs/ strips.

As the cost of an electrician installing extra light switches is exorbitant here, I thought the Philips app controlled system would be a nice addition to our living room.
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Re: Philips HUE

They're an absolute rip-off: 3 bulbs and bridge for 220 CHF.
However, they're free with Bonviva points (only 36,000)
I'd definitely recommend them as they're very energy efficient.
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Re: Philips HUE

Guys,
If you want to extend your Hue with new bulbs and use the new bridge with apple homekit there's a mild (not highly discounted)deal at digitec for the Hue starterkit.

It's apparently the Hue v2.0 color bulbs with ~800lumens output in the white light region. Also included is a hue tap switch.

https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product...-bulbs-5634024

Have fun coloring up your home, and blocking the light switches with tape

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