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But the typical buyer is one that appreciates light/décor/ambience styling. The more I test Philips Hue, and other energy-efficient RGBW LED lights – the more I understand their use and integration with OK Google, IFTT et al.

What I will say is that Philips Hue is an ecosystem-based around the Philips Hue Bridge (a Zigbee controller) and that adds cost over Wi-Fi lights. The benefit of a Bridge (or Bridges) is that you keep the traffic off the home Wi-Fi and it allows you to place Bridges out of Wi-Fi range (you still need to get Ethernet to them – that is what Ethernet over Power is for).


  • Dimmable 0-100% without hardwired dimmer
  • 16 Million colours and 50,000 shades of white 2000-6500°K
  • 6.6W each or 530 lumens maximum
  • 2m cable
  • Power adapter supports up to three Philips Hue Play Light Bar
  • Includes desk (portrait) and table (horizontal) stand for each bar as well as mounting tape etc
  • 2-year warranty but lamps has estimated 25,000 hours life

Philips Hue Play Light Bar #stop the energy rip-off
Name: Philips Hue Play Bar Price (RRP): $119 for single kit Manufacturer: Philips
Quality and well madeEasy mounting options increase flexibility
TV/audio content integration requires HDMI Hub not yet hereRequires separate Philips Hue Bridge
Value for money
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