In the beginning the Philips Hue smart light range was basically light bulbs to screw or plug into traditional sockets, some downlights and some light strips but taking a look at their current range there are a huge variety of options for many rooms of your home from bathrooms to living rooms as well as your front and backyard.
Another big difference is that it’s possible to control up to 10 of the newer Hue lights via Bluetooth rather than needing a Hue Bridge controller to use them. If you want to control more than 10, a Bridge can support up to 50 Hue lights.
There are currently 96 product options listed on the Hue website for Australia, here are 3 types that caught my eye:
The original range of Hue light bulbs had a modernist design that looked out of place in an older style home. The Philips Hue Filament range are designed to resemble old-fashioned incandescent bulbs while using efficient LED technology that uses a lot less electricity and generates a lot less heat than incandescent bulbs used to.
There are many outdoor weatherproof options including spot, wall, light strip, floodlight, pedestal and the low voltage Amarant linear outdoor light that can be used in series to light up a wall, fence or hedge with beautiful white or colourful light.
If you like lamps there are several light bars, the portable Go light, the Play gradient light tube and minimalist Signe lamp that would work great as floor mood lighting.
Of course none of these come cheaply, Hue products are at the premium price end of the smart lights available on the market.
While there are cheaper options for basic bulbs and light strips no other brand offers a similar high quality wide range of smart light products all controllable from the same app.
What do you think of the new range of Philips Hue smart lights?