More about Philips Hue
Philips Hue is the newest and most cutting-edge development in the world of lighting. There are almost no limits to where these bulbs and lamps can be used and the sort of atmosphere they can create. Just like gaming, gardening or collecting, Philips Hue can become your new hobby. You can connect up to 50 Hue bulbs to a single starter kit, you can choose between 16 million different colours and you can synchronise Hue with you TV or music system so the lighting matches the sound. Hue products are incredibly quick and easy to install, use and expand. You can program your lamps to turn off when you leave and turn on again when you’re a certain distance from your home. You can dim them, mix Hue white and colour bulbs and have them project several different colours at the same time – all by controlling them with a single smart device. You can play with different colour tones and create the perfect mood lighting, and best of all you can use Hue bulbs in classic and widely-found E27 sockets.
Philips Hue starter kit – What is it?
When you buy a Philips Hue White starter kit you’ll receive 2 full-function E27 bulbs, a dimmer switch and a bridge, which connects to your WiFi and allows you to control the entire set-up from a smart device. You can also get a starter kit without the dimmer switch if you’d prefer to use a smartphone or tablet for everything.
A Philips Hue colour starter kit, similar to the White kit, includes a third E27 bulb instead of a dimmer. The colour kit can produce 16 million different colours tones that you can mix and match however you like.
New to the Hue collection are bulbs for GU10 sockets, and you can buy a starter kit with 3 GU10 colour bulbs and a bridge. Both E27 and GU10 bulbs are also available in Ambiance, which produces a full range of white tones from warm white mood lighting to cool and crisp work light – all in one bulb.
What are Philips Hue LightStrips?
If you like to play with light, experimenting with possibilities and having fun, take a look at the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus 2-meter starter kit. These LightStrips are great for creating interesting effects on stairs, in cabinets or even behind the TV. You can change their length and colour, and since they’re mounted with adhesive they’re easy to move without leaving ugly screw holes in your walls.
Watts & Lumen & Kelvin – I’m confused…
The energy output of bulbs used to be measured in watts, but the brightness of LED bulbs is measured in lumen (lm). 140 lm is equivalent to 15 watts; a traditional 100-watt bulb puts out 1520 lm. Kelvin is a measure of colour temperature. A bulb with warm light is somewhere between 2700-3000 kelvin, neutral colour temperature is between 3500 and 4000 kelvin and a cold bulb ranges between 4000-5000 kelvin. The warmer the light you want, the lower the kelvin you should look for.
Philips Hue LED – make the right choice
All Philips Hue products are LED. You get the energy savings of LED technology as well as dimmability, something native to Hue that you’re not guaranteed to find in other LED bulbs and lamps. If you have any questions at all about Philips Hue, don’t hesitate to contact us via mail, phone or chat – we’re always ready to help!