Smart lighting is your solution to a lack of space (or perhaps a particularly strict landlord) when it comes to freshening up your place. With a couple of Philips Hue gradient light strips, you can make any room in your home blue, pink, purple or whatever your heart desires. By attaching them to the outside of your gaming console, TV, or even your kitchen cabinets, you can easily flip the atmosphere and look of a room in minutes.
While the Philips Hue range has firmly established itself as the big dog of smart lighting, it’s not exactly the cheapest option available. However, you can currently grab a great deal on a few Philips Hue smart bulbs and light strips.
What can the Philips Hue smart lights do?
These Philips Hue smart bulbs let you pick from 16 million different colours, from warm to cool white light, allowing you to perfectly control the ambience and mood of your surroundings. On top of being able to control the smart light’s scenes, you’re also able to program them to turn on and off during set times while also setting pre-defined displays.
There’s also a psychological benefit if you apply Colour Theory to your lighting choices. Are you having a tough time trying to get to sleep? Set the bulb in your bedroom to be a muted blue, warm red or dark pink. In the evening, set the light to a warmer tone, and it’ll help you to wind down and relax a bit better.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to installing your Philips Hue lights once they’ve arrived, you can check out our guide here.
The Philips Hue Smart Bridge acts as an anchor point for controlling your home’s smart lights – even when you aren’t home. The Philips Hue Bridge is also compatible with virtual assistants like Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant, which will allow you to activate these smart lights with your voice.
Which Philips Hue lights are on sale?
If you really want to deck out your home, you can go all out by adding one of the Philips Hue Play Gradient light strips. It’s ideal for adding a bit of flair and extra mood to your TV set-up, while seamlessly allowing you to blend a rainbow of colours while watching your favourite movies or playing your favourite games.
These light strips will usually set you back a few hundred dollars, but depending on which length you pick up, you can currently save up to 20% off.
Here are how the Philips Hue Play Gradient deals work out:
- 1m light strip — now $199.95 (down from $239.95)
- 55-inch light strip – now $346.13 (down from $399.95)
- 65-inch light strip – now $382.79 (down from $439.95)
- 75-inch light strip – now $472.66 (down from $499.95)
Make sure you also pick up a Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box, which you’ll need to control in order to use the Play Gradient strips.
If you’re after a simple, no-frills smart light, the Philips Hue White Ambiance LED bulb has been discounted by 28%. This bulb only offers warm-to-white colour temperature range, so if you want to light up your room like a nightclub, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
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