Review – Philips Hue: Right Ambience for Every Moment

Philips Hue

RM 899
Philips Hue
8.3

Build Quality

9.0/10

Accessories

8.0/10

Software & Features

8.5/10

Value

7.5/10

Pros

  • Great built quality
  • Easy to setup
  • Mobile app with good design
  • Integration with third party apps
  • High quality lighting
  • Superb colour reproduction

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not available in T5 light tube option

Philips Hue

A smart home is all about automation and simplicity of taking control the home appliances that match your lifestyle. In this review, we shall take a look at the Philips Hue personal wireless lighting system and see how you can take advantage of the features provided by Philips.

Philips Hue Video Review

Final Thoughts

The Philips Hue system has opened up a whole new level in terms of home lighting. Through the app, we are able to control not just the brightness of the lighting, in fact, over 50,000 shades of white and 16 million colours. The built-in routine function enables the user to create lighting schedules that accommodate your lifestyle.

Not to mention the Hue app also supports third-party app integration, for example, linking with Apple Home Kit and take control of the lights through Siri. In fact, you can do a lot more from the API itself such as syncing the lights with the movie or music.

Philips Malaysia is currently selling the A60 Starter Kit for RM 899 on their official Lazada store. Not sure why other Hue products are not found in their official Lazada store, but here’s the pricing and you can get them from authorised Philips store:

  • Bulb E27 – RM 279
  • Hue Bridge – RM 279
  • Light strip – RM 129 – RM 399

Honestly speaking, the price is probably the only barrier that prevents wider adoption of smart lighting. Especially if you are planning to fully upgrade your home lighting, the total cost is going to be a bomb. Nonetheless, if you value the limitless possibilities that come with it, I think they are a pretty good investment.

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