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The new Hue bulbs tested

about three years Ago, I've become weak and have tried all the skepticism, however, once these smart bulbs of Philips . The approximately 40-fränkigen bulbs with different white tones dünkten me at the time, the ideal mix from the more expensive bulbs with infinitely many colors and the most competitive with your little cold white light.

Yes, the pears pleased me so much that I bought a number of the one or the other for our home. In addition to the Option, the Whiteness of the lamps according to desire and mood set, has convinced us, especially the opportunity to dim the brightness. In our old apartment that would otherwise only tags possible.

And admittedly, I'm me after all these years with the Internet before the bulbs still like Professor Dumbledore from the Harry Potter books, if I can't turn it on in the Morning from the other side of the road quickly, the light in the room, and I forgot in the rush again.

No eye-catcher

A disadvantage of the Hue had bulbs so far: they are anything other than decorative. The best is to hide them deep in a lampshade. This was also the reason why the bulbs in exposed Places in our budget had no Chance.

That will change with the new Hue-Filament bulbs. Philips is jumping on the Retro-bulbs-train. The new high-tech lights look like the light bulbs of the past, but use modern LED technology.

Three sizes

The bulbs are available in three sizes to something between 25 and 35 francs the piece. In a fit of Cockiness, I bought all three and was not disappointed. The bulbs look elegant (only the black collar between the thread and the bulb is not in all situations in all versions of ideal) and provide exactly the light that we have set up anyway with the more expensive bulbs each.

The new bulbs have an additional Trick up its sleeve. So far, it took on the Hue bulbs in addition, a base station (60 francs). Now it works also without. The new bulbs can also be operated via Bluetooth from a cell phone.

This is a good entry-level solution, if you just want to experiment with a bulb. It is more convenient of course, with the base station. Then the bulbs can be used with Apple's Homekit or Google Home connect and so easily and from multiple devices control and automation.

conclusion: With Philips’ Hue are the best bulbs for most situations the best choice. This is gratifying in the sense of us customers. If you want more white tones, something has to pay for it. Who wants a Disco light, you must still dig deeper into the bag.

if you want to save a little bit more in the meantime, also in the case of Ikea, a similar bulb for 15 francs. But no Bluetooth, and a Zigbee base station. The Ikea costs 40 Swiss francs. A Test of the Ikea bulbs will follow at a later date.

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Created: 21.11.2019, 13:01 p.m.

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