What is Philips Hue?
Philips hue is a series of smart bulbs manufatured by Philips, hue contains 5 seperate products, Hue, Hue Lux, Friens of Hue,Hue Beyond, Hue Tap. Experts say this is the future of lighting.
Philips Hue is a bulb with chipset inside it, which make it can be connected to the Wi-Fi Network, so you can control the light with smartphone or Hue Tap. You can change the color of the light, or make it darker or brighter as you need.
Usually you need three bulbs to start make your first smart home lights, in the meantime a bridge is also needed. All these products at least will cost you $200.
What can Philips Hue do?
1.Energy saving. By using LED technology, Hue can save about 80% energy with a longer life span. Most LED bulbs can do it too.
2.Control the light from smartphone. That means when you were out , you can control it.
3.Different colors can be chosen, and dim the light with apps.
4.Compatible with other home automation products.
Is it worth to buy Philips Hue bulb and Philips Hue Tap Switch?
Wheather you should buy depends on what you want. Philips Hue can do a lot to promote your home_life quality, at the sametime it is too expensive compared with other normal lights. Consider most people don’t need to change the color of the light or dim it, you should consider it before you make your decision. But to me, I think it brings me lot of fun, I like to use the Hue to change scene as I need without more lights, and when I’m lazy to walk into the living room, I can just turn off the bulbs use my smartphone.
If you don’t want to spend money for Switch, and if you have a Nest thermostat, you can use Nest to control the Philips Hue bulb. Here is a video about how to connect Hue to Nest.