Set the mood – A review of the Phillips Hue iPhone controlled lighting system

Dim the lights to watch a movie, set the right mood for a special evening, or just go nuts and create a disco lighting affect to make the neighbors think you’ve lost it.. all of this is an iPhone (or Apple Watch) touch away with the Phillips Hue bulbs and app.

The bulbs are a little pricey (starter pack averages $199 w/three bulbs and controller) but that is the hardest part – everything else about these are fantastic.

Hue has a free app to manage the colors and scenes, pus there are lots of 3rd party apps to help as well.

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Easy to access lighting scenes to quickly set the mood.

Control the intensity of each light individually.
Control the intensity of each light individually.
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Easy color selection for each bulb or bulb group.
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Brilliant Whites

And for a bit more you can get a handy remote – check out the video below:

And you can manage it all from your wrist!

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And you can even control it from your Apple Watch!

The Phillips Hue bulbs are not cheap but much cheaper than a tradition home automation system, work great in any apartment or home (even large ones) and are portable.

If you want to control to feel of the lighting in your place, check them out.

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