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Philips - Hue Play White & Color Ambiance Smart LED Bar Light (2-Pack) - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 346 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like them but,,,,,,,,

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    Keybeeetsss
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    Ok, so I have, in all, about 80 friends of hue, which include A19's, BR30's, GU10's, the little bitty bulbs, strips, Hue GO's, Blooms, Iris', White ambience, etc. These new PLAY lights, are more comparable to the 1st gen in terms of color. I have mostly 3rd gen bulbs & strips now, but still hadn't a few 1st & 2nd gen products. I replaced 1 spot where I had a bloom light, which was behind my TV, with a PLAY light, & while it does the job, the bloom color is much more distinctive, & the blooms are nowhere close to the HUE GO color, so that should give you some idea. The other thing, & this was confusing as Heck to me, was the different packages; you have the 1 light, then there's 1 light that says "extension", & then you have the 2 pack, which is what I bought. So the 1 light is the light & POWER CABLE; the 1 extension is ONLY a light, but no POWER cable. The 2 pack comes with 2 lights, but only ONE POWER CABLE, as you can connect 3 extensions on 1 PER POWER CABLE. I didn't realize what all of that was until I bought this 2 pack, & saw it was only 1 POWER CABLE, which wasn't my intent, because I hadn't planned on putting them close together, but had no choice, causing me to move my Bloom light. Personally, because I have them all, & know how the colors are, I probably won't by anymore of these, but that said, I like the pair I have...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great ambient lighting!

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    RocknRide71
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    I bought these to have something to light up behind my TV. This works perfectly. I wish there was an app to download on my smart TV to get the lights to work w/ TV shows but, I assume that will come at a later date once more people buy these. The only way to get it to work is hooking up your laptop via HDMI just to get the background lighting to sync with whatever you're watching. Otherwise it would have gotten 5 stars. I own a house full of Hue bulbs and light strips. They work flawlessly and work w/ Amazon Echo. Can't go wrong. Pricey? Yes! I just wait for a sale or coupon code to pop up in my email. Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressed so far

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    Mrgneissguy
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    I have had smart lighting in my house for a while through Samsung SmartThings. While I have been please overall, sometimes the lights connected get a little glitchy. With the deal that included the free Hue Hub, I purchased these Hue Play lights. Setup and connection to the hub was very easy, the colors are more striking that the bulbs I had been using, and so far they have been extremely reliable. My only complaint is that the Hue Sync requires connecting a pc to your television to work, and I cannot find a way to include a height element to the lights' positions. Other that, they are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Smart Lights to add to your Smart Home

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    RDizzle
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    I bought these lights to add to a house already full of Hue bulbs and lightstrips. These things make a good addition and add a night accent light to your wall. However, for these things to work well they need to be positioned properly. It took me awhile to get a good position for it to both provide a nice accent light, but also keep it kinda hidden so you're not looking directly at the bulbs. The angles that the stands support are pretty much limited to 90/180 degrees. So that's a bummer. But overall decent product to add to your smart home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lights

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    Bella
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    These LEDs have awesome functional uses. You can pair 3 with 1 electrical plug and mount them to the back of your TV or wherever you want. They pair well with both my Alexa devices and Google home. Only complaint would be the ambient lighting connectivity when paired with a TV show. You currently have to stream from your computer to use this feature and cannot use the feature straight from your TV — bummer. Other than that, the product is great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great add-on for the entertainment area

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    bdubs
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    Have been waiting for these since they were announced around Christmas. I already have a setup in the living room, in the front, but added these in the basement. Quality is good and brightness of the lights are great, add in the fact that I watch our movies through a PC, we utilize the VUE feature and it is amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hue lightbar works great with TV background

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    Kiran1234
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    I am using hue lightbar behind TV and created entertainment room in Hue app and tested successfully by mirroring my macbook using airplay to Apple TV and the background of the TV syncs great with song we play using hue sync application on MacBook. However Hue Sync works only with laptop mirroring to TV and not with direct media content on TV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice bright and fun

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    Lexx
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    I was a little disappointed to find out that you cannot do the sink with the TV unless you go through a computer. I would like to see some kind of an update that allows you to work through an Xbox or regular Blu-ray player. Outside of that they are very bright there is quite a few options you can do for color changing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Same lights, new shape

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    RandomGuy
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    Same lights but with a new shape, how far can they push the same concept? I have these mounted to rear of my TV, adds depth to color of room when syncing lights to movies, games, or my music. Expensive but kind of cool. Definitely to add to existing hue area, not for purchase by themselves.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lights enhance your experience

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    Mark
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    I mounted the lights behind my television and it really makes the tv pop when your watching your favorite tv shows. The only downside with the hue setup is that you can only sync with a computer. I don’t know why you can’t sync with your consoles or television directly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for me.

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    Roy74066
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    Another great Hue product but..I bought this very early before a lot of the specs were released. I wanted to use them under the cabinets in the kitchen. The back side comes to V shape, I could not mount it flush on the bottom of the cabinets without their brackets. Too bulky for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lights to start with

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    Dodgersmlb24
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    Philips hue lights pack is great for computer entertainment. Really wish though it could be wireless and that it can play on my tv without using a computer but hopefully Phillips will come up with something like that. Overall great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Cool

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    MacNut
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    These were smaller than I expected but were purchased to add some light and ambiance to our son's room. Easy to set up and very color accurate. Only 4 stars because the mount / stands seem a bit limited - I am sure next releases might improve on that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Creates perfect mood lighting

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    Lars
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    I put the pair of the the Hue Play lights behind my TV and it is the perfect way to wind down and watch a movie. I will say these lights do heat up quite a bit, so I'm hesitant to leave them on for long periods of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great color to a dark room

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    Rich
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    What I don’t like is that you need a computer and can’t use an iPad or phone to work the colors changing automatically with the action on the tv. Don’t know how to set it up !!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup/Awesome lighting

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    seventheternal
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    I was a little disappointed that it doesn't fully support PS4, but its still a nice edition to my living room space. A lot of beautiful colors that you can choose. And really easy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Huge upgrade, but still limited by old App

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    CloudGuy
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    A huge upgrade from version 1. Great light! Unfortunately, it is still limited by the Hue mobile app (still no music support), slow Hue bridge (slowness, out of memory) and don’t count on the new desktop Hue Sync to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to my living space.

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    MissLizin
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    I purchased this to add to my existing hue lighting. What a big difference. I mounted the bars on the back of my television. Not only done the compliment my viewing, but they've cut down on my eye strain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light is great

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    Review
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    These lights are okay but they are a little awkward to place in a room. The cords are hard to hide. I noticed that they click after you turn them off. Other than that they work great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great accent

    Posted
    Matt
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    These are a great addition to any office, just keep in mind these can only be used to sync with computer monitors not TVs. They are cool, but they aren’t super bright.

    I would recommend this to a friend