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Philips - Hue Play White & Color Ambiance Smart LED Bar Light - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    lights are so bright

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    alientrail
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    lights are so bright I gotta wear sunglasses at night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very bright

    Posted
    Jsx1985
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    Buy this over the lamps, this one is much brighter!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for accent lighting, not as bright as Hue Go

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    bberkowi
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    This is a good little lamp for accent lighting in a corner or against a wall, provided it's behind something and you're not looking at it straight-on (it's too bright otherwise). But I prefer the Hue Go for lighting a corner - little brighter yet less harsh at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bright light

    Posted
    Brian
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    Easy to use and sync up with the rest of the hue lights I have

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice but

    Posted
    Vlad
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    The colors are very accurate compared to what is on the app but the light is not as bright as I had hoped.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern

    Posted
    Ronnie
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    Hue bars are all the rave. I love the fact that I can choose from so my different colors and I can control the brightness as well

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super bright and colorful

    Posted
    Chazzz
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    I put mine in my pantry and have it active in motion. Fills the area with light very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lights

    Posted
    Ghost
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    Colors are bright. Can be placed in many areas. Great product from philips.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hue light

    Posted
    JohnnyH
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    This is my favorite Hue Light so far. Great bright range of color. Easy to connect and control. No issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This light is amazing!

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    Phil
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    I love the Philips Hue Brand to begin with, but I really love these new play lights! I bought this expansion pack to go with the starter pack to go behind my tv and they are the star of my living room! They are so bright and vibrant! these are a great addition to your Hue family!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Hue Play light bar!

    Posted
    Kirsty
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    I already have multiple Hue color/white ambience bulbs and light strips scattered around my apartment, and was looking for a solution to put behind my computer monitor to act as a bias light. As with all of my other Hue products, this does not disappoint! The light bar definitely gets bright enough when I need it to, and I can of course change color temperature depending on what I'm working on. Easy to mount with the included hardware. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better version of the Bloom

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    JohnCrichton
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    Title of the review is pretty much all there is to say. Blooms were good for ambient lighting, but had a limited color spectrum and were annoyingly white with a white cord. This is much brighter, has better color output, offers more mounting possibilities, and is a easier to hid because it's black. The expansion option to add 3 of these per power supply is a great touch as well. For the extra $10, I see very little reason to buy a Bloom over a Play. I do wish the two included mounting plates were combined into a single that used some sort of ball bearing for rotation, but other than that I have zero complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique ambient lighting solution for Gamers

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    Albee
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    Purchased 2 of these to sit behind a gaming monitor. The lights create an immersive experience and dynamically change color to match what is on the screen. The lights are bright and the colors they cast against the wall are vibrant. Reaction time is fast, and there is almost no noticeable lag between what happens on screen and the changing colors of the play bar. Besides immersion, the lights give the added bonus of making "IPS glow" in dark rooms less noticeable. I did not give 5 stars since they require the separate Hue Bridge, and there is no way to directly plug the product via usb to a PC or Mac. I think that would have been an obvious / elegant solution for those of using the product with our computer displays.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect if you don't want to use the lightstrip

    Posted
    AlikR
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    If you don't want to use the light strip to light up your TV, this is the perfect solution. I bought the one that contains 2 light bars in one package. Setup was a breeze. Each on comes with two stands - one for vertical mount so you can stand them up on your TV stand and the second option is the stick-on mount of you want to attach them to the back of your TV. I used the vertical mounts and found just fine. The surprise was in the power module for these - it comes with three!!! output jacks, so you can power up three light bars without needing 3 outlets. Very thoughtful! Their brightness of 550 lumens was good enough to create a prefect ambiance and I truly enjoyed it. @@@@@@@@ Remember that 1st gen of hue light was rated only at 600 lumens) I am still thinking about buying the 3rd one and mount them on the back of my TV with the 3rd one in the middle but then it becomes a somewhat expensive solution, however offset by its versatility. As I said I bought for my TV but these compact bars can be used in place of Iris, Hue Go or any other accent lights throughout the house

    I would recommend this to a friend