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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 88 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    DAP67
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    Great color and easy set up. App is easy to set up the background color of your choosing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Ambience

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    akosin
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    Adds a nice touch of color around TVs and/or monitors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    never looked better

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    funky42
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    So easy to hook up and superb colors,highly recommeded

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice but

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    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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Accent Piece

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    MM0671
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    I really like the color combinations but I wish that they better integrated with televisions, you will get the full effect of this product when using it on a computer. Using a computer and the accompanying app allows the display colors to extend to the lights but without the computer when just using a tv you can only set it to predefined or personnally created schemes.

    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

    Great Lights

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    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 light

    Posted
    Scorka
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    Fantastic light, using it for gaming using hue sync. No complaints at all. Great color and easy to set up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    krolinator
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    I have 3 of these behind a 65" TV. Looks amazing. Love the different colors against the wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Only at Best Buy

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    lucius
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    These lights are really awesome and love playing with millions of colors. Only thing is wish the screw is a little bigger and also that I had to buy an additional one for $10 more and there was no more Extension/Add on to add with the 1 pack! Wish Best Buy will do better by adding more of these items

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enhance your lighting

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    ReinMan
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    The Hue Play Bar is a great addition to your smart lighting. These lights really enhance the ambiance of a room. They are a little pricey, but you can feel the quality. Nice rich colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hue light

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works great

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    Steve
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    These lights are a little expensive, but they work well. The light selection in the Hue app let's you choose any color you desire. Works best on flat, light colored or off white walls. Also, you have to have a Philips Hue hub for these to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Live it

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    Agree2
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    Philips - Hue Play White & Color Ambiance Smart LED Bar Light - Black Only at Best BuyCompact design, full light experience. Create a vibrant ambiance with the Hue Play light bar. Choose from 16 million colors to experience different light effects. Lay it on the floor,...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Ronnie
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    Simply amazing. I Love this play bar. So many colors to choose from with the app. Sold out everywhere. I want more !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beware of Philips Marketing

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    seanharmon1
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    The units themselves work great. The setup and pairing was easy. The colors are fantastic. Everything you would expect from a Philips Hue product. But... Do not be fooled by their marketing. They do not easily sync with the content on your TV. You'll need Philips Hue Sync running on a PC. Once this is installed, Philips expects you to either connect an HDMI cable or cast the content from your PC to your TV. Only then will the lights sync with your TV. In the age of the streaming device and smart TV, this is not a good solution. I'm still going to keep the units, as I hope Philips will introduce an installed application for my Fire TV or other smart device to provide better content sync. I've also had no luck getting these lights to sync with my Sonos home speakers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend