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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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great ambiance

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    Mikeebeaverton
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    Great ambiance, nice app integration... only complaint i's limitation of stances for the lights... they should have a better cradling system. It's difficult to sit the bar in the cradle and have it sit without moving because of the weight of the cord... also you have to have it balanced perfectly in the middle or it falls off the cradle...NOW, I understand it's supposed to be screwed into the cradle in 1 of 2 configurations, but that completely limits this lights usage and the users ability to position it... something Philips could definitely work on... no bad on best buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One is not enough

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    Bamm83
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    I wish these would be a bit brighter and have more of a range of light. For how much it is, it may make more sense to get a light strip rather than a play. For me, I have one of these as well as a strip behind my TV and it gives some good light combined. But for $69, I wish the play would be a bigger deal. It's good when combined with something, but to only get one is a waste of $. Might as well get two or a strip along with it.

    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for computer bias lighting

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    setitoff
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    Great light, easy set up and when paired with hue light sync behind a monitor it creates a great atmosphere to match what's on your screen. Only downside is the price but being able to get a second and third light cheaper and use only 1 power plug makes it a bit better.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product but...

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    KevinH
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    This product works very well. Note though that it will only sync colors if used through a computer running hue sync as there is no direct way for the lights to communicate with the TV screen. It does provide great ambient lighting as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good not Great

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    ohthatsteve
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    It does what it says it will do, for the most part. Sometimes routines result in the wrong colors being displayed. Sometimes the brightness of the colors from routines is difficult to control. Overall good investment. Does what we were hoping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better bias lighting than Hue LightStrip

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    CorgiDan
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    I've been using the Hue LightStrip as a bias light for my TV for a few years. While the lightStrip works OK, these are a much better to use. As a product, I'd give five stars but took one off because of the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good light bar

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    AventuraA
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    Works well and is pretty bright at 550 lumens, but I wish I was a bit bigger and brighter. Works exactly how it should though and perfectly syncs with your google home

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

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    lando
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    Overall a great product. Just a little dim from what I thought it would be but still very happy with the purchase

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool accent lights

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    Mtrip9903
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    Have these installed in my tv room. Look pretty cool when its dark.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but pricey!

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    efrainf1
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    Just like the pair. It's pricey but the work well.

    I would recommend this to a friend