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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect if you don't want to use the lightstrip

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    AlikR
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for gaming

    Posted
    laffer1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this to put on the back of my monitor on my gaming pc. I've got it stuck to the center using the enclosed 3m double sided tape. The windows software is reasonably easy to use. It syncs pretty well with the game or videos I'm playing. It's absolutely awesome for Overwatch. The bright pulses of light used in the game come alive with this. Very neat. The only issue I have with it is that when you've got the sync feature turned on, it kind of locks the lights on. You have to click several things to turn them off and voice control with google home or alexa can't do it on their own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better version of the Bloom

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    JohnCrichton
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    Posted
    HDDude
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I'm using this incredible light for a slightly different purpose. It illuminates my turntable. I installed in on the wall, just above where the turntable's dust cover extends when raised. It's perfect. I can dim it or brighten it by voice, of course, using Google Home. I usually keep it on very softy, kind of like a 25W bulb., But if I want full brightness, it's available. It looks phenomenal, and works absolutely perfectly. It's made my return to vinyl even more enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Install, works like a charm

    Posted
    techtoys
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I needed to extend my Hue light strip to a tiny countertop area between my pantry door and refrigerator where my espresso machine sits. I thought about drilling holes and spending two hours to go that route, then I decided to just install this light. Took me 5 minutes to install and it works perfectly for me. The only downside to the light strip is that its thick and drop past the bottom cabinet edge. Other than that - perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Entertainment lighting

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    Matt37
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I’m using these lights on my 55in Samsung T.V. And the lights truly do bring the Movies, games to a whole new level. It expands the surrounding area to the screen of my T.V. When watching a video/ concert footage it almost feels like I’m right there in the crowd with the help of my surround sound...truly a amazing experience and very easy to set up. I would definitely recommend these lights to anyone!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Hue Play light bar!

    Posted
    Kirsty
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

    Excellent

    Posted
    wookieelover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I absolutely love these hue lights. I have 4 set up for my entertainment area. I love the way they sync up with my computer to deliver a great light show to compliment gaming or watching movies. My only complaint is they don’t have a way to sync with a ps4 unless you are using the ps stream through a computer it lags too much for my taste.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    bought this as an extension to previous 2-pack

    Posted
    Kiran1234
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    extension adds more lighting to existing 2-pack and adds more effect hue sync application. However had to buy with plug which is $10 more than just extension due to lack of availability of extension pack alone without plug. Now this product is available back in market from Feb 1, 2019 on amazon as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Won’t disappoint

    Posted
    CJays
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This lighting looks great behind a television and will add that extra something to movie night. I have yet to use the full capability of this light with gaming systems but look forward to that. I plan on purchasing two more as it looks much better than I planned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice addition to my Hue environment

    Posted
    DigitalVisual
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased this to go behind my computer monitor. I really do like it. It syncs well with the Hue App on the computer. I also bought some for behind my TV, but just be aware, you will not be able to sync the lights with your TV unless you go through a computer. I still like them though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New favorite toy.

    Posted
    JohnnyH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Have two of these now and two color light bulbs. Love the effect of all of them but the Hue Play are great. I started with a different brand bulbs knowing I really wanted the Hue. Now I bought the Hue a much better setup. Let me save you money, buy the Hue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This light is amazing!

    Posted
    Phil
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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

    Live it

    Posted
    Agree2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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

    Philips Hue

    Posted
    TMAxX
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I initially purchased the strips but was not happy with the length limitation and the cheap feeling for something that cost $89.00. I’m happy I waited for these b/c they’re perfect for placing behind mounted TVs. Reduces eye strain but most importantly looks amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Had two behind my TV. 3 is perfect.

    Posted
    Doug
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Bought a pair of these to put behind my 75 inch TV, and they are great but a little lacking especially towards the bottom. Put a third light center bottom and now I really love them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bar Light

    Posted
    Stickman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Philips Hue bar light is great in front of my drums in my drum room. It has a competitive price and it works well with the all 4 HUE app. I can use it with the bright white light when I'm practicing, or change to colors when I'm playing. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue is the go-to

    Posted
    JMoney
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This light is a great addition to my Philips lighting system at my house. I also love the ability to connect this light with my Xbox or movies to really set the mood through the Hue Sync app. Adds a great ambiance to any situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue Play

    Posted
    sonyonlyman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Installed this light behind my TV and works Great!! It synced right up with my other Hue Lights. I only wish they would be sent two round double stick tape for each mount instead of only one. Works Great with Alexa and Google Home :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mood lighting

    Posted
    LALopez
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I got this originally as a gift. Used it as part of my primary entertainment setup and it works amazing. Bought two more to add to the rooms ambiance. Great to set whatever mood you are in.

    I would recommend this to a friend