Philips Hue Lighting

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Philips Hue Lighting

Post by bfccrazy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:36 pm

Looking at setting up the smart lighting and wondering if anybody has done this and what their thoughts are?

Looking at the TV with Ambilight and like the idea of integrating it with the lighting around the tv also if anyone has done this?

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Re: Philips Hue Lighting

Post by SalisburyClaret » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:47 pm

It's a great way for the Philips lighting division to make money!
It works well at first though but after a while I find you don't notice it

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Re: Philips Hue Lighting

Post by claret_in_exile » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:55 pm

bfccrazy wrote:Looking at setting up the smart lighting and wondering if anybody has done this and what their thoughts are?

Looking at the TV with Ambilight and like the idea of integrating it with the lighting around the tv also if anyone has done this?
I have it set up in my home office for alerts and I've set it up in strategic points in the house to make it look like we're around when we aren't.

The interface is a little clunky, but it works well.

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Re: Philips Hue Lighting

Post by aggi » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm

I've got quite a bit of the connected home stuff but I find these lights are the best bit so far.

They're very easy to use and, most of the time, don't seem that smart in that they're not controlled by an app or whatever.

I have some set up with these switches

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to replace the current light switches (they look a bit neater than that).

Some automatically turn on around sunset and turn off at night so even when I'm away it appears I'm home. The ones in my hallway are controlled by motion sensors so automatically turn on and off when I'm in the hall (and at night time they turn on at a much lower brightness). When my kitchen timer reaches zero the lights in the living room will flash to notify me and a few other things like that. If it's going to rain that day one of the lights will be blue in the morning, etc.

On top of that there is the voice and smartphone control which can be useful.

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Re: Philips Hue Lighting

Post by bfccrazy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:13 pm

With the costs of doing it all over I’d probably just keep adding additional lights around the house and replacing the “normal” ones but its always better to get the opinion of those who have used them than some random reviews.

The TV set up is what really caught my eye though.

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Re: Philips Hue Lighting

Post by bfccrazy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:14 pm

https://youtu.be/_qQ9npRY0wM

This sort of set up for the TV which doesn’t actually seem that complicated or costly to do.

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Re: Philips Hue Lighting

Post by dsr » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:30 am

bfccrazy wrote:https://youtu.be/_qQ9npRY0wM

This sort of set up for the TV which doesn’t actually seem that complicated or costly to do.
I can imagine that being a problem if one resident is trying to knit while the other is watching the football.

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Re: Philips Hue Lighting

Post by bfccrazy » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:04 am

dsr wrote:I can imagine that being a problem if one resident is trying to knit while the other is watching the football.
The option can be turned on/off. So the tv would be just as normal most of the time.

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Re: Philips Hue Lighting

Post by mdd2 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:36 am

Not all that keen on watching lightning on TV but must confess to missing the first few episodes
Is there a box set available yet?

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