Philips 259945 Hue Bloom Review

By   May 24, 2016


Everyone loves to have the perfect lighting in his or her room. However, Different rooms and areas can call for different colored lighting. This can be a problem with the traditional light bulb. However, with the new state of the art Philips 259945 Hue Bloom, you can create any essence of light throughout any room in your home. This product was designed to create ambient lighting with highlight features, so they will emit throughout the home. One of the best things about the Philips 259945 Hue Bloom is that it can be placed in or out of sight. If you want to hide the light, just simply place it under the couch.

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The product is wireless, so you never have to worry about trying to find a spare receptacle. On top of this, the Hue Bloom can be connected to your smartphone or tablet, so that you can have total control from anywhere. Of course, an existing Hue bridge will be required in order for this product to work.

You would be surprised at how different colors can set a mood in a room. If you want to warm up a room, you could choose a bright sunshine yellow color. If you are going for something a little more romantic, you can choose a red color. It does not really matter what mood you are looking for because the Hue Bloom has 16 million different color patterns to choose from and it is easy to save your color scenes and use them again.

The Hue Bloom is capable of throwing out a powerful 120-lumen output, which is pretty powerful for a bulb. However, you have the option of adjusting the output, if you want to tone things down a bit. The light can also be connected to Alexa for voice control. However, a Home Automation hub is required for voice automation control. Below, you will learn about the most notable specifications for the Philips 259945 Hue Bloom.

Notable Specifications 

  • Connect to Alexa to issue voice commands
  • Powerful 120-lumen output, which can be easily adjusted
  • Choose from 16 million different color patterns
  • Compatible with Wink, SmartThings, and Zigbee Smart devices
  • Create time schedules and alarms via your sour device
  • Super easy installation and setup process
  • Compatible with most iOS, Android, and Kindle Smart devices

Overall Assessment

Nothing can really set a mood in a room like ambient lighting and with the Philips 259945 Hue you have the option of setting any mood you want. With a variety of 16 million different color patterns you will surely find something to match every room of your home. The only downside is that the device requires a Hue Lightstrip, which is 6’ in length and the Philips 458489 Huge Bridge.

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