Monday, December 11, 2017

Light Up My Life with Philips Hue

Have you ever wish you could change the ambiance of your home every now and then, without the hassle of changing furniture or painting your home? A pioneer in the lighting industry for more than 125 years, Philips Lighting understands the evolving needs of Malaysian homes has introduced Philips Hue, the personal wireless lighting system that allows users to control their connected lights in their home or from anywhere in the world by using smart device.  
Philips Hue lets users personalize their home lighting experience with custom settings and program timers to help manage daily schedulesMalaysians can now experience this smart home lighting system that combines high-quality LED lighting comprises of bulbs, strips and lamps with intuitive technologies. Did you know light has the ability to influence one's mood and emotion? With Philips Hue, users could set the ambient light at home as per requirement or setting in a roomThe intensity of light needed depends on the time of day and the activities that users are trying to accomplish. From cool white light during the day to stay focused and alert for work to dimming of lights and switching to warmer light to have a relaxing evening.

The Philips Hue system features the Hue White and Color Ambiance (WACA) range to provides an entire spectrum of 16 million colours, that can be adjusted as per time of the day and need of the hour – whether it’s a quiet personal moment or a thrilling party. The Hue Starter Kit consists of Two Hue White and Color Ambiance bulb, One Hue White and Color Ambiance Lightstrips and a bridge. You can add up to 50 Philips Hue light bulbs, and up to 12 switches and other accessories through the Philips Hue app. Now we could turn our home into a smart home easily, creating never-before experiences with lighting that can be altered or programmed as per the needs and moods of the day.  It is easy to set-up, monitor and control, and also can be personalized from anywhere

The Philips Hue bridge is the heart of the system and also the control hub that connects by ethernet cable to the home router.

The Philips Hue lightstrips allow light to be shape your way, it can be bend, cut, extend and easily installed under bars, cabinets or bed frames with double-sided tape.

How to set up : 

  1. Plug in the power adapter of the hue bridge into the power outlet near the home router. 
  2. Connect the provided Ethernet cable into the port on the hue bridge and the home router.Turn on and wait for all lights on the Hue Bridge to turn solid blue colour. (this may take a while)
  3. Install hue lights and power the light switch on. 
  4. Download the Philips Hue Application. (available on the AppStore and Google play)
  5. Once download completed, search for the Hue Bridge and press Set Up button to link it to the Hue App. 

When set up is done, the Philips Hue system allows us to organize the hue lights by room, personalising scenes and change the colours of individual lights within rooms.

We can easily choose which room or lights, with different shades of white, 16 million colours or simply choose from the many pre-set scenes such as Savanna sunset, Tropical Twilight, Arctic aurora, Spring Blossom, Concentrate, Energize, Reading and Relax. It will put all the lights on a gradient of the colours of the image or you can select where you want each individual light in the picture. Not to mention, you can even choose your own scene based on any image in the phone's gallery.

There's so much fun changing the bulbs colours, we can mix just about any colour we like. On top of that, the lights also can be set to turn on and off, or at a pre-set time to make it seem like you're home even when you're not. With the energy-efficient location-aware function, the lights can be set to turn on so we don't have to enter our room in darkness. How cool is that! You can even let the lights turn off gradually in the night, hence you will never have to worry whether you've left any lights on.

Such a lovely ambiance to fall asleep, we can even increase or decrease the intensity of the bulbs.

Super cool deep green.

We could unwind in the comfort of our home, whether to sleep, read or just relax.

The Philips Hue gives us fuss-free control of the lights whether using the Hue app, voice command or the Dimmer Switch or Motion sensor, it is literally our personal assistant to set the right light. The features are endless, we could even set the bulbs to react to our voice command or even the movie we're watching.

Overall, we were really impressed with the Philips Hue WACA Starter Kit fuss-free installations and easy to use that creates lovely ambiance in our bedroom. The colours were stunning and beautiful, we could enjoy different styles and change the light to suit our mood everyday. Yay.... No more boring cool daylight or warm white, thanks to Philips Hue!

Also, love the fact that we can control the Philips Hue lighting setup to turn on the light on our smartphone whilst away, which really give us a peace of mind while travelling.

Philips Hue is available in Philips Lighting store located at Menara Axis, authorized Philips Lighting specialists and selected Apple Reseller stores, and is priced at :

Philips Hue WACA Starter Kit RM899
Philips Hue WACA Bulb 10W A60 E27 RM279
Philips Hue Bridge RM279
Philips Hue WACA Light Strip RM129 - RM399

It is also available to order online on Philips Lighting Lazada store. Philips Hue goes beyond illumination to provide more than just light, but to deliver new experiences where the only limit is your imagination. For more information, please visit

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