Color Your World with Philips Hue Lighting from Best Buy

by Robyn Wright on October 20, 2015

in Living

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Take off your rose colored glasses, you don’t need them anymore! You can color your world rose….or blue, or purple, or yellow, or orange, or white, or any combination of these colors now with the Philips Hue lighting. It is freaking cool!

As part of the Best Buy Blogger Network they sent me a couple of the Philips Hue products. I already knew about them and had seen in-store demos of them, but it is just not the same as having them in your own home. Hubby and I set them up and our minds were blown! I received the Philips Hue A19 Starter Kit which includes 3 bulbs and the necessary hub plus  the Philips Hue Go light. Then I had some Best Buy gift cards so we went and bought more. We now have 3 Philips Hue items in both our bedroom and the man cave and they are so cool. Eventually, we hope to have them throughout the entire house.

Philips Hue from Best Buy - what I used to get started

It is not just the fact that you can change the colors in your room, but you can set scenes and moods and save them. Then just use your smartphone or tablet and tap what you want and presto….the lights all change to match! You can use the official Philips Hue app or there are several other apps people have developed which really do even more. You can even set it up with IFTTT so when you come home the lights automatically come on for you – this is perfect for Hubby who suffers from SAD (season affective disorder) during the winter months so it is nice and bright when he gets home from work. Geofencing is cool.

Easily change the mood of your room with Philips Hue lighting from Best Buy

The regular bulbs work in your regular lamps. I have one in each of the lamps on our nightstands in our bedroom. Plus we added a Philips Hue Bloom light in the bedroom as well. I have an alarm to come on in the morning when Hubby wakes up for work so it is a bit easier for him. Plus, I have it set to also turn all the lights back off when he leaves since I generally sleep in a bit later.

The Philips Hue starter kit is where to begin - you can purchase it at Best Buy

The Philips Hue Go light we have in the man cave. Hubby loves setting up all the different schemes to match his mood in there whether he is working or playing music. We can also take the Go outside (it’s cordless) on the patio at night when we are enjoying the nice weather and want some cool ambient lighting.

I’m sure once the grandbabies arrive (my son is expecting twins this spring) that I will set up some calming lighting scenes to use when I watch the babies and it is time for them to take a nap or go to sleep if I am babysitting overnight. Am I going to be the coolest grandma or what?

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What kind of mood do you wish you could set in any room of your house? What area of your home do you think you would enjoy the Philips Hue the most?

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{ 16 comments }

1 Kristen October 20, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Okay…..my sister would have LOVED this in her bedroom when she was a teenager!

2 Robyn Wright November 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Yes, all teens for sure, but us adults love it too!

3 Robin October 21, 2015 at 7:02 am

I would like to set an energizing mood (orange!) in the living room for morning workouts and then switch to a calming mood (lavender) in there for evenings. The study/office should have a positive, productive mood (green or royal blue?).

4 Robyn Wright November 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

There is a concentration mode which is nice for when I am working

5 Natalie October 21, 2015 at 7:41 am

I would love to add new lighting to our living room! It would make for a great home theater

6 Robyn Wright November 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Yes! The next room we add Hue to will be our living room

7 Elena October 21, 2015 at 9:14 am

This lighting looks so cool. Love the colors

8 Robyn Wright November 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

We are constantly playing with them and making up new color schemes

9 shellypeterson October 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm

this is really a neat thing. I would love this in the living and all the bedrooms.

10 Robyn Wright November 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

You should try them for sure!

11 tannawings October 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm

This lighting is so nice! I saw someone else reviewing it, and commented their house looked neatt and now reallize that it is the same picture ha! I think the grandbabies will love it!

12 Robyn Wright November 1, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Yes, when I do certain reviews for Best Buy they require us to use a few of their photos they provide. That is why you see some of the same ones. Lighting is really hard to take photos of so I was glad for the stock pics for this one.

13 Lisa Brown October 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

I would like a tranquile mood in this house. I think I would do the lighting in my bedroom since that is my sanctuary away from everyone.

14 Robyn Wright November 1, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Yes for sure! We have 3 of the Hue bulbs in our bedroom and it is so nice to change the colors around to suit my mood, especially a tranquil effect.

15 Tiffany C October 23, 2015 at 10:09 am

Omg, i have to get some of these bulbs! I would love some lighting for our living room behind the tv area just like above! I’d like to create more of a homey/warm ambiance!

16 Robyn Wright November 1, 2015 at 5:54 pm

You can make the Hue bulbs interactive too with the sounds from the TV or music which makes it even cooler!

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