Review: Philips Hue – does smart lighting shine?

The promise of wifi-enabled smart lighting is true customisation. How well does Philips' Hue product range live up to the promise?
The promise of wifi-enabled smart lighting is true customisation. How well does Philips' Hue product range live up to the promise?

Ben Moore
Sun, 19 Jun 2022

Smart homes are becoming all the rage these days and while smart speakers like Amazon’s Alexa may be the most popular smart home device, smart lightbulbs are perhaps still somewhat more niche.The promise of these bulbs is great – any colour at any brightness to turn your boring rooms into stages where the lighting matches your every mood.I was pretty excited when Philips sent me a Hue starter kit that, in theory, has everything you need to get started on your smart lighting journey for around $330 for the bulbs with colour, and $220...

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