Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gadget review – Philips Hue LED light bulbs

As you may have gathered by now, I love gadgets and I’m particularly interested in home automation gadgets. It is an area that has been on the verge of taking off for well over a decade. Of late, however, it really seems like its time has arrived. 

Consequently, I could not resist Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting when it came out late last year. The starter pack of three LED bulbs sells for $199.95 at the Apple Store. The LED lights can change color and can be controlled from a smartphone app or the Web.

I thought they would be cool to use on the front porch. I could set them to automatically go on (and off) every night. And, during holidays, I could set the colors. Unfortunately, the Hue LEDs have a number of limitations that stop me from using them that way. 

To read the rest of this review, visit its new home at Principled Technologies' Tech Everywhere.


  1. Really interesting articles. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing a nice info.

  2. These Hue LED light bulbs seems to be a very interesting gadget. Though it has some limitations, as you've mentioned, but I think these limitations will definitely going to be ruled out in the advance version of these bulbs.

    1. I am hoping they address some of the issues in subsequent versions or in software updates. I'm also looking forward to the LIFX bulbs (

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  4. It rate it a major breakthrough. Seriously, I didn't know this level of automatoin in LED lights before this post. thanks Bill, keep posting information on these amazing gadgets.

  5. Led light has made my life easier to the refrigerator.

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  7. Every house needs a lot of light. Present time nany people use led light bulbs and save energy. Thanks for share a nice review.