The Philips Hue Go is the only battery-powered lamp from Signify. And that’s not likely to change in the near future, but we can look forward to an exciting update. The second generation Philips Hue Go, which is planned for October, has a lot going for it.
One of the main points of criticism of the first generation was certainly the fact that you could only access a few defined scenes at the push of a button away from your home ZigBee network. Thanks to Bluetooth, the new Philips Hue Go can be fully controlled on the move.
Significantly increased battery life and more brightness
Critical point number two for many users was the battery life. The first Hue Go only lasted three hours at a single charge, Signify claims to have increased this value significantly. So far I don’t have any official data, but the battery life is said to last more than 10 hours.
By the way, this is not at the expense of the maximum possible brightness, quite the opposite. The Philips Hue Go of the second generation is almost twice as bright as its predecessor with 520 lumens.
Second generation Philips Hue Go with new power input
Nothing has changed regarding its optical design but there is one small difference: the main connection moves from the front edge of the device, where it was already placed somewhat unluckily and has ensured that the lamp can easily fall over, to the side of the body. This way, the second generation of the Hue Go should stand much safer.
I haven’t been able to try the 2nd generation Philips Hue Go myself so far, but I’ll make up for that by the market launch in October – of course with a direct comparison to the first generation. Signify hasn’t announced an exact launch date yet, but the Hue Go’s recommended retail price of 79.95 Euro will not change.