Hueblog: This is the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Tube

This is the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Tube

More and more products with gradient technology

Signify has now leaked the next Gradient product itself. The three new videos show the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Tube. First HomeKitNews reported about the new light, we have more details for you. Update: Philips has taken the videos offline again.

Made available in two lengths and in white and black, the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Tube is made for the TV corner and for the TV experience – the addition of “Play” tells us that. So you can mount the light bar under the TV and get a 4-sided Ambilight in combination with the Hue Gradient Lightstrip. A Hue Bridge and the Sync Box are required.


With the appropriate accessories, you can mount the new light tube directly under the TV on the wall. Optionally, the Light Tube can also be placed on a cabinet directly under the TV. In addition, the tube can be rotated 340 degrees to direct the light in the desired direction.

Technical specifications

And we have more details for you: The small light tube is recommended for TVs up to 55 inches and is 87.7 centimeters long. At a color temperature of 2700 Kelvin, the tube reaches 1100 lumens, and at 4000 Kelvin, it’s 1540 lumens. The lifespan is given as 25,000 hours, and there is also an IP20 certification. The price will probably be around 200 euros.

The large tube is recommended for TVs 60 inches and larger and is 137.7 centimeters long. At a color temperature of 2700 Kelvin, the large tube achieves 1260 lumens, and at 4000 Kelvin, it’s 1800 lumens. Here, too, 25,000 hours of life and IP20 protection are specified. Price-wise, you will have to pay a bit more here, probably 250 euros.


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Comments 3 replies

  1. It’s al about money this is Ridiculous. First they introduce the gradient light strip. The strip only covers 3 sides an now they come with this. This was already planned to make more money. If Phillips have al the technology to make these product then way didn’t they make a lightstrip that goes al around the tv

    1. According to the folks at Phillips support the reason why they didnt make one that covers all 4 sides of the TV is that MOST installs are not wall mounted and the glare from the LED on the bottom side was too much for most of the test customers they worked with.

      With that said i am excited to see this new tube and am wondering if I can mount it on the bottom of my TV where my 3 Play Bars are. This would remove 3 devices and would leave me with 8 total allowing me to move a couple of the play bars around to different parts of the room to complete the experience.

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