Hueblog: This is how many colours the new Gradient products from Philips Hue can display

This is how many colours the new Gradient products from Philips Hue can display

Differences between Entertainment and Ambiance

At the weekend, I already told you how you will be able to control the new Gradient products in the Hue app. However, one question is still unanswered: How many colours exactly will you be able to set for the new products? That’s exactly what I want to explain to you today.

We already know about the segments from the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip, which was launched last year. In entertainment mode, for example in connection with the Hue Sync App or with the HDMI Sync Box, it can display seven different colours.


With one of the upcoming updates for the Hue app, it will also be possible to use the gradient function manually. According to information from Philips Hue, you will be able to freely select five colours with the Play Gradient Light Strip. Even more will be displayed, because the light strip automatically creates a colour gradient between two manually selected colours.

Here is a short overview of the different Gradient products:

  • Play Gradient Lightstrip: 7 colours in Entertainment and 5 colours in Ambiance
  • Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip: 3 colours in Entertainment and 5 colours in Ambiance
  • Play Gradient Light Tube: 3 colours in Entertainment and 3 colours in Ambiance
  • Gradient Signe table lamp: 2 colours in Entertainment and 5 colours in Ambiance
  • Gradient Signe floor lamp: 3 colours in Entertainment and 5 colours in Ambiance

The number of segments is especially interesting for the new Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip, which can be ordered since last week for 149,99 Euro. You can not only extend it up to ten metres, but also shorten it every 12 centimetres. However, this has no influence on the number of colours that can be displayed and selected.

What is also exciting is that Philips Hue can adjust the number of segments for the Entertainment and Ambiance modes. So it is quite conceivable that the numbers given above may change in the future.

By the way, those who think a little around the corner have also noticed: All of the new Gradient products can be used in Entertainment mode – and thus complement the previous Play Gradient light strip. So it would indeed be possible to use the Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip or a Play Gradient Light Tube for the bottom of the TV.


In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

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