Yesterday, Philips Hue introduced its first light chain, and as of today, Festavia can be ordered directly from Philips Hue’s online store for 159.99 euros. In the smart home market, there is one competitor in particular that specialized in fairy lights years ago: Twinkly. Today, I would like to take a look with you at the advantages and disadvantages of the two products and who might come out on top in the end.
If you are planning to buy a Philips Hue ceiling light for the bathroom in the coming weeks or months, I can only give you one piece of advice: Go for the new lamps. You’ll pay a few euros more, but you’ll also get a lot more light. Today I would like to give you a small overview.
Despite the high price, the Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box is very popular. Especially in the social media, I see installations with several Hue lights behind, under or next to the TV, particularly the Philips Hue Play Lightbar is very well suited for this purpose. But how is that in reality?
In the past weeks and months I’ve been reporting on new and innovative products from Innr again and again, most recently I took a look at the Puck Lights. But what about the standard products we find in every Hue system? This is exactly what this article is about.
We have known the Osram Smart Plug for years as an inexpensive accessory for the Philips Hue Bridge. The Innr SP 120 was added around a year ago. This smart plug mainly scores with its form factor. It is smaller and more compact but also adds a higher price tag. Since September, the Philips Hue Smart Plug has also been on the market.
In recent years, the Philips Hue Go has gained a lot of fans as on-the-go mood light for your balcony or terrace. From October, Signify will be delivering the second generation Philips Hue Go. Therefore, I wanted to find out how the two models differ from each other. Regarding the price, nothing has changed.