By now, the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip has been on the market for about two months and, in principle, you should already be well informed about the light strip. Hopefully soon there will be even more possibilities, after all, Philips Hue is looking for a way to make the Gradient Lightstrip shine in multiple colors via the Hue app.
With the launch of the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip, the manufacturer has already announced its intention to enable colour control of the seven zones of the lightstrip via the Hue app with a future software update. Until the Gradient Lightstrip works without the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, a little patience is still needed.
Since I first came into contact with an Ambilight TV in 2010, I wouldn’t want to be without the technology. Unfortunately, true Ambilight is only available on Philips TVs – but with the Gradient Lightstrip, Philips Hue now has its own retrofit solution in its portfolio. In this review I would like to tell you about my experiences with the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip.
There is one question I have been asked repeatedly in the last four weeks since the launch of the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip: What is the minimum distance between the TV and the wall to make the lighting effect stand out? Today, before I draw a comprehensive conclusion on the Gradient Lightstrip this weekend, I would like to answer this specific question.
You have already learned a lot about the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip in the past two weeks and what can I tell you: there is still so much to discover with this new product. Today, I’d like to take a look with you at the distance between the LEDs. This is exactly one of the shortcomings of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, where the individual LEDs are almost six centimetres apart.
Still not sure how the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip is mounted on the back of the TV? You need some impressions of how the light strip fits exactly on the three sides of the TV before you make your purchase decision? Then I have the right video for you today.
Ambilight for everyone? That’s one way or another you could describe the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip. The light strip is intended to be mounted behind the TV and can display several colours at the same time to create a real ambilight feeling in combination with Hue Entertainment – no matter which TV you use.
A while ago I drew your attention to three entries at the FCC that showed a LightStrip in three different lengths. Now it is finally clear which product it is: The new Philips Hue Play Gradient LightStrip. A light strip that can display more than one color at a time. But before you completely freak out and start looking for this new release in your next online store, I have to slow you down a bit: The new Play Gradient LightStrip unfolds its full capabilities only in combination with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box or the Hue Sync App for Mac and Windows.