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Geek Pick Philips Hue Play Light Bar Lights Up Your Media

first_imgFor $160 you get two of the 10-inch long light bars featuring 530-lumen LED bulbs, 16 million color combinations, and 25,000-hour long life. You can get extra bars for $60 but you have to get the $60 Hue Bridge hardware no matter what to integrate the Light Bars into the rest of your smart ecosystem.Fortunately, that integration goes about as nicely as you’d expect. You can use the mobile app to exercise all sorts of control over the lighting these devices provide. Dim lights in particular rooms. Change colors on the fly. Sync up with Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant for voice commands. The app even offers tutorials for setting up routines with other smart home devices from Logitech and Nest as well as software like IFTTT.The most impressive thing you’ll see the Philips Hue Play Light Bar pull off though is dynamically sync with your media. Connected to your TV and entertainment system, lighting and colors will constantly change to match the images on screen. Imagine this with a trippy visual-heavy blockbuster like Speed Racer. Clever users could also use this functionality to add a groovy light show to their next house party music playlist.For more on the Philips Hue Play Light Bar check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. For more tech to light up your life check out these germ-fighting toilet lights and soothing Casper Glow night light.More on Geek.com: Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls It may seem like a small thing, but a little good lighting can go along way toward enhancing your experience with pretty much anything. Lighting sets the mood and can put you in a better emotional headspace. There’s actual therapy that involves staring at light. And I’ve been to enough big gaming press conferences, and used enough gaudy gamer products, to know that syncing colorful lights with your content can really up the presentation and production value.Now you can enjoy the fun and power of smart lights in your own home with the Philips Hue Play Light Bar.0:000:00 / 0:00Email LinkWrong email addressToAdd Another Email AddressFromMessageCancelSend Email320x240640x4801280x960Custom SizeGet Embed CodeTo get embed code, copy and paste: Embed Size640x480CancelSelect AllShare LinkTo share this link, copy and paste:CancelSelect All Stay on target Geek Pick: Neato Botvac D4 Connected Is a High-Tech Robot VacuumGeek Pick: Marshall Stanmore II Voice Is a Smart Speaker for AudiophilesGeek Pick: LaCie Mobile Drive Offers Big Beautiful Storagelast_img

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