Whether you’re new to the Philips Hue ecosystem or you’re just getting started, the smart lighting brand has some eye-popping Black Friday deals, including discounts on its standard and gradient light strips as well as a pair of A19 starter packages.
Signify-owned Philips Hue rarely serves up deals on its smart lights, so if you’ve been waiting to expand your Hue smart lighting setup or you’re starting fresh, now is the perfect time to dig in.
Don’t wait too long, however; as with other Black Friday deals this year, we don’t expect these Philips Hue discounts to last beyond the weekend.
A whopping 55-percent off for Black Friday, this kit includes the latest version of the 80-inch Lightstrip Plus along with a Hue bridge. Capable of glowing in up to 16-million colors, the Lightstrip Plus offers easy peel-and-stick installation, and you can add optional 40-inch extensions or even reuse portions that you’ve snipped off. Thanks to the included Hue Bridge, you can use the Lightstrip Plus in advanced Hue automations or group it with other Hue lights, and the LED strip is also compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
Also on sale is the Philips Hue Music Gradient Bundle, which includes the Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip for 65-inch TVs as well as a two-pack of Hue Play Light Bars.
With help from the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box and a Hue Bridge (which are required but not included in the kit, by the way), the Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip attaches to the back of your TV and syncs with the picture, turning your favorite Marvel movie into a pulsing light show.
Meanwhile, the Hue Play Light Bars can splash color onto your walls once connected to a Hue Bridge (which, again, is required but not included), and they can also sync with the image on your TV screen provided you have the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box handy.
If you’re just getting started with Hue or you want to introduce a loved one to the joys of smart lights, check out this Hue A19 starter kit that includes three A19 dimmable white bulbs, a Hue Bridge, and a Hue Smart Button. The A19 bulbs (which are dimmable but not tunable) can be controlled via the Hue app and are compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, while the Smart Button can control one or more Hue lights. The magnetic button comes with a peel-and-stick wall plate, or you can simply stick it onto any metal surface.
Finally, Hue is offering some serious savings for those looking to dig in to its color bulbs. This kit includes four Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 bulbs (three are in the Starter Kit bundle, while the fourth comes in its own package), which can glow in up to 16 million colors as well as shine in a range of white color temperatures. Also in the kit is the aforementioned Hue Smart Button and the Hue Bridge, making this bundle the perfect starting place for those just getting their feet wet with Hue lights.
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