The Good The Philips Hue Lux LEDs don't change color, but they do offer an affordable smart lighting entry point. Direct integration with IFTTT and a well-polished app make for a more feature-rich experience than you'll get with other kits.
The Bad The Hue Lux LEDs aren't "color tunable" like some recent competitors, meaning that you're locked in at a yellowy 2,700 K.
The Bottom Line These bulbs make the appealing world of Philips Hue lighting more accessible than ever before. At $30 each, they're definitely worth considering.
A less colorful, less expensive Philips Hue
EDITOR'S NOTE: At time of publication, this review stated that the Hue Lux LEDs drew 18 watts, while they actually draw 9. The text has been updated accordingly.
come with two main draws: smart, app-enabled lighting control, and a color-changing novelty factor. However, at $60 per bulb and $200 for a three-bulb starter kit (£50 and £180 in the UK, not yet available in Australia), they're also priced too high for many consumers. Enter the new Philips Hue Lux LEDs, which cut out the colors, and also cut the cost in half.
That seems like a pretty fair deal to me. At $30 per bulb and $100 for a two-bulb starter kit (£25 and £80 in the UK, not yet available in Australia), the Lux LEDs are priced to compete with cheaper smart lighting setups like the US-only IFTTT, along with an arguably more polished app experience. In my mind, that makes it a kit worth considering.that offer essentially the same thing. Lux still costs a little more than those, but for the extra cash you'll be getting direct compatibility with the popular automation service
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