This is a sponsored post on behalf of BestBuy for Philips Hue. I received product as a form of payment to give my honest and unbiased opinion.
Everyday, I’m always finding something new to help enhance my home. I love how my home is decorated, and it’s got the perfect color palette for me and Stephen. However, we were still missing something to truly help tie it all together. When I was contacted to see if I would be interested in trying out the new Philips Hue personal wireless lighting system and Hue Go, of course I said yes! I mostly said yes because I am in love with technology for my home usage. Yes…I’m one of those tech geeks that need the latest and newest products out there, whether I truly need it or not. I didn’t know what I was really going to expect when I received my shipment in. Yay…lightbulbs that can change color. That was my initial reaction. Then my family and I got to truly experience the Philips Hue Personal lighting system and Hue Go personal lighting, and now I don’t know how I will live with it!
In fact, BestBuy also gave me a chance to review the newest home networking system from Netgear. Netgear and BestBuy teamed together and came up with one of the most amazing home networking systems, designed for those that have more than 4 or 5 devices attached to their wireless router. In fact, most homes now have at least 7 devices connected! Netgear’s new router, the Night Hawk DST AC 1900. What’s the best part of this wireless home networking router? It comes with free Geek support from BestBuy! I totally love it! I called them up to see if I was doing everything correctly, and luckily I was. However, The Geek Squad was there the whole time for me…holding my hand while I drank a cup of coffee and setup everything properly.
Let’s get the hardest question over with: Was the Philips Hue personal lighting system and Netgear router easy to install and use? YES! It totally is! You don’t need to be tech savvy at all to install them both. What’s even better is that there’s an App for your lighting system! If you have an iPhone, you’re going to love how Siri and Philips Hue works amazing together! In fact, there’s even an app for your iWatch (something that I desperately want, FYI Santa!).
Here, I put a quick video together on how amazing this system works with Siri!
As you can see, I’m totally spoiled by the Philips Hue personal lighting system, and so are my nephews and Angela! In fact, I’m having to fight with all of them to see who can use it next! My one nephew, Elijah, loves using it to do his homework! His favorite color is green, and it just makes him so freaking happy and ecstatic to be able to use it! Just take a look! Due note: The Hue Go is NOT waterproof, but it can withstand a lot of humidity. That’s why you won’t be seeing any beverages next to this. The Huge Go is a rechargeable light, and lasts for a quite a few hours.
With the Philips Hue Personal lighting system, you’ll be able to add so much more ambiance and lighting effects to your home. Got the winter blues? Add a little sunset and comfort to your home! No, this isn’t a picture of my home below. However, it’s a great representation of what can be done!
Now, image changing up the lighting for one of your favorite movies? Or while your listening to music? The Hue App comes with a lot of different pre-set lighting options, but you can also download other Hue Apps to your smartphone to change it up even more with greater control! You can even make the lighting change to music! It’s insane. It’s intelligent. You can change the color of each bulb independently, and even change the brightness of each bulb on their own. It’s something that I won’t be giving up any time soon. In fact, I’ll be getting more soon! The started kit comes with 3 light bulbs and the bridge. The bridge connects to each app that you download for your Philips Hue personal lighting system.
You can change your lighting to fit whatever mood that you’re even, including those days that you’ve had a super hard day at work and just want to put your feet up to unwind and relax with your favorite music and a well deserved glass of wine. In fact, there’s a scene called “Feet Up”. It’s super relaxing with it’s orange hue ambiance. I love this one the most! What can be better? Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you…you can set your lights on a timer! This way, you can come home to a lighting scene of your choice! What a great way to be welcomed home!
So, that’s it. I’m gonna continue on having an amazing amount of fun with my Philips Hue personal lighting system and Hue Go! I’m totally excited to have had the chance and honor of review these items, plus my super amazing exclusive Netgear router! I’ve definitely seen a great improvement in flow of data on our devices! I’m totally spoiled. Shouldn’t you be, too?