Philips Hue Go White and Colour Ambiance Overview
The Philips Hue Go White and Colour Ambiance is an excellent starter item for anyone interested in smart lighting.
It can be used completely standalone, without having to connect to any other smart equipment. In this state, you can simply use the touch button on the base to switch between 2 static white light effect, plus a further 5 dynamic colour effects.
Mains powered, the Hue Go can be left on a desk or coffee table. It also includes a rechargeable Li-ion battery, so you can unplug and enjoy up to 3 hours of portable ambient lighting.
This is a Hue product though, so if you want to, it can be connected to an existing Hue network. If you download the Philips Hue app for iOS or Android, the Go can be connected to a Hue Bridge.
You can then have full control over the colour and brightness, and integrate the Go into any groups or events you may have programmed for the rest of your equipment.
What is Philips Hue?
Philips Hue is now one of the most accessible and popular global options to create a personalised lighting suite in your home.
Developed using the smart Zigbee lighting protocol, all you need to get started is a Philips Hue Bridge and the Philips Hue app for your iOS or Android device.
The Bridge acts as a controller. Place it somewhere central and accessible, and it will talk to any of the Philips Hue bulbs, lamps and accessories you choose to plug in around your home.
Through the app, you can then control the connected equipment, either individually or in groups. If you connect your Bridge to your home router via an Ethernet cable, you can also use the app to remotely control your lighting from anywhere in the world when connected to the Internet.
As the system uses the Zigbee protocol, items can be automatically updated with new software and can also integrate with Zigbee equipment from other manufacturers.
Reasons to buy Philips Hue Go
- Get started with Philips Hue smart lighting
- Can be used as a standalone lamp with 2 static white effects & 5 dynamic colour effects
- Connect to a Philips Hue Bridge for complete control and integration with other Hue products
- Mains powered or portable (up to 3 hours)
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery (1.5 hours to full)
- Ambient white light or full 16 million colour LED range
Discover the Full Philips Hue Range
There are a wide range of Philips Hue bulbs, lamps and other lighting equipment. Choose a select combination of fittings to suit your personal style and homespace.
Starter kits are designed for the first time Philips Hue user. Each kit comes complete with at least two bulbs, plus a Philips Hue Bridge.
The Bridge is the controller; all of your installed Hue equipment talks through it. It's also what your smartphone is talking to when you make changes. The Bridge can be connected to the Internet to allow remote control when you are out of range of your home network.
Individual bulbs can be added to your Philips Hue network at any time. A single Philips Hue Bridge can control up to 50 unique bulbs simultaneously.
Most bulbs are available in one of B22 bayonet, E27 screw or GU10 spotlight options. White and Colour / White Ambiance models are dimmable, standard White are not.
Alongside the standalone bulbs, Philips also offer plug-and-play lamps and LED tracks. These items are provided with a wired mains power adaptor.
They can also be controlled directly via smartphone apps, rather than going through a Philips Hue Bridge, although they can be included with a Bridge network if you wish to integrate them with other Hue eqipment.
Looking to remotely control or add some automation to your Philips Hue network? A few controllers are available to assist you. Motion sensors can be added and programmed with IFTTT, alongside remote control switches and dimmers.
Philips Hue Go White and Colour Ambiance Specification
- 20,000 hours
- 6W LED (12W when charging)
- 5 dynamic effects & 2 static effects
- 16 million colours / functional white light / warm and cold light
- 240 lm @ 2200K, 260 lm @ 3000K, 270 lm @ 6500K, 300 lm @ 4000K
- 80 CRI from 2000-4000K
- 0.04% deep dimming
- 150 x 150 x 80mm
- IFTTT compatible
- Upgradable software
- Operational temperature - 0°C - 35°C
- Operational humidity - IP20 suitable for use in indoor application
What's in the box
- 1x Hue Go lamp
- 1x UK/EU power adapter (swappable plugs)
Supported mobile OS