Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of MomTrends for Philips Hue. All opinions are mine.
Philips Hue is an amazing lighting system that allows you to wirelessly control your home lighting and customize colors. We have been using it for a while and are huge fans. It transforms normal everyday lighting into something fun and exciting. It has also taken our Halloween to the next level. The bulbs fit in any standard light fixture and can be controlled multiple ways, including an easy to use app. Being able to paint with light with more than 16 million colors and adjust brightness exactly how I want it, are a few of the reasons Philips Hue lighting is one of my favorite things we own.
We started off with the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit and a Philips Hue Go. We have since added another starter kit to get another three bulbs and a bridge, a second Philips Hue Go, a Philips Hue motion sensor, and a Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus. All of these are designed with indoor use in mind and give you the power to completely customize your ambiance and transform rooms. When I come home now it’s like I’m stepping into a whole new house!
Setting up your Philips Hue starter kit is easy. All you have to do is screw in the bulbs, plug in the bridge, connect, and download the app. It’s all incredibly simple. The app holds your hand through the entire process and tell you exactly what to do. If you do have problems, help is only a phone call away. The app provides you with a support number just in case.
Adding accessories and additional lighting is super easy too. Just power up the new stuff, open the app, tap the button on the bridge, and wait a couple seconds for it to connect to each thing. After connecting, you can add lights to your existing lighting configuration in a specific room or put them somewhere else. The possibilities are virtually endless.
Philips Hue creates the perfect ambiance for Halloween. The only real limit to what you can do is in your imagination. Hue Halloween is one of the best apps ever that connects haunting sounds and lighting effects to your Hue system. You can control everything manually and even set it up with your Philips Hue motion sensor to trigger spooky effects and startle unsuspecting trick-or-treaters! Philips Hue Go lights are also great for illuminating carved pumpkins. After placing one inside, you can set the lights to flicker and even change colors!
Hue Halloween plays audio that is paired with whichever hue lights you select. Not only do the lights put on a fantastic show but the audio can be played on your home speaker system once you get it all connected!
This year we decided to keep outdoor decorations to a minimum. While there might not be much going on outside, as you can see, inside is a completely different story. Ever since we added more lights and accessories to our system and downloaded the Hue Halloween app we have enjoyed hours of family fun. It is perfect for getting kids out of their room and off the computer. Every day we all take turns creating spooky lighting configurations and using all the effects. It’s so much fun! It’s like we have our own personal haunted house.
The Philips Hue LightStrip Plus can make your favorite movies even more enjoyable!
Not only does Philips Hue work splendidly for Halloween. Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance crank out every shade of white light which makes it possible to support your daily routines day or night. When my son gets home from school and has homework to do, he selects Concentrate (from one of the four pre-set light recipes) and gets busy. He said this setting is his favorite “because it really helps shed light on the situation.”
Dimming the lights and using some of the other presets (like Tropical Twilight) are perfect for relaxing after a hard day’s work. Hue lighting is so versatile; it really helps you get the most out of your home. You can do so much with it. Ever since we installed the Philips Hue motion sensor, we don’t even have to flip a light switch to turn on the lights. We set them to come on when someone walks in the room. They also turn off when nobody is in the room which saves us power. You can even set them to come on at different times when you aren’t home. The app gives you full control of your lighting. Philips Hue is also compatible with smart home technology like Amazon Echo with Alexa, Apple Homekit with Siri, Google Home and its voice assistant, and more.
We have Amazon Echo with Alexa so when we want to turn the lights on or off, all we have to do is give her a command. She can control individual lights and groups of lights. It’s all determined by how you set it up and what command you give her. She can also control the lights by selecting from presets. It’s incredible. At the end of the day, when it’s time to relax, all I have to do is say “Alexa, turn on Tropical Twilight” and she will change the lights immediately to one of my most favorite configurations. Is that great or what?
From now till October 30th 2016 you can receive 15% off all Hue products by using promo code HueHalloween. Visit meethue.com. Exclusions/Limitations: Order discount limit $100, excludes outlet items. Philips Hue is also available for purchase at Amazon.com, Apple Store, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Home Depot, MeetHue.com, and many other retailers.