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Philips’ Hue Lux Bulbs are Connected Bulbs at Half the Price

Philips Hue Lux

If you’re like me, you love your Philips Hue light bulbs, but hate paying $60 per bulb for a connected light that can do almost all colors of the rainbow (a true blue is a problem). For half the price you can pick up one of the new Hue Lux bulbs from Philips that work with the Hue lighting system, but only produce white light. This is handy if you want to add connected bulbs to other areas of your home, but don’t really see a need for color. For example, I have four Hue lights in my living room, which is open to my kitchen and dining room. I’d like to have all of those bulbs be connected so I can create unified lighting scenes for the area, but I don’t need color in the kitchen — or rather, I can’t justify paying $360 for the six Hue bulbs. I might pay $180, though. I tested the bulbs out in my bedside table lamps and found them to be about as bright as the Hues, although they technically have 750 lumens to the Hues’ 650 lumens.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.