Philips Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp

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Philips Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp

$79.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Part of the Philips LivingColors family, the Bloom lamp lets you bring extraordinary color to any space and control it from the Hue app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. All it takes is an easy wireless connection with your existing Philips Hue bridge.

    A vast palette at your fingertips

    Choose from 16 million colors of light to match your mood or decor. Add accents to your home by placing light just where you need it. Highlight a favorite spot with up to 120 lumen light output. Or lower the intensity and blend soft, smooth tones across the room.

    LED efficiency

    Because Bloom uses innovative LED light, it's long-lasting and extremely energy efficient. So it has a minimal impact on your energy bills.

  • Highlights

    • Create and control your own lighting scheme from the Philips Hue app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    • Connect wirelessly via your existing Philips Hue bridge
    • Create light settings based on your favorite photos
    • Tune, dim, and control your Bloom from anywhere
    • Naturally blends into your interior
    • Up to 16 million colors
    • 120 lumen output
    • Requires a Philips Hue bridge, which is available from the Apple Online Store as part of the Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack
  • Did you notice?

    Compact and sleek, Bloom blends beautifully in any room.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Light a space with a splash of color or wash your walls with stunning shades–all from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Philips Friends of Hue Bloom lamp
  • Tech Specs

    • Power Source: AC
    • Height: 4 in./10.1 cm
    • Width: 5.12 in./13 cm
    • Weight: 14.82 oz./420 g
    • Length: 5 in./12.6 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 729976048
    • UPC or EAN No.: 8718291488705

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Two years

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Details, Details, Details

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm a fan of HUE bulbs— we have 18 of them installed, so far (19 if you include the Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp), with plans for man I'm a fan of HUE bulbs— we have 18 of them installed, so far (19 if you include the Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp), with plans for many more (including outdoor lighting, if they ever get around to it)— so I had high hopes for the Bloom Lamp.

    Unfortunately, though, this particular "friend of HUE" could use some refinement.

    Take for example the fact that the Bloom does not work with Philips "off the shelf" recipes. Like the "relax" setting or "energize" or "reading" recipes that came pre-loaded with the Hue app? Too bad; they don't recognize the Bloom as being a part of your network.

    No, the Bloom only works with photo recipes. Why was even overlooked? A mystery.

    Next, take the device itself, which is hard wired to the 110v plug making it impossible to thread the power cord through conduits if you'd like to "hide" the power supply. You've got the large lamp on one end, a rather bulky power adapter at the other, and the power cord running between them. The only way to thread the cable through cable channel holes would be to cut the cord and then rewire it (and you won't be doing that, believe me).

    Does the Bloom Lamp light up? Yes. Change colors? You bet. It even looks sleek (or at least sleek-ish).

    But there are a few niggling concerns about the product that are just off-putting enough to make it more of a novelty— and a very limited one at that— rather than a part of my overall plan for the total HUE-ification of my home.

    • Written by from Richardson

    138 of 151 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Details, Details, Details
  • Bloom is no hue bulb

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you are buying the Bloom as another Hue bulb, you are in for a surprise. It looks like the Hue bulbs have special LED's so that If you are buying the Bloom as another Hue bulb, you are in for a surprise. It looks like the Hue bulbs have special LED's so that they can make all the white colors of normal bulbs in addition to colors. But as any Hue owner knows, hue bulbs can't make green thru blue on the spectrum because of it. Now the Bloom on the other hand can make rich greens, blues, turquoise, but can't make "white" light like the Hue bulbs can. That is why it can't be used in light recipes (whites) but can in photo recipes (colors). So, if you want more of the same, buy more bulbs and add them to a lamp, if you want to get some intense color you miss from the hue system, then get a few Blooms also.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    121 of 125 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Bloom is no hue bulb
  • More is better?

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Big fan of the PhilipsHue and the Bloom is great that it offers multiple color lighting at the same time (have both red and green Big fan of the PhilipsHue and the Bloom is great that it offers multiple color lighting at the same time (have both red and green mixed at different part of the bulb). However, would much prefer the Bloom to be bigger and agree with the other posting that it should be recognized by the pre-set lighting features in the Hue's app.

    Lastly, adding timing feature in the Hue's app would be great to control when bulbs to on and off

    • Written by from San Francisco

    55 of 64 people found this useful

    Was this useful? More is better?
  • Cool while it lasted

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Bloom just stopped working after six months or so (past Apple's return period, unfortunately). I barely turned it on at all dur My Bloom just stopped working after six months or so (past Apple's return period, unfortunately). I barely turned it on at all during that period, but it was plugged in the whole time. I'd chalk this up to just a rare defect, but I've found a lot of complaints on line about this same thing happening to people after several months.

    • Written by from Running Springs
    Was this useful? Cool while it lasted
  • Hue makes me happy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love Hue bulbs.. They are not the most user friendly "cool" tech stuff from Apple, but they are beautiful and fun to play with!

    • Written by from Prescott
    Was this useful? Hue makes me happy
  • Love the rich colors!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the fifth Hue bulb I have purchased, and I have placed it behind my tv which is in a corner. I love it and quickly figured This is the fifth Hue bulb I have purchased, and I have placed it behind my tv which is in a corner. I love it and quickly figured out how to add it to the scenes. It provides very rich colored accent lighting which is very nice. I made a "wall" page in the Philips Hue app to allow the color to be adjusted independently of the main Hue bulbs, as well as adding it to all of the scenes.

    As others have mentioned, it is not intended to provide reading or task lighting, as it does not produce the whites of the original Hue bulbs, but it can produce a very beautiful blue, and works well in conjunction with other Hue bulbs to set a mood.

    The only real downside I see for now is the price. I'll be putting at least one in each main room after the price comes down.

    • Written by from Yreka
    Was this useful? Love the rich colors!

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