Once upon a time, there was a gadget loving girl in search of the newest and greatest gadget on the market. This girl took a trip down to the Apple Store for a Philips Hue Starter Pack and her life was never the same again.
Warning: The wireless lighting I am about to tell you about is going to blow your mind.
I have never experienced a gadget with the ability to be used in so many ways. You can use Philips Hue to set the mood for a raging house party; studio lights for food photography; light recipes for reading; you can control it when you are traveling over WiFi; heck, you can even take a picture from the library of your iPad and pick the colors you would like your lights to be based off of!
I am currently crushing hard on this lighting system. So, so hard.
Tip: Pressing the button in the middle allows the app to ‘find the bridge’.
Setting up your Philips Hue is as simple as plugging your bridge (the round thing) into your wireless router, and then into the wall for power.
Are you with me still?
Next, download the free Philips Hue app on your iPad (Note- There is a Philips Hue Android app but I did not test the functionality of the Philips Hue app for that operating system.)
And because that wasn’t simple enough, launch the Philips Hue app and ‘find your bridge’.
Side note- I only know about Ambify because the associates, and one customer, at my Apple Store RAVED about their Philips Hues. And let me tell you, I am so glad they did because Ambify is pretty rad. (See video below.)
Do you remember when you were a kid and Christmas morning was THE-BEST-DAY-EVER?
I thought you might remember those warm and fuzzy feelings.
I might have sat on my stairs for more time than I care to admit testing the different scenes and their levels of brightness, just like a kid on Christmas. And then I got daring. I then pulled a picture into the app and decided one bulb should be a red pepper, one should be the lettuce, and one should be the beef from my lettuce wraps. I’m not even kidding. I was sitting in a room lit based off of my lettuce wraps. Lettuce wraps!
My mind is officially blown.
I can’t wait to give this a whirl with my food photography because my house is a dungeon and I have a pretty tough time finding the balance between my lights. Using Philips Hue to control the temperature of the bulbs seems a lot easier than the article I just read about how to do a shoot with two different light temperatures. And we all know I prefer easy.
Tell me what you think of Philips Hue after watching the video!