Thursday, May 2, 2019

Philips Hue 432690 BR30 Features, Specs and Manual

Overview

The LED lighting system made by Philips but this time it is the 2nd generation smart enabled and controllable by smartphone app for multiple lighting color combinations. It contains two type of bulb one is a normal type mood lighting and the other is a flood type. The Philips Hue bulb is fully compatible with voice activated services like Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant etc.

Philips Hue 2nd Gen Top 5 Features

1. Million Color Combinations

You can mix and max any lighting color or use it as mood lighting because the LED has 16 million color combination that can be setup using the HUE app that is downloadable on smartphone devices, android or iOS.

2. Voice Control

Fully compatible with known voice assistant services like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant that can be used to control the LED bulb like changing the color, dimming or switching it on or off.

3. Expandable and Connectable 

It can be connected to other Philipps HUE devices like the HUE Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap or Hue Motion Sensor.

4. 2 Types of Bulb Included

One is a Hue White bulb and the other is a color ambiance  flood light that is fully LED color customizable.

5. LED lighting 

The type of lighting used for this Hue bulbs is LED which last longer and has special type of LED that can be customize on different kind of colors.


432690 BR30 Technical Specifications


Manufacturer Philips
Model HUE BR30
Code 432690
Wattage 7 Watts
Colors Up to 16 million
Controls
  • App
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple HomeKit
  • Nest
  • SmartThings
Base Type Screw In
Bulb Type BR-30 and E26
Voltage 120 Volts
Maximum Life Hours 15,000 Hours
Dimensions (H x W x L) 0.2 x 0.27 x .2 Inches
UPC 046677432690

Pros:

  • Fully customizable, different kind of lighting color
  • Compatible with other Hue devices
  • Voice activated


Cons:

  • Fading colors 
  • Expensive


Price Range: $45.99 to 49.99 (USD)

Verdict:

The Hue 2nd generation bulbs offer more features compared to the previous generation like voice activation and more customization on LED color. Although it seems the colors are faded compared to the previous generation. The price is expensive considering you will only get two type of bulbs there are better and cheaper options out there.

Download

Philips Hue 432690 BR30 Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulbs User Guide 

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