Hands on with the Philips Hue



The IFTTT applets are easy to customise but I did find customising the applets on a PC easier than in the app, one applet my kids love is when you trigger Alexa to activate party mode and the lights all change random colours. The hub can support up to 50 bulbs which is more than enough for an average home.

I also ordered a control switch for the bulbs which retail on Amazon for £20, this is easy to set up in under three minutes using the Hue app and can control up to two groups, it allows you to switch the lights off and on and also adjust the brightness of the bulbs, it comes with a wall plate as well which has magnets so you can place it easily.