Excellent product. Nice and bright. Fits standard 125mm holes. Do note these are the larger size holes though, not the little 70mm or 90mm your 12 volt downlights use. This is a really great light and the control with Alexa and the Hue Bridge is fantastic.
I like these downlights because in terms of physical appearance they look like most other downlights. They also can operate like completely normal lights using the wall switch, so your home doesn't need to have IT support to function normally. Adding a Hue dimmer switch on the wall is also intuitive for the non-tech person.
Of course, they're meant to operate within the Hue ecosystem, and they do that very well, with good dimming and temperature ranges. If you add on some voice control through, say, Alexa, then you can very conveniently control your room.
I initially bought 3 of these lights for the kitchen to replace some GU 5.3's as i wasnt 100% sure if i would like them.
As soon as i installed them and turned them on, a smile lit up along with the lights. They look very clean and modern and i'm super happy with the light. The brightness is perfect, and being able to dim and set the colour temperature from warm to daylight means they can be set exactly as you like them.
Adding them to the Hue app, adding to Alexa was all very simple. I've added hue sensors so they come on when you walk in to the kitchen and go off when you walk out.
Love them so much i bought 9 more for the hallways. Super happy.
Although Philips Hue lighting can be expensive, the products are reliable and always evolving. These particular downlights are bright and responsive to the Hue app. We are now saving money to replace another 6 in our home.
Four stars as the lights have not been in long enough. Electrician is interested to see how long they last. From his perspective, they should have had a plug that enables easy replacement as others on the market so, Philips failed there. These lights have transformed two rooms and it's amazing. Will wait a little while before tackling next room, just to see their longevity.
Great Light. Easy to install. Technically you need a electrician to install as wires will likely need to be cut and screwed into the light. But it's only 2 wires(for those in nz who are allowed to their own electrical work. Connected to Alexa immediately without any hassle. Very happy with these.
Love these downlights. Well worth the money. Manage to buy them 20% off with the Echo smart home offer which was a good discount as I bought a dozen. Love how you can change the light colour - really changes the ambiance of the room. They have amazing reach so have 2 in bedroom, along with lamps. 4 in living room. Definitely worth getting these.
Uses less power than the 50W halogens it replaces and also fits well into the Hue ecosystem. If retrofitting existing downlights, will require cutting a bigger hole in the ceiling. Not an issue in a new build.
These lights are great. I've had a few installed a few in one room, and already have many on order to install around my house. They're bright, reliable, and the colour temperature settings and dimming work perfectly. They are bigger than normal downlights though.