The smart lighting scene has been around for a few years now, and Philips Hue was one of the first companies to offer their take on convenient and customizable lighting. They have a huge product family and excellent smart home integration, but with the field expanding with more budget-friendly options like the Xiaomi Yeelight, it might be difficult for them to remain top dog.
Let’s take a look at the Philips Hue vs. Xiaomi Yeelight, and see whether this newcomer to the smart lighting scene can unseat the king.
The LIFX Mini and Philips Hue represent two different smart lighting solutions that can add a splash of color to your home. There are benefits and drawbacks to both options, and each are part of a larger ecosystem that can collectively add something unique and special to your home.
Is it worth splurging for the more expensive Philips Hue Gen 3? Or will the LIFX Mini take the cake with more affordable pricing and easier setup? Let’s dig into the details by comparing the LIFX Mini vs. Philips Hue Gen 3 so you can get a better idea of which bulbs will be the better fit for you and your home.
Philips Hue transforms lighting from ordinary to extraordinary. They’ve been in lighting forever and were one of the few companies which offered smart lighting solutions long ago. Hue’s color changing bulbs were first introduced in October 2012; this 1st generation of Philips Hue gained a lot of success and was even called the Best Product of 2012.
Since then, Philips Hue has been updated twice: in both 2015 (2nd generation) and 2016 (3rd generation). All three Philips Hue generations are available on the market and are fully compatible with each other. So in this article, we’ll look at a few things: the differences between the Philips Hue bridge generations, Philips Hue light bulb generations 1 vs. 2 vs. 3, and we’ll also sidetrack a bit into Philips Hue Lux.
We’ve put together a ton of important info, however, if you just want the differences, click “Philips Hue Generation 1 vs. 2 vs. 3 — Differences” in the navigation below.