The Hue Go Desk Lamp is an easy-to-recommend transportable mild with good battery life, a waterproof physique and a helpful charging dock
- Good battery life
- Helpful included charging dock
- Sturdy colors
- Design gained’t go well with all types
- Restricted controls on the sunshine itself
- UKRRP: £139.99
- USARRP: $159.99
Sensible techniquesThe Hue Go Desk Lamp works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit and extra
NetworkingWorks with an present Hue Bridge or by way of Bluetooth
Designed to appear to be a contemporary desk lamp, the Philips Hue Go Desk Lamp does a superb of hiding away its smarts inside a comparatively engaging physique.
Whereas many know the Hue model for its good bulbs, the road of transportable Go merchandise are a sensible choice for individuals who need some smarts with out adapting their present lights.
This Desk Lamp sits alongside the older Hue Go as an easy-to-use transportable mild that connects to the broader Hue ecosystem – or can be utilized solely via Bluetooth.
Design and Options
- Out there in both white or black
- A grip provides an extra accent color
- IP54 rated for some safety from water
The Hue Go Desk Lamp is available in two elements – a charging dock that plugs into the mains and the lamp itself, which rests atop the stand.
It’s accessible in both a white or black end and stands round 36cm tall which means it’s match both on a desk or, as I’m utilizing it, nestled on a shelf. Together with the principle color, there’s a selection of accent colors too within the type of a silicon grip. The grip might be both inexperienced or teal on the white mannequin or darkish gray or orange on the black mannequin.
Whichever color you go for the charging stand will all the time be black, which makes it look somewhat odd and misplaced on the white mannequin. It will have been good to have a colour-matched charging base. It will even have been good to have a number of design selections for individuals who don’t just like the overly fashionable look, or perhaps a few extra shade choices.
Having an included charging base means you possibly can maintain the lamp charging in a single place after which transfer it round once you want some additional mild, As an example, whereas I set it up within the nook of my lounge, I’ve discovered myself transferring it round so as to add some tasteful mild when studying.
It’s bought some degree of safety from water too, with an IP54 ranking for the lamp itself (although not the charging base). That’s sufficient to guard from the moisture given off from a bathe or tub, though it’s not advisable for use outdoors. In case your rest room lacks a dimmable mild this a good way of including some customisable mild to the room, with out the necessity for a plug shut by.
There’s a single button on the Hue Go Desk Lamp and it’s positioned proper on the highest. A press turns the sunshine on, with additional presses biking via preset colors and scenes. An extended press then turns it off. It’s a easy system that’s straightforward to be taught, but it lacks a lot customisability and I’d assume most will do quite a lot of management via the Hue smartphone app. You’ll be able to’t, as an example, alter the sunshine’s brightness with out delving into the app and it is a little bit of a ache, particularly when not everybody in the home might need a cellphone or the app helpful.
The lamp might be setup with both an present Hue hub or Bluetooth via the Hue app. I discovered the setup to be very fast and painless, with the Hue app noticing a brand new mild was accessible and including it to my present assortment of merchandise. I made a decision towards including the Desk Lamp to a selected room, as I deliberate to maneuver it round, and set it as a Zone as a substitute.
You’ll be able to, in fact, add it present rooms and the app is the place you possibly can tweak the colors and scenes. I notably just like the candle impact, which creates a flickering impact from the lamp.
- Battery life is closely depending on brightness ranges
- A full cost takes round 4 hours
- Will get vibrant, however finest for a room accent mild
At £139.99/$159.99, the Hue Desk Lamp is one the dearer transportable lights, but it surely does job of constructing itself well worth the outlay.
The very first thing I observed was how sharp and robust the colors have been as I skipped via varied choices and scenes. All the things packed a punch, from purples to reds and that is one thing usually missing in cheaper choices. The vary of colors Hue merchandise like this will show is implausible, and it makes this a really versatile lamp.
Not like one thing just like the Hue Gradient Flooring Lamp, this Desk Lamp isn’t nice at including mild to a complete room. It’s vibrant, but it’s a lot better as an accent mild – including some color to a nook for studying or to be used on a desk. All the sunshine comes out of the underside of the shade, shining down.
Battery life actually relied on how I used the sunshine. Full brightness with a vibrant color tended to go away the lamp needing a cost after six hours – which is fairly good going – whereas utilizing the a lot dimmer candle impact bought me nearer to 24 hours.
The product spec does record a battery lifetime of as much as 48 hours, however I couldn’t get anyplace close to that determine in my exams. That’s hardly a difficulty, because it’s really easy to cost. A full cost tended to take me 4 hours, although there’s no option to clearly inform it’s at 100%.
Do you have to purchase it?
You desire a transportable mild with lengthy battery life: This can be a nice lamp for transferring round a home, including mild to totally different areas.
You desire a mild that may fill a room: This isn’t a lamp for room-filling mild, as a substitute it’s extra of an addition.
The Hue Go Desk Lamp is an easy-to-recommend transportable mild with good battery life, a waterproof physique and a helpful included charging dock that makes making certain it’s all the time absolutely charged a straightforward job.
The vary, and high quality, of the sunshine it offers too is implausible – simply as I might count on from a Hue product. It’s additionally fairly dear, one thing else I count on from a Hue product.
It will have been good to have a barely nicer design although, ideally with the choice for extra shade customisations and some extra accessible colors. Nonetheless, for those who’re on the lookout for a tasteful accent lamp that may be simply moved round – and also you’re within the Hue ecosystem – it is a sensible choice.
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Whereas Philips doesn’t suggest it for use open air, it does have an IP54 ranking.
Sure, it may be setup with Bluetooth.
First Reviewed Date
Philips Hue Go Desk Lamp
142 x 142 x 350 MM
Philips Hue Go Desk Lamp
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri