Lighting is an important aspect of smart life and Philips is a pioneer in lighting. Philips Hue Bloom vs Philips Hue Go is a comparison of two Philips wireless lights that are both versatile and perfect for setting the mood. With the features common to both, it can be difficult to choose which one to buy. Here we have a direct comparison of the two lamps that might help you narrow down your choice. Keep reading to find out who is the winner of Philips Hue Bloom vs Go.
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Philips Hue Bloom vs Go ambient light comparison
Appearance and design
The Philips Hue Bloom and Go are part of the range of portable lighting devices manufactured by Philips. Both were given a sleek and modern, albeit different, look. Philips Hue Go looks like half a sphere or soup bowl and is made of polycarbonate. The Bloom, in comparison, is smaller and looks like a disc with a metal body and a white finish. The Go has a translucent white body, unlike Bloom’s metallic finish. Users have noticed that the body of the Hue Go is very prone to scratches. Both are small enough to carry anywhere you want to take them and can be placed in places where it can be difficult to install a lamp. However, both lack any sort of ceiling or wall mounting.
Philips Hue Go has a 6W LED, compared to the 8W LED from Philips Hue Bloom. According to the manufacturer, the lifespan of LEDs for Philips Hue Go is 20,000 hours and that of Bloom is 12,000 hours.
Philips Hue Bloom is a plug-based device. This means that it must be plugged into a power outlet for it to work. Although small and easy to carry. This makes portability limited. The AC adapter is permanently wired into the lamp body. In contrast, the Philips Hue Go is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. This means that you can use it even without plugging it in. This makes it a feasible option to take the light source anywhere with you, even outdoors. The manufacturers claim that the battery life is around 3 hours. Users have found it to vary between 2-3 hours. The natural white light mode, which consumes the most energy, however, forces the lamp to turn off after only 2 hours. The battery takes approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge and is not replaceable.
Philips Hue Bloom produces around 120 lumens, making it a low light source. This doesn’t seem like a major issue as the Bloom is primarily intended to cast light onto the wall as ambient light. The Philips Hue Go produces around 300 lumens, which is significantly higher than Philips Hue Bloom. Overall, the Bloom would project a brighter light with a more focused beam. The Go casts a wider glow due to the lack of a metal casing.
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The Philips Hue Bloom and Go are capable of projecting up to 16 million different shades, colors and brightness. Both offer a gradation of comfort. You can either project a pre-programmed light according to the different moods, or create your own environment. The Philips Hue Go has seven different color settings which are pre-programmed. These include two white color settings (static effects) and five natural dynamic effects. Dynamic effects include Cozy Candle (red to orange), Enchanted Forest (yellow to green), Night Adventure (blue to red), Sunday Coffee (orange to purple), and Meditation (green to purple).
Both lights are easily controlled with your smartphone or tablet using the Hue app. The app is available for download for free on Android and iOS. You can also set alarms for the light to turn on, or change the colors of the light as and when you want, and play with them as you like. Users appreciate the versatility of these devices. The lights can also be controlled remotely when you are away from home.
While the Hue Bridge is not imperative for using these lights, connecting them to the bridge adds to the functionality. Also, you have no way to control the brightness of the light through your phone, if you don’t have a bridge. You can add multiple Philips Hue products on a single bridge (up to 50) and control them individually or in groups.
Both gadgets are compatible with the IFTTT (If This Then That) service. Plus, you can also voice commands to get them to work, albeit with a bridge. You can sync them to match your movies, games or even music. Philips also recently added geofencing, which means that the lights can be set to turn on or off automatically when you come in or leave the house. These characteristics are identical in both lamps.
The functionality of Philips Hue Go and Bloom can also be enhanced by adding an optional motion sensor. If the lamp is in standby mode, it turns off when motion is detected.
Both Philips Hue Bloom and Philips Hue Go are backed by a 2 year manufacturer warranty.
The Philips Hue Bloom and the Go help you create an environment that would not be possible without these lights. They not only look good, but also add to the convenience. Between the two devices, the Philips Hue Go is a better choice because the light is brighter but especially because of its rechargeable battery function. The battery option makes it much more versatile than the Bloom and can be used anywhere without the need for a power outlet. However, if you are looking for something to light up a corner or wall in your home, then Philips Bloom does the job just as well, at a lower price.
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