Philips Hue Wellness and Wellner flare review: They’re (kinda) lit

July 5, 2017 - table lamp

The frosted potion housings on both lamps do a good pursuit of uniformly distributing a light, and a Ambiance LED lumen outlay (~800 lm) is splendid adequate to light adult even incomparable rooms. As distant as specific tricks go, there’s zero here that stream Hue users won’t be informed with. Once we set adult a lamps, we had no difficulty regulating Siri and Alexa to spin them on and off as good as call adult specific scenes. The Hue app also lets we settle “wake up” and “go to sleep” routines to have a lamps gradually blur in (or out) during specific times. You can also select to only have them cocktail on and off instantly during a given liughtness and tone temperature. Having a Wellness flare gradually irradiate a bedroom in a morning was indeed a many some-more pleasing approach to get up, when it got us up. Unfortunately, it’s not as effective as a smartphone alarm. We slept by a integrate synthetic sunrises.

You can adjust a lights from a comfortable 2200K to a oppressive blue-white 6500K. We experimented with that top limit, that is compared with Hue scenes like “concentrate” and “energize,” on a bureau Wellner though found them harsh regardless of a time of day. The warmer “read” and “relax” scenes were distant improved for operative nonetheless we can’t contend we were any some-more productive.

There were some things about both a Wellness and Wellner we weren’t crazy about. We know these are “smart lamps,” though it seems like a flattering vivid slip to replace a simple on/off switch on both. We also wish Hue lights in ubiquitous were concordant with some-more earthy intelligent switches. You’re fundamentally stranded with Hue’s possess dimmer and light switch if we wish a physical, non-screen and non-voice-based approach of control your lighting.


It’s good to have some-more affordable (and reduction retro-futuristic) table flare options from Philips, though we think many people meddlesome in a lamps will still cite to save $70 and buy a White Ambience LED tuber to use with their existent lamps.


Price: $100/each

Dimensions: 7.3 x 7.3 x 7.6 inches (Wellness), 11.3 x 11.3 x 7.6 inches (Wellner)

Light: 15W Philips Hue white ambiance LED (included)

Color temperature: 2200K – 6500K

Life: 25,000 hours

Android and iOS compatible

Grade: 3.5/5

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