philips hue

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  1. unbdm macrumors newbie

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    has anyone tried the hue light bulbs / ipad control system? they look cool, a bit high priced, but it might be fun for the kids rooms and game room... maybe in some lamps in the front of the house for use when traveling.
     
  2. AndersOlson, Nov 3, 2012
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  3. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    Bought 2 starter packs at the Apple store today. Fairly easy to set up the first one at my house. Def think they are a bit pricey but what Apple related toy isn't ... Think the software interface needs a little bit maturing in terms of separating the controls for individual bulbs. All in all I think it's pretty cool so far.
     
  4. cstm macrumors regular

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    anyone has these? if you turn them as bright as you can (white light) do they make a buzzing sound if you listen next to the bulbs?
     
  5. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using them for two months and have not heard any buzzing noise at all. They work good but as another poster said, the interface leaves a lot to be desired.
     
  6. cstm, Feb 25, 2013
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    I have them but if I turn them to the whitest light (hue app where the white meets the blue) turn up the brightness to max, I hear a faint buzzing if the room is quiet and I'm close to the bulb. Any other color or if it's not max brightness there's no buzz. Can you test this? I'm not sure if mine are faulty or if every HUE is like this. If it's just mine I'll return these.
     
  7. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    I have them and love them! -

    Have six bulbs now and love that there are already 3 Mac apps and 6 or so iOS apps - all third party - there is an active development community behind them which makes them so much more than the first party app will allow currently.

    I can't go back after using these - they rock
     
  8. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    I do not have this issue. I have 3 in the ceiling fan in my bedroom (don't judge me and my colored strobe effect in my bedroom) and 2 in the living room lamps. None make any buzzing noise. And the 2 in the living room were just purchased last week. I did this test just as you said, brightest setting on pure white.
     
  9. philamac macrumors regular

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    I can hear buzzing in all of mine, especially when turned up, but I either have to be really close to the bulb, or the room has to be dead silent. At that point, I can also hear my TV hum, my fridge, and all sorts of other electronic stuff too.
     
  10. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I just discovered the new ones are instant on!

    No buzzing from mine.

    I have three in mine, too. :D
     

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