Philips Hue is a RIPOFF

  • čas přidán 21. 11. 2018
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Komentáře • 7 564

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  Před 6 měsíci +1823

    Do you use smart bulbs in your home?

    • aj98909999
      aj98909999 Před 5 dny

      No I’m poor

    • Troady
      Troady Před 17 dny

      Linus Tech Tips yes

    • Evan Williams
      Evan Williams Před 23 dny


    • Russell Roefer
      Russell Roefer Před 4 měsíci

      Linus Tech Tips. Yep. Only two though. Cost was too high at the time. I might get a few more now though.

    • The Zax Studio
      The Zax Studio Před 6 měsíci

      Not yet.

  • Alex Mercado
    Alex Mercado Před dnem

    What about security?

  • Withnail1969
    Withnail1969 Před dnem

    Of course it's a ripoff. Just buy the cheapest Alexa compatible smart bulbs you can find on Amazon, they all work, no hub needed.

  • Bearded Lady
    Bearded Lady Před dnem

    Techtips is what you should stick too.
    Security is a compromise for price.
    If a device needs the Internet to work... There is an issue... Work it out yourselves

  • SquaadPvPz
    SquaadPvPz Před 2 dny

    Can I interview for CEO

  • ritalxpperso
    ritalxpperso Před 2 dny

    I have yeelight and Philips hue and definitively hue is the best... when you have problems with wifi, yeelight dont work very good and this shit reset itself

  • Raffi
    Raffi Před 2 dny

    disrupting the industry with a stockbroker in his pocket calling half the shots. i hate this channel but i'm obliged to watch.

  • Trap Vibes Forever
    Trap Vibes Forever Před 3 dny

    These bulbs have been sold out on Amazon for months now.... thanks for making a video that totally ruined the bulb everyone.

  • Avieshek
    Avieshek Před 5 dny

    What about Syska LED ?

  • John Gentry
    John Gentry Před 5 dny

    So Has China pre-installed any kind of hacking software in these bulbs to monitor your house or electrical use and app information?

    • Derek D
      Derek D Před 2 dny

      No more than the US has with phillips hue

  • remy5405
    remy5405 Před 6 dny

    Every light in your house? All 40? With rgb bulbs? From the guy that calls rgb in a PC case unicorn barf. Ironic.
    Every bulb is a good idea though. Life just isn't complete until you can charge the color of the bathroom light to suit your moodment.

  • germacam
    germacam Před 7 dny

    fun fact theyre all the exact fucking thing u can get these for $5 online

  • Rene Polster
    Rene Polster Před 8 dny +1

    They use WiFi which is not Bad but cunsumption of energy is much higher in Standby as zigbee.

  • Shuu秀修
    Shuu秀修 Před 8 dny +2

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  • moeshickenyay
    moeshickenyay Před 9 dny

    Dude was jackin it under the blanky.

    • yeti
      yeti Před 8 dny

      Why... Just why?

  • Michael McDonald
    Michael McDonald Před 9 dny

    I have Hue and have tried a few other types of smart lights. What I like about Hue is that it brings all my lights together, letting me control all the lights in the house or any room as if they were just one big light.
    I am glad that the products that Linus reviewed here can also be controlled in a unified way. As an aside, Hue now has something called zones that overcomes one of Linus’ complaints. The Zones feature lets you pick individual lights throughout the house and then control them as a zone, much as you would control a room.
    A first thing missing in this review is the whole idea of animations. Hue has a few built-in animations that are pretty fun. For example, when you run its sunrise animation, all the lights in your room synch together to animate a sunrise.
    A second thing missing is the whole Hue app industry. Phillips has sponsored a small industry around apps that provide different types of creative control. For example, there’s disco apps that use the microphone on your phone to listen to and synch light animations to music. Or there’s my current favorite, iConnectHueHD that lets you choose a few base colors and then use it’s cool mixer thing to adjust all the lights in the room to sort of express those colors.
    So yes, if you work at it, it appears you can get your light colors setup just right with these other brands. I think what’s really needed in these cheaper lightbulbs had all that software behind them to do all the cool things you can do with Hue.

    • Michael McDonald
      Michael McDonald Před 9 dny

      moeshickenyay No. Just wasn’t handling the misinformation here.

    • moeshickenyay
      moeshickenyay Před 9 dny

      Michael McDonald Wow, work for Hue much.

  • AstronomyToday
    AstronomyToday Před 9 dny +2

    for 700$ ill go over there and screw in a different $1.43 color lightbulb myself.

  • guy in crocks with socks

    TBH i was waiting for that YEEEEE

  • omenworks
    omenworks Před 10 dny

    My ears are bleeding while watching this video. Poor audio with super high's :/

  • Scott Murray-Anderson
    Scott Murray-Anderson Před 10 dny +3

    I have a Crestron lighting system. 100% automated. BooYaa! Mic Drop!

  • Skylar Sadlier
    Skylar Sadlier Před 11 dny +4

    6:12 oh man, those god damn notches.

  • Aquatoy
    Aquatoy Před 11 dny

    I hate how he ended with the yeeyee when the first time he said the name I said "yeeyee" XD

  • Bryan Pereira
    Bryan Pereira Před 11 dny +5

    And today we're going to be showing an affordable alternative from a company named "yeet light"...

  • Heinz Kunz
    Heinz Kunz Před 12 dny

    This is Hue mongus

  • Heinz Kunz
    Heinz Kunz Před 12 dny

    Hue got yeeted

  • Kenway
    Kenway Před 13 dny

    I just use RGB strips with WiFi enabled controllers. They can be controlled with your phone, Alexa, google home, or an included IR remote. The total cost for a setup is around 30 dollars in amazon.

  • Highkage
    Highkage Před 14 dny

    He already had me at the yee

  • John southern
    John southern Před 14 dny

    More shilling from Linus.

  • Carl C
    Carl C Před 14 dny


  • Legendary3f
    Legendary3f Před 14 dny

    I have Philip hue and lifx

  • James Roggy
    James Roggy Před 15 dny +1

    who trough that and how did they hit such a small target....Hawkeye works for ltt

  • Zion XIII
    Zion XIII Před 15 dny

    Smart Wi-Fi Walmart bulbs for $13 individually and $20 for a 2 pack are good and cheap

  • Jacob Driscoll
    Jacob Driscoll Před 17 dny +2

    I ordered smart lights of Amazon for £11

  • Rory Kinnear
    Rory Kinnear Před 17 dny +5

    Your review doesn't make hue sound like a ripoff, nor does it make a convincing case for yeelight. Choosing an unkown Chinese company with a suspiciously cheap product doesn't sound like a smart move

    • GodLikePunch
      GodLikePunch Před 7 dny

      Rory Kinnear >xiaomi
      >unknown company

  • theKWOKA
    theKWOKA Před 20 dny

    But what about the entertainment connection so the lights adapt to and enhance your Netflix viewing?

  • Glimmering Springs
    Glimmering Springs Před 20 dny

    Pick up some Kasa bulbs by TP-Link. The bulbs are $30, allow for custom scenes, the app is great, and no hub required.

  • Chris Holmes
    Chris Holmes Před 20 dny

    I have used Sengled as my "just white" smart bulbs as they are fairly inexpensive. I am proud to say that I was able to obtain the Philips 4-pack starter kit for only $96 dollars (less than $25 per bulb, and even less if you factor in the cost of the bridge). They were on sale on Amazon for $151, then there was a 30% coupon which brought the price down to $105. I also had about $9 in rewards, so for me, no rip-off. And I am in love with the color bulbs as the 4 over-heads help to turn my family room into a home theater :)!

  • Nig mode
    Nig mode Před 21 dnem

    i have a 10 dollar smart bulb

  • Alan Joseph
    Alan Joseph Před 23 dny

    His boyfriend made him laugh when I was thinking this was a serious video. A lot of gay guys on CHclip very nice to see

  • neoblood3d
    neoblood3d Před 23 dny

    These Canaderpians love to push that Chinesium garbagio. Anything for a buck.

  • aiM Khalifa
    aiM Khalifa Před 24 dny

    Your mom is a ripoff

  • wright96d
    wright96d Před 24 dny

    8:31 Jake really YEETED that box at your head

  • Alex R
    Alex R Před 24 dny

    Do they connect to anozon alexa

  • Phillip Abreu
    Phillip Abreu Před 25 dny

    anyone else spot that clean ass e90

  • Mr Sid
    Mr Sid Před 27 dny

    1:49 An i oop...

  • Ryan B
    Ryan B Před 28 dny

    I don't understand why anyone would waste money on a smart bulb? As soon as the bulb dies you need to re-buy the whole thing. Whereas if you just used a smart switch, you don't need to re-buy the smarts just because your bulb died. IMO smart switches are a way better way to go.

  • Lizard King
    Lizard King Před 28 dny

    I just got 6 yeelights and 2 xiaomi bedside lamps from ali they'll be here in 20 to 40 days omg omg omg :D :D :D

  • Lizard King
    Lizard King Před 28 dny

    why do I need to send data to the communists in order to turn my lights on? :V

    • Lizard King
      Lizard King Před 28 dny

      cool, they'll know your wifi key and have a backdoor via the app onto your network.. that's nice

  • Dave CK
    Dave CK Před 28 dny

    Didn't finish the rest of the video...sold!

  • Xen Trading
    Xen Trading Před 29 dny

    Ouch =/

    That's a critical hit to manhood.

  • Ancient Astronaut Theorist

    YEET Light.

  • 3DFX
    3DFX Před měsícem +7

    Okay - But does the competitors offer an estimated lifespan of 25.000 Hours like Philips..?? 👍 [*EDIT* Iwas speaking of Hue Play which evidently was NOT the subject of this video...]

  • Mr. Jordan
    Mr. Jordan Před měsícem

    in germany, i pay 55 euro for 2m philips led strip color. they have 1600 lumen.
    i wanted a cheaper one and took "osram" which is at least very popular in germany for lightning...2m like the philips but only 800 lumen and the color quality was the only one which is better than philips are LifeX strips

  • Mask24
    Mask24 Před měsícem

    the log out log in ffixed my issues. love you linus

  • nlx
    nlx Před měsícem

    on one side(i think its direct wifi build in the yee) philips hue have that ziggbee net, so you get some nice features too, cause of that you need the bridge to get it in the regular home-net (bit ugly), but longer range for home automation and not that wifi waste for more and more devices, its a expensive way to the "future" xD

  • Magow1990
    Magow1990 Před měsícem

    Why is (Belgian icon) Eddy Wally in there? :') I just can't stop laughing (at 2:47)

  • Ryan Turner
    Ryan Turner Před měsícem +1

    The most important feature of hue is working without an internet connection.

    • Garrett A
      Garrett A Před měsícem

      Hue works without an internet connection? Mine doesnt lol, unless there's a special way you have to set it up? Luckily my internet rarely goes off but the few times it has I wasnt able to use my lights

  • who8myfish
    who8myfish Před měsícem

    Anyone remember clap light?
    Still better than all this shit. Doesn't spy on you in your living room.

  • ᴛᴀsᴛᴇʟɪᴋᴇɢʀᴀɴᴅᴍᴀ

    that “wow” meme was so nostalgic

    L3OPARD Před měsícem +2

    i am very happy to hear about memory express' new location

  • Matt Crider
    Matt Crider Před měsícem

    Yeelight seems to be a backdoor for China to spy on us, again.

    BUDDGAF Před měsícem +2

    Users on my discord can control one of my lamps with bot commands. Why? Because

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy Před měsícem +2

    IKEA's version is cheap, works great.

  • shawn mendrek
    shawn mendrek Před měsícem

    lmao @ the measuring tape scenario, I thought I was the only lazy one!

  • MusFuzZ
    MusFuzZ Před měsícem


  • meyers clark
    meyers clark Před měsícem +1

    The year is 2019 the hue lights now cost only 14dollars

  • Kyle Gregory
    Kyle Gregory Před měsícem

    Used LIFX for a while, they were unreliable and a fucking dogs breakfast to set up everytime. Replaced with philips hue and no problems what so ever, I just wish they were as bright as the lifx

  • Wazza722
    Wazza722 Před měsícem

    Will the yee lights work with logitechs harmony hub?

  • HCBR
    HCBR Před měsícem +5

    I use 5 HUE lights 1 spot and a ledstrip+ for a couple years and I am very happy since I got them :)
    They work perfect in synch with my Phillips TV, PC, and phone. And I use them with music, movies or static. Phillips even offered great service in my case by providing me with a new updated bridge free of charge.
    B.t.w internet is only necessary for "off location" control or updates. I blocked my tv and bridge in my router. every few weeks I update the bridge tv and lamps.
    Also the hue bridge has ethernet, which greatly increases response time vs. wireless from around a noticable 100/200 ms to a few ms when connected to another ethernet device (Phillips TV or Laptop/PC) with on screen action in movies, or response on bass in music etc.
    Lookup: Phillips Hue Synch for PC and Hue Pro with custom widgets for android/IOS. The 2 best apps (That I use).

  • Gdw _Gamer
    Gdw _Gamer Před měsícem +5

    2:01 my theory is that thats his real voice xd

  • Dan Tudose
    Dan Tudose Před měsícem

    Does yeelight have google assistant/home support?


    You have to watch until 7:35 to find out only LIFX and Philips work with Apple's HomeKit... annoying.

  • Marcus M
    Marcus M Před měsícem

    Yeet light

  • Unworthy Steam
    Unworthy Steam Před měsícem

    I feel like people are just finding more and more ways to be lazier

  • Mathias Stjernström
    Mathias Stjernström Před měsícem

    Checkout IKEA -

  • Miguel
    Miguel Před měsícem

    I thought LIFX was pronounced (L-EF-UX) since i had one lmao

  • Ali Adam
    Ali Adam Před měsícem +2

    thank God I just need one bulb :)

  • Derek Martin
    Derek Martin Před měsícem

    Mine don't link

    • Derek Martin
      Derek Martin Před měsícem

      I'm skittles I'm smoking a cig though 🤷‍♂️

  • Shadia Powell
    Shadia Powell Před měsícem

    The app for lifx sucks. Just doesn't work.

  • Sergeant Seven
    Sergeant Seven Před měsícem +3

    All these bulbs are a rip off when you open them up and realize whats inside them. Phillips is a ripoff in general, not just with hue.

  • Gaurav Dudi
    Gaurav Dudi Před měsícem

    MI Yeelight HUE 10 W 800 LUMENS is available for 14.30 dollars in INDIA

  • morche_1999
    morche_1999 Před měsícem

    Your voice is so disturbing, Im gonna have to block your channnel

  • Minvox
    Minvox Před měsícem

    LIFXs color wheel is fine..

  • Lucas Giles
    Lucas Giles Před měsícem +1

    I return.. to hold you responsible for making me a Xiaomi fan boy 😂

  • Stanley Kinzinger
    Stanley Kinzinger Před měsícem

    it is 100% a ripoff

  • Chad Moller
    Chad Moller Před měsícem +6

    $40 for a hue color bulb
    Simple white bulbs are $10 each in hue. And those are good enough for the vast majority of my rooms.

    • Moosedraw
      Moosedraw Před měsícem

      Chad Moller yea but they don’t make colours so 💁

  • zukii
    zukii Před měsícem +6

    Yee light


  • Alperic27
    Alperic27 Před měsícem

    Have the hue... money is just money... and the external apps are really cool, better even than the default philips

  • AugmentedGravity
    AugmentedGravity Před měsícem +1


  • irritation_at_the_nightclub
    irritation_at_the_nightclub Před měsícem

    I fucking hate this channel

  • Hunter Alexander
    Hunter Alexander Před měsícem

    You also have to consider their compatibility with other led systems. I found about Philips Hue through Razer Cynapse and I decided that I most certainly wanted lights that could go with my keyboard’s color changes. If there are any other options that are cheaper than Philips Hue for this use, please let me know, but other than that I am happy with my choice to save up for the Philips Hue purchase.

  • Himanshu Srivastava
    Himanshu Srivastava Před měsícem

    Yeelight white or color model, which one is best?

  • Ur mom Gey
    Ur mom Gey Před 2 měsíci

    If Micheal Jackson did a commercial: yEe HEe!!

  • Roger Obergh
    Roger Obergh Před 2 měsíci

    Yup. My whole house hue’d!💡

  • Orion Osiris
    Orion Osiris Před 2 měsíci +2

    Hue absolutely is a complete and utter rip-off, I've used several smart bulbs the last couple of years and not a single one need a seperate hub or so-called "bridge" 🤦‍♂️
    I just bought a Phillips Hue from a cheap 2nd hand shop here in the UK called CeX and got got it home only to be absolutely disappointed, immediately finding out that I need to waste more money on a bridge, feeling seriously pissed at it, thankfully CeX are good at refunds and exchanges so I'm going back later to get something actually worth my time and money 🤦‍♂️

  • Ethan Hilgert
    Ethan Hilgert Před 2 měsíci

    There color spectrum is shit

  • Solomon Sgt Justin L
    Solomon Sgt Justin L Před 2 měsíci

    I like that you erased the closed captions after the two and a half minutes of your video. Deaf people don't exist anyway.

  • Online
    Online Před 2 měsíci

    yee-t the competition away

  • Niskis
    Niskis Před 2 měsíci


  • 5tormwolf92
    5tormwolf92 Před 2 měsíci

    What about Ikea?