Can you replace the bulb on the Philips Hue Go?
Best answer: The bulb found on the Philips Hue Go portable light fixture can't be replaced. Given that the light has been designed to last for up 20,000 hours, however, this probably doesn't matter.Amazon: Philips Hue Go ($80)Amazon: Philips Hue Bridge ($48)
That's a lot of light, folks
With a 20,000-hour life cycle, the Philips Hue Go could run 24/7 for more than two years. If you use the light just four hours per day, its life cycle jumps to 5,000 days, or over 13.5 years. There are very few products that can last that long with regular use.
A built-in rechargeable battery means you use the Hue Go anywhere you want for up to three hours between charges. Plug it into an electrical outlet to charge and for continuous use.
Looking for more? The Hue Go has seven lighting effects built into the device,, which you can change with the push of a button. Use these effects to create a mood, help you concentrate, or get ready for bed.
Adding it to your home
The Philips Hue Go smart table lamp can work on its own, but it also works with the Philips Hue Bridge. Connected the Go to the Bridge allows you to control your lights from one of the many Hue-compatible apps on the market. You can also control your lighting with your voice using Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, or Google Assistant. You don't need a Bridge to use the Go, but if you want to unlock the full potential of your Go, you might need it.
A nitch product that's perfect for some
The Hue Go is ideally suited for those who want an all-in-one portal smart lighting solution that doesn't necessarily need to be connected to a hub. If portability is less important, you can find other solutions that will actually give you more time per bulb.
An extra part
To unlock the full potential
The Hue Go has a button that you can use to transition through different lighting effects, but to unlock all the features, including connected it to an app, you're going to need the Hue Bridge.
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