5 Reasons why the Philips Hue system sucks
Poor Color Selection
In an attempt to produce the best ‘whites’ on their color changing bulbs, the range of colors has been hugely limited. You can forget about getting anything close to Green and every other color will be pale and washed out.
Ease of use – App & Siri
Forced app updates are very common and it feels like every other day there’s another forced update when you open the app which you then have to wait for it to complete before you can finally take control of your lights.
You often have to tell Siri the same command 3-4 times before it manages to successfully talk to the Hue bridge and complete your command.
Long term reliability – Stress testing
To stress test the Philips Hue bulbs, I left one turned on for 3 weeks. By the end of the test, the bulb developed a fault where it operates for around 30 seconds before it starts randomly flashing on and off by itself.
An obvious one, the Philips Hue bulbs and LED strips are hugely overpriced. Even when compared to other offerings from respected brands like GE.