Philips Hue Play brings RGB lighting for gamers and everyone else

RGB Lighting is a staple for any serious gaming setup but Philips wants to extend that beyond the niche colour-syncing-peripherals with the all-new Philips Hue Play.

The Philips Hue Play is a ‘small and discreet LED lighting system’ which basically means it’s a portable LED bar that you can set up in a multitude of ways to get the desired lighting effect.

Each Philips Hue Play bar is 6W with a brightness of 530 lumen and measures 253.3mm long by 44.3mm deep and 35.8mm wide. They come in a single or double pack with a 240V power supply and an accessory pack for non-destructive mounting.

Philips Hue Play

This allows you to quickly back mount the Philips Hue Play to TV’s or Monitors so the lights reflect off the walls. They can also be stood straight on their own or lying flat. Their size and shape allow for a variety of setups.

But the key selling point of this device is its ability to auto-sync with whatever content is being displayed. With up to 16million colors at your disposal, users can create their own lighting profiles or select from a range of pre-defined scenes.

The handy Hue Sync app on Windows PC or Mac will translate in-game lighting effects into an immediate light output in the bars. In an FPS, shots and explosions will be amplified in real-time.

For owners of Razer peripherals, there’s the added benefit of Razer Chroma sync with other compatible peripherals like keyboards, mice and pads. This device is part of Razer’s Connected devices program and will play nice with hundreds of other devices already available today.

For the non-gamer who wants to use the full power of the Philips Hue Play, there’s also the Hue mobile app on Android and iOS. The Hue Play can be easily added to your other Philips Hue Smart lighting products.

The Philips Hue Play is available today at major retailers. More information can be found at

Kizito Katawonga
Kizito Katawonga
Kizzy is our Tech Editor. He's a total nerd with design sensibilities who's always on the hunt for the latest, greatest and sexiest tech that enhances our work and play. When he's not testing the latest gadgets or trying to listen to his three whirlwind daughters, Kizzy likes to sink deep into a good story-driven single player game.

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