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Philips Hue Kitchen Lighting Ideas


The kitchen is the heart of the home and one area where many people will spend time when at home be it in the morning for breakfast, evening dinner with the children or entertaining friends. Lighting can set the mood or be used to help you when in the kitchen, be it a bright light for preparing, or a nightlight for getting a glass of water in the evening.

Using Philips Hue in the kitchen is a great way to add some fun lighting as well as it being very practical too.

Philips Hue for the Kitchen

You can easily switch your bulbs in your current lights for Hue bulbs, this is simple and suddenly gives you the power of Hue in your kitchen. I there is one item for the kitchen that is perfect it is the light strips. Running lights along the floor plinth under the units, or along the top are great ways to light up this area and can look really stylish too.

Using Lightstrips in the Kitchen

Hue Lightstrips just need to be plugged in, however running them to your desired location may require a little bit of drilling of your units to thread the cable through depending on where the mains socket is, and where the strip is going.

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light (Requires Hue Hub, Works with Alexa, HomeKit & Google Assistant)

    Extending the lightstrip makes it ideal for lots runs around your kitchen, with the additional 1m sections you can extend a single run up to 10m long. Light strips are a great way to add light along kitchen cabinets, under worktops and breakfast bars, as well as ceiling lighting too where you have them running along the top of your units. This indirect lighting can create a great effect and really set the mood in your kitchen.

    Read our Hue Lightstrip review here.

    How To Install Philips Hue Light Strips Under Cabinets
    Photo Credit – Philips

    As you can see here running a light strip along the breakfast bar foot plinth can create a great look that is stylish while helping to set the mood, great for entertaining friends in the evening.

    Philips Hue along Kitchen Cabinets

    Running light strips around the edges of worktops and under wall hung units can create a stunning effect that can be warming or changed to suit the mood in your home. A great way to give a nice glow in an area that may look boring otherwise.

    Check out this install with the light strips changing and fading between different colors.

    Pendant and Hanging Lighting

    While Hue have a range of different bulbs you can use to replace your existing bulbs, they also have a range of different light fittings and lamps that are perfect for the kitchen. From pendant lights and hanging lights that are ideal for being installed over your kitchen table, to individual pendants that can be installed over a work top area or breakfast bar.

    Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance Ascend Pendant Light (Requires Hue Hub, Works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant)

      The Ascend Pendant Smart Light is great for use in the Kitchen, add 2-3 along a breakfast bar or open work top space and use it as task lighting or change the color to set the mood in the evening. Ideal for full bright white light when cooking and then changing later in the evening or when eating.

      For a pendant above the dining table the Philips Hue White Ambiance Cher is a beautiful light that has a real design style to it. The light height can be adjusted and you can set the light to different white temperates and brightness. This light is white ambience only, so no color choices can be made.

      Philips Hue White Ambiance Cher Dimmable LED Smart Flushmount (Requires Hue Hub, Works with Amazon Alexa,  Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant)

        If you have spotlights in your ceiling you can replace these with Hue GU10 bulbs in color or white and change the mood of your cooking space. From bright white when cooking and as task lighting, to dimming it down in the evening or changing its color to set the mood when dining.

        The GU10 bulbs can be brought as a white only option or color, both can be straight swapped with your traditional GU10 bulb you may already have installed.

        How have you incorporated Hue lighting into your kitchen?

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        Mike is the founder of Hue Home Lighting, a huge Hue fan with far too many lights, covering home and garden. A smart home gadget addict and also enjoys the odd bit of DIY


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