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How to Light up your Kitchen With Philips Hue


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 Kitchen Ideas

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.

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.

    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.

    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.

    Philips Hue Kitchen Bundle

    In the UK you can purchase a Hue Kitchen bundle, a better value deal that comes with a Hue bridge and 4 Hue White Ambience GU10 spotlights. Many kitchens now have spotlights installed and this starter kit allows you to easily switch them for these bulbs. It is important to note that the coloured Hue GU10 bulbs are taller than your standard GU10 LED bulbs and therefore may not fit in your fitment that is already installed. Read our Philips Hue GU10 size guide here.

    There are also other kitchen bundle that include light strips too.

    How have you incorporated Hue lighting into your kitchen?

    Founder & Editor

    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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