I have not been able to find the power consumption of the lamp, but expect it to be very similar to the other lamps Philips Hue has.
A tour around the Philips Hue Go Portable Table Lamp
The Go Portable Table Lamp can quickly resemble an ordinary Table Lamp in its shape. But it is also easy to see that it has been equipped with LED, rather than a regular light bulb. It uses an external power supply which is connected to a base on which the lamp is placed.
With the Go Portable Table Lamp, you get a table lamp with LED that is flexible in relation to having an integrated battery. This means that you are not bound to have to take the cord with you if you want to take it around the house if you need to use it elsewhere.
The power supply is the regular size, but has a built-in stand, where the lamp is placed on top and receives power.
We have to move on to setting up the lamp. Although it has built-in different scenarios, the flexibility really comes into its own when we combine it with Philips Hue's own APP to control the light.
The table lamp is easily integrated into the APP, where, just like with other of their products, you connect the lamp to power, add light sources, we are also in the process of getting it integrated with the rest of the home. Finally, it can be distributed to a room and we can also start controlling the lamp via APP.
The setup itself takes a few minutes if you already have their app and some products installed. Once we have got the table lamp in, it is also possible to choose scenes for the Go Portable Table Lamp, where it focuses on candles and the fireplace. There is no doubt that Philips Hue wants it to be possible to create the cozy atmosphere with their lamps, although it must also be smart.
It was obvious to use the Go Portable Table Lamp in the bedroom, where it could stand on the bedside table. It will probably also be a lamp that will come out on the terrace when we hit the warm summer evenings, but for now it will be allowed to stay indoors.
The lamp itself is quite simple. It has a single color light that can be switched between either by pressing a button on the top of the lamp or by using the Hue app. Next to that, we also have the scenes, which can help to create a little atmosphere, so if you want to get the feeling of candles or a fireplace being lit, they are set and ready.
If we look at the price, I was able to find the Hue Go Portable Table Lamp for DKK 1016. It can undoubtedly be said to be one of the expensive lamps if it is only to function as a night lamp or stand on a desk.
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We have come to the end of the test. I am happy that Philips Hue remembers to come up with products other than ceiling lamps and a lot of light stripes. Personally, I have been looking forward to testing this lamp, as it brings a bit of the simplicity of a table lamp, together with the smart home concept, which several homes cultivate.
The actual setup with Philips Hue is incredibly simple, and to date I haven't had any problems or spent a lot of time on it compared to other brands. It can also be difficult to change direction once you have entered their world. Fortunately, you can cultivate their world in many ways, whether it is a lamp bought from the local hardware store with Philips Hue bulbs, or some of their integrated lamps with LED.
Where the Go Portable table lamp differs is that it comes with several functions, and does not just need to be a stationary lamp that stands in one place. The flexibility of being able to take it with you works really well, and you don't have to struggle with a cable afterwards to get it powered up again, it's just easily put on the charger stand when it lacks power.
But it comes with a price, and Philips Hue is probably one of the most expensive on the market, and this also applies to their Go Portable table lamp, where a price of over 1000 kroner probably scares a lot. As I wrote earlier, it is a very expensive table lamp if it is only to be used to be placed on the bedside table or desk. Rather than expanding its capabilities, and being able to use it to take around the house as needed, or outside in the evening. This is also where the price starts to become more acceptable and the lamp differs more from others.
Another thing that I am missing, however, is the ability to adjust the brightness of the lamp itself. It has only one button, which can turn it on and off, as well as change the light. But it is not possible to change to a color and adjust the brightness itself, here you have to go through the Hue app, or have connected Philips Hue accessories to control this, which in my world limits the lamp and does not allow you to take advantage of the lamp's possibilities.
I end up with a grade of 9 out of 10. Because even if it is a high price and the lack of brightness, the lamp comes with a nice design and many options for a lamp that is not limited to standing in a corner or on a single table.