Philips Hue
May 28, 2023

Matter is an open and privacy-friendly protocol which allows smart home devices to communicate with each other. I’ve been reading a lot of good things about it, and I finally decided to buy a few of those Matter-enabled things, namely a Hue Bridge and a bunch of Hue light bulbs.

Those toys aren’t cheap, so my expectations were high, and I must say, I’m really impressed with the quality of those light bulbs. Everything works like a charm, and I really like the flexibility of that system. I set my outdoor lights to turn on automatically fifteen minutes before sunset and then turn off right after midnight.

My bedroom doesn’t really need any timers, but I often change the light temperature and intensity based on what I’m doing. I like to start my evening with a bright cold light and then gradually move to a dimmed down warm light as I’m preparing for sleep.