Philips Hue Smart Light Kit
Review date: 11/01/2018
Lights that dance with your music, jump with your movies, or pound with your videos games — maybe this isn't tech that will save the world. But lights that can gradually get brighter in the morning to help you wake up or glow softly for reading do sound like a better way to light up your life. Toss in the ability to set timers and control with your voice when paired with a home hub and things could be looking a little brighter.
What could happen if something goes wrong
There seem to have been documented hacks of these devices in the past, but Philips Hue has recently updated its encryption in May 2018. Here's hoping no one hacks your smart lights and leaves you in the dark.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
The company emailed us and let us know they rolled out local HTTPs encryption support in May, 2018. We have updated the guide to reflect this.