Philips Hue Lights

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  1. Pay Carl

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    Best Buy has a good deal right now where if you buy the starter kit ($200) you get a free Amazon Echo (the big $100 one)

    I just ordered some and going to pick them up on my break

    Anyone have any experience with these?

    This pack comes with four color bulbs and the bridge. I want to get a sweet set up going in my living room to spice up the atmosphere watching sports, movies, and playing video games

    Imagine how cool it would be watching an NHL game and when your team scores all the lights turn red. I don't know if thats possible but that would be sick some day

    Anyone have tips on how to do that/which additional pieces to pick up next?
     
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    I can't imagine anything would be able to get the timing right for something such as a touchdown or a goal being scored. IFTTT.com might have some cool things for you to check out though.
     
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    I second this

    IFTTT has cool applets that should allow to set up goal alerts through Hue
     
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    If you get goal lights down, hook a fan up.

    I love my hue lights. Great for setting that mood with certain people when over. I've got a phone app which pulses to the music too. Soldered a bunch of stripes together for ambient TV lighting. My neighbors have color wars with me, we set patio colors and match each other.
     
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    I'm wondering if watching a game on a stream, where there is naturally a slight delay, might provide enough time to get the goal lighting to work decently well.

    Did a quick search:

    Make lights flash when your team scores and final score

    IFTTT
     
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    IFTT had a option for lighting them up every time the Patriots scored, and I tried that a couple weeks ago and my God was it delayed

    I'm talking like twenty minutes delayed if not more. It totally sucked

    Not sure why, the ESPN data that it uses must suck, not entirely sure why


    Also just as feedback after having these for a few weeks now: pretty cool. I like changing the colors to match a game/movie or something. Its nice to have them on with a relaxing color while playing games instead of just sitting in complete darkness

    I also really like the timer to help me wake up
     
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    Did you try any of the other ones? You should be able to make your own too, or least you used to be able to do that with IFTTT. I figured it'd be delayed because there's always a delay on the push notifications to people's phones, but 20 minutes is crazy.
     
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    did you use the Hue Labs section of the app? I've had a little success with it

    there are like some preset features in there that make the lights do cool stuff. I haven't used it for sound related stuff but I set up a couple other things that change the color
     

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