Hue (Bloom) and Hubitat direct association sanity check

Just wanted to do a quick sanity check. Thus far my setup has been 100% zwave, but I've been on the lookout for some dimmable floor uplights, and perhaps something like the Hue Bloom might fit the bill.

It sounds like these can be linked directly to HE without using a Hue hub - is that correct? Is there any reason I would want an intermediate hub? I don't feel any need to further integrations beyond having HE control them via scenes etc... don't care at all about control via mobile app etc...

Thanks for any advice!

I have a bloom and hated it. I replaced it with a Go. That aside you can pair it directly to Hubitat but it is recommended that you use a Hue hub.

That's interesting, what did you hate about it? The Go did actually seem like a better form factor for my use, but I'd prefer something wired rather than battery. Although it sounds like the Go will probably still work fine if permanently connected to a charger...

I hated the size, light output(lumens), colors were not very good and that's it's only angle. The Go is brighter, colors are much better and I'm not sure but I don't think the bloom handle whites but the Go's range is 2000k to 6500k. The Go can be pointed straight up as well as angled. The Go does project light better but also casts light around it whereas the bloom does not. I have 3 and 2 are plugged in 100% of the time. I occasionally take 1 outside as it makes a great table light. The battery is not great but I've had mine a while. I'm pretty sure they released an upgraded version. There are some great comparison reviews on YouTube.

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The go comes with a rechargeable battery and a power supply

Thanks for all the feedback. I got myself a Go to try out and it's working nicely. Just paired directly with HE rather than using a Hue hub - with this being my only zigbee device at present (can always reconsider that if I add more).