Change the color of your lighting to meet your mood with this Philips Hue color and ambiance bulb, which is easy to set with the corresponding app. Choose between warm and cool tones to brighten your day or warm up the night, and try out all of this Philips Hue color and ambiance bulb's 16 million options.
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These are way better!
Posted by: TruePanthersFan from: on
Gen 1 was awful. Gen 2 didn't produce the proper greens and blues which drove me to buy 26 LIFX bulbs. The LIFX are for sale and I'm proud to say this Gen 3 bulb with richer colors are great. Accurate Green color and can do other blues color such as Cyan or Aqua which the previous Gen's did not. Make sure if you buy these it has the little richer colors badge in the upper right hand corner! The biggest reason for the switch back to Hue is because of HomeKit support along with Works with Nest! They are still 800 Lumens though.
18 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Wow, they weren't kidding
Posted by: Holveck from: West Hollywood on
These Hue lights have seriously changed my mental health/life for the better. They help me with more than I ever dreamed. I was interested in them when they just came out (1st Gen.) after a friend of mine got them! Boy, they have grown up, I picked up the 3rd Gen at Best Buy, and they know when I leave my room have over 200 3rd party iOS apps and Android apps that allow for syncing to video, music, helping you wake up the things this 3rd generation kit can do is phenomenal.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Works well mostly but has a few flaws
Posted by: Chevy from: on
I had the white only model before and so when i had the chance to buy the color bulbs, i was happy with them until i stared to notice a few flaws.
1) The most obvious flaw is that you cannot set the default color, if you turn off the light by using a switch or a power cut, it resets to warm white, no way to change this behavior. Only way the bulb turns on with the last color used is to use the app or Amazon Echo etc.
2) The Hue app only lets me add 1 hub to my account at a time, i added a new hub and i am no longer able to control the bulbs via the app. I had to delete one hub from my account!
Apart from these, I am still happy that i purchased this. LIFX bulbs apparently have the feature of setting the default color and my next set would be those bulbs instead just because of these flaws.
8 out of 11 found this review helpful.
And NOW ......
Posted by: aved0n from: Palm Bay, FLA USA on
Say hello to GREEN and BLUE. I had the second generation and was ok with them, but it wasn't till I purchased the HUE BLOOM that I realized how much I missed blue and green.
Fortunately, the third generation came out within my exchange time line and for a mere $20 more (I exchanged the starter kit) I have all the rich blues and greens as well as just about any other color.
I had thought these were a gimmick that would be short lived, but I think that I am wrong. This is the next step in the evolution of the automated home. The color variations are wonderful for setting a mood or just being playful. If this is in your budget, consider the HUE series by Phillips for your living space.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Much improved over gen 2
Posted by: Mac1984 from: on
I had bought generation 2 hue lights a couple weeks before i bought these generation 3 lights and i wasn't impressed. They couldn't really do any blue or green which are pretty significant colors to leave out. I then saw these were coming out so i exchanged for the new lights. The generation 3 can actually do all colors. There are alot of 3rd party apps to use too. I found one that makes the lights respond to different sound frequencies. Definitely makes watching a movie a lot cooler. Overall, they are nice if you don't mind the excessive price.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
They Got It Right
Posted by: Pwalker71 from: on
I loved the concept of this sort of lighting system but I also love the color blue to set some moods.
The 3rd generation allows a broader spectrum of color, and the installation is a breeze.
Well worth the price to start and build your system.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Smart home 101
Posted by: echoVSgooglehome from: on
I have dedicated a lot of resources this year to putting together "my smart home." The Phillips hue light set is an important player in an this set up. Every night I find myself telling my google home to adjust to a different scene I have programmed into it.
Friends and family love coming over and experienceing what I have put together. That being said I do find the Phillips Hue lacking in a few areas
Brightness is my largest complaint. Sure if I have two of them on one lamp it works out great. But that can be pricey for some people. And when the competitor Lifx has a much brighter bulb that doesn't need a bridge then the question has to be asked as to why Hue is the most recommended.
The default app is also severely lacking for the capability this product has. In short the one star rating on the App Store is well deserved. (I only gave it two stars because I do love these things.)
--Very easy set up
Allows you to be creative with how you can connect them to more Internet of things than the competition
-Brightness really seems to fall short for a $50 bulb
-seperate 3rd generation bulbs are slowly rolling out
-the manufacturers Mobile app sucks
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
I stand in awe!
Posted by: Rebirth from: on
These are my first smart light bulbs.
Easy to set up
Response quickly on switching colors with no lagging.
I highly recommend buying the starter kit.
Compare to other smart light bulbs that require no hub is not the best way to go. Trust me!
Note: It's best to pair two light bulbs in the same room to get the actual color mode. I believe the mode display on the picture is 'Savanah'
which can be found on the Philips hue App.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: CPWoody from: on
You never realize how much you are going to use these things until you put them in. I have my entire living room area lit up with hue as well as my bedroom lamp. The ability to change colors when the mood strikes, and to control all my lights via voice with amazon echo, is basically my childhood jetson's watching dream come true. Home automation is a pricey hobby for now, but I don't regret a penny of it.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Hue for too
Posted by: Brooklyn303 from: on
My sweetheart and I purchased the Hues lights a couple of months ago. She likes the lights off at night when we watch TV, I like them on. The Hue lights allow us to have a happy middle ground by choosing colors such as Savanah Sunset that gives our place the exact glow that you would get from having a nice fire going in the fireplace. So many colors, so many features. We are very pleased.