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Philips - Hue White and Color Ambiance E12 Wi-Fi Smart LED Decorative Candle Bulb - Multicolor

Add color to your decorative lighting with this Philips Hue LED candelabra bulb. Its E12 profile fits chandeliers and accent lamps, and it pairs with a Hue Bridge device for integrated wireless control with your smart home system. Set a desired white light brightness or color ambience on this Philips Hue LED candelabra bulb via the Philips Hue app.

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    • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance E12 Wi-Fi Smart LED Decorative Candle Bulb

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (163 out of 169)

    Features


    Hue is your personal, customizable wireless lighting system

    With wireless control on your smartphone or tablet, choose the perfect light setting for any mood or activity such as reading or relaxing, concentrating, or energizing.

    Pair with Hue Bridge for streamlined customization

    Requiring the Hue Bridge (sold separately) for the full Hue experience, this E12 LED smart light is designed to fit candelabra lamps in nightlights, chandeliers, and more.

    Dimming and brightening features at your fingertips

    Variable lumen output lets you adjust each light's output without having to adjust the dimmer switch.

    Quick, easy installation

    Install the LED light as you would install an ordinary bulb, pairing it with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart-bulb-equipped lights via the Philips Hue App.

    LED bulb technology

    Designed to provide longer, more energy-efficient illumination.

    Add Hue products to unlock enhanced lighting experiences

    Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor.

    Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 169 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bulb and Hue App Work Great

      Posted
      RalphHenry
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      These bulbs are fantastic. First of all they are very high quality, not cheap construction. They are LED and inside the bulb is WiFi circuitry. As is normal with devices that are distributed in your network, you do need to purchase a special HUB to communicate to the devices. At first this might seem unnecessary for example if you have other smart HUBs, and want to just connect via those HUBs to the Hue Philips smart bulbs, but you cannot without the additional Hue HUB. This is true for Samsung Smart Home and also for Alexa type devices. You will need to purchase the Hue HUB, but my feedback is that you are better off anyway as you will see that you have unique options and setup within the Hue HUB/App that will indeed work better with the Hue smart bulbs. You can connect Alexa once you have the Hue Hub as well as the bulbs and use voice control. So buy the HUB and download the Hue Philips app to your phone. The HUB is not expensive. This Hue App will make it very simple to set up and use your bulbs. Now you can alter the colors if you have color LED Hue bulbs or change the kind of white light with other bulbs. This is great for getting the right light for what you are doing like reading or brighter for assembling electronics or whatever. The HUE app is very well done and professional, easy to use and never fails. The app also has some canned lighting setups for a particular ambience you may like - so that's another benefit of the Hue App. One piece of feedback is important and I did not know this till I tried it. If you configure a bedroom light for example into your smart lighting setup, you might think that you will need the cell phone to turn the light on and the cell phone may be off charging or otherwise not available. Not to worry, flip the light switch off then back on, and the bulb will light - that's smart design by Philips even though it sounds simple. However, when you shut the bulb power down and back on, any special lighting color for that bulb that you had set is removed and you’ll have to set up your colors and brightness levels again. I definitely recommend the Philips bulbs and HUB, it is another correct step in automating your home.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Reliable Long Lasting Durable Bulb

      Posted
      TechTux
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      What can I say , they are bulbs, expensive ones yet high quality made so you do not feel cheated. The bulbs work right out of the box, you screw them in and turn them on. However if you want the WIFI / App functionality you will need to ensure you have the Hue Bridge. I wish the bulbs themselves had WIFI built in to make things easier, however if you are buying the bulbs more then likely you have a Hue Bridge. There is a double layer casing to help protect the bulb from decaying from touch as well as the housing fits in most light fixtures. Be sure to read the box as there are "White Ambiance" bulbs as well as "White and Color Ambiance" bulbs Pros: Rated 15,000 bulb life Energy Efficient Durability Bulb Casing Plug and Light Cons: Cost Must Have Hue Bridge (Sold Separately) Lumen Rating (450 Lumen) Overall I would recommend this product if you are interested in controlling all your lights with an app. It is energy efficient, fun to modify/change lights and very convenient when away from the room / house.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bring a new life to a small fixture!

      Posted
      xKing
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      This is a tiny candle bulb (E12 base) that can bring a new life into those small light fixtures you might have. Color output is pretty amazing for the size! It's an extended color light which means it can go into deeper blues and greens than a previous generation Hue lights. Light output is equivalent to 450 lumen (about 40W incandescent) which is not very bright, but ideal for accent lighting. In addition to color mode - this bulb can be used in "shades of white" mode where you define a color temperature from 2000K (candle flame) to 6500K (bright daylight), this makes this bulb a better choice than Iris or Bloom if you already have a fixture in place. Home automation features such as schedules, accessories, Apple HomeKit compatibility are all the same as with other Philips Hue bulbs. In short Pros: - small size, about the same as an incandescent bulb, will fit into any fixture with E12 sockets - very rich color output - "shades of white" mode - Has all Hue family remote control and automation features Cons: - light output of 450lm is not sufficient for general lighting, but it works great in accent lights - bulb goes into full brightness mode if power is interrupted and restored

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Fun and Cool Light

      Posted
      ChrisS
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      Who knew a light could be so fun! This decorative light can somehow change to any color you can imagine. There isn't much else to say about the light except that it works great. The only thing I would change would be the base - would rather see it in a standard base instead of candelabra. I purchased an adapter so I could plug my light in on the ceiling where we all hang out (for great ambience). The most difficult part about using a smart light is that you have to have a bridge installed to use it - it won't connect directly to any apps without a bridge. With a Philips Hue Bridge you can set programs and put on some pretty cool light shows. Instead of installing a Hue Bridge, I set my lights up with the Amazon Echo Plus, which has a built in bridge. Just in case you are interested, I thought I would share my thoughts on this. The really cool thing about using the Echo Plus is that you can tell Alexa to turn the light on, turn to whatever color you like, and to whatever brightness percent you like. The downside is that Alexa doesn't have an app that can program the light to create effects (like a sunrise for example). The only way to change the light color is to do it with voice. The Philips Hue app won't recognize the bridge on the Echo Plus, which I am hoping that changes in the future. My guess is that Philips wants you to buy their bridge instead of using the Echo bridge. Since it is still a new device, I am hoping that Philips changes their app or that Alexa adds one. Overall, no matter how you hook it up this light is a definite buy and almost enough reason to get your smart home started!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love the color options, but cost prohibitive

      Posted
      callmeageeth
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      If you're reading this, I am assuming you've already invested in the Phillips Hue ecosystem. You need a Hue Bridge to get things going (sold separately or in a starter kit) and then you can add bulbs as you go along. With that in mind, this bulb's biggest drawback is the price; $50 for a bulb is tough to swallow when you need dozens to fill your house. You're probably like me and just pick a few light fixtures here and there to convert from "dumb to smart." Set up is easy. Once you screw it in, turn the light switch on, (assuming you have a Hue Bridge) it takes seconds to find the bulb on the Hue app. Adjusting the color is super easy and honestly, fun. The options are endless. My biggest concern (and it may be my lack of experience and use of the bulbs) is that I can't adjust the colors of the bulbs with my voice via Google Home. So I have to go into the app to change the color. This honestly isn't a big deal, you would think that you would change the colors all the time, but you really don't. And the other big drawback applies to ALL smart light bulbs, they rely on the wall switch to be on in order to activate with your voice. IF the switch is off, you can' turn it on with your voice. My only word of advice is to MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SIZE BULB!! This is a decorative candle bulb for certain light fixtures and are NOT the same size as "normal" light bulbs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Needs additional components and too expensive.

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      TechnicallyCorrect
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      I’d like to give a positive review on this smart bulb but I can’t. Not because the product is not good, I cannot tell that. The reason becomes clear when you look at the box. Take a look the front and back of the box. Can you tell where it clearly mentions that you need a Hue Bridge? What is the Hue Bridge, where is it mentioned? It is there, not on the front but on the back with one tiny sentence “ requires a Hue Bridge.” There is another equally small sentence of “ Dimmable only with Hue compatible devices. “ No where is this clear on the front of the box and barely noticeable on the back. So for you to use all the features, functions and benefits of this bulb , you need to buy the Hue Bridge at a cost of about $60. These bulbs are $50 each so for a 4 bulb fixture, this will cost $260 plus tax. Even if I was able to fully review the product, I would not recommend this product on the cost alone.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Rich Color HUE Bulb for Candelabra Base

      Posted
      gadgetguy11
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      In order to use HUE in as many rooms (and outdoors) as possible, I changed several light fixtures that had Candelabra sockets to fixtures with the older Medium Base sockets. That enabled me to use HUE bulbs, which were previously only available in the larger size base. Now HUE is also available in the Candelabra base! They are pricey, but these are the smartest & the brightest LED lights available today in this small base. They are bright & the colors are the same as with the "full size" Medium Base HUE bulbs. Lumens: 450 Average Life (hours): 25,000 Shape: E12 Candelabra Energy used: 6-Watt Lumens per watt: 80-Watt Watt Equivalence: 40 Watt These Generation 3 bulbs produce rich multicolor light just like existing Medium Base HUE bulbs & work with the same software & app as the other HUE bulbs & Light Strips. These bulbs, like all HUE products, easily earn my 5-Star Rating!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      While the bulbs are pricey, this is really COOL

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      blah
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      These are great candle color LED lamp bulbs.. Espececially the blues! These work with amazon alexa, apple homekit, and even google assistant. These are not for everyone however, as they are pretty expensive, especially for just one. But wow are they cool once you are in the Philips Hue ecosystem. They even will work with your Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, and Hue Motion Sensor. I was suprised to find out it also will work with a Nest or SmartThings setup too. I love being able to change the light colors from my smartphone and tablet, and changing the actual “HUE” of the colors too. It is like being able to change the color of the paint on a room at your will!! The bulbs themselves are there brightest on the middle brightness settings. While the bulbs are pricey, I can see getting even more of these down the line. For those new to the Phlips HUE ecosystem, you must have a Hue Bridge to use these as intended to control your lights for virtually anywhere you have an internet connection!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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