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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought the Philips on an impulse

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    We were in Best Buy shopping for another item and spotted the Philips smart bulbs starter kit so picked them up. We had been considering adding them or something similar. Installation was very simple, in fact after the log in it did it for us. The only reason I do not give it a 5 star is we cannot connect our Amazon Echo to it. But we are satisfied with operating these from our smart phones, tablet, etc. We get a kick out of our 2018 smart bulb in a 1940's old lamp, picture I have added. The lamp belonged to my grandmother and my husband rewired it. That's quite a different use in 2018 from 1940 , old meets techie. The other is in a rewired lamp from the 1930's. We enjoy the features, dimming, brighter, tones and hues as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Philips Hue

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    I purchased the hue light hub kit to replace an old appliance timer that I have on a couple of lamps in my house. I added the timers to keep from coming home to a dark house. It's a nice unit and when you pair it with a Google home, you get a way to control lights with a voice command. I recommend this product if you are into home tech.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good quality

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    I like everything Phillips make very good quality and technology I will be buying more very soon!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system!

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    It was easy to install. Works well. Will buy more bulbs to expand to other areas of the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great no words

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    The best idea so far it's awesome in every way possible

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, easy to setup

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    All products worked as advertised.. I can complete the smart upgrade in my home at my leisure.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and easy

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    Cheaper version of Phillips WiFi control- mini controller is cheap w bundled product

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Getting in the smart home

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    I recently purchased a Google Home and was wanting to start with some home automation. First thought was with my lighting since Philips Hue is one that it is compatible with. I thought I would start with this and see if it was something that I would like. Setup was very simple. First, put the bulbs in whatever locations you want. For me that was simple since I have a small apartment and live by myself; living room and bedroom. Easy. Second connect the hub. Power and cat5 to my router. No brainer. Last downloaded the Hue app on my phone. Follow the quick start and everything is connected. Everything works on the first go. Brilliant! Note: there are two Hue apps. The 2nd generation allows you to set up rooms and gives you scenes out of the box that are useful. There are presets for full on, dimmed and nightlight for each light. The only downside is that the routines, like Home and Away, do not work properly. Sure you can use your phone as a remote, but I wanted it to turn my lights on when I get home and off when I leave. There is an option for setting a location but it doesn't work. Just do a quick internet search and you will see that. But there is the 1st generation app. The location settings and timers work perfectly! Location awareness turns my lights on when I pull into the complex and shuts them off when I leave. Just what I was wanting. Downside, the scenes are not very good, you can't set up lights as a room (easily) and the light controls are sliders which gets annoying. Fortunately you can use both apps simultaneously. So I setup routines using 1st gen and control the lights manually using 2nd gen. Works like a charm. Now I have exactly what I was wanting. I was so thrilled that I bought another bulb and a dimmer switch. Great for my bedside lamp. I setup a routine that turns all the lights off at bedtime except the bedside lamp. For that I have the dimmer so I'm not left in the dark. I also have setup up some recipes in IFTTT to blink the lights when it's bedtime and to automatically turn my lights off at midnight. Just in case I fell asleep with them on, of course. Integration with the Google Assistant is seamless. I can just say 'Ok Google, turn on (whatever)' or 'Ok Google, dim (whatever)' and it does it. Almost like having my own Javis. I admit it, I'm hooked. The only issue I've had was when I tried putting one in the kitchen it had an issue with connecting to the hub from time to time. Can't move the hub right now so I just removed it for the time being. Once I get a place of my own I will be adding more lights, some I plan on using the color and some the white ambiance. Another note, if you really want to get the most out of the automation part you really need to use a Google Home or Amazon Echo. The app is great but it is kind of a pain to have to use it. Much better to just use voice commands. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the issues with the 2nd gen app. Once the get that resolved it will be a perfect lighting solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised

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    I wasn't really interested in the Hue ecosystem, but I had some gift cards to spend at Best Buy, and they didn't have the Wink hub, so I decided to give it a shot. I have now worked with Osram, TP-Link, Wemo, GE Link, Wink, and Hue, and I think the Hue system is my favorite to work with. I have had virtually no problems. My GE Link bulbs paired fine to the Hue. I originally had them on the Wink, but there was less lag when using Alexa with them on the Hue bridge, so I switched them over. Good system, but expensive. I will probably buy more Hue stuff in the future. I like the Wink too, but would not recommend the Wemo stuff. The Osram has been OK, but more trouble than the Hue and Wink.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Turns "dumb" lamps into smart ones

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    I have several floor lamps that do not have three-way or dimmer switches, so without having them retrofitted, they were able to turn on or off, with no adjusting the light level. And of course it had to be done manually, which isn't a big deal. That is, until you don't have to do it manually anymore. After spending a while talking with the Best Buy sales associate, who knew a lot about the Hue products and was able to answer all my questions, I decided to buy the least expensive starter set. This comes with the hub and two of the basic bulbs. They are considered basic because they don't offer any changes in color or color temperature. You pay a lot more to get that, and for some people, it would be worth the extra money. Installing the bridge is simple. You attach it to your WiFi router using the ethernet cable that comes with the kit, then follow the instructions on the Hue app that you download to your iOS or Android phone. The app tells you when to install the bulbs and how to control them. The Hue system is also fully controllable using Apple's iOS Home app, which I find a bit more intuitive than the native Hue app. I also have the system integrated with my Amazon Echo Dots, so I can control the lamps using voice control. It's also controllable using Siri, so you should not need an Amazon device to use voice controls. So, what's the big difference between these and regular LED bulbs? Both last a long time, consume less energy, and give off *much* less heat than standard bulbs. But the Hue bulbs go way beyond that. I have them set up with IFTTT so that they automatically turn on at sunset, whether I'm home or not. I also have them set up to automatically start dimming and then turning off later in the evening. So if I am not home, they will turn on, then off. It's like having a timer without all the hassle of having a physical timer attached to the outlet. The iOS app gives you control over the lamps wherever you are, not just in your home. If you have internet access, you can see their status and you can turn them on or off or dim them. Besides the automation options, the dimming is really great, far superior to a 3-way lamp. So I went from having two lamps that were strictly on/off, to having two lamps that offer a spectrum of light, from very low to bright. That alone has made it worth it to me, but after living with the system for a couple of weeks, I'm going to expand it. I have another lamp that I have rarely used because the switch is difficult to turn, so I'll put a Hue basic bulb in that one, and I have an overhead fixture where I'll put two bulbs. I don't really see any "cons", though the highest lighting level could be a little bit higher. Also, the bulbs are not rated for outside use, especially in extreme temperatures, so while I had planned on installing them in porch and garage light fixtures, I'm going to wait. I have read reports from other Hue users who have used them outside and have had no problems, so I'm not ruing it out, just putting it on hold for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool to be able to control lighting

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    Being first to market especially on seemingly untested technology is always unsettling. Overall, Hue has delivered on the value, especially considering the price tag associated with ownership. The smartphone app works well with ample control options. I have 2 sets of lighting that I schedule and control in my house. Although, overall, I have no complaints, I do wonder if it was a smart buy, since life before smart lighting was just fine. What made me buy it? Just plain curiosity I think. If you're bored and want a gadget to play with, why not try the Hue and other smart lighting devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Love it. Makes me feel safer when coming home at night.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Philips Hue Wireless Starter Kit

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

    This is a great product for anyone wanting to begin making their home a Smart Home. I really enjoy these products and even bought this one for my Dad's house.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Philips HUE

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

    Great product. Super easy to set up and use to turn lights on and off. You can set up routines to turn your lights on certain days and times. Access the app on your phone.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

    Easy to set up and control.I really recommend this product

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Yes, and more please!!!!

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    This was my first entry into the home automation market. So far, it’s been a very good experience. Setup was dead simple. I located the hub next to my Apple Time Capsule and Arlo router. Plug in the power, plug in the Ethernet, launch the app, press the button….done. Now, on to the bulbs. I unboxed them and swapped them in a lamp in my bedroom. Turn both sockets and they turn on by default. Launched the Hue app, and they were discovered immediately. So I created a room, assigned them and was adjusting the levels within about two minutes. The dimming adjustment makes a big difference. No longer do I have to blind myself by turning on a light in the middle of the night when I need just a little light to maneuver to the bathroom. Another reviewer stated that the bulbs don’t remember their previous settings. But I find the opposite to be true. When I turn them on (either with the Hue app, HomeKit, 3rd party app) they come back to their previous setting. Unless I use Siri or Google Assistant and specify what level to turn them on. Another neat part is the app. It allows for easy setup and assignments to various “rooms”. One more feature that sold me on these, was that from the Hue app I can copy all the setting over to Apple HomeKit. So now I can control them from the Hue app, my Google Home Mini or any Siri device. (iPad, iPhone, AppleTV) Yep, these are definitely keepers. When my brother-in-law asked what we could use for Christmas, our first response was more Hues! And I will likely be buying several more once I can wade through all the competing standards to decide what other home automation devices I should get. (e.g. wall outlets, switches, security monitoring, etc)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Will never go back!

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    I purchased this starter pack (required, as you need the hub if you want to get these to work with Alexa) and discovered my love and need for internet connected lights! These things are great for all kinds of uses, and I have even purchased additional bulbs and a light strip. I have placed one in my hallway to use as a nightlight. The brightness can adjust from 1% - 100% from the app or via Alexa, and it's a great night light replacement. I prefer this light over a traditional nightlight due to the light that it emits over an entire area versus a small area against a wall. The lights are soft white, so not overpowering, but they're pretty bright. I have put the light strip behind my TV to add some color at night and its looks amazing, with more color choices then I'll ever be able to use. They look great and are a great addition to my smart home. Overall the setup of the hub is easy as you just have to plug it into your router and link it within the Philips Hue app. And it's even easier to set it up with Alexa! It's easy to then control your lights from your phone, through Alexa, Siri, and even Xfinity Home application if you have Home Security.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Warm, responsive light!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I purchased this simple kit to allow me to turn on the living room light by voice command when coming in to my dark apartment with my hands full. There are a number of colorful and versatile/creative lighting/bulb choices but I was not sure how these would work, so, I chose one of the simpler kits to start out with. I use one light in the living room and one in the bedroom and now I no longer have to stumble in the dark after turning off the bedroom light (by the wall switch) and then find my way to the bed, tripping on things (or bumping into things) that I forgot were in the way. I keep my bedroom pitch black so it is disorienting when the lights go out. I also went back to BB and purchased a smart plug for a kitchen light and I am now planning to get more lights for my office and additional ones for the living room. With the variable color bulbs I can change the color of my walls and office to suit my mood without painting! Thoroughly pleased with this purchase!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

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    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

    Amazing product, easy to use. I bought it for home and it nicely works. You can connect it through internet and operate from anywhere.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, yet very effective

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    I'm starting to transition to automating quite a few items around the house. I figured I would start small and begin with lights, especially since we've had to leave our lights on 24/7 while away for a week on our most recent vacation. After researching the Philips Hue, I went ahead and made the purchase. The installation instructions and process is extremely easy. Simply connect the base station, install lights, install the app, and away you go. The HUE app recognized the base station and lights very easily. There are some customizations you can do with the app, but I chose to download the IFTTT app for even more customization and integration with other products (e.g. Nest). I've been using this for well over a month now and the only issue I encountered (only once) was the outside light not being recognized. This is due to the distance of the basestation and internet router to the back of my house. No worries, as I installed a Wi-Fi extender and problem solved. Both front and back lights go on and off on schedule.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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