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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Brighten Your Life with Philips Hue A19 Blu

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    Posted . Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I recently had the pleasure of trying out the Philips Hue A19 Bluetooth 75W Smart LED Bulbs in a convenient 2-pack, and I must say, they have truly elevated my home lighting experience. Here's why I'm impressed: Ease of Setup: The setup process was a breeze. Thanks to the built-in Bluetooth connectivity, I didn't need a separate hub or bridge. Simply screw in the bulbs, download the Philips Hue Bluetooth app, and follow the intuitive instructions. Within minutes, I had full control of my lights. Versatile Lighting: The White Ambiance feature of these bulbs is fantastic. With a range of color temperatures from warm to cool white light (2200K to 6500K), I can create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion. Whether it's a cozy movie night or a productive work session, these bulbs have me covered. Dimming and Brightness: Adjusting the brightness of the bulbs is effortless. Whether I want a soft, ambient glow or a bright, energetic feel, I can easily dim or brighten the lights using the app or my voice assistant. It's great for setting the mood. Voice Control: Speaking of voice control, these bulbs seamlessly integrate with popular voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant. It's incredibly convenient to control the lights with simple voice commands. Scheduling and Automation: The app allows me to create schedules and automation routines. I love that I can wake up to a gentle, gradually brightening light or have the lights automatically turn off when I leave home, helping save energy. Reliability: In the time I've been using these bulbs, they've been reliable and responsive. I haven't experienced any connectivity issues or flickering, which is crucial for smart lighting.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Pricey

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Lights of My Life

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Phillips Hue is a simple must have. The price point to start your Hue collection can seem daunting at first glance, but I guarantee, that price is something you won’t think about once you see the bulbs and the mood they set in your home. Hue shines when paired with the multi-color bulbs, entertainment bars, and the other products Hue offers. It’s the only way to take your home up a tax bracket by spending money instead of earning it. Instant upscale.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness
    Cons mentioned:
    Overheat, Stay on
    Best Buy Employee

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than 60w color

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I was using 60w color bulbs that would overheat at 60w equivalence for the last 4-5 years. Id have to switch them off or theyd randomly turn onto 100% when i turned them off. These are much brighter and stay off when asked.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Pricey

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Reliable

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    Posted . Owned for 7 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Most reliable smart bulbs I've been able to find. These are widely recommended in subreddits and forums as the most reliable smart bulbs on the market. They are a bit pricey, but if you use smart devices for practicality rather than show, they are absolutely worth it, especially when paired with the Hue Bridge for HomeKit control.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Long lasting

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These lights setup and run the best. Easy to setup on HomeKit and last forever

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice bulbs, but price could be lower

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great bulbs - I replaced all the lights in my dining room, living room and Kitchen with these and am enjoying them. Really like the ability to use the Hue hub to control all the lights simply using Siri on my iPhone. The best part is being able to dim them anywhere from 1% to 100% - when on 1% they go really low which is great at night when watching movies they can be set very low if you like. I was confused as there is a 800 lumen and these are the 1100 lumen bulb - I wanted the 1100 lumen which is the 75 watt equivalent. The Ambiance bulbs can go from a cool white to a warm yellow but are not full color LED bulbs. Super easy to set up using the Hue app with the Hue bridge hub

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent light bulbs!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We’ve loved all of the integration between the different hue products, and this one is no different. The light bulbs get plenty bright, and were easy to setup and pair to integrate into existing Hue account. No flicker on dimming, and depending on when you buy, can be had for a reasonable price considering how long they last. Would highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, Connectivity

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent purchase!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I switched to these from the GE smart bulbs and have never turned back. Connectivity, brightness, and responsiveness have all been great compared to the GE bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, Connectivity

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    it’s a light bulb what can I say

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    Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    these are okay, brighter than standard Hue Bulbs and ideal for reading and illumination. they work well with the Hue Bridge and I have not had any connectivity issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Always glad to buy my Philips lightbulbs

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've used Philips lightbulbs for years and I've never had any problems with them. They're all over my house. I hadn't the ones that are soft white for comfort and the colors one for fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Long lasting
    Cons mentioned:
    Pricey

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice bulbs

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have several of these bulbs and they work very well. I purchased these during flash sale, they are pricey. I here these last longer than basic light bulbs. I have some that are more than a year old and show no signs of fading. I hope they last for 10 years to get a ROI.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, Connectivity

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Work exactly as advertised

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These are excellent bulbs. Very bright, and the connectivity is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these lights!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We have put nearly 50 of the lights throughout our home. We love them. They are easy to set up and it's fun to change the hues. These are only white, however, not colored. We automated them as well. Great item!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a brighter hue bulb!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've been a hue user for a long time. One of the original bulbs finally failed so it gave me a reason to buy the newer and better bulbs. Very easy setup and much brighter than the previous 60w equivalent max.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue Bulbls

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    They work great. Best lightening as well. They’re not too bright and I like them

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

    I like these!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These are quite nice. I got these as an alternative for a sunrise alarm clock and they serve as a very good replacement, and they are worth the money. They look great and I haven't had any problems with the app. Would recommend!

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

    Perfect light bulb!

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love these, although I would recommend going with the full color light As it comes with many different features. With that said if you’re only looking for a white light, this lightbulb comes with many different features such as candle and flame effects. Completely controllable by your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness
    Cons mentioned:
    Pricey

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent but pricey

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Like the rest of the Philips Hue products, $50 for two bulbs is quite expensive. Cost concerns aside, these bulbs are excellent. The bluish-white side of the spectrum here does a fantastic job illuminating a room, and the bulbs have been extremely reliable in terms of connection. In fact, the Hue system has been extremely reliable as a whole. I've been using the bulbs since mid-2017, and I don't think I've had to replace a single bulb yet due to failure.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love them

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love the different color's of white you can use with this bulb.

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

    Always satisfied with Philips

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Always satisfied with Philips products. I have them all over my apartment and although, I recently bought them, I know they'll last me like the other ones have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design. Editors are less positive about usability and price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 82/100 = Very good quality.
  • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5John R. Delaney on June 27, 2019

    Philips Hue Bluetooth White and Color Ambiance Bulb ReviewIf you just want to dip your toe into the smart lighting waters before investing in a pricey hub-controlled system like our Editors' Choice Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit, the Hue Bluetooth White and Color Ambiance bulb is a

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  • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Victoria Song on March 30, 2017

    Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit ReviewPhilips set the bar high for smart lighting with its original Hue Connected Bulb. Now in its third generation, the White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit ($199.95) raises it even higher, thanks to Apple Homekit compatibility, enhanced brightness

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