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Philips - Hue Color 3pk Starter Kit with Lightswitch - Multicolor-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1031 reviews

98%
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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good. Fun. There’s far more superior.

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    SmartVolt
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    Fun and simple product. Not great. Excellent selection of colors and color temperatures, but they need a 90, 100, 120, and 150w replacement. These are too dim for many applications, unfortunately. Works with Alexa but occasionally doesn’t respond. It’s a hue bridge issue and not Amazon’s network. That’s disappointing. For a single room or apartment, and no plans to make it work excellently with other “smart” products, it’s worth getting I suppose. For a home you own that you want to upgrade the lighting, it’s not the way to do it at all. Control (ease of use and to accommodate lifestyle) does not compare to the like’s of Lutron’s Radio Ra2 system. For everyday living these are like Tonka’s “My first controlled lighting” playset. Of course, that’s to be said for any DIY smarthome product. These... the reality... they are definitely not a whole-home, lighting control solution. For a true smarthome lighting solution, it just has to be done by a company specializing in home automation. Leave it to the experts if you want it done right. I was curious if these were a game changer. They’re not. Like I said, it’s another Tonka’s “my first” type toy for kids. Look to Lutron, Vantage, or Crestron if you want to mesh lighting control with how you live and function within your home. 3 stars because there’s a time and a place to use this product... for some people. If you’re in a dorm room this is awesome! I’m not...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well, unfortunate hardware requirements

    Posted
    Milliardo
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    I knew that there would be a hub requirement for this set, which I wasn't crazy about, but my logic was: put up with another device box for the sake of the Phillips name brand, which should be existent and inventive for a while. This will probably prove true, but the one super downside on the hue brand is the need for the hub to be plugged in via ethernet. Seriously??? In my case this forced an undesired additional device to now be front and center in my living room, rather than tucked away in a different room like similar hubs that do their wizardry via wifi. Bummer. Would probably sign up with a different company if I could have a do-over.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love the Convenience, but...

    Posted
    shelzy
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    I love these lights and how they work. My issue is how the updates occur. Normally it's pick black in my bedroom when i go upstairs after work for the night, and when I go to turn on the light, I get the "connecting" message and then the app freezes and I can't get out (I have an iPhone XS). Then i am in the dark trying to update. CLearly something is buggy, as this time it's been three days (!) I'm trying to contact support....love them when they work, but - ugh.!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    WiFi Router Access Required

    Posted
    vyxl
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    I purchased these lights because a friend of mine own a set and I thought they looked really cool, however I feel it is not explicitly made clear enough that use of these lights requires a direct connection to your property's wireless router. I did not know this going in to purchase these, and as I live in an apartment complex, I have no access to the physical router for the wifi, and was unfortunately unable to use this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool concept, but too dim!

    Posted
    idunnoman
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    These light bulbs are really cool with changing colors and what not, however they cannot be used as normal light bulbs. They're not bright enough! I have 3 in my living room and it's still too dark to read a book! I will be returning these and picking up LifX instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good lightbulbs

    Posted
    HtownTx
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    I purchased this kit yesterday just to try it out. The package came very nice and Simple, The lights are very rich in color, but the only thing i dont like is the brightness. I wish phillips imcreases the lumens in these lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard install

    Posted
    Momo89
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    The best buy guy sold it to me like it was as easy as twisting the bulbs in, downloading an app, and connecting them to Alex. It was the most complicated thing EVA! They look cool now that they are done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The original smart bulb

    Posted
    Googababa
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    There is lot of good, the new generation has more vibrant colors. But, there are newer and better ones out there now. The hub based design has pros and cons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not cheap

    Posted
    Panny60
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    Pricey for what you get. Color changing is nice. For me, it’s more an expensive gimmick than something you really need.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    #Mindblown

    Posted
    Yola
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    I'm #mindblown for smart light bulbs. It feels awesome to control lights with my voice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quality lighting

    Posted
    C333
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    The kit works as expected. High quality lighting with a matching price.

    I would recommend this to a friend