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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1023 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good start to Smart proofing your Home!

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    KoalaT
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    Rating it 4/5. 7.5/10 would be more precise Pros: -Works as intended/advertised -Basic color profiles -Very vibrant and convenient -Easy to set up Cons: -individually expensive(bought for cheap during the holiday sales) -I still don't have a purpose for the switch and its limited options/use. An extra bulb would have been a better offer. -The app could use a little more creative work. -Google low key stopped supporting Hue or vice versa; I have not been able to control my lights with Google Home and that was the intended purpose of this purchase. Overall: I'm very pleased with this purchase. Only spent about $130ish and intended to integrate them with voice control. The Hue app is simple and I wish it provided more functions and a fix to Google Home Support. (Still waiting for a fix to this someone let Google and Philips Know!!) These are A19 bulbs and apparently the newer series provide more true colors [the spectrum for these lack a true purple for instance. Just see what is painted on the box or display at your local store, and the same may be said for other cooler/warmer colors] If you have the money and want to experiment. Why not invest in these? They are supposed to last an average of 10-15 years (or so I've read) which can potentially cut a couple of $$ off your electricity bill. Why not have fun with this fun fact? Don't get me wrong, the Philips Hue app while it may feel like it lack some features, the best and most used feature I like are its Timer, Routine, and Schedule On/Off functions. They may as well be therapeutic, while purposely become the new age party favor for get togethers. Hope this review is helpful out of the bunch already posted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Package Deal included Everything Needed

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    MadHatter
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    This review is more about the package deal than about the products themselves. Philips Hue color lights are a lot of fun, though at $50/light, can be prohibitively expensive. This package was priced for a holiday sale, resulting in an overall price less than the three bulbs would be individually; and the package also included the hub and a wall dimmer switch. Since a wall switch is a necessity for any room using hue lights, including the switch as part of this package is essential. At the discounted price for the holiday sale, that meant the switch was effectively free. As a starter package, the hub was also included; and at the holiday price the hub was also effectively free. Each item was also separately boxed, so this package could be broken into separate individual packages for gift giving. A great way to start a new system, though priced low enough to create a functional room full of color lights with a throw-away hub to boot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes it much easier to see in dark rooms....

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    wasadmin
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    Pros: * I really like the dimming range and ability to set color temperature. * The included remote switch is much better than the simple "ON/OFF" remote these lights replaced. This switch allows for 5 different lighting profiles and included dimming capabilities. * The available color settings are very good. Cons: * I've had some problems with phone/tablet apps connecting to the Hue hub. * The included remote switch does not provide a way to alter color selection (other than one of the 5 presets). * There are a number of other operational features available but, due to concerns over personal and data privacy that go with cloud-based implementations, I'll likely never use them. * Price is still pretty steep - even with holiday discounts. Overall, it is a very good product. No recommendations though - only because I don't believe in them....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic start, now improve

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    serspencer
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    I absolutely love the smart bulb concept and smart lighting. As a programming I like certain lighting throughout different parts of the day and these are absolute perfect. I can control them with my Echo device and Apple HomeKit as well as have them synced to my computer and keyboard. Drawbacks: Obviously the price is steep and overpriced for what it is, once more competition comes around Phillips will be forced to drop the price to compete but for now it it what it is. Some more lighting effects would also be nice, such as the ability to sync to music and have strobes and other party effects in app. Overall: This is a steal for the price of $120, anymore and it really just depends on how much you really want to have smart lights and how your gonna use them. Currently just have them used in my room. To do the whole house would get quite pricey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Deal

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    jfd3
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    This whole smart home idea seems a bit premature from a stand point of standardization. Everyone has their own app, think of the wife and telling her which remote controls what aspect of the Home theater. Non starter. Using Google Home to control everything, also a non starter. So I have zero'd in on Hue and Wemo as the tech for lighting. They both have their own app, and they are easy to create schedules on when to light up. As far as this Hue bundle. Its a great price for the pieces that you get . The switch is a nice simple touch. What I do have an issue with is the coloration's. Much better than gen 1 but really has a way to go. Its tough to get the right color and brightness. You really need to fuss with it... All in all I am still on the fence with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hue Lights help you change the way your home feels

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    alros
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    I love smart home devices, i am also a software developer. Hue Lights are really cool, expensive but really cool and the newer version are better since colors are a lot more accurate than previous versions. The Philips - Hue Color 3pk Starter Kit with Lightswitch - Multicolor is really nice because it allows you to start using the lights and also control them without using the app. I mostly use different colors and dim levels in the bedroom and they are great for going to sleep. They are expensive but if you have some budget I would say that you should try them out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great starter kit

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    pmcdude
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    I love these lights and Hue in general. I have these lights set up in the living room which make the color range great for movies, parties, etc. They are a bit pricey which is why I suggest to get this kit with the bridge and purchase other lights separately; works out to be the best price available for the Hue color lights. Also, I got these on sale. Only reason I give 4 instead of 5 stars is because the Hue lights can be a bit finicky with google assistant when adding/changing light names and you may need to unlink/relink hue to fix it (becomes a bit of a pain when you have 10+ lights). Though once all the lights are set up they work perfectly. The Hue app is easy to use and runs beautifully.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very high quality product

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    TommyD
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    The old addage is true that you get what you pay for. So far I’m very, very impressed with the ease of setup, the brightness, and the color options. The remote is awesome and very high quality also. The app is pretty slick as well and of course you can integrate with Alexa, Siri, etc. I did deduct a point due to the cost, which honestly has kept me away from Hue products for years. Also for the fact that downloading updates to these bulbs (and the other Hue products that I purchased) literally took me 3-4 days. It was an important update for me because it gave some specific power-on color functionality that I was looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great array of colors!/Bridge creates gaps...

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    DodgerSpeaks
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    I love the Philips Hue bulbs as a whole. They're vibrant, the dimming feature allows me to set the appropriate mood for whatever situation comes up, and the scenes they can create are breathtaking. However, in linking the Hue bridge to both Alexa and Siri, I've found that each of the girls has her own way of communicating with Hue. Depending on whether you start your command with "set," "turn," "change," or whatever word you use to make a light bulb do its thing, your sentence may work or it simply may not. It's a minor inconvenience, and it's not necessarily Philips' fault. But I wish it could be a little easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Hue Bundle on Sale

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    Axememan
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    If you wait and get it on sale it makes it almost affordable.You have to have the Hue Hub to do any of the Hue Smart Stuff.3 colored bulbs and a dimmer round out the package.Download the Hue App and start installing the lights and dimmer.You have to have the serial number off of each bulb/device.Don't install all the lights at once and then set them up.Do them one at a time.Then you can assign rooms and groups.Next step is to link it to your Google Home and you can control all the lights with your voice.I took a star off because they are still to expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for security and room enhancement

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    JennyJenny
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    Set up was very easy. Being able to program my lights so it looks like I'm home is great (I travel a lot). Being able to turn them on and off remotely is too fun. The scenes are nice to enhance the mood in the room. I especially appreciate the more soothing, evening/sleep friendly configurations. My only complaint is that the bulbs don't seem to get as bright as say a 100W bulb... but that may be because I'm using them in lamps with 3 way sockets? Regardless they're still worth having.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy start to home automation!

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    Musicgeek
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    A perfect introduction to smart home lighting that WON'T confuse the tech illiterate. Got some older people in your life that don't know how to use their "dumb phone"? No problem! The wireless light switch lets you put that puppy anywhere, and keep things "on/off" simple for them, while still allowing advanced control and customization from the app, and hub. 3 lights lets you take care of most rooms as well. A perfect way to start or supplement your smart home!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but it works

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    Graeme
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    These are expensive toys but are pretty cool and integrate well if you have other compatible smarthome devices. My kids have them in their rooms and we use the google homes to control them. You can use them to execute certain actions with triggers from other devices etc. The possibilities are endless. Ultimately you can live you life without them or find cheaper alternatives but they are very cool toys. I like having one Hub vs a bunch on bulbs on my WiFi.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

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    Hudey123
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    Works as expected. It's really cool to be able to change the color of the light in the living room that we used for these bulbs - parties are a cool time to throw on a green or red tint to the room. I'm finding the instructions on how to get them working with my Google Home setup lacking, so I gave it four of five stars. Better instructions and easier connecting to Google Home for voice control and it would be five!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well out of the box!

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    SSGG
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    Setup is easy; plug in hub, screw in light bulbs, download app. You pretty much have instant control of your lights. The apps color control can be a bit awkward at times, but if you play around with it and do some research you can pretty much do whatever you want when you want. Also, if you find yourself wanting them to do something that's not native to them, ask yourself if there's an app for that, chances, there are!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but very cool

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    Ofcherrie
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    A fun little kit to get you started with customizing your home lighting. An expensive thing to get into because once you have a couple bulbs, you want to use them everywhere in the house! I bought this specific kit because it was on sale. I don’t use the dimmer switch at all & will likely sell it. Set up with the hub was super simple & controlling via the app is also easy & intuitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The product works, good value during the hilidays!

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    DTIIN
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    The first generation bridge seemed to always have issues. Select bulbs would constantly unpair or simply drop off. All problems well documented. This second generation hub works as advertised. You’ll need to upgrade to a Homekit bridge to integrate with Apple ecosystem. Thus, may want to price out separate upgrade bridge and bulbs and compare to these kits to guage value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its Nice

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    Carsium234
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    We got this as a way to be able to remotely turn on our front outdoor lights for those night we either forget or come home after dark. It works well, there are a lot of functions you can do with it and I am still exploring it but so far seems to do what I want it to do. I would say Cons are cost and brightness, wish Philips would put out a standard bulb that exceeds 1000 lumins.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I’m still deciding

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    Ockmel
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    I’m still deciding how I feel about these lights. They work as advertised, but I’m not sure of the practicality of them. I almost feel like a child on the toy toy worth the money. I do wish they got later than 800 Luemens. Obviously you have to be into tech toys and smart home items to buy these but I don’t think the average person would see what you send them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for ambient lighting

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    kpboy12345
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    I use these in my room, and a few other rooms in my house. They are great for ambient lighting, however, if you are looking for just white bulbs, do yourself a favor and just buy smart switches instead. Those work with any regular LED bulb. Also, if you flip a switch off with these, and try to turn them on, they wont'.

    I would recommend this to a friend