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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value - Great Smart Light Introduction

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    Thew
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    After eyeing this Hue starter kit for a while I decided to take the plunge. It's not difficult to set up, but as my house is on three stories found that I had to run around once or twice when setting up the Hub as the lights were on a different floor from the router. It works very well with the Google Assistant (I don't do Alexa). As I've seen people report, I can attest that it does take a while to set up - which is not because of it being hard to set up, but rather because once set up it takes time for each item (Hub + lights) to update (which doesn't bother me - with smart items, they get better and better). You don't have to watch over it though...set it up and update it (it's intuitive and automatic). It integrates very well with the Google Hub and Google smart speakers. You can 'name' individual bulbs, work with whole room schemes, set schedules, etc. Simply download the Hue software to your smart phone and you can control all your Hue devices by assigning preset ambience 'types' - like energizing (whiter sun-like light) to shore sunset, etc. I've researched several possible brands and setups and think that I made the right choice with the Hue family, especially because it works well, responds quickly to commands (either through the Hue app on your phone or "Hey, Google" and seems to be one of the systems that will remain at the head of the pack, at a reasonable price. I look forward to the day that the prices drop on adding additional lights... :)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to get into smart lights

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    Jasonb
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    For more in-depth reviews, go to the four bulb starter kit. I have had these about a week now and wish I would have gotten them sooner. Set up was smooth along with pairing. The hub does all the work for you. The switch is a great addition to the kit with programmable clicks to set secnes. Light out put is good to great depending on color and what you have the bulb in. Found it is the best with a cloth like lamp shade Pros. Ability to set up a geo fence so lights will turn on when you get home and turn off when you leave Hue sync: allows you to connect your lights to your pc. This is where the fun begins. Once connected and an entertainment area has been set. The application with change the light according to the colors on you computer screen. Google hue sync and which a video. It might change you’re light. Con. So far I have run it one and it’s not a big deal. The hue app is limited to basic functions. This can be solved with third party apps but understand why Phillips went this way. If you want that function, you can get an app for it. Keeps the hue app simple. Side note: the hues app is a great experience for controlling your lights just don’t plan on only having that one app for these puppies If you are on the fence, get them. You will not regret it!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Colors and a Great Buy!

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    Abhi
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    I dig these. It's basically my new toy. Never before did I feel that lights could be so much fun. For starters, I have Hue lights installed in my kitchen, living room and bedroom. I also went a little overboard and paired it with Alexa, Google Assistant and Home Kit since I own all of those devices, and so far it's been great controlling the lights with voice and smartphone. The range of scenes you can achieve through the lights are phenomenal. But what I really love about them is how you can customize them. For instance, you can take a picture (say a sunset) and through the Hue app, you can set your lights to mimic the scene of the sunset picture you took. Pretty neat I'd say. Another feature that I really dig is the routines. I wake up to my alarm around 7am everyday but I've programmed the lights to gently turn on around 650, and soft warm shades slowly wake me up form my slumber. I've yet to try the dimmer. But you can either wall mount it or stick it using adhesive. I'm thinking of putting it next to my bed so that I can orchestrate all the lights before sleep. My wife hates it though. She finds it to be gimmicky. But I'm working on refining her taste and appreciating the joy of colored lights.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, brilliant color

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    UnseenCrime
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    Alright, so I'm gonna try to be unbiased, even though the product has impressed me. First, and foremost, buying this starter kit is actually more affordable than buying three more color lights. Consider that when it's time to add lights. Now with regards to the product, it's very user friendly, with an easy setup procedure,but it requires constant wifi. If your WiFi is not stable in certain rooms, then control may be questionable. Beyond the ease of setup, the lights themselves are exceptionally bright in white, but seem to lose lumens when reproducing certain colors, such as teal or violet. I also purchased the LED light strip for my TV and found the colors don't match perfectly with the bulbs. Just something to consider if you're even slightly OCD. Last thing to say: this setup is far more expensive than competing products,but the trade-off is easier warranty service and local replacement availability. Your choice.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lighting kit!

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    Brian
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    I had been looking for smart lights for a while and decided to choose the Hue ecosystem during Black Friday weekend (which basically included the dimmer for free). Setup was pretty simple and the bulbs paired easily/automatically. The only issue I ran into was that the software update takes FOREVER. As a tip, I would recommend giving your bulbs line of sight to the hub during this update as I had some connection issues that I didn't have during normal operations. Anyways, lights look beautiful. Easy to configure. I would highly recommend installing the software on the Hue site that allows you to sync with your computer's video or audio. I had originally only planned to get a couple colored bulbs and get tunable whites for the rest of the apt, but I loved it so much that I splurged and bought more colored bulbs (and going to get a LED strip soon too). I have not compared with any of the competitors, but I am still very happy with my Hue purchase...even at the premium price point.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great color started pack

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    Yamen
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    This is a great starter pack with color bulbs. Having 3 bulbs is ideal for a living room because you can use them for two table lamps and a floor lamp. This package includes the bridge which allows connection of the included components and also additional Philips Hue products. It also allows control using the Hue app which is great for turning bulbs on/off, increasing/decreasing brightness and changing colors. It also allows for routines to be automatically configured based on different triggers such as sunrise, sunset, time of day, day of week, or phone location. The included remote switch is also excellent. It has 4 buttons. On/Off and brightness +/- controls. The app allows for the On switch to be configured for 5x different actions. Basically, you can configure it where each press or subsequent press of the On button activates a different light scene, up to 5x actions. This is in addition to the dimming buttons and the Off button. Plus, the switch is also a "remote" because the button unit can be removed from the base and used as a remote. It is only attached to the plastic white base using built-in magnets.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Increasingly convenient, especially with baby!

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    fitdad
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    With our new(ish) baby, we decided to upgrade some of our key spaces with these bulbs, which gave us the option to have Alexa (or Google) control the lights for us when moving into different spaces with our hands full. Carrying my son into his nursery before sunrise (cosleeping...) I can ask Alexa to turn on Mr Fox (his lamp) so we have low light to get us started before having to turn on the fuller lights, and I can easily take the lights up or down with my phone (from downstairs if I don't have the chance to turn lights off when we leave the room) or with the great remote control. When I'm away from home, I can see if my wife and son are up and if i know they've gone to sleep and left lights on I can turn the lights off in certain rooms right from my phone. I played with the whole color gamut to begin with, and there are a few scenes (especially around bedtime) that make a lot of sense, but the thing I was most excited about (color) turned out a distant second to the value of the convenient interface.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Start to your Smart Home

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    GhostElite
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    This bundle comes with every thing you need to start your smart home with lighting. Philips Hue has great variety of lights and the color is great. Full range of colors from true white to any color you would like. Using the Hue App (or even Hue Essentials (on Google Play)), you can fully customize you home lighting experience. Once connected to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you have full control of your lights with a simple command. I was able to set up the lights and start using them within a few minutes. After you have things working you will begin to tweak it to your custom unique experiences. Within an hour I was using voice commands. Within a day I had the entire system working exactly the way I liked it. Package comes with all the necessities. The bridge is key to using and customizing your experience using the Hue app. The dimmer switch even works when you internet is down thanks to the bridge. This is a MUST HAVE and the best way to get started with smart lighting in your home!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup, could be brighter

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    ImpressiveNerd
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    I am an avid SmartThings user, but this was my first attempt at using a smart lights system. The lights themselves are very nice, just screw them in, download the app, hookup the hub, and you're good to go. A couple more clicks, and they're now in smartthings! I have a few routines setup for night lights, "morning lights" (which is a lower power output and more traditional colored lighting) and a "day lights" setting - which better matches the light found at high noon. They work exactly as expected - my only gripe is that they aren't very bright. The lumen output is rated at 800 lumens (which isn't much), but can be even lower depending on the color temperature of the light your using, as well as the power output. That combined with a lamp shade makes for pretty dim lights. You get used to the lighting, but I wish they were brighter. Overall, I'll still buy more - the convenience outweighs this minor issue, and I can automate them to do all sorts of things.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Philips Hue Starter Pack

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    Proy
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    This starter pack has three color lights, the hub, and the dimmer switch. I got the pack during the Black Friday sales for $119 which was amazing value as the color bulbs alone would normally cost that much. The lights themselves are great, I got the 4th generation and they are bright although not as bright as LifX (800 vs 1100 lumens). I own them both, the Hue's integrate slightly better with more 3rd parties and generally work 5% more reliably over the Lifx as the latter depends on how good your wifi is. The colors on the Lifx are better but they tend to be more expensive. Overall you can't go wrong with either and they are the best Smartbulbs money can buy. The dimmer adds value when you can stick it to a wall nearby and may not want to use voice at night and disturb your family. I strongly recommend this pack to anyone looking for a starter kit especially if you can find a deal.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue is the best smart lights

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    NervousFarter
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    This is the second starter kit I’ve bought. I needed the updated hub and I wanted to try out the switch so I got this kit to add to my existing Hue lights. The switch is great. On, off, and dimmer buttons, plus keep pressing the On button to cycle through the presets... so much quicker than usin the app. Also another great feature of the switch is that it has a magnetic mount. I have mine of the fridge because it controls my kitchen. The hub is incredible too. I had the original hub so the features were limited. When I hooked this up I synced it to my PC to play games and watch movies... mind blown! Right now I’m playing Battlefield V. The extra immersion the light provide are insane. When a V2 drops and lights up the screen with a flash and flames, the lights also light up and turn orange. Simply incredible! Highly recommend.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dawn of a new day

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    JBinHJ
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    Relatively easy setup...I actually setup the bridge and lights before I found the setup instructions. The bulbs were functional as soon as screwed in, working with old wall switch. The Hue bridge adds a ton of function...local/remote control, brightness/color, event-triggered automation and more. Although it all worked right out of box, newest features required the app, bridge, and each bulb to download and update its software, which takes quite a while but was very straightforward. Lights can be controlled via Hue app, Apple HomeKit (and others), or by voice via smart speaker (e.g. Apple HomePod). Scenes and rooms synchronize between the apps (single setup) but functionality varies between apps. Four button wall switch works great and attaches to wall magnetically or via tape or screws (neat) and switch pops out to become remote. LOTS OF FUN...CAN’T WAIT TO PLAY MORE.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best smart lightbulbs in the market

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    AlRod
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    I tried some WiFi smart bulbs from a competitor (no hub required) and couldn't even get the first one to connect to my router. Immediately sent them back, and went with the Hue. OMG, was there an immense difference! The hub connected very fast, and the bulbs connect with extreme ease to the hub. Each bulb responds immediately to the commands on the app, or if you choose, voice prompts using Alexa or Google. I have a 4,000 sq/ft house, with the router located on the second floor, and these bulbs have no issue communicating with the hub from anywhere in the house, even some on the outside pool area or front porch. Just ordered more bulbs to keep expanding and replacing most bulbs in the house with these ones. Definitely the best smart bulbs in the market right now.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter set alternative

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    Doug
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    I have the 4 bulb starter set at home that I purchased last year. I love it. I have echo dots around the house and have all my rooms set up. I was in the market to get at least 1-3 bulbs and a dimmer switch from Hue, when I came across this starter set. The price was amazing and I highly recommend it if you are getting into the smart bulb world. The wife hated the bulb on our dimmer switch in the dinning room, so I installed it to the dining room light and we all win! I had so many timers in my living room that at night it sounded like Doc Browns garage in 1985. Smart bulbs are great for mood, function, and security as they can be programmed for any brightness, color or time of day. Love the whole system!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter kit

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    jvausa
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    This is a great way to get into the Hue system. You get a hub, three color changing bulbs and a wall mountable dimmer switch. Catch it on sale and it is the same price as three bulbs alone. It is fairly straightforward to setup but the app is a little limiting. There are apps available that can give you more functionality. Plus it can be added to Alexa, Google or Apple for voice control. The two biggest drawbacks are price and brightness. Being a fairly new technology the prices are quite high. $50 for one color bulb is a lot. Hopefully the price will drop with time and popularity. The lights could be brighter when in color modes but the whites are very good. Blue is very disappointing. Almost nonexistent. Still it is a win.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Addictive and entertaining

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    WillieG
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    I love these lights so much I went out and got more. My mother in-law got me a gift card to purchase this starter pack. And I put the bulbs around the house. Love the themes and that they work with Alexa. I sometimes ask Alexa to turn on lights that I forget I don’t have a smart bulb yet lol very easy to install and use daily. I also love that you can set them on a routine to come on and off as your needs. Come home to a lit house from work turn off and start dimming when it’s tome for bed. So many good things to say about these. Actually love the wall dimmer as well for non tech people who visit. They are a bit pricy but worth every penny. *alexa turn on all the lights*

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bargain on a Starter Kit

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    Steve82
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    This starter was a really great deal considering that most starter kits come with 4 bulbs and a hub, 2 bulbs and a hub or 1 bulb and a switch. This kit coming with 3 bulbs, a hub and switch is a great variation. Top that with the black friday deal and this is less than 10 bucks more than the 2 white bulb starter kit that doesn't even include a switch. Plus it's color! If you're looking to start somewhere with Philips Hue I'd say this is the perfect opportunity to get some of the higher end products at a deal. Otherwise you're going to pay more for white bulbs or white ambiance if you're lucky and still won't be getting the full experience of what Hue has to offer.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product at a good price

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    benboy12
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    I picked up this bundle on sale for $120. If you are looking to outfit your home with Hue bulbs, this is probably your best bang for your buck. Stand alone bulbs cost between $40-50 a piece. This set gives you three bulbs, a hub, and a dimmer switch. You could resell any extra hubs and dimmer switches (if you don’t need them) and spend less than buying the bulbs individually. The Philips Hue products are great for those wanting to step in to smart lighting. The colors and scenes are a lot of fun. Also, someone in my family has a sensativity to bright lights, so being able to dim these without installing a dimmer switch is a huge plus!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best one yet.

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    Antikythera
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    For years refused to adopt the HUE because of the price and yet another bridge. Then did a setup for a client with 6 strips and a rope. Good heavens. That Bridge is awesome since it occupies a single spot on your network and everything else is ZigBee. The system is solid, no glitches. Google, Alexa you name it have no problem finding the lights and using them in routines you create. The HUE portfolio quadrupled in a year or so and competition seems to be dumbfounded. The only thing missing is the appliance wall plug. Mind you here in the US we are not seeing all the products they have in Europe but that might change.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal on Starter Kit/Individual Bulbs

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    Bamboozler69
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    I've been wanting to set up smart lights in my home office for some time now, but it wasn't until I saw these on sale during Best Buy's President's Day sale that I finally decided to bite. $100 for 3 bulbs, the bridge, and a remote? At that price I decided to buy two because it was cheaper than buying bulbs individually. I'm loving my setup so far, and I've already been setting up tons of scenes based on my friend's artwork and other things I've found online with the app. It has yet to be seen how long they'll last, but for now I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend