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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Hue lighting is better than all the others.

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    Flynt
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    I have tried so many things and returned a few companies products i this learning curve. The HUE lights are highly addictive. At first their point seemed too high for my hobby project that my wife would not accept right off the bat. They’ve lowered the prices and a still pumping out great new products. They are very reliable and very customizable. I love them. I love them I love them. See below for another review I placed about the Google Assistant see just how well the lighting has melded into my wife’s Psyche!!!!! =============••= Yes, “them”. At first I bought one and I bought an Echo also. I kept my Google Home Assistant Speaker and returned the Exho. I have bought 2 of the original style and two of the minis for my home. Couple with my smart switches, outlets and bulbs and with both chromecast to 1 tv and the other to anextra monitor and then 2 of the audiocast to two diffferent high output audio speakers in larger rooms and without an Assistant in those particular my house is coming alive. It’s funny, at first my wife kind of put off and frustrated with me doing this. Now she’s fully onboard, so much that other morning after just awakening she hurting the living to fold some cloths she left on the couch the night beforehand. I was still I bed and I heard her say “Turn Living Room” af few moment later I head her say it again. And then I heard her say “Turn everything on” and I could tell by her voice she was frustrated and I could tell by looking the cracked door that no lights were so. So. I said, the ‘mini’ speaker in my bedroom, “Ok Google, Turn Everything On” and voila the living room, dining room, bed room, kitchen, breakfast, many lamps and the Christmas tree all lit up to the preintendes brightness values. I get up an go toward her and say “Whats Up?” I then say, you gotta say Hey Google or Ok Google first. She said well they came on and I told her I heard and and did it for her from the room. She was irritated that her voice sauce was not tuning on the Lights. I have slowly building my system for about 4 months now. During the period she has become so used to the Speakers and talking to command them that she even thought to just go and Flick a switch or button for any light. She’s used to bossing these rooms around I guess. It was truly very cute and funny. BUT the best part is the feedback. ALL the MUSIC from google play. We have a very extensive Apple iTunes Music Library I have compiled from about 4000 CD and then the stuff we purchase through Intunes. I was actually waiting for the new Apple speaker to show up and that why I don’t have one of the larger model Googles. Apple has not delivered I’m just stick to my Google. Any back to the music. Our purchased library is huge. GOOGLE PLAY is exponentially larger and it rocks. I can come home and say Hey Google play some cool Jazz from the 50 and she will begin to fill the room with all kinds of music and artist I would never even think of. I can ask her to Play Contemporay Christian and she’ll plank all out favorites and a bunch of new songs my local radio stations have not let me hear yet. Wi H google play mynacccount in Yourube is upgraded to Red status. That means no stupid you tube ads and I think higher quality definition. She’ll play YouTube to the assistant and Cast devices in audio and replay the contest on my monitors (better that that echo display) and she’ll play my Netflix, news cast and a ton of other stuff on to my chrome cast. In the morning she tell me about the weather, my travel time and my agenda and reads to me the top headlines. We use the one in the kitchen the most. It is usable from Kitchen Living Breakfast ans Dining room areas with how my house it laid out and where I placed it. A great resource she pull up recipes, set times, and does so much. And now, she able to make phone calls too. The call come from my number so my contact know to answer and still I can use her to call MY phone on those occasions it has misplaced itself. My wife, it know her voice from mine and she can do all the above for her preferences. What I really really really want and am waiting in creating calendar events that tie into my Gmail ( and Apple and Outlook) Account’s and the ability to send voice to text messages from her. And real large on my wants to read and create emails. She say something like, “i’m Sorry I can’t help with that yet”. Come on google. Give it to me. My family came for thanksgiving. They fell in love. On Black Friday I bought a bunch of products to get them for Christmas. They’ll be hooked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but very good. Apple HomeKit disappointing.

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    SmartHomeNewbie

    I’ve only had the lights for a few days but wanted to share initial impressions especially for set up while it was still fresh in my head. I purchased a starter kit with 4 standard white bulbs, an additional 4 bulbs and 4 flood lights for outside. Initial set up was easy with HUE. I started with 4 inside lights. Apple HomeKit set up with my iPhone was a not intuitive but I got it done. The four interior lamps worked perfectly and I could control the with Siri. I downloaded the HUE app to see what it could do. It said there was a firmware update so I did it. Everything stopped working. Apple HomeKit wouldn’t recognize any of the bulbs. I had to reset the HUE hub to factory and delete everything from my iPhone and start from scratch. But HomeKit still didn’t work. What finally resolved it was downloading the CORRECT HUE app. I apparently was using a 3rd party app not the Phillips HUE app. Once I did that I was able to set the bulbs up quickly thru the HUE app. It was much more intuitive and quicker than using HomeKit. And it synced itself to HomeKit so I could use Siri. I would recommend starting with the HUE app and then adding it to HomeKit. The app is also more reliable then HomeKit. I installed 4 more bulbs in outside lanterns around the garage doors. HomeKit kept saying connection to the bulbs was lost. I finally fired up the HUE app to see if I could reset something but the bulbs worked perfectly from HUE. Still adamant about using my iPhone and Siri, I did some research to see if I needed a WiFi extender to help bring the exterior bulbs in range. Apparently the Phillips HUE devices do not actually use the WiFi. They use a technology called ZigBee. They act as repeaters themselves via “ZigBee” built into the devices. Learning this, I then installed the outside floodlights which were between the HUE hub and the garage lights. The connection to the garage lights improved dramatically. But HomeKit was still throwing an occasional error while the HUE app was working flawlessly. I purchased HUE wanting to strictly use my iPhone but the more I used Homekit and the HUE app, the HUE app proved to be more reliable and easier to use. If you're an Apple user, don’t be hardheaded like I was initially about not wanting to use the HUE app. It works great. Fortunately it’s the interior lights that are consistently working with Siri which are the one I use voice control with. The outside lights are on a schedule via the HUE app and turn off and on their own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exciting new experience ... first smart home purch

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    SlimJim
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    Very practical applications in my home. I bought the starter kit on Black Friday, and then bought light packs for more rooms on Cyber Monday. I have routines to help wake up the kids and myself at different times each weekday with a 15 minute fade-in. I still use my alarm in case I'm just too tied to get up, but the light fade-in works for me so much better. I have light routines for dusk and for dawn that control which lights turn on and at what brightness. My wife synced her Apple ID to the hub so she can control the lights by name with Siri. She uses her voice every night to turn off the Master lights even though all our smart lights are scheduled to turn off automatically at midnight anyway. When you setup the lights, its actually rather fun naming each light so you can uniquely control each one. My son's light name is Boy. My daughter's is Girl. Others include desk, sink, back door, garage door, his, hers, couch, mantle, landing, even monkey (for the light with a monkey shade). Lights can be grouped into rooms. We have Retreat, Office, Kitchen, Living Room, Master, Blue room, Pink room, etc. We now have an Echo Dot synced to the hub. I love using Alexa to control whole rooms or individual lights. I even created an Alexa voice control where lights in the living room are set to dim when my wife and I are ready to watch TV with our wine in hand. For my birthday in May, I'm going to ask for some Hue in-wall light switch controls to control selected ceiling lights and chandeliers. Thank you Best Buy for offering such an attractive holiday promo that got me to try this stuff out. Ordering online was easy and I was so glad I could pick up my purchase at my Store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entry into the money pit that is HUE

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    BSaintRandy
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    I purchased this for a relative around Black Friday because at the time it cost just about as much as the two bulb starter kit I purchased almost a year ago. Even just the dimming bulbs in a ceiling fan make a world of difference and being able to adjust everything from your phone while you lazily lounge about is just the way to go. Add in the color and white ambiance bulbs and you have a million different options to really change the look of your place. Our boring white everything, cookie cutter apartment really comes alive with all the different configurations and colors and all the highlights and lowlights of different complementary colors interacting is just cool. The fact that its the most widely supported software wise means it will play nice with almost any other hardware or software you have and gives you the opportunity to do other cool things. For example, I have my Hue lights synced with my Logitech Harmony universal remote hub so when I watch a movie, the hub turns on my TV, receiver, and bluray player, swtiches to all the right inputs, and then dims all of the Hue lights in the livingroom. Then when I turn off the TV, the lights come back up. People may say there are practical uses such as light scheduling for security or whatever but they're just trying to justify their purchase which if it helps you sleep at night you can say the same but Hue is just a cool gimmick. There's no need to make excuses for it. If you've seen the pictures and videos of room setups with the Hue lights and all of the creative places to put them and you think its pretty awesome, then you'll enjoy them. And this is a great way to get started since you'll need the hub UNLESS you opt for, or already own the latest and greatest Amazon Echo which has the hub functionality built in but I can only really recommend that if you already own it as its not cost effective. But just a warning, when you make the plunge you'll be addicted and then all of your lights won't be good enough and you'll have to replace them all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart Lights for a Smart Home

    Posted
    klbst710

    My husband and I purchased the Hue bulbs a little over a year ago to outfit our entire apartment. It started with a few bulbs here and there and then exploded into every fixture in our home. Now we own a house and have Hue bulbs in every fixture except in the unfinished side of our basement and two overhead lights in our living room and bedroom. We have an Apple ecosystem in our home, so everything "smart" that we own is compatible with our Apple HomePod and Apple HomeKit. It's very convenient to turn on the geo fencing settings so that all of the lights turn off when the last person has left the home. It is also very easy to just pull out your phone and change the color (if you have the color ambiance bulbs) or the brightness of any bulb. Each bulb in our house has its own unique name, but with HomeKit you can set up rooms. So all you have to say is 'Hey Siri, turn on the (blank room) lights'. It's super convenient when you have arms full of groceries and need to turn the lights on, or have the geo fencing have the lights turn on as soon as you pull into the driveway. Hue bulbs have changed our lives drastically and slashed our electric bills by a TON. I will say that the ONLY downside to the smart lights is when the WiFi goes down. You have no ability to change the lights or even turn them on. I highly suggest purchasing a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) or battery back up for your WiFi system if you're concerned about any power outages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    flawless performance

    Posted
    whistleface
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    I have been in the process of wiring the switches and fixtures in my house with Insteon's system, but that is a long term project, and the Phillips Hue system offered an immediate solution for automation in rooms I haven't converted. The lights perform exactly as advertised, whether controlling through my phone or using Alexa. I never imagined that using my voice to control lights would make much of a difference vs. flipping a manual switch in arms reach, but it actually does! I'm spoiled for life. The set up of the hub and the bulbs requires quite a few steps, but if you are even modestly tech savvy, the process is very straightforward if you take your time and follow the instructions. Be sure to write down the serial numbers, printed on the base of the bulbs, prior to screwing them in. There were several points in the set up process when it would have been handy to have that reference list. I also anticipate that having the serial numbers will expedite any future potential troubleshooting. The colored bulbs offer every possible choice, and the white bulbs emit a nicely balanced color tending towards the warm side. The dimming is very smooth and hub control dynamic is ultra responsive. I am happy that these bulbs are rated to draw less electricity than a halogen or incandescent equivalent. The trade off is, that since they are automated to certain routines I have set up, I tend to leave the lights on in more places and for longer periods of time. I think once I get over the fascination with their capability, our household will settled down in terms of their use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Echo Dot

    Posted
    dstraw00
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    This system is just plain awesome!! I'm loving it. I don't need crazy colorful lights...I just like regular white light...and this fits the bill. Now, you may ask, why am I'm loving it? What's the difference in just getting a simple wifi smart plug and plugging your lamp in it? Well I love the dimm factor. These bulbs can dim on command via the Echo Dot. I can say, Alexa, Dim livingroom light 30%...and boom...it's done. You can program the lights to come on or off any day of the week or every day, at what ever time you want. The two best features I like are the gradual brightness and the gradual darkness. So, during the winter months when I wake up before the sun rises...I used to have hit the snooze on my alarm clock once if not twice....and even I wasn't really awake even after the second snooze...just plain groggy. Well, snooze no more for me. Yes, since I've set this up, I have not hit the snooze button once. When the alarm goes off, I'm awake without issues ready to go. How you ask? Simple, I have it set up at the time my alarm clock goes off...but the Hue system would gradually brighten 10 minutes before my alarm actually goes off. This tells your body it's day time and time to wake up. At night, I have a particular time I go to sleep...so 30 minutes before it's time for bed, the Hue system will gradually dim to till its completely off. You can control this system by turning the light on or off even while you're away from your home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Control your lights without ever hitting a switch

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    TravisJ
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    This is a really neat way to control your home lighting. The box comes with 4 bulbs and a base station that is hard-wired into your router. Setup is pretty easy and the accompanying app is user friendly. Pros: Easy setup. Bulbs are bright and provide plenty of light. Bulbs can be used like regular bulbs using the switch, or if the power is left on, you can also use the app to turn on, off, or dim. This one is crazy, the app can be used to update your lightbulb.... yup that's right. Phillips keep the hub and bulbs bug free and secure with updates to both. You can use other apps such as Apple HomeKit to use Siri to turn on and off lights. Cons: Doesn't work with some dimmer switches. I have two different kind in my home, and the switch with an LED light built into the switch doesn't play nice with the LED bulbs. The other dimmer, with a slider to control the dim, works well. Bulbs are a little bit expensive, but claim they last 20+ years based on 3 hours a day usage. Time will tell on this one. Updating the bulbs are slow and can turn on or off while updating, which for some may be annoying. I haven't noticed this when updating mine though. Other thoughts: This is one of those things that no one probably really needs, but really neat to have. Being able to turn off all lights with a siri or alexa command, set lights on timers or geofencing, and being able to add devices whenever you want is pretty awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lights for a smart home

    Posted
    troyy
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    These are the first Hue lights I've installed in my home. The Hue bridge was relatively easy to set up. Once set up, you can add your lights to the bridge. I'm using 3 lights in my kitchen. One over my sink and two over an island. I really like the fact that I can turn on just the sink light or the island lights. Or I can turn them all on at one time. You really do have a lot of flexibility with them. I also put one in my living room in a floor lamp. I previously had a bright white bulb and this one is more of a soft white bulb. So pay attention to the bulb type before you put it in. If you are expecting bright white, this kit isn't it. I have the Amazon Echo Dot and hooked it up to Hue and now can turn the lights on and off with the Echo. This works for me nearly all the time. Every now and then I need to repeat myself, but not very often. It is also handy to be able to dim the lights. Just tell Alexa the percentage you want and she will adjust it. So the dimmer works great too. I have not set it up yet, but I plan on setting up some timers so it turns on and off automatically. I have not had any problems with my Hue lights since I set them up a couple weeks ago and would highly recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but worth it.

    Posted
    EddieJay
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    My wife and I decided to line our apartment with smart lights. It was more on a whim, and the final price tag was a little more than expected, but I've never been more pleased. The functionality has far surpassed any small description listed on the packaging. Some of the biggest advantages include: turning the lights on before I get out of the car (with take out in hand, groceries, packages, etc). No more fumbling around in the dark trying to find open space and then turning on the lights. Or, if I forget to start them from my phone, as soon as I walk in my Google Assistant turns them on with my voice. Turning off or on all the lights from bed in the morning or night. Inidividual light control for ambient lighting during movies. The list goes on and on. The dimming feature is also far more beneficial than I expected. To go from brightness while eating to a mood setting for movies is quite convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup and really fun!

    Posted
    DigitalDaveyboy
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    After much research, I decided to try the Philips Hue lamps to solve a home security concern. Rather than continuing to use the old wall outlet lamp timers, I figured giving WiFi bulbs a try. The setup was easy, and creating the on/off schedules was fast an intuitive. My lamps now come on with just enough randomized difference to really create the appearance of someone being home. Problem solved way easier than I hoped! Now for the fun part. During the process I decided to splurge and try the colored Hue bulbs. Wow!! The family just loves them, and the ambience and color schemes are only limited by your imagination. I can't wait to install them outside and maybe a few of the LED ribbons. The only down side is the individual lamp firmware update that will run the first time you connect them. Each one can take an hour or more, so be prepared to wait a bit, but it's definitely worth it. A few weeks in and the system is running strong, and the bonus is being able to check the status from my phone. So I'm satisfied and will be replacing many more bulbs over the next year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product I'm hooked!

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    wrench
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    I bought these on a great black Friday deal for $60. normally $100. to try them out , I have been watching these for a while now. They were very easy to set up to my home WiFi network & then link with my Amazon echo dots. Now that I have them set up I can just tell Alexa what to do with them, on & off & you can set the brightness from 10% to 100% all with a voice command! I am disabled & this is a big thing for me not having to get up off the couch or chair just to turn on a light. eg: Alexa turn all lights on , Alexa dimm front door light to 25% etc, I see myself getting more smart home products in the near future. In all a great deal on a great product & yes they are as bright as or brighter then a 60 watt bulb @ 100% & they only use 9 watts @ 100%! You do need home WiFi in your home to link them with the hub & you don't need an Echo , Google etc. device ,you can use your smart phone app to control them. They also work away from home , on timers etc. its almost endless what you can do with these bulbs. I only wish I would have bought them sooner!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the only smart light system I really trust

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    So far Philips Hue has been great. I think having the bulbs on their own Zigbee network through the Hue bridge ends up working a bit better than having each bulb connect directly to the wifi router. I have over 20 bulbs now and the more you have the better they work. The bulbs create a mesh network, so you can essentially chain bulbs to cover long distances. For instance I had some lamps in one room connected with Wemo switches and they were often unresponsive as that room is farthest from my router. The Hue bulbs have no problem with this however. Hue bulbs in the ceiling of my hallway are likely the cause. I even have hue bulbs on the outside of my garage door now. Even without as direct a chain, they function without issue. On top of all this, in conjunction with Apple Homekit, the responsiveness of this system is superb. As I wrap up outfitting my own home with Hue bulbs, I've begun distributing starters kits to friends and family. Hue has emerged as a leader, and theyre continually updating/expanding while maintaining their existing lineup's compatibility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    jfd3
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    This is my first foray into a smart home product. After about 15 -30 minutes of fiddling around with the HUE app, I was able to get the bulbs talking to the hub. Controls are work great. However, I am not completely sold on this automation for lights, seems like its this generations clapper. Getting to work with Google Home also is a challenge but it kinda works. Overall, I am keeping an eye on these products for deep sales to expand (maybe). Smart Home - Hopefully Google Home integration becomes MUCH easier for all of the products, not just Phillips HUE. I have 2 apps to control HUE and a Leviton light switch, adding another brand with yet another app. Wife already rebelling as this is looking to become like a home theater with 5 different remotes just to watch TV. I hope that the Google Home can become plug and play like a universal remote. One last thing on the HUE. I am still trying to figure out how to control my lights remotely away from home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Saw the Light

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    sparkymotion
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    If you're looking for a great way to get started using lights that you can control with your devices and/or home assistant devices, this is the best way to go. It comes with 4 bulbs and the hub to get you all started. Once you get the lights plugged in and synced to the hub, you can also add it to your home automation system, like Google Home, and control the operation of your lights with your voice. These aren't the colored lights, just one white color. But they're still GREAT because you can dim them to set the mood for a romantic dinner ("Hey Google, turn the lights down to 25%.") or wake them up if you drop your fork and can't see where the dang thing fell under the table ("Hey Google, turn the lights up to 100%."). Granted, you've got to have the Google Home or Google Home Mini to make that work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Hue

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    Edge
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    Bought this about a year ago and I love it. Yeah, it’s not fancy with all the colored lights but it works well. I’ve only ever had a few issues with these which was quickly resolved anyways so it’s not a big deal. The app is nice and easy to use. I love all the features such as turning on the light automatically at sunrise or sunset. There are plenty of other things you can program these lights to do with the google home and IFTTT apps. Very versatile due to the fact that it can work with Alexa, google home, IFTTT, stringify, homekit...almost endless opportunities with these lights I just wish they weren’t so expensive. But, I guess you get what you pay for. Would love to see more sales for these products because once you buy some you are easily addicted to buy more! Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hands Free Control

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    Controller
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    I am not new to voice activated equipment. I own a few wifi enabled outlets and have been using them with Amazon Alexa for a while now. I held off buying the Hue lights because they were expensive and I hadn't really seen them work in person, however, I regret that decision now. I bought the Hue White A19 Starter pack which comes with 4 bulbs and the Hue Bridge. I put two in my ceiling light in the bedroom, one in a bedroom lamp, and one in the livingroom lamp. I connected the bridge to my router with a LAN cable, downloaded the app and followed the instructions. Within 10 minutes, all of my lightbulbs were set up and ready to roll. It was a simple process. It is so nice to walk into the house with my hands full of groceries and telling my lights to come on and "voila!!", they do. I would recommend these lights to anyone...and I plan on buying more in the very near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    KevTr0N
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    I have been wanting HUE lights since they were first introduced a couple of years ago. I have tried a few other brands that sell only individual bulbs and believe Phillip's brand to be the best smart lighting system available. This particular system is a great initial buy because it is not overly expensive and gives you what you need to get started, 4 blubs and a bridge. From there, you only need 1 bridge for every 55 or so bulbs (63 max). Note that these lights are similar to your standard blubs and only adjust in brightness, not temperature. I find them to be very bright at 100%, providing plenty of light. With that said, I do plan on purchasing a few color bulbs in the near future for a few areas around the house. Furthermore, the bulbs are easy to use and control with the HUE or Apple's HomeKit. I also decided to purchase the HUE switch and found that just as easy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Philips Hue Starter Kit

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    hng724
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    This is the Philips Hue White A19 LED Starter Kit that I purchased. Set up was easy. Step 1: Install Philips Hue App and log in with google account or create new Hue account. Step 2: Connect Hue Bridge to your router. Step 3: Use the Hue app to set up the Hue Bridge. Step 4: Install bulbs, rename them and assign them to your desired rooms. Step 5: Link Google Home or Elexa, etc. to Hue Bridge. Step 6: Turn on/off these bulbs with your voice using google home/alexa/Siri, etc. You can also turn on/off these lights with your Hue App as well. Optional Step 7: You can install IFTTT App for more automatic lighting controls such as turning on lights when you arrive home, turning off light when you leave home. Automatically Turn on/off light at certain hours, tc. I am happy with this starter kit. Will buy more bulbs when they are on sale to install around the house. hng724

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue is my new best freind

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    ek96
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    I can't say enough about the hue bulbs. This was my first pack of the regular white bulbs and they are perfect for the rooms and places I just need good light and the ability to tie it into the smart home. I have not tried the new bridge yet that came with this as I'm still using my original bridge from the first color kit I bought. This kit is the lowest tier of the bulbs but they are fantastic in my kitchen. They don't have the 5k that the color bulbs or the white ambiance ones have but for a basic smart light there is none better. The only issue I had was that in order to tie them to the system I had to use the serial numbers (not a big deal for me as I keep track of the lights by serial in a spreadsheet) but a good tidbit for those of you adding to or starting the smart lighting adventure. I'm slowly getting to a full on hue house an I can't wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend