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Philips - Hue White A19 Smart LED Bulb - CA Only - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 359 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for those using Zigbee Systems

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    TTNH
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    This review is a bit different in that I received two of these bulbs as part of two separate Echo Plus purchases, and then I bought a third bulb ... but now I'm not using any one of them. They worked GREAT, which is why I'm giving them 5 stars. The dimming range is excellent, they have no problem working (very reliably) with Alexa (via the Echo Plus 2nd Gen), and they produce a very pleasant light. So why aren't I using them anymore? My "smart house" is primarily based upon an ADT Pulse system, which is Z-Wave based (not Zigbee based, like the Hue bulbs). I also have a couple of 2.4Ghz wireless routers in the house, which is the same frequency used by Zigbee. Although Alexa can easily communicate with the Hue bulbs (and also with my Pulse hub), the Pulse hub can't communicate with the Hue bulbs like it can with my 36 other Z-Wave switches and dimmers throughout the house). That meant that my Pulse Z-Wave hub would not be able to control the Hue bulbs in the event of an ADT alarm or event (such as some emergency in which I wanted all lights to come on at once.) So, for consistency, I decided to stick with only Z-Wave devices, and subsequently I replaced the Hue bulbs. (Z-Wave bulbs are available, but I don't believe any are made by Phillips.) Also, I wanted to avoid the potential of cross-interference between the 2.4Ghz Zigbee based Hue bulbs and my home WiFi. (Z-Wave devices work on a different frequency.) Admittedly, I didn't notice any immediate evidence of interference, but I have read that it's quite possible and I didn't want to take any chances. Regardless, I wanted to write this review because the Hue bulbs *are* excellent, and if you've already bought into the Zigbeee ecosystem, or if you're using just an Echo Plus (2nd Gen) as your hub, or even if you own something like a Samsung SmartThings hub and don't mind using a mix of the two technologies, then you won't be disappointed with the Hue system. (P.S. I've given my three Hue bulbs to a friend, who is extremely happy with them.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First (but not last) Smart Bulb

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    Tommyd79
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    This has been our Christmas of Smartness. Between Ring bundle and a number of Echo devices we have almost got all we need for our home. Most have been bought from Best Buy in Hiram, GA. Some bought on-line to pick up locally. One of the free items that came with the bundles was the Phillips white smart bulb. We placed it in our master bedroom by my wife. She has bad knees and has a potty chair beside the bed. The availability to have voice control in the bed and the dimmable bulb has made a great difference for us. Only regret is that I didn't buy the 4 pack of bulbs for $40 when I picked up the free one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Functions Flawlessly

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    Kenw
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    This product functions flawlessly with Alexa and appears to have nearly full range dimming when replacing an incandescent lamp. I do not know how it will work when used for a reverse phase dimmed application, but it dims nicely when used in a forward phase dimming application. It is also nice to know that the lights can be scheduled to turn On via the Alexa app. I question whether this product will last 22 years when used 3 hours per day, but I will update this review if it fails in an unreasonable amount of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    In a world of many options: not the best

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    Brian
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    Got a free bulb with an order of 2nd gen Alexa show during Xmas. It's basically worthless though because you need a hub to run it. Sooo... Why would I buy an expensive hub so I am committed to buying these expensive bulbs. There are many companies making smart bulbs now and for half the price. Thanks for the free bulb. It sits in a drawer. I bought some $10 lights that change color, work with Alexa and don't require a hub.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smart bulb

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    MovieNerd
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    I really like Hue's smart bulbs. I can control all of my lights with an app or with my voice. I can also have my lights come in the morning and slowly get brighter to help wake me up. It's nice to walk into a room and turn on the lights with my voice and to be able to say turn on at 20% if I want a lower brightness. If I'm watching a movie and don't want to blind myself this is a great feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bulb

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    OnlyTheBestOne5
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    Contrary to many reviews, this bulb does not require a Phillips hub/bridge in order to use Alexa to turn the bulbs on & off, and use the dimming function, if you have an Echo Plus (2nd Gen), or Echo Show (2nd Gen). These (2) new Amazon Alexa devices have a built-in Zigbee Hub which works perfectly with Phillips Hue Bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

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    Will
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    I received this item as a gift with purchasing the amazon echo show. I immediately tried to get them to work together. It seems that the controls for the echo do not control it well. It cannot differentiate between whether the bulb is on or off and it cannot be shut completely off. I wouldn’t personally waste my money. I have used casetta in the past and love that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    WIsh it had variable hue/spectrum and was brighter

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    BitHead
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    WIsh it had more than the 2700k hue. It is nice that they go to 100% on if power is cycled, but we have had the bulbs lose their pairing to the house system and was a pain to reset. The 800 lumens is a little low, given the yellow color for a single bulb table lamp. Limited control due to only using the Alexa app. Needs more functionality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it - Easy Set Up!

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    DeeDee
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    I have 2 Phillips - Hue White A19 Smart LED Bulbs and both work great! I have an Echo Show so no philips hue hub required, since hub is built in to the Echo Show. Just put in the light bulb and ask Alexa to" find my devise" and that's it! I plan on buying more of these and the other various SMART bulbs for my whole house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Philips - Hue White A19 Smart LED Bulb - CA Only -

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    Peter
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    Got the Philips - Hue White A19 Smart LED Bulb - CA Only - White as a free bonus with my Amazon Show purchase. Easy to setup right out of the box, and puts out a nice white light without any fuss. Note that if you want to hook it up to your Smart Home System, you will need the Philips Bridge and the Philips Hue App.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and convenient

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    SnakeDoc
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    This was free with my purchase of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Set up with Alexa was simple. I installed it in a lamp that did not have a convenient to reach on/off switch. Now I say, "Alexa, turn on the light" and I am done. Alexa will adjust the brightness with a simple command. I appreciate this more than I expected to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not useful

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    Mca2
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    I bought this because it said it’s works with a Samsung SmartThings. It might. But it won’t work with the existing Samsung hub. It requires an additional Philips hub. Maybe it’d be controllable by the Samsung app if I had bought that extra device. Not worth it. There are WiFi lightbulbs that don’t require extra equipment for cheaper.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Take your smart home game to the next level

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    Nicholas
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    I absolutely love this product. I have over 30 bulbs in my home. Every light in my house, including the bathrooms and the garage. I have everything linked to the 3 Amazon Alexa’s that I have. And now that they have reduced the price I plan to buy even more. If you’re on the fence, take the plunge, spend the money, you won’t be disappointed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stocking up

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    TomWalla74
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    Got this as a promotional item for purchasing an Alexa device. I Do have a ton of HUE lights so these are great to use for the rooms that are just normal non colored dimmable lights. We literally have LED throughout the whole house and these are great little bulbs to have. these are great bulbs for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool

    Posted
    Maggie
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    Cool thought but curious to see how long they last for. Only downfall is that unless you have multiple Alexa’s in your home that you have to strategically place. I like to rearrange furniture/lamps so think that it can sometimes be more of a pain than worth it but overall good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Phillips Hue Wireless Light Bulb

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    BD03
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    This bulb came free with a purchase of the Echo Show 2nd Gen. Was not able to get this to work when it arrived. Come to find out that I need a Home Hub to be able to use it with the Echo Show. Wish I knew this before purchasing. Now if I want to use this bulb I have to spend an additional $60-$100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome smart LED bulb

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    Tamim
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    I like the fact that this requires the least amount of work to set up. Furthermore, they are dimmable through Alexa by specifying the amount of light you like or percent you want to dim. I need to get me a pack of these to replace my not so smart LED lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice addition to your Smart Home Lighting

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    BBGuy
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    If you like smart home lighting features, this bulb will be a nice add to your home. It also supports dimming. Not for you if you don't have a Hue hub, but if you do, this works. Great thing is it can be used any where a bulb light is capable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ambiance

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    Lucylu
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    This is my first time using this type of bulb. I like the glow it gives out ,it is enough light but more subdued , creating a cozy ambiance. I would like to purchase more. I would like to see the lasting quality as I do tend to leave certain lights on for lengthy period of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still a bright buy

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    davidvb1
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    Philips - Hue White A19 Smart LED Bulb is great. Easily added to my smart home. I installed the Philips Hue app on my smart phone in conjunction with the LED blub and the Hue Switch. Installation as fast, easy - and everything works great. Alexa is work well with each of these.

    I would recommend this to a friend