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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4758 reviews

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Hue bulbs!

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    Oldman
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    I needed a bulb to put in a downstairs lamp. I wanted to be able to light the path downstairs on my way from the garage through the downstairs to upstairs when I came in at night. I trigger the bulb with HomeKit when I come in at night to see through the downstairs. I then have it turn off couple of minutes after I arrive and get upstairs. It worked great. It was in a lamp with three bulb sockets. I have since put two more Hue bulbs in the lamp so that I can turn one or two or all bulbs on if I’m going to be downstairs for reading and etc. easily controlled with APPLE HomeKit. Can turn on as much as I need as well as dim them to a lower level. So easy to set up and Siri loves to control them as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let Phillips Hue smart bulbs light up your world.

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    DoctorD
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    I didn't initially understand that the Phillips Hue Smart LED Lights required a hub to set up the lights for voice commands with my google hub, After purchasing the Hue Hub " and very affordable" I followed the sync and connect directions, I was telling my light to turn off, turn on, dim to 40 % and other adjustment from the comfort of my seat And when leaving the house if I forget to turn off the lights, I just grab my smart phone and turn them off from anywhere. Life doesn't get any easier than this. Within 15 minutes of plugging in the Phillips Hue Hub and screwing in the light bulbs the job was complete. And I am no IT or computer geek. But at 56 I can read and follow these simple to understand directions

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basic needs for wifi bulbs

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    alx9876
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    If you want to remotely turn on individual lights from your cell phone while you are away or on vacation, Then this is the perfect chance to try it out, Without overspending on a product you might be unsure of. These are single color wifi bulbs along with a bridge. If you decide to add a few extra bulbs but really do not need the "Colors" then buying extra will cost $14.99 per bulb as opposed to $59 a bulb that has full color range. I love to have lights on for my pets if I am not at home during the weekends. This starter pack is highly recommended to try out new features to get more usage out of your nice smart phone without going over $100 to accomplish it. These bulbs work with any lamp shade, porch light, or lamp if you have regular bulbs already. Really cool and liberating to turn on lights in each room so that it's not pitch black upon arriving home. These are also dimmable through your smart phone or desktop cpu app

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    skyday
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    My kids and I enjoy our hue lights. It’s much easier if used with a google device. We currently have the entire bottom floor with these lights and can’t wait to put them up stairs. It takes a while to adjust but it has become very easy for us to carry things around with out having to put the item down and find the light switch in the dark. Such as grocery bags or a basket full of clothes. With many apps available we can simply say “Hey Google Goodbye” and have all the lights simply turn off, without having to check every room or go upstairs to check before leaving our home. My xmas gift to myself was to make my home smart and I am glad I’m glad I did, with my google and Alexa devices, my Phillips hue lights, and my nest, I can easily monitor my home with out having doubt I left something on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Smart Bulb, but could be brighter

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    Baywatcher
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    I purchased this bulb to add to my Philips - Hue White & Color Ambiance Starter Kit. I placed it in an office lamp on my desk. It is nice to have the ability to control lighting in my residence with my phone. This particular bulb is useful because I normally have to walk across my office in the dark to get to the switch to turn on the overhead lights. Having a smart bulb enables me to turn on the light at my desk from another room so that I don't have to enter my office in the dark. What is even more helpful is that I have the Hue system linked to the Apple HomeKit app on my phone so I can ask Siri to turn on the lights without having to open the Hue system app. The only thing that prevents me from giving it 5 stars is that I wish the bulb could be just a tad bit brighter in lumens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    So much for that...

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    Herm
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    I had left a review on a couple Hue products before but I am recanting. I don’t know why I’m even leaving 2 stars. After using my Hue bulbs and switches for just over a year, I am tired of them. The bulbs constantly have “no response” and the switches are the same way but even more constant. I am slowly trying to ween them out of my house as the Lutron Caseta Wireless switches have been perfect with zero disconnections for the same time frame. I know this isn’t a network issue as I have an Apple Time Capsule main router as well as 3 additional Airport Extremes. They are ALL hardwired and my entire 4 acres of property is a Wi-Fi heaven. I would never recommend the Hue products to anybody I care about. I would instead say to use regular LED bulbs and the Lutron Caseta Wireless products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for bedside lamps

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    AVGuy
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    Yes, there are cheaper DIY Automation lights on the market. But how long will that company be here. If you've been following DIY Automation for the last few years you've seen a few companies come and go. Philips has been around awhile and they know lighting. The HUE line has been a lot of fun. With different scenes, being able to control just one light bulb on a switch that has multiple bulbs is great. Use a couple motion sensor coupled with different bulbs for nightlights. This way they're only on when they need to be at a brightness that I want. Also have some colored bulbs, highly recommend getting some

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for closets

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    thecwerkycorgi
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    I got a few of these when I first started switching my home to Hue lights. I regret getting as many as I did. I now only have them in my closets. Once I really got into what you can do with the system, I really only wanted the color/white combo bulbs in my main lights and lamps. I have a couple lamps that are strictly used for reading that I put the white ambiance bulbs in, but I’m so used to the cool white color now, these warm white bulbs just don’t seem bright enough. On a high note, they’re inexpensive and you can still use them with voice control. Also, you can often get them for practically free with switches, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Prefer the White Ambiance bulbs.

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    SeminoleSquirrel
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    I have several Hue bulbs throughout my home. This bulb was included with my purchase of an Echo Plus. The convenience of using an Echo, Google Home, HomePod, or your smartphone/tablet to control your home lighting is incredibly convenient. The only reason I didn't rate this product 5 stars is because I already owned the White Ambiance bulbs before this one. With the White Ambiance bulbs you're able to change the "temperature" of the white bulb. This allows you to change the mood or feel of the room depending on what you're doing or the amount/harshness of light you need or want at the time. With this bulb you're only able to select the dimness, not the temperature. Still a great product though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised, but low on features

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    tobias
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    I have a bevy of smart home stuff: Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Philips Hue Hub, Logitech Harmony Hub, etc. Each of these have the ability to control this light. The problem I have with these kids of lights is that once the lamp in which this lives is switched off by hand, it's no good. You have to keep the light on all the time and only let the smart controls turn it off. That's the way smart bulbs work, not a fault of the product. As for this product, I wish it could do other hues of the white spectrum and not just dimmable. I knew this wasn't the color changing type, but some variance in the whites would be nice, too. That being said, if you know what you are getting when you buy the bulb, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great smart light.

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    Deja
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    I gave it 4 stars not because it isn’t an amazing light but because the only issue I have with it. Is the difficulty of resetting the bulb. It has amazing lighting and works flawlessly with Alexa. But I connected it through one network AT&T and ended up changing to xfinity. So the light was synced to that AT&T network and wouldn’t work with Alexa until it was reset and connected to the new network. I couldn’t figure out how to reset it through the Alexa app without contacting the company. Once that was done they easily told me how to reset the bulb. Overall a very good bulb and easy to operate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    False Advertising

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    HonestReview
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    This product was advertised as the Phillips Hue White Starter Kit in its title. This product description was also described through the whole page as a starter kit containing 2 bulbs and one hub. This product with the Model: 455295 and SKU: 4374300 was advertised at $14.99 so I ordered three. I called the store to verify the product and insure it was a starter kit, and the confirmed 3 times. When I went to pick my item up from the store it was not what was advertised. After 1.5 to 2.0 hours in the store and confirming the issue to be true, they advised me they could not honor the advertised price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Philips Hue A19 can be fun

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    ModernMemaw
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    I'm just a beginner with "smart lighting" and purchased the starter kit and an extra bulb. I wish the cost was a little less, especially on the color bulbs, so I decided to stick with the white bulbs for now. Set up was quick and easy. When it works, it's fun and helpful. When it doesn't, it's annoying. I use it with the Amazon echo and dot. Sometimes it doesn't recognize it and takes several tries to "find" the right one. Sometimes it says it cannot connect, but then it does carry out the command (to turn on or off). On my android phone, it's already required 2 updates in the last 2 months or the app does not work. I'm still learning, so I trust things will get better. Still, when it does work, it's a definite 4 out of 5 stars and I don't regret my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replaced all of my interior lights

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    PDXJ
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    Can't say enough great things about the philips hue white light. Super easy to setup (need to have the hue bridge). Each light repeates the signal so lights work even in those weaker wifi locations in the house. Setup with Apple home and Amazon Alexa is simple and straightforward. It's nice to be able to setup different routines to have the lights on when I wakeup or turn-off when I leave the house only to turn on when I arrive home again. Nothing is better than having Alexa turn off all of the lights in the house and turn on my halfway and bedroom light to a pre-defined dimness when it's time to bed and then turn them all off from my phone or Alexa dot when I am in bed. No more getting comfortable and having to get up to turn off an errant hallway light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like this smart light but...

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    Aurealicia
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    In general I'm happy with my philips hue lights. I like how I can set different percentage of the light intensity for the scenes I need, like watch a movie at night and do not be in complete dark. I like also how I can set schedules for the lights to turn on or off, and of course that it's HomeKit enable. Also, how is friendly with other smart items as nest, or Alexa. The thing that bothers me is that sometimes, they turn on by themself this is not frequently but still is annoying. Other than that I like them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bulb

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    SwampThing
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    Not your average bulb. Makes any lamp into a dimmable lamp. My wife and I had a 3 different lamps in 3 different sockets in our bed room and the outlets were not connected to a light switch. So every morning and every night we would go around to all three and switch them on then go around and switch them off. So this got old fast and i decided to buy 3 hue bulbs, a hub, and we already had an echo spot in our bedroom. I hooked them all up and now i just walk into the room and tell alexa to turn on the lights and they all just turn on. welcome to the 21st century. We can dim for abiance. i can control from my smartphone when i need to turn out a light and i don't want to wake my wife. Great set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Hue Led Light

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    Ps4Steep
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    This High Quality White only LED Light is very bright and High Quality ! Each has it's own Serial Number and works seamlessly with Hue Hub App . I was also able to connect it through the Hue Hub to my Amazon Echo . Which I can control the Brightness dimming and on/off functions with my Voice . I was also able to use the Hue Dimmer Switch which I can put anywhere I want and turn the light on/off or control Brightness Dimming . The Light will last for 25,000 hours which is incredible and can be turned on and off 50,000 times . It has 840 Lumens which is very bright . It was a good price for a Smart Bulb . If you have a Hue Bridge I highly recommend it . If you have a Hue Bridge and Amazon Echo I also Recommend it works great to control with your Voice .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Smart Bulb bargain

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    Yourbud
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    I cant believe how cheap this bulb is for what it does. I'm one of those people sensitive to bright lights and this bulb keeps things under control. I can dim it as much as I need depending what I'm doing. I'm planning on getting them all over the house. You dont need a Google Home speaker you can use your phone to control it and if the internet goes out you can still use it like a regular bulb. You do need a bridge which is like a router that links all smart devices to your phone through an internet connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Magic Bulbs!

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    Tfiddler
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    I tried the cheaper Cree bulbs and got two to work, but then I couldn't link any more, so I was glad to see the Hue bulbs drop to $14.99. They work every time with my older round Hue Hub and I have probably 5 or 6 going and a couple of spare bulbs ready to go. Can't afford the Color Bulbs and I'd have to upgrade to the newer square hub to get fancy. I'm pretty happy over all with just white bulbs so far. Only issue I have is they all come on full blast after a power failure. Fortunately where we live that's rare, but I worry about that if I'm away for a few days. Good to check up with the Hue app on my phone once in a while when we're away from home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy Camper

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    JoeSal98
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    I had already purchased the Google Home unit and the HUE Color starter kit. I wanted to expand my voice activated light system to other areas of my home but I didn’t need color lighting for some specific areas so I went with the Philips - hue A19 Smart LED Light White Bulb. The price is definitely right, compared to similar bulbs. The only thing I wish is that the bulbs were slightly brighter at their highest setting. The light provided is adequate for my needs and the size of the space I am using them for. If I were using these in say the larger living room I would opt for a higher Lumen Bulb, for smaller areas though they truly fit the bill. I am completely happy with my purchase, so much so that I have purchased another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend