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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4802 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good bulbs

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    mrc73
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    I am pleasantly surprised by these bulbs. I was worried they would be too dim, but they are not. They integrate easily with my other lights, as you would expect. Of course, the price is high, but was still my choice to buy. One negative comment, I bought 10 of these to put around my house. So far, after only about 1 month, 1 of the 4 bulbs I have installed have died. Not a good ratio, but if the others all last as long as they are supposed to, all will be good. I'm still within the return window so hopefully Best Buy will just exchange for me, they are usually great about that kind of thing. One neutral comment, at least when it comes to these bulbs specifically, is that if you have a house with a lot of lights, and you intend to install these everywhere, pay attention to the limit of the hub. I'm nowhere near the limit yet, but if, over time, I install these in all lights, I would have to buy another hub, which is annoying. Hopefully this will get fixed, but likely they will just come out with a "new" version that supports more, requiring an upgrade. Overall, I would still recommend. I like the idea that if we are away from the house I can turn on and off the lights from the app. Only annoyance is that you have to make sure you keep the light switched on and turn on/off lights from the app or one of their wall switches (which are great and easy to install). If you turn off the switch, the bulbs won't get power and can't be controlled remotely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The basic Smart bulbs

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    JaWa
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    These are Philips basic smart bulbs and the ones you'll probably invest most heavily in. While the Ambiance bulbs offered by Philips lets you choose the precise hue of white you want a room, these are not stuck to just one. They have presets, or "scenes", to light a room. From Relax to Concentrate to Nightlight and named scenes such as "Savannah Sunset" and "Arctic Aurora" these bulbs offer good stock choices for lighting. Looking for something more personal? With the app, one can add a picture to the presets and a new scene will be set up. For example, I used a picture of a full moon in a dark night sky and the scene created (using two of these bulbs) did really well recreating the look of a moonlit sky. This process can be hit or miss but it works better than I had expected. The Hue app is a bit clunky to use so I suggest setting up your rooms slowly and deliberately within the app. Above all else, know where you're placing the lights so that you aren't switching them out as correcting this within the app later is a PAIN. These bulbs are the cheapest of the Hue collection and the ones you'll primarily use to set up smart rooms within your home. My suggestion is to purchase a starter kit with the Philips hub and the Ambiance bulbs (for accent lighting and lamps) and add these least expensive ones to major lighting in rooms. The hub can control up to sixty lights I think so slowly adding in lighting is easy. As long as you don't get your bulbs crossed between rooms (note my warning above) Siri and Alexa are great controls over your burgeoning smart home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice but not quite perfect

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    dstraw00
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    These are by far the best dimmable LED bulbs I've tried, but still not entirely perfect. I compared one to an incandescent in the same fixture, and Philips did an amazing job with the warming of the color. At fully dimmed, it was identical to the incandescent bulb I left in the fixture for comparison, really incredible. However, the dimming is no longer linear, so you can't mix with regular bulbs and get the same brightness through the dimming range. With these LEDs most of the dimming occurs in the top 1/3 of the slider of my Leviton dimmer, the next 3rd does pretty much nothing and then there is another noticeable drop in light output when fully dimmed. There is a slight delay before it dims as well. It's not really a problem, but there is room for improvement in the calibration. I also tested one in my nightstand touch lamp, and it only put out a dim light, with very minor level changes between the 3 settings. In fact, the brightest setting of the lamp was the dimmest of the bulb. Not sure when anyone will make an LED compatible with a touch lamp, but they aren't on enough to worry about it, until they stop making filament bulbs. Lastly, there is a very slight audible buzzing from these when you first dim them. It seems to less as they warm up, but if you really listen for it, you can hear it. Not enough to bother me, but if it's going to be close to your head, like a nightstand, it could be a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent "Normal" Lights

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    TyBlackwing
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    Quick Summary WiFi connected lights that last longer than standard 60 watt bulbs, are cheaper to run, provide ample lighting, and are dimmable. Background I have a small number of color changing Philips Hue lights and I bought these lights to replace some standard 60 watt bulbs. I did not need or want to spend the extra money for the color changing Hue lights for these rooms but I did want to connect them to my existing Hue infrastructure. Features These are WiFi lights that are controlled through a smart phone app. They do not have the color spectrum that the other Hue lights have, but these are much cheaper. I use them to give me the lighting control that I have become accustomed to with other Hue products, but not necessarily needing ambient colors. For example, I use these in a bedroom or the kitchen where movies and media are not the focus and color effects are not really practical or necessary (let's be honest, they are never really necessary but it's way cool). These bulbs give me full control over all the lighting in each room from where ever I am in the house. They also allow for more control within a specific room. I have one room that has 6 light sockets on the ceiling and they used to be controlled with 3 different light switches (two bulbs per switch). With these lights, I can turn on each bulb separately or in any combination without having to rewire anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overlooked

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    Joop
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    After filling up almost my entire home with the colored bulbs and strips, I realized about the only spots I had left didn't make sense to have color. The bathroom, hallway...spots where I just needed to see and not be in the dark... I started getting these A19's in combination with the Philips motion sensor. Now when I walk in the door, motion sensor detects me and turns the hallway light on. (Bright certain times of day and dim certain times of night) When I walk in my bathroom in the evening, the sensor detects me and turns the bathroom lights on (I have 5 in there) as bright as they will go.When motion in the bathroom is detected in the middle of the night, say 2am, the lights come on very dim, about like a nightlight, so I don't get waken up if I'm just going in for a sec. Then when I am getting ready in the mornings,I have my motion sensor in the bathroom turned off so that the lights don't time out. All this is in conjunction with the white A19's. I personally don't see how the colored bulbs make sense with the motion sensor. When you pair these 2 up they are as awesome as the colored bulbs are on their own. Very happy with these bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works like a champ &e Easy to Setup, but expensive

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    jrmodelguy
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    The Philips - Hue White A19 Smart LED Bulbs are great and easy to set-up, They do require a Philips Hub and the Philips App to complete the set-up, It is probably best to buy a starter pack that includes the hub and then you can add new Philips bulbs using the same hub. The Philips App is free. The bulbs/hub can be integrated into your Google Home devices and that really makes them handy. This particular bulb is white only, but you can get Philips bulbs that will change to any color you want...for more bucks, of course, but nice to have. I got the color starter kit with the hub and have added a bunch of the white bulbs for areas where I just need a regular bulb. I'd have given a five star rating, except for the expense. I do recommend these bulbs for ease of set-up and so far they have been absolutely reliable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for an LED Bulb, but Still Smart

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    MadHatter
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    Overall, the price of the plain white A19 bulbs are not bad, though still expensive compared to the price of a conventional LED bulb these days. This bulb is much less expensive than the color bulb, so it is easier to purchase lots of them for around the house to make the house lighting interactive. The fade-in and fade-out feature does work, though it is not as smooth as the more expensive white or color version. As with any smart-lighting system, keeping the bulb powered is required for it to function. (All of the lights will turn on when power is restored after a power outage) Thus, some duct tape to cover the existing standard switch is a must, or those who are less familiar with your smart-home will power down the lights rendering them useless. (temporary, but still annoying) Look for bundled packages as the price per bulb will be better.

    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: 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

    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

    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

    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: 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: 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: 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Phillips hue white bulb

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    Fred454
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    These lights are very nice and work great with amazon echo. I use them with the dot and they are great. I do find them to be a bit expensive. However they are to me the best available and I was able to get them at Best Buy for only 9.99 apiece so I bought some extras to go with the starter kit I already had. They can be controlled with your phone and the hue app or by voice with the echo and can be set to any brightness from 1-100%. You use a hue skill on the echo to do that. Use them in two lights in the living room and two in the bedroom, as well as the back and front porches. You can group them to your liking as well. Great product, would recommend them to anyone wanting a little home automation!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They worked great, but I returned them anyway.

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    J123
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    I got these with a Google Home to test out some home automation. They worked rather well when I used them, and I did not experience any hiccups. One reason I returned these was because of the upfront cost was rather steep. Also, it starts to add up to start filling a room with these. Furthermore, I returned the Google Home so these became more of a really expensive lighting tech item that would not be worth it in my opinion without more than just an app on your phone to turn them on. I would recommend them if you want to be able to use some voice assistant or app to turn on your lights in your home otherwise wait it out for a few more years for the home automation market items to mature more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic smartbulbs - most reliable manufacturer

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    LeCycliste
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    Philips Hue bulbs are the most reliable WiFi smart bulbs out there. They're controllable with apps from Philips (Hue), Apple (Home), Crossfire Designs (iConnectHue), Elgato (Eve) and iDevices. They're bright, dimmable, and programmable for off and on by time and sunset/sunrise event using any of these apps. If you don't need programmable color, they're relatively cheap too. Philips' 2nd generation bridge gives you voice control with Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. Youy may experience early shutoff in Apple Home or Crossfire's iConnectHue, but using new automation in iConnectHue's latest update should alleviate this. Highly recommended to make it look like someone is always home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very cool Bulbs

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    scott
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    I recently bought the Amazon Echo and Echo dot. After joining a discussion and support forum, I realized I was missing out on some very cool Stuff. These bulbs are kind of the gateway drug of Smart Bulbs due to their affordable price. I bought 3 and have really enjoyed the voice control through the Alexa voice activated home automation controls. I plan on buying more and would highly recommend the whole system approach of home automation. However I'd say buying the Echo Dot is the best way to go, due to Price and easy placement. You MUST buy the Philips Bridge in order to control these bulbs as well. One bridge can control about 30-50 items/bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool modern lighting

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    Jacob
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    I originally purchased the hue lights because our house is very old and some of the lighting was added years later. As a result, not all the light switches are in the most convenient locations. Not only did the Hue lights take care of our switch dilemma, it added a whole new dimension to our home. I love setting different colored lights in the rooms to go along with or help change my mood. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is the user interface still needs some tweaking. It takes multiple apps to control the lights for different functions. I don't quite understand. It took a while to get things set up the way I wanted, and I am fairly tech savvy.

    I would recommend this to a friend