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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Lighting Solution for the Smart Home

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    cts383
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    I enjoy my gadgets, so for years I've wanted to achieve the "Smart Home." This past year the smart home has become much more attainable through products like the Hue lighting system. There are lighting alternatives, from wifi switches to lights without a hub, but none of them offer the blend of value, flexibility, and power of the Hue system. You do need the Hue hub to control the bulb, though it will simply turn off and on with a normal light switch. But, once paired to the hub you simply name the light in the Hue app on your phone or tablet and you have full control of it. Just leave your light switch on and control the light through the app. The real power comes when you integrate it with either Siri or, preferably, Alexa (through an Echo or Echo Dot). From there everything is controlled by voice. My usage: - 4 Bulbs in the Kitchen - 3 Bulbs in the Dining Room - 2 Bulbs in the Stairway - 2 Bulbs in the Entryway - 2 Bulbs in the Office - Additional Color bulbs in the master bedroom and living room Combined with my Echo I can walk into my house and say, "Turn on downstairs lights." And, voila, all the downstairs lights. Just as importantly I can ask Alexa to dim them to a certain percentage of light, which is particularly nice. Combined with third party apps I issue commands like, "Turn on Wait," and all the lights in the house turn off except my entryway. Or, my favorite, "Turn on Show Time." All the downstairs lights turn off except my living room lamps which dim to 40%. Sweet. If that seems like a lot of money to spend, keep in mind that these bulbs are LED and draw very little power and they designed to last over 20 years! They are more expensive than normal LED's, but you're paying for the functionality and smart bulbs without a hub are much spendier--if you're doing a whole house then these are the bulbs to get. I did almost dock a star for reliability, as I have had two bulbs fail quickly. I have not had to deal with Philips on these, but Best Buy's return policy was very easy to deal with. I do believe those two were an anomoly--these bulbs don't glitch, they don't do anything weird, they've been flawless. App integration across multiple programs is always interesting to set up, but these bulbs have been awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The future is here

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    lacey
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    These little gems really are awesome. I hooked these up to my Amazon Echo and now i can walk into my bedroom and say "alexa, turn on my overhead lights" or "alexa turn on my mood lights" (i have the color ones as well in various fixtures around the room and call them my mooood lights) and boom they come on. I can even say "alexa, set my bed lights to 50%" and they dim. Even without the echo they are still quite awesome. If I am away from my house for the night (or multiple nights) i can switch lights on and off from my phone so i looks like someone is home. I have it set to an alarm that has them turn on on weekdays at the same time my alarm goes off so that I have light as well as sound to wake me up (and because i get up when it is still dark out, i can see where i am going) It also has a function that when you walk into the house (basically when your phone connects to your home wifi) it will turn on your lights. I am sure there are many more uses and functions I have yet to discover... im still playing though.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb

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    Raptor
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    These lights were purchased for my middle sons ( age 16) bathroom. I can see so clearly the dirt and teenage FUNK that is produced from a teenage boy that I will never be the same afterwards. That is not Hues fault. I wish Hue would create a parent filter that automatically blocks some thing from view but technology is there yet, but anyway they produce brilliant light to bounce of soap scum and some kind of weird growth that seems to happen in the presents of a teenage boy. Please don’t believe that we live in filth. When a parent cleans Hue lights makes the light sparkle with brilliance off of the granite surfaces and dance around the room like no other, but living with a teenager seems to dampen that experience. The light I wish for Hue to invent is a metaphysical one that goes off in the teenage brain that reminds him that, hey your parents has a lot going on and maybe you can help by cleaning your bathroom like a Marines son is supposed to each day. Semper Fidelis

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have many of these in my home and enjoy them

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    Labby
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    The Hue smart white bulbs are a great option in places where color and white temperature control are not important. I have 9 of these in my home. They have worked perfectly over the months I have had them. I have experienced no failures or unexpected behaviors. They get nice and bright when needed and the dimming control works without issue. The Hue app is pretty nice, with the ability to group lights into rooms, allowing for both individual and room control. I currently control these lights via a few different methods, including Smartthings automations, Stringify automations, Apple Homekit, Alexa voice control and Google Home voice control. Because of how they work directly with Alexa, if Smartthings is down for an update or any other reason, I can still control the Hue lights with Alexa, which is definitely convenient. I know there are some less expensive smart bulbs available, but I have been very happy with these Hue bulbs. I also own some other Hue bulbs/products, and have been quite satisfied. But, these ”plain” white bulbs were my introduction to Hue, and their good quality convinced me to choose more Hue products.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue system is awesome

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    JStylze
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    I really like our Hue system. Although it's cool using the system as hands-free light control via voice recognizing devices like our Echo, I really like the automated scheduling and off-site light control features. Gone are the old days of clunky plug-in mechanical light timers that were not only absurdly predictable but could get completely thrown out of sync if a power outage occurred during your absence. Now, when I'm away from home, I can set several different times so lights appear as if they were being manually controlled. If a power outage occurs, it won't affect my lights at all when power returns. These lights are typical 60-watt brightness. They don't have a very bright or a white high color temperature but they get the job done. And when they go on sale like the bulbs I just purchased here at Best Buy, you can add extra remotely controlled bulbs all over the house. You only need one Hue bridge. Once you have it, you can add lights all over on different schedules and voice-commanded by different names. No complicated setup is required. I took the new bulbs home, inserted them into my lamps, powered them on, launched my Hue smartphone app, found the new bulbs in the app and added them to the bridge. That's it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Smart LED Light Bulb

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    Madmardegan
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    I have purchased quite a few of these bulbs for my home and am very satisfied with them. The app is easy to use and allows for both in-home and away functionality. The bulbs also work seamlessly with Google Home. Accessories such as the wireless dimming switch are also very nice and easy to set up. One word of caution. These bulbs will make a buzzing noise if placed into a light socket that is attached to an existing non-LED dimmer switch. You will need to upgrade your dimmer switch to support LED bulbs (which I have not yet confirmed eliminates the buzzing noise) or change to a good old fashioned On/Off switch (which I have confirmed eliminates the buzzing noise) and purchase the Phillips Hue dimmer switch which retails for $24.99 currently. The only other drawback is that Phillips, as far as I know, does not make an in-wall dimmer switch as some of the other manufacturers do. There are occasions where this would be useful as I'm sure you'll come to recognize if you are installing wireless lighting in your home. Also, these bulbs are not currently available in candelabra bases so you will need to purchase converters if you want to place them in light fixtures that require those.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only smart when you need it to be

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    EReynolds
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    I've been building out my smart home for some time now, and one thing that you quickly learn is that things you've never given thought to will now become something that you have to monitor. I own Nest's thermostats and smoke detectors, Philip's color Hue bulbs, Belkin's WeMo switches, as well as other items. Each of these was once just pieces of hardware that came with my home. Now that they have some intelligent software baked inside them, I have to troubleshoot them every now and then when there is a glitch. But with this bulb it just works like a normal bulb until I need it to be smart. When I flip the switch, it comes on. Period. Then, if I need it to flash in the kids rooms when they have their headphones on it can do that too. They easily tie into the smart home when you use apps such as IFTTT. They are not to steep on the wallet either. They may be much more expensive then than the normal incandescent light bulb; however, these last a long time. Each time a bulb goes out I replace with either these or the full-color version.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent entry point into the Connected Home

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    Techgnostic
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    I rent; this limits a lot of what I can do to connect my home before my things start being called "fixtures" and my landlord tries to keep them, when I move. This was the best answer because of the impermanence to the home itself. Also, the conveniences of Hue Lux are many. You can set them up to turn on as you arrive home so you're never walking into an empty home. You can tell all lights to turn off after you leave a set "geofence," which is more or less a circle with your home at the center and a radius of your choosing. Great power saver. Finally, I love remote control of my lights. When I'm out of town,, I'll randomly turn on some lights each night to give the appearance I'm home. This is also useful for tricking your girlfriend into thinking your house is haunted. The lights are VERY responsive, and suddenly everything in your home becomes dimmable! I haven't tried any recessed lighting because this home is for sale and I have a spare BR30 which can replace the burnt out bulb in the kitchen I can't wait to see what they cook up next, especially with IFTTT in the mix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great light at a more affordable price

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    joshrocker
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    If you're in the hue system you'll already know that the normal color bulbs are fairly expensive yet a really cool addition to your house. The problem with those bulbs is you really don't need color in every room of your house. If money is no object than your choice is easy. If you're trying to outfit your entire house with Hue bulbs but balk at spending $50 a bulb, these are your perfect solution. At around $15 a bulb you get all of the benefits of a "smart" light at a much reduced price. Of course the trade off is no color but I don't need color in my bathroom. Honestly color is really nothing more than a gimmick anyway. It's fun on occasion but 95% of the time my bulbs are in white mode anyway. I have the white only version in my bathroom, kitchen, and garage. The white is a fairly typical white and most people probably won't notice the difference between these and normal old fashioned bulbs. My only critique is they could be just a little bit brighter. They do fine but a higher brightness level would be nice.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart bulbs all the way

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    nickcal
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    I have around 28 smart bulbs in my home. I spent the last few years when I had extra money to spend buying them for my house. My wife thought I was crazy at first but now she uses Alexa and Siri to turn the lights on and off just as much as I do. I have used a few different brands of smart bulbs over the years but have found the Hue bulbs to be the best. They work with Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple's Siri. The Hue bulbs have given me a few headaches here and there but for the most part, they have been the best daily use bulbs I could ask for. The reason I picked up the White A19 Smart LED Bulb was for my closet. I did not think the extra cash needed for a color bulb made since using it in the closet to find pants and shirts to wear. The White A19 bulb has been as rock solid as the colored bulbs that I have everywhere else in the house. I have no complaints and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into smart home tech.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to Hue system

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    nickcal
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    I got this bulb to supplement my collection of Hue RGB bulbs. I placed this one with a second White HUE bulb in our hallway lighting receptacle. They have worked really well until recently. One of the white bulbs is functioning correctly, but this one is not responding in the Home app on my iPhone. If I tell Siri to turn on the Hallway, it responds and turns on or off, but if I try to select it in the app, it shows 'no response'. I think it's possible that a reset of the light bulb (removing it and adding it again) would probably do the trick to get it working properly again, but i wanted to note the error we were receiving here since I've used Hue bulbs for years and this is the first issue I've had like this. I do recommend this product as it works flawlessly (most of the time/in general) with Siri/HomeKit.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple and Alexa make control easy

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    scharmer05
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    I started with the Hue White starter kit, adding BR30 (can lights) to my kitchen and now replacing every A19 in my apartment with these bulbs. I was able to buy on a sale for $10 each. This is the easiest way to add smart lighting to an apartment. Just screw in the bulbs, turn on the switch and leave them on and set up through the Hue app. I like that you can switch your light switch on and off quick and turn the bulbs onto 100% manually. I have an Amazon Alexa in my bedroom and my living room/kitchen and after setting up some scenes in Hue, I can easily control my lighting for the desired time a day. My lights even turn on as I come home. Only complaint is that the Hue app has some downfalls, like not being able to set scenes for multiple rooms, and having to manually reload new settings back into Amazon Alexa after any changes. Seems like a company like Philips, that is leading the smart lighting revolution IMO, could develop a better app.

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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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 .

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