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Philips - Hue White A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb (4-Pack) - White-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4 pack Hue a19 Wi-Fi smart LED bulbs

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    IamWil
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    Sick of your ingrate family wasting all your hard earned money by leaving lights on? This is the product for you! This 4-pack does not include the Hue hub. You'll have to get that separately. I would recommend purchasing that with another four pack in a bundle package. These are the basic hue Wi-Fi light bulbs. They're not color bulbs but they can do different Hues of white. You can also change the light intensity. you can do this by using the Hue app on your Android phone or that other phone made for the less technical people, or you can run it off your Google home or Alexa device, if you have those. I set mine up in the kids hallway, the kids bathroom, and their ceiling fan lamps. If you are putting two bulbs in one device you will need to set up each bulb and then add them to a group such as kids fan one, kids fan 2 and then the group name would be kids fan. If you are trying to control it via Alexa you may have to come up with a different group name that is not similar to the boat names because she seems to be too stupid to figure out what exactly you want to turn on and off and complains to you about it. She even goes so far to tell you to name it something else. When I get up in the middle of the night and I'm too lazy to walk to the other side of the house to make sure the kids is turn the lights off I can just turn it off from my phone or yell so my Alexa and my neighbors can hear me and have Alexa turn off the lights. I've slowly been adding more and more Hue bulbs to my light Network. I also have some colored ones which are pretty good. Sometimes I like to mess with the bulbs when I know the kids are home alone or if they're trying to sleep or if I know one in the bathroom in middle of the night. You can override any programming just by resetting the light switch. That would be turning it off and turning it back on a couple times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for convenience and security

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    Jwilson
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    I have several smart lights throughout my home and as I only have Philip's brand I cannot review in comparison to others. At first I purchased some of Philip's color changing bulbs along with a color lightstrip that I placed along the back of my flat screen for a fun media experience. I enjoyed them so much I decided to get the white lights and place them along my hallway and exterior of my home for the auto on and off features that the Philip's Hue app has as an added convenience. After digging further into the Philip's Hue app and 3rd party apps to control the bulbs, they've gotten even better. From entertainment to added security as you can create your own setup for room to room auto on/off, which can also be applied to the exterior of your home. Maybe your out of town or just away and would like to flick them on/off over the internet, log in to the Philip's app required. I know I do. Or maybe dim the kiddos hallway light at night while applying an exact auto time on/off. I do. One of the features I use is the auto on when I get home, thanks to IFTTT. They're great and the possibilities are endless. Kind of on the high end on price compared to what I've seen online or in store. The color bulbs produce a great color; again I cannot compare to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lights!

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    geekymama
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    I am liking these bulbs very much. They are just as bright as the standard 60w bulbs I replaced them with, but I can do so much more with these! Once installed, I named them to be different rooms, which was a key thing--in my house I have a single switch controlling two light fixtures, each of which happens to by physically located in room different than the other (weird, I know--it was that way when I moved in!), but instead of mucking around re-wiring and replacing the switch box to be a double in order to separate those lights operationally, I was able to use these Smart bulbs to accomplish that by how set them up in the app. I also have some of them set to timers and dimmer scenes, which allows me to be gone or asleep when they come on/turn off, as well as controls their brightness automatically according to what I want them to be. The price per bulb is more than a regular "dumb" LED, but for how much you can do with these I'm pretty satisfied of the value for what I spent. (By contrast, the Philips Hue "ambiance" bulbs are really great, too--but SO EXPENSIVE! I did buy some of those also because for some rooms I want full control over temperature as well as brightness, but think these A19 are the better ~absolute~ value and perfectly fine for anywhere a standard soft white light will suffice).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really enjoy the convenience

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    Debbie
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    Pros: program lights to come on at certain time. Great for being out after dark and coming home to lit house. Cons: program only allows fade in and not instant on. Can be annoying when you are home and have lights on, then they dim on you when the program on time arrives. Pros: -- Like being able to create different on off times for different lights and I do not have to worry if I shut the porch lights off. -- Combined with Google Home or Alexis you can create a bedtime or morning scenario for lights to come on or turn off in any room you want. Example I say bedtime and all living room and back patio lights go out. Or in the morning before I get up I have lights in living room and bedroom turn on so I am not fumbling around in the dark. Cons - Pricey - Software needs better scenario options. For example, I have certain lights come on at 5:30 pm but instead of instant on, I have to endure a fade in. Really annoying. Waiting to see how long the bulbs last to see if the price point vs convenience is worth the purchase of additional lights or continued use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Philips Hue Smart Lights

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    TLCinLacey
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    I started off with the Philips Hue Smart Hub kit which included the hub and four bulbs. I went through a learning curve but was able to figure things out. I have since purchased additional bulbs. I have four in the kitchen, three in the ceiling fan and five in the dining room. I don't know if it is a Philips problem, Hey Google problem or my problem, but when I say "turn off kitchen lights" Google responds with "turning off four lights" I would prefer it to tell me what it is turning off. I also have another problem. I have a front porch Philips bulb that I have set up with the Philips app to turn on/off at certain times. I haven't told Google anything about it. The problem is if I say Hey Google turn on/off all lights it also turns off/on the porch light. Overall I'm very satisfied with the Philips products and will be purchasing more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BUSY MOM'S LIFE CHANGER!

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    Boston
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    I debated these based on price and concern for when wifi goes down, but those were such frivolous concerns. When you lay down at the end of the day after work and wrangling two dogs and resetting two kids... and realize the hallway light is still on, there is no greater feeling than just saying "Okay, Google, Good night." When you are carrying in groceries trying to turn on lights and not trip over said kids and dogs... you just say, "Okay, Google. I'm home." No more morning wake up battles. We set the lights to sunrise, so they slowly come on for 30 minutes before we need to be awake. No more bedtime issues either. Our lights slowly dim to get us ready for bed as we carry out the nightly routines. I'm going to outfit my entire house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for rooms that don't need cool tones

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    Yoshi
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    As a full-time student and worker, I have a tendency to wake early for work and stay up very late reading for school. As such, falling asleep in a reasonable amount of time has been nearly impossible. I started on a kick to hack my natural melatonin by transitioning lights to warm tones and slowly to off. It started with my bedroom but then it moved to my master bathroom so if I got up in the middle of the night I didn't have blaring lights waking me up. These bulbs are perfect for a bathroom vanity lighting. I have a bright mode for the morning, which is perfect for morning routines, and a warmer tone for a relaxing evening bath. I have the lights set after bedtime to go to nightlight mode when triggered. The "nightlight" mode isn't as orangey as the ambiance or color lights but it's sufficiently in the warm range that it's not jolt awakening at night. I am absolutely addicted to Hue lights!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smart light bulbs, as expected

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    KenW
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    They worked for me as expected. I've waited for the price of smarts bulbs to drop to about $10 per bulb, and these in a 4 pack just barely made it. I've tried one other brand (a single bulb for about $10) and the setup and result is about the same as for these. The thing I'm concerned about is whether or not they will continue to work for many years to come. There's of course the issue of the LED burning out or failing, but also will the technology to operate these and other present-day smart devices be overtaken by newer wireless methods and protocols such that these devices become inoperable due to being incompatible with the new equipment and software, e.g. wifi routers, and potentially non-backward compatible apps needed to configure them, or who knows what else might change in the future that would make them obsolete.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great set of lights around the house

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    IanL
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    Bought this pack of lights to add to my existing Phillips Hue kit I added last Christmas. These lights have been great as I've been able to use them for setting my living room lamps to run on a daily schedule so I always come home to a lit house. I also have one in my daughter's room on a timed schedule that functions in theory as an alarm clock, while she has light in that room she is able to be in there getting dressed and when it goes out she knows she should be in the bathroom getting ready. This purchase, I used to replace my 3 outdoor front entry lights to run on a schedule so I never come home to a dark house working much light landscape accent lighting. If you consider doing this, make sure the outdoor lights are covered/enclosed and I'm told that extreme heat will decrease the overall life of the bulbs but shouldn't expect to be drastic of an impact.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome- see the Hue sensor review

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    Raptor
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    I have Hue lights throughout my house. I have seen things I can’t erase from my mind. That’s not Hues fault. These particular lights are on my front porch along with the Hue motion sensor and as I said in that review together they have prevented at least one teenage pregnancy, again thank you Hue. From a fathers prospective I would say RUN, don’t walk and get these lights your children’s future may very well depend on them. FYI, they work great with NEST cameras as well. My children hates having a security conscious father but the tech world can work against them as well as for them. You only get one bite at the apple make it count. Go get these lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Turn on start playing

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    JBinHJ
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    Relatively easy setup...I actually setup the bridge and lights before I found the setup instructions. The bulbs were functional as soon as screwed in, working with old wall switch. The Hue bridge adds a ton of function...local/remote control, brightness/color, event-triggered automation and more. Although it all worked right out of box, newest features required the app, bridge, and each bulb to download and update its software, which takes quite a while but was very straightforward. Lights can be controlled via Hue app, Apple HomeKit (and others), or by voice via smart speaker (e.g. Apple HomePod). Scenes and rooms synchronize between the apps (single setup) but functionality varies between apps. LOTS OF FUN...CAN’T WAIT TO PLAY MORE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great step toward home automation

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    BrandiT
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    I was initially skeptical of using these bulbs as, compared to even CCFL bulbs, they are pricey. However, I've had them in my home, in the common areas as well as my front porch, for weeks now and I have to say I love them. Being able to program the porch light to automatically come on if there's rain in the forecast area, or using the motion sensor to turn on the hallway light, is a definite boon. The fact that the bulbs do not get incredibly hot is a great thing as well;even with all of the lights blazing it doesn't raise the temperature even of small rooms by much if any. Another nicety is being able to set the lights to varying levels of brightness. I definitely recommend the Philips bulbs to anyone looking for a way to start automating their home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, so far

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    Bustermed
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    We control these via Google Assistant, via our Android and Apple phones, as well as via JBL and Onkyo "Google Home" devices. At first, we attempted to use a less expensive option from another manufacturer, but those were controlled by Bluetooth, rather than by wifi, and their range seemed more limited than that of most of our other Bluetooth devices. To use any of he Philips Hue lights, you need a Hue controller connected to your router or swich by an Ethernet cable, and such a device-- and a short cable-- are included in Hue stater kits. After that, its just a matter of replacing bulbs, then using your Hue Android or iOS app to assign names and to identify locations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Them

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    kcdragon
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    These are not my first Hue lights, but they are my first 4 pack of white Hue lights. They're pretty expensive for light bulbs until you do the math (still expensive, but at least somewhat justifiable). We have some colored Hue lights and I love them, but the price is a bit out of my league to do the whole house. These white lights are great and a 4 pack for under $40 puts each bulb at a more reasonable $10 per. And they dim 100-0% so you get more use out of them than a typical LED bulb. I have it integrated with Alexa and they have never given me any trouble. No disconnects, no odd drop outs, and no failure to respond. Simple white wifi lights, but I do love them. If they last as long as they're supposed to, I think the $10 each is a fair price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great white bulbs

    Posted
    Brian
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    I'm very pleased with these bulbs. I got them just after Christmas and they came with an Echo dot which made the package a really good value. I got them to go with the two bulb white Hue starter set (included bridge) that included the Phillips Hue Hub. I'm using these lights for the main hallway in my house. They are nice and bright (my typical setting is to run them at 75%). I also have a scene programed to runt one bulb as a nice night light at 5% which works perfectly for my home. This 4 pack us a quick and economical way to add several smart lights to your home especially in locations where you don't need to do much with color such as hallways bathrooms etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hue Bridge Required!!!!!!

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    PBXMAN
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    The Philips Hue Bridge is required to control these bulbs, even if you are going to use Google Home. Otherwise, they're just really expensive light bulbs. The requirements should be more clearly stated in the description. I'm sure the bulbs are great, I just can't use them without spending another 60 bucks! I bought 2 four-packs and a Google Mini together. Well played, Best Buy. Well played. I waited to long before realizing I needed the bridge now I can't take them back. I would not suggest these to anyone as you have to have a bridge to make them work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Smart Bulbs!

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    Digitalgurl1972
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    I now have several of these throughout my home and cannot sing enough praises. The ease of adding it to the existing smart home setup was one big factor but another unknown bonus is that the bulbs last exponentially longer than the standard bulbs I had in the same lighting fixtures. Some of my Philips bulbs I've had in active use (in my kitchen and hallways attached to motion sensors) for nearly two years and they're still going strong! The only reason I've purchased more of them is to upgrade the lighting in other areas of my home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Philips Smart LED bulbs are amazing

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    Michael
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    I finally gave in to my inclination to try new ways to use smart home technologies and devices to enjoy comforts and conveniences something like “The Jetsons!” It really has proven to be practical that I can turn on, turn off or adjust the brightness of the lights in any room where we have installed the Philips smart bulbs simply by speaking in the range of one of our several Amazon Echo devices - maybe Alexa is another member of the Jetson family! It is really great to adjust the brightness of any individual bulb or group of lights to whatever percentage we want simply by speaking. These smart LED bulbs offer a very comfortable lighting hue that is quite natural and easy one the eyes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up, great product

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    Nanntz
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    I was using Wemo switches for my lamps, but there were some down sides (Wemo is in and out; if you lose power, they don't come back on automatically). My kids are Hue users, so I bought into the system. I love it! It is easy to set up, easy to use, easy to link with Google Home....and the bulbs return to on if power is interrupted. I have several timers set (e.g., for bulbs to dim to nightlights overnight) and have linked all my bulbs to Smart Things. Highly recommend. I am going to covert all my smart lights to Hue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Philips Hue White A19 WIFi Smart LED Bulb 4pk

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    sageman
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    These bulbs are the bomb! Easy to set up except for renaming them if you wish. That's a little confusing for me anyway. Otherwise, they dim very well, are white only, and work in three way light switch also. Work very well with Alexa as long as you have Alexa and WiFi /network working properly. I find using these bulbs better than using switches or standard type bulbs because I don't get noise in them and they seem to dim lower. I took one star off because I found it somewhat confusing to name them in my particular set up but i should probably have called customer service for help since I'm a novice at this stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend