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Philips - Hue White Ambiance Dimmable BR30 Wi-Fi Smart LED Floodlight Bulb (2-Pack) - Adjustable White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 637 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Warning! May Cause Weight Gain!

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    Jim2018
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    "Hey Alexa, Turn off kitchen lights" Yeah, It's that simple! Now that every light in my house is a Philips Hue of some sort, I sit on the couch and control the lights not having to move a muscle. Nothing worse than getting comfy on the couch and look over and realize you left the lights on in the kitchen (that's 7 lights for me) Have I gained weight? Probably not but, I feel so lazy. LOL. All jokes aside, There are so many ways to use these lights. I was in a room in the back of the house and thought I heard a noise in the front of the house. I told Alexa to turn on "ALL" lights and she lit this house up like a stadium! I was able to walk through the house and see everything without stumbling for light switches. Think about the elderly or a disabled person, how convenient it would be for them to turn on a light before entering a room instead of going to a dark room then getting the light on. These lights can be controlled from anywhere with the app on your cell phone. I found it easier to enter the serial numbers instead of having the app look for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lower Light Output

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    jbc2

    I have a Philips Hue bridge and a number of the Hue white A19 bulbs, with which I have been very pleased. When I saw they also had these BR30 floodlight bulbs, I bought four of them to replace compact fluorescent floodlights that I have had for several years in recessed cans (6 inch diameter) in my kitchen. What I did not notice until I got home is that these are smaller (3.7 in. x 5.2 in.) than the floodlights I was replacing (4.7 in x 6.2 in.) and produced significantly less light output (just 680 lumens vs. 1150 lumens). While they were exactly as described in the specifications, and worked perfectly with the Philips Hue bridge, their lesser light output was insufficient for my needs -- so regrettably, I will be returning them. I hope that as this product line continues to develop, Philips will come out with higher- output BR30 bulbs designed for the larger-diameter can fixtures.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lighting

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    Labby
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    I have track lights in my living room, and was originally going to change the dimmer switch to a smart dimmer. It did not work out (turned out to be one of the only switch boxes in the house without an available neutral wire.). After considering options, I decided go with changing the bulbs. So glad! It turned out to be the better option in the long run. The led bulbs are much more efficient than the halogens that they replaced. They are nice and bright white when needed for reading and offer so many brightness and shade options for other activities. I also put one in my entry way, which had a cfl in the recessed fixture. Works great! I love being able to include these bulbs in home automation programs and also to be able to control via voice. They are a bit expensive, but led bulbs last and these offer good functionality. The preset scenes in the Hue app for these bulbs are very nice, plus you can create your own. Integration with SmartThings, Alexa and Stringify flows is a snap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not sure it's worth it

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    Nick500
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    Bought these (pack of two) for my living room, now returning to the store. These are good lights (although not very bright), they perform as expected but honestly I do not see how this $50 pair is principally better compared to regular LED lightbulbs that would be like 7 bucks each, have a warm spectrum and are dimmable. The principal question you need to ask yourself is if it is important for you that the light changes spectrum from warm to cold under some circumstances. The second question is if you want to dim your lights using a phone / iPad or with an in-wall dimmer. You can also set up that they turn on at certain time. In our case, we started using them just as regular warm bulb and that we also prefer an installed dimmer + movement detector instead of an app. There is clearly no reason to have both. I've also bought several new generation bulbs that change colors that we use for the pourch. These are more fun, they offer great variety of things you can do. But in this case, not so sure.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I regret every "white" Ambiance non color i have

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    CapitalCityNit
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    I have a fairly extensive Philips Hue environment in my apartment and I honestly don't know how I dealt with prior light bulbs before investing in this. I will say, after getting everything set up... I wish I would have splurged on the color bulbs from the get go, as they provide all the same shades of white that the Ambiance do... (At least to my eyes they do) Highly recommend Philips Hue, but take my advice, go for a fully immersible color environment. If you buy 1 bulb in color, you're kidding yourself if you don't look back and wish they all put out the same spectrum of color.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality product. Great light control.

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    Larry
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    All of our living room and bedroom lights are Philips Hue bulbs. These bulbs give us control that we wouldn't otherwise have. These flood bulbs are in the ceiling on a single circuit. No dimmer. With the Hue app, we can control each bulb individually, having different bulbs on and controlling the brightness. Together with the other Hue bulbs in the room, we have created scenes for different occassions - reading, watching TV, entertaining, etc. We can also control them using our Amazon Echo. We have also created Routines that allow us to set different scenes in each room using a single verbal command. "Alexa, good night" turns off all living room lights and turns on two bedroom lights at half brightness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Replacements for Can Lights

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    Kevin06Vino
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    I purchased 4 sets of these to replace all of the can lights in my kitchen. One of the biggest selling features of these are the ability to control the temperature/color of the bulbs. I have some older LEDs; however, the light is quite harsh and can't be adjusted. Enter these Hue BR30s - The perfect answer for my struggle. I have them grouped together as "Kitchen Table" to control their brightness and temperature from the Homekit app. I occasionally get the "light not available" from the app; however, when controlled from the Hue Dimmer Remote, I have no problems turning them on/off. A spendy investment of a couple hundred dollars to replace all of my overhead lights, but with the anticipated life of 25k hours, I'm not too concerned. The ability to integrate with Apple HomeKit and automation really sold me on these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for new finished basement

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    ampedtwiz
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    BR-30 are the standard for in-ceiling lighting, and these Phillips Hue BR-30 smart light bulbs are a great way to add "intelligence" to your smart home. They are easy to setup as long as you have the required Phillips Hue Bridge already in place. These bulbs can be controlled by a free app on your Apple or Android phone or by the Amazon Echo/Dot or Google Home voice controlled assistants. The other important thing to understand is the light itself. These bulbs have 680 lumens of brightness and are just as bright as the standard bulbs that my contractor had installed in the rest of the ceiling light fixtures. I can't tell the difference between these bulbs and standard ones until i change the color temperature from warm to cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Kitchen

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    KevinB
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    I bought these bulbs (2 pack) to replace the two spotlights that are way up high in the vaulted ceiling in my kitchen. Each one lights a work area (stove and sink). I like being able to change the color temperature from a warmer, less intense white (early morning, just out of bed, making coffee) to a very intense white for reading recipes while cooking. These lights do not change color (red, green, blue, etc.). They are just white bulbs and one can simply adjust the brightness and color temperature. The only negative I have about these lights is that I wish they were brighter at their highest setting. It would be nice to have more than 680 lumens so that one could really crank up the light for work areas when needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Lights

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    SteelbookCollector
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    These are the non color changing, so the only thing you can do with these is change the white levels which for certain rooms is perfect. I've got these in my kitchen, i just replaced the recessed lighting with these bulbs, synced them and named them on the app, and was good to go. Same with the color lights, on these you have the options to change the scenes to: - Relax - Read - Concentrate - Energize Going from a yellowish white to a bright blue white with those scenes. Cooking in the kitchen with Energize on is pretty fun. I couldn't be happier and with them tied to the motion sensor that Philip Hue offers, it is a wining combination.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart Flood Lights

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    Redbandit
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    I bought the hub and A19 bulbs together with these BR30 (flood lights) bulbs. I placed these at my front porch (outdoor but under shelter). The entire Hue system has been working flawlessly for me. I was able to set these to turn on/off automatically using the sunset/sunrise feature. As long as you can receive wifi at the location where you are placing the bulb, it should work fine (each individual bulb also acts as an extender to broadcast the wifi signal). One tip in the event that the bulb cannot be detected, is to key in the bulb ID in the app during the search - this has worked for me every single time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful colors and lighting control

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    jman
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    This light bulb has really worked well for us. The colors that it produces are vibrant and unique. I particularly like the flickering candle effect that one of the free apps produces. Also, the integration with Google Home has been seamless. You can change colors, dim, brighten, turn on and off all very easily with a simple voice command. Our only complaint is that it occasionally comes on by itself. We haven't yet worked with their support line to figure out if it's a problem with the app or due to sensitivity to power surges or just what may be causing it. But, other than that, I really love the bulb. I have three in my home right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great General Use Lights for the Home

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    TJ757
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    These Hue lights are excellent LED lights that replace a typical BR30 spot light. They have good light output and more importantly can be adjusted to different levels of white to yellow to almost orange glow. They are very easy to setup with the Hue app and hub and can be grouped however you want. I have strip lights that run from a loft bedroom over the living room and can now control different sections of it by creating groups. These can also be easily controlled via Alexa, including setting them up in different scenes and now in routines with other functions such as turning the TV and lights on. Get 'em!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive, but great.

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    DigitalBrad
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    I love HUE lights. These are perfect for people that are renting and can't install dimmer switches. Also great to be able to control from Siri or a Harmony remote. You can adjust the color temperature with these bulbs so you can have it look exactly the way you want. I think these things are way overpriced, but they are addicting. They are like potato chips and you'll want more. Try to catch them on sale and have fun enhancing the ambiance of your crib.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok but doesn't match well with Hue Color BR30's

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    gadgetman
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    I got these hoping that they'd blend in well with my existing Hue Color BR30's so I could save some money for some areas of my first floor can lights. Unfortunately these are slightly different shaped than the Hue Color BR30's and the color of the light is slightly different. I was hoping that at least the colors would be similar but I noticed especially in dim light I could tell the difference. I ended up returning these in favor of having Hue BR30's for consistency. If you don't care about having all the color options then this light is for you... just don't expect them to mix well if you already have existing Hue Color BR30's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition

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    konuohas
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    I had to purchase this bulbs to add to my Philip Hue family of bulbs. I got this bulbs for my backyard as i usually forget to either turn it on or off most times. Being able to automate it would ease that and solve it. I am extremely happy with my purchase as I have being able to automate the backyard lights and I do not have to worry about turning it on or off anymore. It comes on at 7pm and off at 7am daily. With 20 years life span, I will not touch my backyard switch for a long time. I completely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs better instructions

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    Robert
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    The product itself appears good, time will only tell reveal true quality and price value. Down side is the software/app compatibility. As a single outlet seems to work fine. However paired on a single outlet the pair do not always work well with Alexa. Cannot seem to isolate the problem, two echoes, wifi reception, or the programming as documentation is lacking. Both bulbs sink up sometimes, sometimes not with only one bulb operating and not always the same bulb. Program shows as device unreachable. Love the product and concept, however appears to be a work in progress can only hope for improvement.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4 stars b/c of price

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    Xoxls
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    Im not sure how long these ridiculously expensive bulbs will last, but im in love! I bought these to accompany my echo plus (hub) to turn on the lights without having to flick the switch. how lazy am I? it works great and the setup was super ez. I didn't buy the warranty on the bulbs b/c it was only for 2 years and im hoping they will last longer then that; however, when the bulb fell out of my hand from 5 feet up and hit the ground I wished I had! NOTE: it didn't break and it still works so maybe it was worth $25.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but expensive

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    Hitmannn3000
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    Great but expensive! I have about two dozen recessed lights and a bunch of lamps in my condo. Decided to upgrade with some expendable coin and these lights do not disappoint. I would give it five stars if it were not for the price. Highly recommend and if it were 10 to 20 bucks cheaper per bulb that would be perfect. Be wary that these lights are not pure white spot lights. Even at its brightest setting you will not get the lumen quality of some other less expensive LED floodlight bulbs. But heck, those bulbs won't turn off at the sound of your voice when paired with google home.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    overpriced for plastic

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    lsxox
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    these bulbs work great for dimming and changing the color white. $25 for a plastic bulb seems a lot pricey; however, when I was installing it I dropped it 5ft and it didn't smash and it still worked so maybe it being plastic was a good thing.I love having them set up with Alexa, but u have to be VERY specific what u ask for otherwise they don't turn on. the other thing that sucks is when a power surge happens and the power comes back on I come home to a house that has all of the lights blaring!

    I would recommend this to a friend