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Philips - Hue White Ambiance E12 Wi-Fi Smart LED Decorative Candle Bulb - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 300 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    longer than your standard candelabra bulb...

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    thutigger
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    Summary: It's another great bulb for the Hue system, but I wish I could give it 4.5 stars because it's slightly longer than any of our existing candelabra bulbs and sticks out of the lamps in a funny way where our old bulbs didn't... If you have a different lamp with a slightly bigger shade, then this is definitely a 5 star product for you. When I bought my starter pack of hue bulbs a few years ago, I had no idea how much I was going to fall in love with the system. Slowly, room by room, I've been converting the house to Hue. However I've been waiting years for Philips to release a candelabra base bulb in the US, and I ordered as soon as they were available. They just arrived and I was eager to swap them out so I could finally get some smart dimming into the bedroom... Setup: I ordered three bulbs and all of them were synced to the app within a minute. Setting up Hue bulbs is always the easiest smart device setup- no changing wifi networks or entering passwords. You just open the app, tap on Search, and a few moments later they show up. I'm pretty sure the longest part of the process is me figuring out what to name the bulb.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally some Hue bulbs for the bathroom lamp!!

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    Maflagulator
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    Due to the lighting fixture above the mirror in the bathroom having restricted sizing for how tall a bulb can be, I addition to being an E12 / Candelabra socket size, it was not possible to install a Phillips Hue bulb into this fixture. Now that Phillips has an E12 socket type of bulb I can do this. Note that I cannot use the dimmer switch with these (or any Phillips Hue bulbs) so I have installed the Phillips Hue Motion Sensor to trigger the lamps to turn on to the 6,500k color temp upon entering the room. Then I use a Phillips Hue Dimmer switch to adjust brightness and also turn them off. NOTE: This bulb does NOT offer COLORS. This is only for the white spectrum between WARM WHITE (approximately 3,000 Kelvin color temp) and DAYLIGHT WHITE (6,500 Kelvin color temp) and anything between those two. Also, just like the other Phillips Hue bulbs, when you cut power to them from a light switch, then power them back ON, they will default to the WARM/YELLOW color temp unfortunately. However, if they defaulted the lamp to the last color setting used, then no one would bother making much use of their ability to alter their color or scenes. So it seems to be by design that they are fighting lazy human behavior so that their product gets used properly.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work Great, I am impressed!

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    MemoND98
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    I purchased these to put in an outdoor light enclosure at my front door that has a dawn to dusk sensor that no longer works. I didn't want to replace the whole light enclosure, so I used these to replace the bulbs. I already had the Hue hub and some other bulbs in my living room, so I thought this would be the easiest work around the non-working sensors. Once I installed these I set the sunset to sunrise feature in the Hue app, and now the lights are on at dark and off during the day. I can even set the brightness and white color so it lights up my front door without annoying the neighbors! The only thing is that sometimes my wife forgets to use the app, or Alexa or Siri to turn off the lights, and turns off the switch instead which deactives the auto features. Overall, I love these bulbs and I am waiting for some of my other "dumb" bulbs to burn out so I can replace with Hue bulbs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue, Awesome. BB Shipping a joke

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    Icedming87
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    For the Positive: These little guys are great if you manage to buy the wrong fixture and not pay attention. The bridge is a bit limited with capacity and not linking 2 together however they just work out of the box and give you a bulb that will last 20 years. I give these bulbs a five and the phillips hue system a 4. Now on to the negative: The final 4 lights in my house to complete and BB ships me one and schedules the other 3 for in store pickup which was not selected on checkout. I should have just done in store pick up which was in stock. So now I have to go to the store anyways and I have one bulb. I will be buying form Amazon from now on as they delivered all five of the bulbs directly to my door the next day.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied with the purchase.

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    Rick
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    We purchased 6 of these lights for our two outside carriage light figures on both sides of our garage door. We have an existing Phillips Hue System with hub. It couldn't be easier to install and add to our existing HUB. Our outdoor garage lights now go on and off at sunset and sundown without needing to buy or install a timer. Really is "set it and forget it." I only wish they were less expensive and were a little brighter. One observation: Our garage door area is fairly distant from our Phillips HUE HUB / wifi. It is best to first plug in each light into a socket that is NEAR the hub and then ADD them to your system using the Hue software. Once added, we moved each light to the garage door fixtures. We have done this for several lights and never had an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another great Hue product by Philips

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    Josh
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    These E12 LED lamps from Philips deliver Hue smart controls to a nightlight-sized fixture. The lamp itself is larger than a standard filament-driven nightlight bulb, so be careful when sizing. I purchased these for a specialty table lamp, and they work perfectly on my existing Hue hub for smart home controls across Amazon Alexa devices and Apple HomeKit. Only negative is the price. These are nearly twice the price of a standard Hue lamp.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Brightness

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    G3n3vi3v310
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    I was tired of burning my fingers with regular light bulbs and had been wanting to make my room tech savy since getting my Echo. I was very hesitant in buying this at first because of the price, but let me say that this is WONDERFUL!!!. Even though it does not change colors, I still have the ambiance of colors that I can go from a white to a dark brown to a light blue. I bought two for my bedroom and it is 10x brighter than the regular bulbs I had, I can touch them without the fear of burning my fingers, and I can also control them with my Echo. Hands down 10/10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hue bulb

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    Omgbo
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    We recently got a chandelier light fixture on sale for a spot in our house with the expectations that I was going to toss some of the extra A19 hue bulbs we had in there, but turns out, "fancy" light fixture needs some E12 action. Immediately did store pickup for two of these hue bulbs and they've worked out perfectly. Setup is a breeze as you would expect and the range of warm/cool white is perfect for what we need. Wouldn't hesitate to get more of these when the need arises!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good bulbs for fixtures needing candelabra lights

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    Yoshi
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    Philips hue has an excellent line of lights. I wish they weren't so expensive, with fixtures that have multiple bulbs it adds up fast. These lights are on par with the regular ambiance lights but I think they are a little bit expensive for their form factor, and they do seem to slightly have less lux. That said, I do not regret using these in the fixtures I have that required candelabra lights. It does both the cool and warm tones quite well. I use these bulbs to naturally stimulate melatonin at night and to energize me while I'm studying.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Ryan
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    These are awesome. So versatile. You need to have the hub to connect bulbs to the internet, but really, really great. Can be controlled by Alexa or Google Home, and the light tones can be shifted from warm lighting to cool daylight and everything in between which is nice if you decide to change the lighting tones in a room, or change tones for the time of day or mood.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product with one flaw

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    In2Tech
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    I have several Philips Hue bulbs in my home including this one. I had no issues setting-up the bridge and bulbs. They all work flawlessly as programmed in the Hue app and Apple HomeKit. There is one issue that I have with this bulb and the Hue system in general. If there is a power outage, any Hue bulb connected to the network will come on automatically when the power is restored. Even if the bulb was turned off before the outage.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect solution for ceiling fans

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    DadeMurphy
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    These are a perfect solution for many ceiling fans, In my case, most companies do not yet make a candelabra size yet. I was looking for a solution that would fit all of my needs. Hue was it. I can access remotely, use with Google Home, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, and access remotely through the native app as well. If i chose to get colored bulbs, could also add accent lighting if we chose. This was the perfect solution for me and was very easy to get up and running

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product...but

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    KyGat
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    This is a great product. We have completely changed out the bulbs in all of the fans throughout our house. The convienence of using Alexa to turn lights off an on around the house hands free is a game changer. My only but...is the price. I look forward to these hopefully coming down in price in the future. At this point it become a pretty substantial investment pretty quickly.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Screw in, and there will be light

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    Gawwnfishn
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    Im a big fan of the HUE line up. We just moved into our new house and needed a couple of these. As normal, screw them in, open the app, add them, and tell Siri to turn them off. Hue had been super easy to install, use and general overall experience. You could talk and non-tech savvy person through the install over a phone no problem and they be done in 5 min. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Provides good light for small bulb

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    Rodger
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    I got 3 of these for use above my kitchen island. They worked great for a few weeks. After that, one of them began to fail and turned off without instructions. I returned it to Best Buy for another. Glad I was Elite+ as I turned it in after 43 days. If you have one that begins to fail, turn it in right away. Other than that, I like mine and recommend them to everyone. But they cost $30 each.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Apple Home Kit & Alexa

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    MimiJ
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    I purchased 10 of the Phillips Hue Smart LED Candle Bulbs to replace regular LED bulbs in my living and dining room chandeliers. I had previously replaced all regular LED bulbs in lamps throughout my house. They work great with Apple Home Kit and with Alexa. The convenience and ability to schedule or turn lights on/off remotely puts my mind at ease when I am away from home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect E12 smart lights

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    Shyam
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    After reading a lot of online reviews, I realized the first step for home automation is to install smart lights. I opted for Philips Hue system as because they were dependable and had an excellent smartphone app to control lighting. On the price side, the smart bulbs are on the higher end, but I believe it's a one time investment.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Bulbs

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    DominiqueAthis
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    I have multiple HUE lights but this is by far the most expensive. Oh well; as far as quality I wish they were brighter. I use them as my coach lights in the front of the house. I never have to deal with the hassle of remembering to turn them on/off so for that alone I love them

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lights

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    ScottB
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    I've been waiting for Hue to come out with this type of light. I have one of these in a stairway and now with this version I can remotely turn it off instead of having to reach behind a bookcase to flip the switch. This lightbulb is just like regular Hue bulbs so if you know them then you'll be familiar with this. Very easy to use. Highly recommend.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bight vibrant colors

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    John
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    I was skeptical about buying these lights because they are expensive, but since most of my lights are Hue lights in my house, I wanted to control my ceiling fan lights and regular size Hue bulbs wouldn't fit. These lights are small, but bright and I can dim them with the Hue dimmer remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend