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Philips - Hue White Ambiance Retrofit LED Downlight - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy installation, setup and works with Alexa

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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. This style was purchased for use in a bathroom that I converted one of the 4 can lights on a single switch to use as a ceiling fan and would need to be on all the time. Solution: 1. Already had the hub 2. Three Hue retro fits 3. A Hue remote switch Install, program and several dollars cheaper than an electrician to run new wiring for the fan. 4. Create routines with Alexa 5. Happy wife Also have some colored bulbs, highly recommend getting some

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Lights and Modes, occasionally buggy app

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    Thomas
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    I purchased 6 of these downlights for my basement remodel. They are easy to install into any recessed light housing and the build quality is very high. Adding them to my hue app was simple, although two of them required me to manually enter the serial number in order to add. The best feature of these lights is the ability to change the color temperature of the light. This is great in the basement where sometimes I want more of a daylight white when I'm working on something and other times require a softer white. I enjoy being able to set up scenes, such as turning off the lights over the TV in order to reduce glare or bringing all of the lights down low when I'm watching a movie. My only complaint on these lights is occasionally the hue app can be a little buggy, and the lights either get out of sync on color temperature or forget what they were set to when being power cycled.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but expensive

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    Coqui
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    I purchase four of these Downlights to replace 4 regular Dimmable LED Downlights in my living room. Primary reason for the switch was to have them work with Alexa, and be able to incorporate into my smart home routines. Setup and installation was fast and easy. Now I have voice control and routines set up to turn on when I enter my house after sunset. Yes they are dimmable, but I don’t understand the claim of 50,000 shades of white. Who can actually differentiate 50,000 shades of white? Anyway begin hue lights they are fully compatible with Alexa and SmartThings and I am satisfied with my purchase. Four Stars only since they are kind of expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Beware - issues with 3 way switches

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    Dubya
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    I bought 8 of these lights to use on my exterior eves. One of the lights quit working. When I called Phillips to inquire about a warranty or solution, the first question I was asked was if the light was used on a circuit with a dimmer or 3-way switch. The light was on a circuit with a 3-way switch, which is extremely common. Phillips didn’t care if there was an issue with the manufacturing of the light, they simply wanted wanted to find a way not to have to warrant their product which apparently doesn’t work with most light circuits in homes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lights

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    RoyLA
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    I'm a big fan of these lights. A couple of things i've noticed: 1) Default settings aren't that bright. I freaked out at first. Use the pre set setting of 'Energized' as this will give you the bright setting you are looking for. 2) When installing them, open up the 3 clips as wide as possible and then make sure when you twist them into the cans, that they are tight. I had one that i didn't do tight enough and ended up coming loose and falling out. My bad and i've learnt since.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install, works great

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    TomDSM
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    I was shocked how easy these downlights were to install into our bathroom recessed overhead light cans. Literally took 45 seconds. Like all Hue lights, to work you must already have a Hue Bridge and a Hue lightswitch. While I wish they would sell full spectrum colored light versions, I am amazed at how different qualities (cool vs. warm) of light are possible, and what a difference it can make. Bathroom now feels like a spa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Expected

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    IceHouse
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    Totally surprised at how easy these were to install and setup on the Hue app! Everything you need comes in the box. Got these for my front porch as I hated not being able to change the brightness - well now I have several themes and variants to provide just the exact amount of light needed to fit my mood..lol These are all self contained and easy-peasy to install. Very high quality...extremely happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

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    theclothdetective
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    Since this lamp is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, I installed this over my front door. Since the light color may be adjusted from warm to cool white, I was able to tweak the color to the perfect color to show off my front entrance. I love the fact that I can adjust the dim level from my iPhone as I want (like when I receive an alert from my Ring Doorbell)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well, we keep adding them throughout home

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    sjaustin
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    We have put these in 3 rooms so far and plan to keep adding them to replace the many can lights throughout the house. We have BR40s, so have to go with this type since Philips doesn't make a BR40 Hue. The only issue is some small insects got into one of them, but Phillips instructed me on how to open up the housing to clean it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally have a smart kitchen

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    Gary
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    Lights were easy to install. The light bulb attachment screws directly into the outlet and the fixture fits snug into the recessed can lighting. Set up 5 lights and synced with the Hue hub in less than 15 minutes. The lights have (blue) ambience in addition to the traditional white tones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great, easy install

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    AustinChris
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    Fit perfect in our BR40 cutouts in the study. Was so tired of constantly changing BR40 bulbs. Have already had Hue bulbs elsewhere in the house, so was excited to see these so we could use Alexa. Just needed to learn to use a twist motion for getting them installed and they went in fine. They are just bright enough to work well for us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome with a small issue

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    Janna
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    I love that I was able to swap out my recessed lights for smart lights, however, they all didn't sit right in each can and don't really give an option to ensure they sit flush on the ceiling. Most sit well enough to not notice. I really love the Philips Hue lighting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Samantha
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    Easy to install - this works great when I have my hands full and need to turn on the light or when I forget to turn the light off and I’m in a different room. Of course you have to have the Google Home to command it. I definitly want these lights throughout my whole house (eventually). Price is worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good if it fits

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    Apmusic
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    We were retrofitting these in our basement and had a little trouble at first until we realized the tabs move and it’s very easy to lock in place. (Any bigger of a hole and it wouldn’t have fit.) very bright and every even light distribution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked as expected.

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    Neededlights
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    Worked as expected. Replaced on lights these lights fit perfectly. Had to figure out how to latch them to n but once I got one in the install was easy. If I had say say one negative it would be they don’t change colors. Just different hues of white.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Recessed Smart Light!

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    dmayer5
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    I prefer utilizing smart dimmers but I didn't want to get one just for our entry door recessed light. It was super easy to install and quick to link with my Echo. I love the fact we can dim the light and choose the shade white that we prefer, great price for a recessed light!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VOICE CONTROLLED LIVING ROOM LIGHTING

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    Rick
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    New recessed voice controlled lighting making life easier. I had them installed in the kitchen, hallway, and living room. Now when I forget to shut off the kitchen lights, I can be in my living room and command the lights to turn off...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

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    Slewis
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    I bought one to try it. Then bought 3 more to finish the job. They honestly could be a little brighter but I’m not disappointed. I like being able to control them when away. Cheaper to run then the 4 pin bulbs that were installed. I plan on doing more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade for my home

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    Tranquilwaters
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    The br40 incandescent lights are no longer available for my ceiling can lights. These LED lights were very easy to install and look much better than what I had before. Also energy efficicient. Easy to control with Alexa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super easy to fit!

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    seeKEVINgo
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    So easy to fit into existing opening. Works like a charm. Be aware that you may need to buy an additional trim ring if your opening is closer to 6 inches. This is a pretty compact unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend