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Philips - Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart LED Bulb - Multicolor-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 3760 reviews

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad, in a hard market

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    Brilstern
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    I’m overall pretty satisfied with Phillips Hue light. It has its quirks and every once in a while Siri or Alexa say it’s not there, but it usually fixes itself pretty quickly. The app is pretty easy to use and it adds the bulbs pretty seamlessly. I tend to just use Siri, the HomeKit App, and Alexa so it’s pretty hands free. One thing to think of when purchasing any Phillips hue item is your internet technology. I use Orobi’s mesh whole house wireless system, which doesn’t really seam to cause any problems other than the hub. If the hub is too close to your Orbi it acts a little weird, and I have noticed an issue where I am connected to one Orbi and my Philips Hub is connected to another and it doesn’t recognize that I am connected to it. This has been reported but I don’t know that it’s 100% fixed. I still rated this product a 5 because it works as described, and all the underlying issues are not this device but supporting devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love all the lightning options these give!

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    MemoND98
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    This my first attempt at "smart lightning" and I am hooked! I installed these in an overhead fan enclosure in my living room. The initial setup was a little confusing with the Hue and HomeKit apps. Once I figured out that you want to set them up in Hue first, then HomeKit will pick up the settings. I also added an Amazon Echo dot to be able to do voice control and they work just as well with Alexa as they do with Siri. Since then, I have added on several more rooms including the kitchen and dining room with Hue lights. I have even added one to my front door light which had a dusk to dawn sensor that no longer works. I set the bulb to turn on at sunset and off at sunrise, and it works flawlessly! The only setback is that my wife is not used to having the light-switch on the on position all the time and sometimes will turn them off there instead of using Siri or Alexa voice control..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Philips - Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Add-on

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    Retiredusmc
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    The bulbs are awesome, I replaced 95% of the lighting in my house with these bulbs and they work excellent!!!. Easy to setup, I give five stars because the bulbs are great, however the Home kit and Hue app is another story, because sometimes its hit or miss with the light, however overall most of the time the light work with the app Pros: Easy to setup Works well with Siri Colors are bold and you can run the gammit with color combinations Cons: The Hue app and Home app needs update , Phillips needs to invest heavily in the app as other apps to control and change the bulbs are years ahead of the basic hue app. I use the app to setup the bulbs I have found several other apps that are way better to use with setting up color scenes etc. Other than the app, the bulbs have been awesome!! Super easy to setup and super easy to add new bulbs. The bulbs are expensive though over 2k to setup 95% of my house complete with Phillips Hue Switches

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Addicting and cool but there's room for improvemen

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    Ontik
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    It's definitely a one of a kind experience and I love my hue color bulbs. So far, I have gotten 12 light bulbs and 4 strips and thinking about getting few more. Of course, these bulbs are expensive and that's what's holding me. I believe these bulbs are a bit overpriced for what they offer. When Hue will have some worthy competition in the market, the price will come down. My biggest complaint however is the brightness, the only time you'll enjoy the advertised 8000 lumens or so brightness is when your lights are on daylight mode. For larger rooms, the color bulbs don't emit a whole lot of brightness. In my main floor (living room, kitchen, dining) - I have setup majority of my lights and the effect is definitely worth the money I have spent. Be aware, this is going to get addictive and voice control via Google Home needs some work while Alexa seem to work better at controlling hue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    1 user system

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    XYYZZZ
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    First I have bought several of these a couple times despite their major flaw(s). Those are, when you turn them off they DO NOT come back on the color setting they were on. So the only way to get them back to that is to use your phone. However if your phone is in your pocket and you are out of the house well to bad so sad for the folks at home. I tried to set up a lighting tablet to leave behind but apparently it's not supported on a Galaxy Tab 2 which is a little over a year old, so I tried to set it up on the den laptop and there are no windows apps. So I set it up on Alexia and on off and dim work individually per bulb ( If you label them so like Ceiling light 1 table light 2 etc) Or collectively if you make a separate command to bundle them like Family room lights. All of that programming takes a bit of learning. Then if you want colors and special scenes you have to do all that underling for each one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite color option bulb so far

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    TechnoGeek101
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    When I first got this I didn't think it would be bright enough especially with my glass cover that goes on the ceiling fan. But once I saw the amount of leds it had to be bright enough. I used a standard bulb in the ceiling fan while having a regular led bulb in my desk lamp. The desk led bulb compared to the recipe bulb from Phillips Hue. Almost similar to brightness this has way more options. You can change the color to anything you want using your device with the color graph they give you and just slowly swipe your device to the color you want. It also has compatible apps that this bulb has you can make your lights dance to the music or just set your bulb to your current mood setting. Concentrate, Relax, Energize and Read. Sorry for the long review but I wanted someone who is really looking to upgrade their home to a smart home then this is the option for you. I recommend it 100%.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't know what you're missing

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    Carlson275
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    Like many others, i originally peaked into these and saw 50 a pop, so i got scared away. Well with all these seasonal sales and tipping my toes into alexa control at home, i bought a bunch to try out. I figure at the very very least, we will love using these to simply dim the lights at night because we love the ambiance xmas lights give and get sad once we take em down. Well so far we love that feature and so much more!! I like having remote access to turn lights on for our dog when we're away, i love the programmed time so when i wake up my downstairs light is already on, and we even use the colors more than we thought to help set moods for cleaning, working, or misc! Never thought id love these as much as we have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can’t function without them

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    iPhoneAccessoryFan
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    I was one of those people who thought smart home features were A) out of my price range and B) completely unnecessary. After I purchased my Amazon Echo I’ve seen Philips come out with more affordable bulbs (that last forever btw) and the features make them much more dynamic than a simple on/off lightbulb. The different colors, syncing to music, slowly turning on as an alarm. All of it is incredibly intuitive and unobtrusively useful. The only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 was that sometimes the bulbs can lose connection if left on for an extended amount of time. I would give a command to turn it off, and it would go off and come right back on. Didn’t matter if it was voice controlled or the app. Small glitch, would still highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good performance & features

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    Kammen77
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    If you are in the market for a bulb with a full color spectrum, these are good. For the price the software offers many options, from color customization to on off timers grouping and internet remote access. The colors are are good, some colors don't come through as accurate as others. They give off a good amount of light but, in my opinion for the cost they could afford more. Now as for connectivity, you will to have a hub to use them, with that said if you only need a couple if bulbs, not so great but if you plan on getting a lot of these or any hue bulb it's a good thing, as this will take a load off of you wifi traffic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the colored Lights

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    JayLight
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    I have a mixture of colored lights as well as the white lights from Philips, and I need the option of using colors even in places where I may not use them all the time, like for instance, the overhead ceiling fan in the living room. I mostly use soft white light there, but its worth the extra money for the times I do use color. There are certain rooms where I only need the cheaper white version, like the bathroom and hallway. No need to have my bathroom red, when I'm in there, I need to see, and same with the hallway. In the hallway, I have a Philips sensor that turns the hallway lights on when I walk in the door, for this as well, I only need the white lights. Everything else, give me all the color!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Range of Colors

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    Kevin06Vino
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    I purchased three of these for use as my exterior lights (enclosed fixtures). I had heard concerns of the prior generations not having the best range of colors, and when the new gen came out, I read positive reviews and took the plunge. They are pricey as single bulbs; however, I am using them as holiday decorations as well. For Christmas, I would change the colors from white, to Green to Red, depending on the day, and my mood. I also have them grouped in Apple Homekit for automation purposes. I have them triggered to come on at sunset, and turn off at 11pm, then turn on again at 5am and turn off at sunrise. I have piece of mind knowing that I get a little security from automation and a benefit is the ability to change the color of the lights. I am quite pleased and plan to purchase more to use elsewhere around the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Product works great - easy set-up

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    GroovyMan
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    The Phillips Hues color changing stand alone light bulbs are easy to use and work great. I have more than one in my house. The only con is that they are on the pricey side, but they are worth in when you consider the time and ease in set-up compared to the aggravation when getting other systems to work (like WeMo). There are periodic sales that make them even more appealing - they have a long life - haven't had one fail yet. Nice for the holiday seasons - click of a button and they can be orange for Halloween, red or green for Christmas. I have begun to wonder if having too many in the house began to pull down my internet bandwidth though? Overall I would still recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid bulb but a bit pricey

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    OtayLocal
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    I like that you can choose different shades of white. Cool whites are nice in the early mornings and the warmer whites are easy on the eyes at night. I knocked off a star bc you can't set a schedule for the white to transition from cool to warm automatically (at least not at the time of this review). It would have been a nice transition to go from a cool white for late afternoons to a warm white when it gets darker. I don't tinker with the colors too much but the kids like it. I need to try the app that lets you sync what you're watching on tv with the color of the bulb. I was actually planning on just buying the bulb that had the different temperatures of white but they were sold out (even on Amazon). I would have saved around $20 but I still don't regret buying this more expensive bulb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these bulbs

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    Gamerchick970109
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    I had been thinking about buying the starter kit for a while and finally took the plunge and went deep. We bought these bulbs in addition to the starter kit on Black Friday and ended up buying even more bulbs on Cyber Monday. It is super fun changing the bulb colors for different parts of the house. I never knew something so simple could bring so much joy. Setting it up took a while and required some research on YouTube. It seems to work best with Siri, using Apple HomeKit (that home icon that comes with the iOS update) than with Amazon Alexa. I think there are still some kinks to be addressed, as I need to ask twice to change lights, but all in all, we are totally happy with these bulbs. Let's hope they last at least 3 years or so as they are pretty pricey bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smart Bulb Believer

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    gabev9044
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    Bought these to expand a third gen starter kit I purchased around christmas. After taking the plunge with $50 bulbs, it works just as I expected. Accurate colors and fast enough response time for my needs. I really like how I can automate my whole home based on preset schedules, or turn on and off certain lights when I get home. Only downsides I've come across are buggy software when rearranging light bulbs room to room solved by a total reset. Also, I wish Alexa was more integrated, as you can only turn lights on and off, not the color. Price is the biggest barrier to entry for people on the fence, but if you can afford it, I would definitely recommend. Its an awesome home upgrade!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great System

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    randomenickname57
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    I only use Hue lights in our smarthome ecosystem, the primary benefit being they don't hog the wifi. Instead of each independent light piggybacking on the wifi, hue has a hub that the lights communicate with (not via wifi). That hub is then hardwired to the router. The hue lights might be more expensive than many other smart lights, but many of the other lights will potentially interfere with/bog down your wifi. If you are starting from scratch, at least consider this option before investing in wifi only lights. Also, one hub is more than sufficient for a home (you can pair something like 150 lights per hub).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Strobe/flashing/disco/color scenes and more...

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    LindaCT
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    These Hue 3rd generation color bulbs are very versatile. I love the color scenes and mood lighting for ambiance. I also bought an app that will enhance every aspect of the Hue color lights if you like a little excitement in your life. With the app the bulbs use the disco effect with strobe lights, flashing color lights, etc. all going to the beat of the music through my cell phone. I have a great room that is 45' x 24'' and with just 5 color lights in the room and a couple plain white, at night it looks like a night club with the lights set to whatever I want. Would be great for a karaoke night. They will even go back to plain white lights for reading, etc. when color is not in use and will dim when you tell Echo to dim to 50% etc. There is no end to what you can do with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Creative Experiences

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    dstritz
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    The Philips Hue color lights bring any type of mood-setting ambience to your home. Whether it's Savannah Sunset, Arctic Aurora (see pics) or any type of scene you can come up with, the Hue lights are very versatile. You can download the Hue app on your phone and watch your house come alive. It can also be voice-controlled through Amazon Alexa or Google Home. The starter kit is currently $250 (a set of four lights and a hub), and each additional light is $50. You can even set the lights to match music played in the house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great if all your bulbs 3rd gen...

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    Josh
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    I have been adding a couple bulbs at a time to my system in the basement. There is a total if 15 bulbs. So I get home and install this one and notice that it stands out from the rest on greens, blues, and other colors. It's the new 3rd gen bulb, and the 2nd gen bulbs will be gone eventually from the online surplus. All my other bulbs are 2nd gen. So basically if your starting a new system or buying bulbs for a different room, they work great. But if your adding to an existing room, they won't match!!!!! Phillips said they wouldn't let me upgrade and I'd have to buy all new bulbs if I want them to match. So basically I'm stuck. Phillips also did recommend I look online for a gen 2 bulb to fill the rest of the spots of that room. Thanks!......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but Worth It

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    Zakh
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    Is it really necessary to be able to change the color of your environment on a whim? No - but it is delightful. I love putting on pink and blue lights together - creates a relaxing environment. Being able to come home and tell my Amazon Echo to turn on the lights is awesome. These do require having a hub plugged into wall unlike some LED bulbs, which is a downside - but the hub and the lights are then fairly painless to set up. And while they're expensive, keep in mind they'll last a long, long time. I started off with one discounted kit of a hub and three bulbs, now I have 7 color bulbs, a Hue go, Hue light strip, and Hue bloom. Non-color bulbs are a lot cheaper, I have some of those for the bathrooms and such. I really enjoy these.

    I would recommend this to a friend