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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

    Such a cool toy

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    Anonymous
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    I was skeptical of these when they first came out, but ever since I've gotten a room filled with them & discovered the magic that is IFTTT, it's just been nothing but fun. I admit these can be rather pricey, but if you happen to get them on sale, I recommend getting a couple & playing around with them. Having different triggers such as changing the colors if it starts to rain, or your team colors to celebrate a win, or telling Alexa "trigger party time" and having them change different colors.. They're silly, but fun. Even for simple tasks, such as "turn on when my alarm goes off," or on when I arrive home, off when I leave, things like that, are helpful & a nice change of pace you get used to enjoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Personal Lightning Storm

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    bmbrboi
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    You read that right. I upgraded my bedside table lamps to these bad boys. As soon as I installed them I downloaded the lightning app that integrates with Hue. OMG! Go ahead and pair your phone to your surround sound. Close the curtains, kick back on the bed and prepare to be amazed! There is nothing better than the sounds of rain with some true to life flashes of lighting in the comfort of your own home. The range of colors is endless. 16 million?! There is no way you could ever run out of color options. My wife enjoys being able to set the lamps to match the accent colors of the room. Adds that little bit of wow factor for your guests. I'm contemplating changing all of my white hue bulbs to the color ones! Only downside is the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Tech Geek Must Have.

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    Wusta
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    I started off with a couple of these bulbs just to try them out to see what the hype was. Now I have them in almost every light fixture in the house. Super convenient having the ability to control the light with my voice using Google Home. I love the ability to change the lighting colors and scenes from bright to a cool relaxing blue, etc. There are many apps out there as well that let you extend the ability and usefulness of the lights. I have certain lights that will flash when the doorbell rings just in case I don't hear the bell. I also have a timer set to flash the lights so my kids know when to start getting ready for bed. This is technology I never thought I would need or want until I tried it. Now I am hooked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Idea

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    Zinethar
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    I love these lights and all the great things I can currently do with them! I have 2 sensors so I never touch the light switch in the living room or bedroom. They know when I come in and turn on and know when I leave and turn off. I can tell my google home to change their color or brightness. I can use my Android phone (iPhones also work) to set scenes and the mood in the room. Only negatives are the extremely high cost (which I suppose is normal when on the cutting edge of something new) and the currently limited functions easily available using Google Home. If I want to do something Google doesn't understand I can program it using IFTTT. Fantastic and easy! This is the future and I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Revolutionary Bulb and System

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    Ddflima

    I own hue since 2015 and had started my system with a color Starter Kit 2nd gen, 3 white warm only, 1 dimmer switch and 1 tap. I was really happy about easy of use and installation, integration with Harmony (Logitech) and HomeKit (apple) and the price when compared to wired automations systems. What I want to share is that 3rd gen white and color bulbs have a great enhancement in colors accuracy. This is easily noticed when you put different generations bulbs together in the same room. It is worth it. Now greens and blues are really accurate. And I would also mention that the dimmer switch has been software upgraded and has a configuration that changes up to 5 scenes by clicling the On button. you set the desired scenes in the hue app. wonderful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super easy to add to the hub!

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    Jacob
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    I recently made the dive into the Smart Home setup by purchasing a Google Home and then branching out from there. The second purchase was the Philips Hue light bulbs. I set up two of the initial bulbs from the Philips Hue start Kit and then got the hub going and played with only the two bulbs in individual lights. I place the third bulb from the kit into a ceiling fan and then place this add on blub into the socket with the light on as well. Before I could even assign the third bulb from the starter kit the app and the hub recognized the add-on bulb and assigned it the number 4 naming convention. As the title says, it was super easy to add to the hub. Highly recommend outfitting all of the lights you'd like to be able to control automatically.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Philips Hue A19 Bulbs

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    NewOrleansGirl
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    Love my Philips Hue Bulbs. I have used them throughout my house in ceiling fan lights, table lamps, bathroom lighting etc. I love that you can change the colors to set the mood or to simply vary the shades of white going from bright white to warm whites depending on the need. Expensive but watch for sales if you need to stock up for an entire home. White bulbs are less expensive (approximately 2 white bulbs for the price of one color bulb), although I like the flexibility and option of being able to change to color when I want to. Worth the investment for mood setting and for saving on electricity costs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lights Out (In Style)

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    TW74
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    Holiday's? Children afraid of the dark and want a nightlight? Smart home and want to mimic the look that you are home when you are not? these are perfect! Not only is it less power to power these bulbs, they offer a very good color range and can be controlled virtually any making it ideal to power then from a smart home enabled app. Home automation is such a neat thing because if you have an internet connection you can control these virtually anywhere in the world. Also makes a great night light mode for our children who sometimes are scared of the dark... For Holidays we set the light color to al sorts of funky combinations and it just livens a house up or makes it look gory depending on the holiday..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expand the party... but

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    KoalaT
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    ... The huge BUT is that these are not individually cheap and would have to spend a pretty penny, or hundreds in order to achieve the convenience and smart lights/color management of your dwelling. If you have the money then look no further. These are great quality bulbs, I believe these are gen 2 and like most things, newer generations offer more/better flavors. I bought this to expand the 3 pack that was on sale. Saved about $30-$40 total altogether. [You must buy a bridge, unless you already own one, or from what I've come across surfing the web, if you own an Echo]

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long-lasting. Great color range

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    Sundancr123
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    I have these lights all over my house. I literally cannot live without them at this point. I bought these when they first came out, so I still have several first gen lights. They still work great after over five years. The later generation lights have a much better color range especially in the blue and green hues. Whenever, my internet goes out and I have to manually turn off my lights instead of just using my voice, I make a giant deal out of it lol. It is so convenient to use Alexa to turn on and off lights and I have geofencing set up, so when I get home, my lights automatically turn on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first and not last

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    Darius
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    I've been wanting to get a starter light set for my room to go into the Hue Family. Love the customizations and the presets of the lights color that it has. Easy to set different routines for when waking up and going to sleep. One of things I have notice it owning it for a couple of weeks sometimes the response might be delayed when changing the color using the app, sometimes going from a very bright light preset to a dark preset. To get around it I usually have to turn down the brightness of the light then switch to the darker preset.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Bulb put expensive

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    Coqui
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    I purchase two of these bulbs as a Christmas gift for a friend. Presently I have five Installed in my house which I purchase last Christmas. During the entire year they have been must use as regular white bulbs. They are mostly operated through Alexa and set to turn on upon approaching my home at night or if a motion or switch sensor is triggered when the SmartThing is active. I enjoy home automation, especially the security aspect which doesn’t require any monthly monitoring fees. Good product to have, but at a high price. That’s why I give a rating of 4 stars only.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outside Lights

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    Goprofamilyguy
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    I had a few of these lights I was using inside. They went on sale so I picked them to replace the exterior lights. I wanted to be able to change the color of the lights based on the time of the year. Also wanted to have them hooked up to my SmartThings hub so they would come on at Sunset and turn off at sunrise. It’s nice to be able to change the colors to show my support for the football team, or look festive. They say they are not for exterior use but I haven’t had any problems yet. The only issue I had was one light was having issues connecting to the hue hub so I had to turn the hub off for a bit then restart the hub. It worked better after that.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

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    John
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    Most of the rooms in our home use Hue lights. We have about 15 bulbs or so throughout and really love them, The timers work great and are easy to set up. We haven't had to turn on or off the lights in the main room for the past 2 years as everything is automatic now. I know there are cheaper alternatives out there but I just want something I can plug in and work. No additional programming or tinkering with to make sure they all talk to each other or any other hassle. These just work, plain and simple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I keep buying them!

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    Rizbukhari
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    I just love the convenience commanding the smart devices (Sri, Amazon Echo) to control lights, and then there are colors. 60,000 of them. It will fit the mood you are in. You may use HUE app, or sri or echo or any android device. My parents like White light in their room and my wife hates white light anywhere. So when my parents are not around, voila, the lights are any other color but white. Makes life so much easier. You will need HUE bridge to connect your light to control it, if you don't have one. I am upgrading my home, and have 5 of them already! with $50 a piece, it may hurt your wallet, so I space it out for couple of months before buying a couple :).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but expensive

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    Dean
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    The summary basically says it all. These bulbs are fantastic, really reliable, pretty bright, and give off nice colors. However, they’re also pretty darn expensive. If you’re looking for smart lights on the cheap, look somewhere else, but if you want a quality system, Hue is the way to go. These bulbs in particular are nice for bedrooms and living rooms (in my opinion) where color is more important. Other rooms would probably benefit more from the plain white bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unexpected Fun!

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    Selectstart
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    Before I go any further, you need the Philips Hue Bridge for any of the lights to work with the app. I think it works without it as a standard light, but why would you do that? That said, I already bought the Bridge elsewhere so this was an add on to other lights. I didn't think I would NEED these lights, but after playing around with it a week or so, I actually LOVE them! There are different scenes/settings of lights you can do. I've researched that the 3rd Gen bulbs have the best color. I went for Hue because of the reputable brand, and there's a lot of integration with other Smart Home Systems. I love the different levels of white, brightness, and color. So fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

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    Timothyb
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    Considering these bulbs should last over 20 years (estimated at 4 hours use per night), $15.00 is a good price for a bulb that connects to your smart home. Note, this is only after you've purchased the Philips Hue Hub. But one only needs 1 hub for many bulbs and the hub works with Smart things automation hub for the entire house and the Amazon Echo for voice control. We usually have a couple of bulbs come on at 10% at sunset and ask Echo to raise it to 50 to 100% if we need more light. At 9 watts, 10% should be less than 1 watt per light and recent studies say that you sleep better when the lights are not as bright before bed. Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Work well

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    hannagantimothyp
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    I purchased 7 of thease bulbs to try out a home automation layout they work well the only problem one must use a Philips hue network hub to utilize thease bulds and they are over priced , Philips osram produces a A19 Buld that is stand alone , less expensive , and has the same color changing abilities , as of this review The Philips hue system has the software advantage , I am sure that will change over time . Only purchase if you are only going for lighting control while on your wifi network , if you want remote access control go with the wink 2 hub and Philips osram bulds , the hue hub network performance is very very very slow and clunky to say the least .

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Love of My Life

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    JazlynB
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    I LOVE THESE LIGHTS SO MUCH! I keep buying more. And I always post them on my Snapchat and people always ask, “O M G. What are those? Where’d ya get em? How much?” I’m pretty sure Phillips should just make me a product sponsor at this point. I have pretty much convinced at least 10 people to purchase these kind of expensive but extremely satisfying lights. I even had a demonstration of how you can Google a random list of colors and just ask Siri to “turn lights to Bittersweet”. It’s fantastic! They even have apps for automation like IFTTT. I can’t get enough. These Phillips Hue lights changed the Feng shui of my entire space.

    I would recommend this to a friend