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Philips - Hue White and Color Ambiance BR30 Wi-Fi Smart LED Floodlight Bulb - Multicolor-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 823 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy home RGB solution

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    TheFalcon
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    After months of mulling over reviews on the Hue lighting solutions and attempts at cheaper options, I finally took the plunge and purchased a starter kit. The setup was simple and connecting them only took few minutes. The lights work well with my google home devices and the added benefit of multi-color RGB adds a real wow factor. The bulbs look and feel exactly like standard bulbs until you want a pop of color then with a quick flip of a digital switch, a full transformation. Once I installed the first 4 bulbs, I was bent on getting the remaining lights converted to these bulbs. That brings me to the only downside to these bulbs, "The Price". I was able to get a few at lower prices during the holiday seasons but to replace the 17 bulbs on the main floor of the house was a pricey undertaking. Worth it, but pricey. I have 6 more to go but I would recommend if you want to add a stealthy piece of tech to your home or just a room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is fabulous!

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    nmrenew
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    I own three of these for my T.V. Room, and they are marvelous. Especially for the Light and Color Bulbs their price can seem daunting and the bulb itself a bit gimmicky before purchasing. But I do not regret it at all. The app for using these is super handy for changing all the individual lights or groups in the house. Pairing with my Google Home gives me access to voice controls, and pairing it with the IFTTT app, (If This Then That), unlocks a whole new world of possibilities. With that, do not plan on using your existing dimmers with this product. There are compatibility issues between the wires, bulbs, and dimmers. I read about this online before purchasing, and it wound up applying to me too. What happens is the lights will turn off, and turn on to full brightness, but in between there is power delivery issues and will cause the lights to rapidly flicker on and off in non sequential ways. I did purchase the Philips Hue dimmer switch for $25, and it works well. BUT, this is definitely not a problem for me, and I don't think it makes it not worth 5 stars. All in all, these are some fantastic products, and i truly recommend. Any tech head out there will love this, and get lost in all of the possibiliites this offers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hue Floods ROCK

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    Tairuike
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    I have some 30 can lights and I went with the Hue Floodlights to replace the lights in those cans. These Hue lights give me the control of lighting I’m looking for. I can pick the can I want lit or create color scenes that fit the mood from bright wake up lighting to movie lighting, or just having night light lighting. Pro - You can set the lighting just how you like it. It’s easy to set up if your able to work the app. Lots of flexibility and stuff to try. Con - It can be a bit pricey to do a whole house. Teaching people to leave the switches on an use the hue dimmers (add on) can take while, I added switch covers. There can be a bit of a learning curve to figuring some of the things you can do although a YouTube search and you can get the answers pretty quickly. All in all I love my hue lights. For me it’s worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Transitioning to a Smart Home

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    JTVL
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    Purchased 4 of these BR-30s for my living room recessed lights after getting the Hue bridge A19 starter kit. Works well with Amazon Echo and Google Home, haven't tried it with HomeKit yet. So much fun to play with and different colors to choose from. The Hue presets are good making it easy to choose from different lighting moods. My only quibble is the maximum output in lumens is only 630 (65 Watt equivalent or 9W LED) replacing my 750 lumens (75 watt equivalent) PAR30 LEDs, the room looks darker even at maximum brightness. I dowloaded an app that syncs the lighting to my music, and my kids had great fun pretending they were in a club. Very pricey compared to regular LEDs, but you don't purchase these for practical reasons, not with the some times buggy Hue app, but to play around with all sorts of possibilities, including the main feature that I purchased a hue bridge for: Automation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but expensive

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    Jake
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    These bulbs work great! I feel like they are a little pricey but if you're looking for this kinda bulb, you're probably already ready to spend the cash. The HUE bulbs work really well, but you must have a HUB to use them (which is sold separately). We have them throughout our home and the colors are great (NOTE: avoid pre-3rd GEN bulbs due to the available colors). I also have the LIFX bulbs and would say that the HUE system works slightly better (even with the inconvenience of having to have the HUB). This is mostly due to how many issues I have with the LIFX bulbs losing connection or not working properly with the home automation software I use in my home (Siri/Alexa).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Hue Lights!

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    Postman
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    I've been nothing but impressed with how well the HUE lights work. I now have 16 lights including A19, A30 and LED Strips now. They work seamlessly with our Google Home and IFTTT. I'm able to create different moods and ambiance by changing the lights color and brightness. Even the "White Ambiance" work great... being able to change the light from "Daylight", "Cool White", "Warm White" and plain "White" creates very different moods. They are a little on the pricey side but well worth it. I've tried the LIFX and other brands and always seem to have connectivity and network issues and having to reconnect the lights to the network. I've never had that problem with the HUE. In addition the updated phone app works great and the color/white wheels are easy to use as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter kit for home automation!

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    firefly
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    This kit is a great entry point into home automation. Since buying it, I've added several additional Hue bulbs and I've had no problems pairing everything with the hub. The Hue app isn't exactly the most intuitive if you're new to it. But once you learn it, it will do everything most people needed it to do. Even better though, is the seamless integration between Phillips Hue and Apple HomeKit, which is what I use 99% of the time to control my Hue bulbs and other components in my automation system. I highly recommend this particular kit because of its color capability. The non-color starter kits are tempting because of the cheaper price. But without the ability to change colors, you're really missing a big part of the Hue experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

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    TulioAdriano
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    Philips hue are great smart lights, and very easy to control with the app. I can call on Siri to set the light colors, turn them on or off. There's so much you can do with these lights, and for me the greatest benefit is the ability to program routines, which I did for a natural wake up going through the early morning blueish tones, to orange and then white light. I used this in the winter mornings to offset the late sunrise, while having to wakeup around 6AM and it worked wonders for me. When the alarm sounded I was all rested and ready to get up, which wasn't the case when it was all dark due to the winter. This is an A++ purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with it

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    Mrgneissguy
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    I got this to be an upper ambient light to go along with two Hue Play lights under the television. I am new to Philips Hue but have been quite impressed so far. Two things kept it from the fifth star. 1. While the quality and number of colors are great, this bulb doesn't quite match up to the Hue Play lights. 2. Hue Sync (lighting effects that go along with what you are watching) requires connecting a pc to your television to work, and I cannot find a way to include a height element to the lights' positions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BR30's over the A19's. Watch for color variations.

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    Haze
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    I really do like these flood lights over the A19's especially because I have a large # of recessed lights. Also, mixing and matching the two bulbs, when you set a "Philips Hue Scene" that's already set, the colors are slightly off. I needed another Flood to uniformly fill one room with floods and the other with the A19 bulbs. The color difference is slight but noticeable - that doesn't impact my rating, just something I thought worth mentioning. But it was on sale and I saw an opportunity to expand into another room and be able to even off the A19s in one place and the BR30 floods in another so I took it. When Best Buy puts something on sale, their prices are hard to beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game-Changer

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    Alex
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    I am fanatical about what hue bulbs have done for the idea of a smart home with little to no technical experience. I have purchased many of these bulbs and could not be happier with how reliable and well-connected they are. As long as you have a reliable wi-fi connection they perform as intended. Highly recommend pairing these with a motion sensor for the "night-light" feature or even just coming home from work. The colors are great and the effect they give you for get-togethers or themed parties is a game-changer. Tons of compliments. I use them with HomeKit and they work fantastic. I can't remember the last time I flipped a light switch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Most Excellent Bulb

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    JohnB
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    These bulbs are amazing! I have 3 in my outdoor soffits and ordered 6 more yesterday after giving the first 3 a workout to make sure they would work as I had hoped. While these particular floods are not rated for outdoor use, they have remained dry in my soffits and work flawlessly. I guess the real test will be when the temps are at or near zero in January. But for now, love making them High School colors when we are playing at home, NFL team colors when my or my family's teams are playing and looking forward to holiday colors (Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, etc.).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Smart bulbs!

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    Kickmydonkey
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    I have converted all interior bulbs with the exception of a couple chandeliers over to hue bulbs! I realize a lot of people want bulbs that do not require a hub, however each bulb communicates with each other, so can cover an extremely large house with no issues and without eating up routers bandwidth, like many other bulbs that do not require a hub. I have the BR30's for my recessed as well as A19's, E12's and the strips. All blend together seamlessly. FYI, you do need additional hub after like 50 bulbs. Awesome for full smart home integration!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cannot be used in floor lamp

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    Dormont
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    I bought this to replace a halogen style light in a floor lamp but the bulb is too tall and shines over the top of the bowl of the lamp. I deducted one star for this. The other star was because the lumen output of the light was less than many other LEDs and as it is a 'flood' lamp I would have expected a lot more light coming from it, especially for the price. If you want recessed bulbs, this might be your only option, but otherwise the A19 line has improved much faster than these it would seem. Hopefully Phillips is in the lab working on a product refresh for these before I opt to replace all the recessed lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Practical Product

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    kman1088
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    I was skeptical of the practicality of this product when I first heard about it; however, I decided to try out a set of four out of curiosity. Surprisingly, it grew on me. Turning lights on and off while away or if my hands were full of groceries, etc certainly contributed to some quality of life improvements. More recently, I was very pleased trying out one feature useful when taking trips/vacations. The app enables set up of a random on/off schedule that worked well while I was on an extended vacation. I would recommend this product if you can relate to some of the benefits I have listed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Mismatched Colors

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    HueFan
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    I’ve been a fan of Hue for many years, and I was a very early adopter. I recently invested in 3 of these BR30 versions when they went on sale. Unfortunately the units that I received don’t seem to have the same color profiles and LED sets as my other Hue lamps from the current generation. (I know my older ones won’t match). Virtually every single color, from red to blue and green were completely different from my new A19 style bulbs. Had to return these and switch to LIFX for BR30 styles instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love all the lighting options

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    Valowns
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    These are great for movies/videos games. Especially if you have the Phillips hue app on your pc, entertainment mode mimics what is on the screen to the lights in the living room. Also there’s tons of themes you can set up, works great with Siri and my HomeKit, lights turn on when I arrive at my condo. Pretty cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Addition to Apartment

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    StarGamer
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    I purchased this along with the color A19 bulb and I love them. The only reason for not giving it 5 stars is the price. I spent $80+ for 2 bulbs, which is not cheap. However, Phillips Hue has an amazing app to accompany these bulbs, and the pre-set color options, for instance, Savannah Sunset, or Arctic Aurora, are great. With these presets, having multiple bulbs in 1 room allows for a more dynamic experience with these presets (and personializations).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for indoor and out door

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    J3NN
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    This bulb is perfect for both indoor and out door. I have it set up right outside the front door and it works perfectly. I purchased it with color because April 2 is autisim awareness day, in fact the whole month of April is! I wanted to share my support with all those families and loved ones that know someone, love someone with autisim that I too care and support the cause and the thought is there. The bulb was easy to set up, easy to use I had the bridge set up so all I had to do was find the new bulb, et voilà !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hue...Light Up My Life...You Give Me Color

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    ScottinNashville
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    these bulbs are awesome. If you can only do a few, put them in a group so you can design scenes and automation wtih them. We blew through some cash and got13 total (floodlights and traditional bulbs). You can do a wide range of colors and automation with them. It's a lot of fun and really changes the feel of the house. Would be good for parties, too. I love that i can turn them on and off, or change color, from the other side of the country using Apple's HOME app. Maybe it'll keep potential burglars away because I update them alot

    I would recommend this to a friend