Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

A$249.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Create your personal wireless lighting environment with the Philips Hue connected bulbs and wireless bridge. And control it all with your iPhone or iPad from wherever you are. You can connect up to 50 Hue light bulbs to a single system, while using as much as 80% less energy than traditional bulbs.

    Each Hue light bulb delivers 600 lumens and produces all shades of white, from warm to cold, and a wide variety of colour. Each bulb uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb.

    It's easy to extend your lighting system with additional single bulbs. All you need is the bridge that comes with the Starter Pack.

  • Highlights

    • Create and control your personal lighting scheme from your iPhone or iPad
    • Wireless connectivity via easy-to-set-up bridge
    • Light bulbs are compatible with most sockets
    • Great quality of bright white light with tunable white and colours
    • Create light settings based on your favourite photos
    • Tune, dim, and control Hue from anywhere
    • Choose from expert light recipes to help you relax or concentrate
    • Set timers to help you wake up and pace your day
  • Did you notice?

    Each hue light bulb uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb.
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    Tune, dim and control lighting from iPhone and iPad no matter where in the world you are.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Three Hue Light Bulbs (screw fittings)
    • One Hue Bridge
    • Power supply for Hue Bridge
    • LAN cable to connect the Hue Bridge to your router
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 8718291547792

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

    Manufacturer Note

    • The Hue Bridge (included in the Starter Pack) is required for operation

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • HUE is a WINNER!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought a starter kit plus 3 individual bulbs today. Took 10 minutes to set up. I had to convince the "geniuses" at the local Apple Bought a starter kit plus 3 individual bulbs today. Took 10 minutes to set up. I had to convince the "geniuses" at the local Apple Store that HUE really existed. They went online, discovered it did, went in the back room, found and sold them. No one had asked about them before I walked in.

    They assured me I could return them in 14 days, so I decided to try them. Hue and the free App is amazing! Download your own pic. Touch it to turn on the lights. Group anyway you want, dim independently, color control independently.

    If you turn off the wall switch, the bulbs forget where they were. Turn the switch back on, and the bulbs turn on to default approx. 3000 degrees K. Then touch any mood you set up on the iPhone, and it instantly changes colors & intensity.

    We have a 50's Diner designed kitchen with black / white tile, red wall tile, red neon accents, so touch the 50's Diner photo, and 4 bulbs come on, 2 red and 2 whatever temp white you choose. Halloween? Orange no problem. Christmas? Red and Green.

    Positives:
    1-A must if you are really into home automation, home theatre, etc.
    2-Extremely high quality feel bulb design
    3-Bulbs run barely warm and draw 8.5 watts max
    4-Super easy to use
    5-No need to use your iPhone. Set the onboard timer function for on / off. Gives that lived in look, and no need to turn on / off every time.
    6-Full dimming capability
    7-Default to Warm White (looks like 3000 degree K) if power fails and comes back on
    8-No high frequency sound, no flicker, no RFI interference
    9-Instantly group able and groups can be changed instantly
    10-Philips is a leader in LED technology. I have over 100 Philips LED bulbs in service for over a year, with no failures. yet, Lights of America and other off brands have failed 100% in a year! The electronics fail, not the LED's themselves in the off brands.
    11-Touch a pic of the room to turn the lights on.
    12-Set a different background pic for every page of moods.
    13-Set a page up for every room. This groups the bulbs to a scene in that room by choosing the specific page on the iPhone.


    Complaints:
    1-Price
    2-Only medium Base available today. I need Candelabra base and need R30
    3-600 Lumen output is a little low but is OK

    These bulbs are NOT going back!!! Wife loves them, as do I. 'Nuff said!!!

    • Written by from Lexington

    1464 of 1640 people found this useful

    Was this useful? HUE is a WINNER!!!
  • Better than a double rainbow!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Picked up the starter pack today. Had it running in 5 minutes. It is SOOO much cooler than I expected. The app is great and easy t Picked up the starter pack today. Had it running in 5 minutes. It is SOOO much cooler than I expected. The app is great and easy to use. Just wish I could afford lots more bulbs!

    • Written by from cary

    630 of 770 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Better than a double rainbow!
  • Ok got it working...

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Controlling lights from iPad and iPhone is neat. Colors work well. There is a slight learning curve..

    I recommend using all th Controlling lights from iPad and iPhone is neat. Colors work well. There is a slight learning curve..

    I recommend using all the lights on setup, this may have been problem for me since I screwed in only one bulb..

    Also I noted when you edit bulb name light flashes while in edit mode.

    This would have been a definite 5 star but unfortunately tech support is nonexistent except for email.

    • Written by from MILLINGTON

    608 of 752 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Ok got it working...
  • Great Concept, Terrible Software, Very Erratic Operation

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept and beautiful - when it works - which is unfortunately quite rare. The lamps themselves are fine, but the bridge tha Great concept and beautiful - when it works - which is unfortunately quite rare. The lamps themselves are fine, but the bridge that controls them is very erratic and more often than not loses contact with the lamps. Thus you can't control the lamps or even turn them on remotely. Once the bridge is lost, the lamps become useless. Technical support is very nice but not especially effective in solving ongoing problems. They admit that the TAP control generally does not work and that they are frustrated waiting for software updates that will solve the many problems with the system. My system has stopped working entirely and tech support can't suggest anything further until a software update occurs and there is no schedule to do that. I have given up on hue and suggest that prospective purchasers wait until the system is perfected.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Concept, Terrible Software, Very Erratic Operation
  • Excellent

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my Philips Hue bulbs. I get a couple of them to turn on at sunset every night (via IFTTT - check it ouot if you haven't hea I love my Philips Hue bulbs. I get a couple of them to turn on at sunset every night (via IFTTT - check it ouot if you haven't heard of it).

    • Written by from Caversham
    Was this useful? Excellent
  • Fantastic and energy efficient!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product! Good reach through the house, beautiful colors to maximize decor. Very warm tones that make you think it's not a Awesome product! Good reach through the house, beautiful colors to maximize decor. Very warm tones that make you think it's not a LED but it is!

    • Written by from Greenville

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic and energy efficient!

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