• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

    • Written by from fitchburg

    The product setup is literally listed on the cover of the box.
    3 easy steps.
    1) Plug in the light bulbs
    2) Plug in the hue hub and connect it to your wifi router.
    3) Download the HUE app on your Iphone.


    It really was simple.

    I'm currently using this product for games and have screenshots of each zone on my list. When entering a new zone, i'll switch my scene in the HUE app and voila. Total immersion in the red mountains or the blue hills. This product is excellent!

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bright Idea!

    • Written by from Columbus

    And brighter than I was expecting them to be as well. I really like them and want them everywhere I use light!

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing.

    • Written by from Arlington

    I just picked up the starter kit and this thing is awesome. It works great and love the flexibility of being able to use it with my iPhone, iPad and through the web. So cool. I particularly like the fact that you can make it closer to incandescent bulbs.

    Great work Philips!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such fun!!!

    • Written by from Chiswick

    Purchased these light bulbs recently and they are quite the best thing I have bought recently. Really easy to install (though for use with UK bayonette BC light fittings, you will need a ES to BC adaptor - available from good lighting shops). Once we had found these adaptors the bulbs and bridge themselves are really easy to intall. Just link the bridge to your wireless router and the mains, plug in the bulbs, dowload the app and away you go!! The quality is really great and the ability to control the lights from anywhere in the World via the internet is amazing. I can highly recommend the 'Hue Disco' app too, which turns your system into sound-activated disco lighting. Such fun!!

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs quality control!!

    • Written by from Winchester

    I purchased one dozen single pack Hue light bulbs after falling in love with the starter kit. Much to my dismay, only half of the light bulbs "worked". Sure, they lit up, but they were not recognizable by the Philips Hue Hub. When they work - they are wonderful, but I wish that half of mine had not been DOA!

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hue is amazing beats other home automation for lighting

    • Written by from Kirkland

    Some say you cannot adjust individual lights (different themes) or set schedules on individual lights. This is incorrect. Just tap the theme, hit the pencil tip on the left. This lets you choose the individual bulbs and schedule for those.

    Other systems allow you to turn on/off and dim but these let you choose the exact color. it is very nice to be able to tune the white with soft color to give the rooms a very comfortable feel when you are watching tv, etc... The bright white is excellent for reading when needed.

    Just install the bulb, press find new bulbs. The bulb will flash so you know which one you are working with then you can give it a descriptive name. Now it is ready to use.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Orange

    Put in our living room super easy to setup. Changed for parties to have fun. Relaxed mode at night and when we are all asleep on the couches I turn everything off from my phone which is great when your all comfortable. Can't wait to get more bulbs now.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, weak app.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The physical functionality of this product is superb. But the app presents it like a novelty toy which it simply doesn't have to be. The full color range is a quirky plus, but these features should be an aside to what this product is at it's best- an energy efficient way to give users total control over the lighting in their home. Make the app better for white balance within a normal range and further explore the energy efficiency possibilities it creates.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Professional Reviews

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    The reviews of these light bulbs are deeply suspicious. They read like product pimping to me. Who reviews a single bulb rather than the set that comes with the controller? Philips marketing people, I would say. I actually own the product. The bulbs themselves are indeed nice, but not worth $60 as a standalone product. It's the combination with the controller that matters. Read those reviews. As many people note there, the app is deeply flawed. It does indeed allow you to remotely change the bulb colors. That's cute, but hardly game changing. The really useful functionality - like being able to program an on/off schedule - is either non-existent or very poorly implemented. If you want a disco, fine; if you are looking for some home security, this product is not it.

    70 of 114 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best light bulb ever!

    • Written by from Harlan

    This is the best light bulb ever! When I saw the $200 price, I was a little bit shocked. When I bought it, I installed it very quickly! It took me longer to decide where I wanted my new light bulbs at than it did to set it up. Very easy to setup and use. I really like this bulb because you can change the color to whatever color you want it. It isn't just a soft white or daylight, it is millions of colors! Best product from Philips Lighting Co..

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    • Written by from MELBOURNE

    I bought these on Halloween and have been using them ever since. They work exactly as advertised and is probably the coolest gadget I own. It's the first thing I show anyone that comes to my house and they are always blown away.

    I use them every morning to wake up. I have them fade onto red light over the course of nine minutes. The result is that I'm never startled awake by an alarm anymore.

    The ONLY downside to these is that they're now on a 3-4 month back-order and I really would like some more for other rooms in my apartment.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG This thing ROCKS!

    • Written by from OAKLAND TOWNSHIP

    I just got this yesterday and now I know I can't live without it! I bought the starter and 6 more bulbs. Set up was a breeze what took so long is trying to configure what kind of light theme you want. But everything else was a breeze.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Color my day

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Very slick, like that I can change the mode of my rooms with the variety of colors.

    App is very clumsy to work with at first. Also the Fade in / out does not work and have seen lots or reports about that. Hopefully they will get that fixed as I would love to take advantage of that feature.

    Overall, neat way to control your lighting without the use of switches.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Soooooo cooool

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I just love it, I had problems with the extra bulbs and had to reset them with the living colors remote but now is smooth sailing. I use everything, the colors, timers, scenes, make my own you name it. Like the ipad, I didn't know I couldn't live without it until I had it.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Ultimate New Lifestyle Product That Enhances Your Home

    • Written by from Eden Prairie

    It is hard to describe exactly what Hue does, because it has such a great and limitless impact on the comfort and joy of your surroundings at home. It enables you to customize and enhance your surroundings in a manner that seems a little odd for about an hour and, after that, as a completely natural feature that you wonder why it has not existed before.

    I can't imagine (and haven't had the time to calculate) just how gargantuan the market will be for the game-changing product. It is everything it promises and more and I sure will even get better over time. If I had children at home, I would immediately replace all the bulbs in their rooms with Hue. I am sure they would help them go to sleep, wake up and study in a much more comfortable and natural manner. This is a truly compelling product. Thank you Phillips and Apple!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product- perhaps revolutionary

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    I've owned these for nearly 2 weeks now and have decided that I absolutely love them. The ability to select the color of the light is admittedly "gimmicky" but fun nonetheless. In certain situations its great to have that feature. The main attraction though, is it's integration with iOS and the ability to adjust your lighting with your iPad or iPhone! I say with complete seriousness that this could be the first of a new generation of lightbulbs. After owning one, it only makes sense to control your lighting this way. Highly recommend for anyone who's got the extra money to get one.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bright iDea!

    • Written by from Montvale

    This apple exclusive is amazingly incredible! ive had it for one day and ive been loving it so much that im afraid that if i keep fooling around with it ill burn them out. Since there 600 Lumens and only 8.5 watts they wont though! Absolutely incredible! At least try it because when you do...you'll probably fall in love with them!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun and bright! ...despite its bugs.

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    The Hue and its network of bulbs is fun! The bulbs are also a LOT brighter than I thought they'd be. Who knew I'd spend more than 50 seconds a day thinking about how to turn my lights on? While it was easy to setup and to connect the various iOS devices to it, there are currently a couple of bugs with the software that will hopefully be fixed soon.

    1. The timer feature does not work for me. I bought this so certain lights in the house would turn on at scheduled times - but so far none of the commands/timers I've set have worked regardless of whether I'm in the room, or away from the house.

    2. There's currently no way to group light bulbs into separate rooms. You can control bulbs individually, but not group them; yet. I live in a house with other roommates and if more than one person wants control of this, it'd be nice if them changing their rooms wouldn't automatically change the mood of the entire house.

    3. There's no way to distinguish between ignore bulb, or turn bulb off. I currently have a number of sample settings that turn on all three bulbs. However, my one setting of changing my desk lamp to the reading color and turning the ceiling bulbs off doesn't work. I first have to turn all bulbs off, then turn on the desk setting. This may be a programming issue so my issue #2 above wouldn't get complaints of people turning lights off in other rooms all the time, but there should be an off command on top of an ignore command for more refined controls.

    Overall I would recommend it. Smart bulbs is definitely the future. No longer would I have to choose between sunlight white or a comfortable reading temperature for the bulbs - one can do them all, at a fraction of the electricity cost!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Meet the 21st Century Lightbulb

    • Written by from Cupertino

    I have owned these bulbs for about 2 weeks, and I have to say that they are one of the coolest and most conventional purchases I have made in a long time! My only nit-picky thing is that I think they are marketing this product wrong. Phillips is putting a lot of emphasis on the color (which IS cool), but in reality, these are 21st century lightbulbs. Here's why:

    - LED Lightbulbs can last between 15-25 years! I won't have think about replacing one of these guys until 2027!

    - Consumes up to 80% less power than traditional lightbulbs.

    - Programmable luminosity, color, and on/off!

    Really guys, they are exactly like your lightbulbs you have right now. Just not at all like the lightbulbs you have right now. :) Great buy! Love them!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a Great Product!!

    • Written by from San Jose

    This product is awesome. It is a bit expensive but being able to control your lights via your iOS device and change the color of the light based on your mood is pure genius. Philips did a great job on designing this product!

    3 of 6 people found this useful