• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing

    • Written by from la coruña

    the light is just great

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More interesting and fun than expected

    • Written by from 台北市

    I just got my starter pack a week ago and now I already added 6 extra bulbs in my house. The control via Philips Hue App worked just fine for me. It's easy for the bridge to recognize all my Hue bulbs and I have no problem selecting between scenes or color whatsoever. It is just wonderful now to come home after a long hard working day and see my living room lit up in my favorite relaxing color. It brushes off all my tiredness immediately and made me feel happy. Glad Hue did not disappoint me!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A fun toy

    • Written by from Bonney Lake

    Got the starter set for Christmas. Didn't know if I'd like it. But I do. It makes the regular lights seem so limited.
    I started using two ceiling lights and a bloom in my bedroom to wake me up in the morning (4 AM). I set it on "3 minutes" so the lights would become bright yellow/red over a period of 3 minutes. Kind of like the sun coming up. Seems a lot easier to wake up.
    I watch TV with three ceiling bulbs on a low magenta color. Adds just enough ambient light to the room.
    I think of Vue lights as a "toy", but a very enjoyable toy. Have them in the den, the bedroom, and the living room. Just ordered two more bulbs!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Promised

    • Written by from Bronx

    I figured I better write a review here to counter some of the negative reviews. I have been using the Hue app, website and lights throughout my apartment as part of recent renovation where I am doing more techie stuff. The product works exactly like it should every time.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great! After Initial Reservations, Love it!

    • Written by from WHITEHALL

    The lack of detailed instructions led me to give this product a mixed review. Let me state that it is fabulous and my working within the Meet Hue website and using my own photos, I was able to have all lights including the two extra bulbs plus the three in the starter pack work. As it comes, the starter pack ONLY works with the pre-loaded scenes with the 3 bulbs included and the extra two bulbs could only be adjusted by using the slider controls manually in the app. I noticed that the Meet Hue website that user scenes in the website worked with all my bulbs. I selected photos from my iPhone albums and dragged my lights onto them in the app and saved/named each one and perfect! All 5 Hue lamps work as expected! Love it!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow...Coolest Thing Ever!!

    • Written by from Woodstock

    I thought this would be an ok new and interesting product. It's so much better than I thought. The bulbs are a little expensive but I'm loving it!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Take control of your mood

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    So this was an experiment, but I'm glad I did it. The three lights in the starter pack were swapped out with compact flourescents in ceiling cans. Now my lights add status information to my day. Time to catch the train? Lights blink red/green a couple of times. Time to start wrapping up for the evening, move from blue white to warm white to orange twilight. While the App can (and does) leave a bit to be desired, the python API to talk to these things rocks.

    Next up is an app that silences all my phones and lets my lights tell me if there is somone trying to reach me by phone.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet!!!

    • Written by from Newark

    These are some really cool lights.. I plan on doing the whole house..

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and easy to grow your Hue system

    • Written by from Woodinville

    Love it! Overall Hue is a really nice product and system, I can't get enough of these for my home fast enough!!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Aquarium

    • Written by from Fair Oaks Ranch

    Gee whiz, but incredible.

    The quality of the application and hardware is very high. The only "issue" we ever had was a loss of connection. The app told her to press the button -- she did -- and it was back in business. No brainer.

    We use two bulbs over an aquarium and I have to say it is nothing short of magical. No heat, low energy and natural lighting for the fishies. When we're watching we can enhance the colors of the coral and plants, as well as two rather boring white Angel fish that are now chameleons.

    If your rooms have white ceilings and light walls, you can create any atmosphere you want with no guessing. If your walls are painted colors, it takes more trial and error to get color/mood/experience you want.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch out for this flaw

    • Written by from Mill Valley

    the bulbs that come with the starter kit will only sync the the brain they came with. don't plan on running them with another brain. you have to buy individual bulbs to add any pieces to a set. most of the software is a little funky .. but there a few that are cool and have a future as great apps. I'm working on a couple of very cool mods to trip on.

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    te system does rock. don't listen bad reviews. work around the current flaws and get ready for the future of controlled environments.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Lights of all time.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    So I purchased a starter package, an impulse by really while I was at the Apple Store. I do not regret my purchase and I plan to put these bulbs everywhere. They are are awesome. The fact that I can control my lights from anywhere and I can put them on timers is pretty great.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Incredible

    • Written by from Littleton

    I don't usually write reviews on techie products, but rarely does a product come out that has such a WOW factor. We purchased these for the simple reason that we wanted to control our house lighting remotely, the color thing was interesting, but not a factor in our purchase.

    WOW, this product has simply changed our house entirely. The hues are so interesting and warm, the atmosphere these lights create can simply not be duplicated by any other means that doesn't cost thousands of dollars in custom lighting.

    The devices installed seamlessly, the applications are absolutely bug free and work intuitively. The ability to create scenes is nothing short of amazing.

    From the packaging, to the install to the creating a hue account online, this is one class product. My only advice is to count up the number of bulbs in your house and bite the bullet and order then with your initial purchase. We had them installed about 10 minutes before we went online and purchased more.

    WOW

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic app and hardware integration - really well done!

    • Written by from Orlando

    Fantastic app and hardware integration. It is really hard to do it all this well. I have a few niggles with the online site/community but a huge "well done!" to the developers - simply a job well done.

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Peacehaven

    These really do work, create beautiful lighting effects in your room, very pleased with them

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One limitation

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I just got and have working my Philips Hue. The only limitation is that this system will not work with lights on existing dimmer switches. Some of the rooms that I have in mind have dimmer switches, which now will require a change out from the dimmers, and if an electrician is required that adds substantially to your project. Once installed the Philips Hue allows you to dim lights until your heart's content. Sigh.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    This product changes a room ambience per individual tastes and serves as a catalyst for home accessories via wifi. I always look forward to coming home with a changing array of colors splashed in the room (and also to the future with newer products to come).

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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