Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

£179.95

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.
  • Apple Recommends For

    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
    • 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.: 8718291547778

    Warranty

    • 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

    Manufacturer Note

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

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • 16 Million Colours. None of them blue.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I picked up a set of these just after launch. I like them, but they're very much a 'beta' product. You might want to wait.
    The bi I picked up a set of these just after launch. I like them, but they're very much a 'beta' product. You might want to wait.
    The biggest issue I've found is a complete inability to render blue. Even shades shown in their own promotional material (and on the box!) are impossible to render, due to the choice of LEDs. I think that poor, especially at the price.
    On the plus side, they're easy to install and set up, and it's pretty cool to control lighting from an iPhone/iPad etc.
    On the negative side, aside from the colour rendition, the app is pretty clunky. Many features seem to be missing - proper control of rooms, grouping lights, easy set up of pre-set scenes. All obvious features. You can't even remove lamps, and as it auto-adds new lamps I have no clue what would happen if a neighbour also had the same system.
    On top of which, the bulbs are only available in what is one of the rarest fitting types in the UK with no word on anything else (so only a handful, if any, of your existing lamps can be fitted out).
    It's a good (if expensive) start, but they have a long way to go.

    • Written by from Biggleswade

    301 of 371 people found this useful

    Was this useful? 16 Million Colours. None of them blue.
  • Better than most LED lamps, even for 'normal' light.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    These are miles ahead of most LED lamps on the market - even when just being used to provide 'white' light in any colour temperatu These are miles ahead of most LED lamps on the market - even when just being used to provide 'white' light in any colour temperature from 2000K to 6500K.

    The sources within a Hue are not primary Red, Green and Blue as are used in other LED lighting products; The Red is a touch more 'orange', the Green is closer to a 'lime-green' and the Blue is closer to Violet. This enabled much better whites (see above) and subtle hues but it cannot achieve some colours although this is not a problem in it's intended application.

    The app itself isn't perfect - but it's a first version and will no doubt improve and for those who want a bit more control there's a simple HTTP API behind them.

    At the moment they are only available in an "E27" or "ES" base, aka 'screw fit', most UK light fittings are Bayonet ("BC" or "B22") so keep this in mind if you're planning on putting these in existing fittings although adapters are available they wont fit in all lamps.

    • Written by from Newton Mearns

    115 of 125 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Better than most LED lamps, even for 'normal' light.
  • Great LED lights with novelty features...

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had remote controlled lights for a while now but I had been looking for an LED alternative. When I saw the Philips Hue lighti I've had remote controlled lights for a while now but I had been looking for an LED alternative. When I saw the Philips Hue lighting system I just had to get them. But I could not find information anywhere on the type of bulb or their sizes to make sure I could buy the correct sized light fitting.

    I blindly bought some downlight bulb holders (type E27 after a bit more research) from B&Q but I bought a large size as I still did not know the dimensions (which I now know to be 110mm long and 62mm diameter at the widest part).

    The bulbs and the iOS app work great for a light set-up. Colours are bright and the normal white light goes well for any room. I do admit the app needs a few tweaks but it still allows you to use the complete lighting set-up so I can't see why anyone could complain.
    Bulbs are numbered on the app and can be controlled individually so control of separate rooms should be managed easily with custom scenes.

    It definitely beats flicking an old fashioned light switch on and off! I'm looking forward to any future third party apps but I wouldn't like Hue any less if it stayed the way it was. Great!

    • Written by from Stafford

    111 of 128 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great LED lights with novelty features...
  • Philips Hue

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Installed and working in UK but would not connect at all from Portugal. On return to UK having great difficulty trying to get them Installed and working in UK but would not connect at all from Portugal. On return to UK having great difficulty trying to get them working again. Expensive toy which has not really been fully tested?

    • Written by from Norwich

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Philips Hue
  • life changing

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    no words to express how amazing these bulbs are. use them with the app IFTTT to create rules and they literally become life changi no words to express how amazing these bulbs are. use them with the app IFTTT to create rules and they literally become life changing!

    • Written by from london

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? life changing
  • A good idea, but really lacks whats promised

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had this kit for a couple of weeks now, and even though im loving the ease of changing colours and to damp the lights, there I've had this kit for a couple of weeks now, and even though im loving the ease of changing colours and to damp the lights, there is a few things that really dull..

    Firstoff the colours. This is no living colors, it only does like 4-5 colours really well. Green is like none existing and the hue saturation does little compared to the colour scale.

    Second, the software... Its not bad, but its not particularely good either. I think that most people know that there is alot of possibilities with these lights, unfortunatly philips doesnt really take the effort to utilize this properly.

    Last is a quiet hum comming from these bulps, and turning them of through the software actually only makes its worse.. The hum is not as bad as experienced from my living colors lamp so i can live with it..

    The price should match a somehow better product, hopefully we will se a hue .2 doing these things better in the future

    • Written by from vanløse

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? A good idea, but really lacks whats promised

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