Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

$199.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 228 reviews

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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 color. 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 colors
    • Create light settings based on your favorite 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?

    • Single Pack: One Hue Light Bulb
    • Starter Pack: 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.: 046677426354

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Manufacturer Note

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

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 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

    1424 of 1595 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

    612 of 749 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

    596 of 731 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Ok got it working...
  • Deceptive advertising, does not produce all colors

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The bulbs have very poor available color space. They won't do royal blue, powder blue or forest green. The best approximations the The bulbs have very poor available color space. They won't do royal blue, powder blue or forest green. The best approximations they can come up with are violet and lime green. White light is good, but there are cheaper alternatives on the market for that. I did not encounter loss of connection or other technical issues like those reported by many posters, but again I returned the product immediately. As far as I am concerned if I invest 400$ in 6 RGB bulbs they should have perfect color mapping and all the software issues should have been worked out.

    • Written by from New York
    Was this useful? Deceptive advertising, does not produce all colors
  • Great but don't buy yet

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy Hue Bulbs just yet. You will love them, but then they may develop a problem with no solution and you will have an expens Don't buy Hue Bulbs just yet. You will love them, but then they may develop a problem with no solution and you will have an expensive system that ultimately functions only as a much less expensive light bulb:

    Bought the Starter Pack a few weeks ago and liked it so much I bought extra bulbs at about $50 ea. A few days ago, my wife had trouble controlling the bulb on her night stand. Yesterday I had trouble controlling all lights on my iPhone and today, none of the lights were controllable from iPhones. They will switch on from the socket, but only at maximum intensity and white color.

    Problem is in the Bridge not recognizing the internet. Checked all the connections, disconnected and reconnected power, got a new LAN cable, tried different working LAN slots for other devices - problem NOT solved.

    Researched it on the internet and found this is an ongoing problem since February 2013 (and increasing in number as the year progressed) with little support and no solution from company to date, other than what I outlined above that did not work today. Should have read this before I bought - but it showed up when I Googled 'Phillips Hue Bridge Problems'. Luckily I bought the Starter Kit at the Apple Store less than 30 days ago and get some of my money back. However the other 2 bulbs are mine to keep. They function pretty decently as regular bulbs (but $50 ones!!!) Luckily due to the cost, I did not do the whole house but had planned to. They will remind me to research new technology better before I buy.

    • Written by from SLIDELL

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great but don't buy yet
  • Not necessary, but absolutely cool!

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Philips Hue bulbs are definitely not necessary, but absolutely cool. If you don't mind spending some extra money on light bulb The Philips Hue bulbs are definitely not necessary, but absolutely cool. If you don't mind spending some extra money on light bulbs, buy these. They work very well, the app works nice, and with the Hue Tap that is coming out soon it will even be better! The different scenes really bring lighting to the next level. I'm really into gadgets, and this is the best i've bought in a while. I'm looking forward to testing them in the winter and use the timer for waking up with a sunrise.

    • Written by from Emmen
    Was this useful? Not necessary, but absolutely cool!

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