• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    so fun

    • Written by from bellmore

    the system is east to set up and is hella fun the play around with. i love the added functionally of IFTTT, its great to have my lights on when i get home.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Methuen

    A must have! Very easy to set up on Website, iPhone 5 and iPad mini.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thrilled with this purchase

    • Written by from Austin

    I'm a semi-pro photographer and I've found it's awesome for adding an extra element to indoor shoots as well as adding general ambiance for a room.

    The Good:
    The system is a snap to set up.
    The array of colors is amazing
    The alarm function works great!
    Good value over the life of the bulbs
    The ability to create your own "scenes"

    The Bad:
    Large Initial investment
    The app is a little clumsy
    Not as bright as standard bulbs - but still sufficient

    That said, I'm happy enough with the system where I'm planning on picking up an additional bulb and a light strip.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, very handy product

    • Written by from Hyllykallio

    Installing the bulbs and the bridge is very easy. Aswell as controlling the lights via iPhone, internet or iPad. The only bad thing is, after a power cut the lights will turn on to their brightest mode regardless if you had the bulbs turned on or off.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Will change the mood of any space, it's great!

    • Written by from Woodinville

    The product is great, easy to install and works flawlessly. Love the product, will be buying many additional bulbs to do more rooms!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Knocked out of the park!

    • Written by from Frankford

    Have worked with museum grade lighting for years and Hue makes it all accessible to anyone with the greatest of ease!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hue is a hit in my home!

    • Written by

    Very easy to set up. Make sure to test which one is the 1,2,3 lightbulb so you don't set them up around your house and realize they are in the wrong order. The app takes a little bit of time to master but once you figure it out it makes perfect sense. I love that you can create or modify existing light recipes to better suit your preferences. Sure your friends and family will look at you funny when you tell them you just bought 3 lightbulbs for $200, until they see them in action. Having the perfect lighting for every moment is amazing and I can't wait to add more.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, mostly well done, but expensive

    • Written by from Briarcliff Manor

    I had this setup for a couple weeks before deciding to return them. Setup was pretty easy, everything worked as advertised. In general i just cant see spending the $$ on these for what they offer. I also would like some different size bulbs - i put these in my recessed lighting fixtures in the master bedroom and the leave too much space - they are smaller than a regular flood bulb that goes into a standard recessed lighting enclosure.

    i may try these again if the price comes down, or they offer more options. but right now, in my opinion, not really worth the money they charge.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lot of Fun

    • Written by from Falmouth

    I bought the starter pack and one bulb and it took me 2 mins to get the starter pack going and then I realised one bulb was changing. Another 5 mins and I had linked the fourth bulb.
    I did have to turn on the fourth bulb in each scene and choose a point for it.

    I am delighted with the system. The software will hopefully be improved. I want to put them in the bedroom also but I can't work out how room by room will be dealt with? The scenes will have to be doubled so that the others rooms settings are included?

    I have 4 LEDs on my bridge and everything over the wifi but not yet managed to link my bridge to the online account?

    That's where the missing star is.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product! Updates coming soon?

    • Written by from OKLAHOMA CITY

    This is a wonderful product that gives you a million different ways to light a room. I have presets to read with, watch movies with and even sleep in. The alarm feature provides a nice easy way light to way up to. Hoping for more app updates to improve and the app and add more features but the current app gets the job done well!! Totally worth it! Get it today!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Chelsea

    What am I missing? I'm a reasonably intelligent 65 year old who has been in the software
    Business for 40+ years (granted in sales). This system begs for a graphical, dashboard
    Interface. Never been so confused in my life. The most confusing interface concept I've seen.
    I'd love to buy a dozen bulbs but would rather walk on broken glass than try to manage
    This app. Hire 2 students ( a C+ grade average will do) from a reasonable college IT program
    And you will have a winner

    29 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product rocks!

    • Written by from Cypress

    LED technology has changed our world and in the top inventions ever! The Philips Hue is no exception. The ap is a little quirky; to be expected for early adopters. On the plus side of the negative reviews, Starter Packs and Single Bulbs are easy to find at the Apple Stores.

    Already, there are two other IOS aps; Hue Disco and MagicHue, both ready for prime time. As others begin to see the incredible flexibility of this product, other aps will soon appear. For those instant gratification persons, keep taking your Hues back. Makes it easier to find!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRODUCT!!!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Set up was incredibly easy. The scene setup took a few minutes to figure out. But after that it was a breeze. I have not used the app away from home much, but I have tested it and it does work. Really like the scenes, being able to change all or some of the light colours and intensities with one touch is nice.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but needed a new wi-fi router!!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Got to start by saying you need a wi-fi router with an EXTRA ethernet/lan port. I have been using the plug in the wall Airport Express for the past 2 years and figured I was all set to use this product out of the box. Yes, the requirements do state a wi-fi router, but it makes no mention to needed a free/empty port. Seen as my router was Apple, i thought i was in good hands. More fool me... Im now down over $300 before even getting the lights to work.

    Lights do work well and are fun, but they are a little less impactful as they are in the video (the magic of editing i guess). Agree with the call outs that there needs to be a basic color wheel option in the app and the timer interface needs a major overhaul, but i found it pretty easy to use. So far, we are on a rotation of only 3 or 4 'hues' but look forward to experimenting more when we have people over and are entertaining vs sitting on the couch watching TV.

    All in all, cool product, but still bummed i had to spend another $100 to replace what was a perfectly good wi-fi router without any mention of needing a new one.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awsome!

    • Written by from Newport News

    Why spend just a few bucks less to get lights you can turn off remotely... but no colors or anything. Seriously. For 150 you can get three remote controllable outlets. but for 199 you get endless possibilities. For instant mood lighting these can't be beat. Ignore any bad reviews. They are easy to set up and there are plenty of good apps out there that are better than the free Philips one. I use one called Hue+ and could not be happier. I have preset modes for reading, movie watching, normal use and 'mood'.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just wonderful!

    • Written by from ROSEMERE

    Hue is a real winner! I have a total of 4 bulbs, 1 spotlight a 1 strip, and I can wait for the GU10 items to be on the north american market. So far, I love the results: colours are crisp, beautiful, and so easy to manage.

    Having multiple bulbs might be a bit tricky to manage on the apps as they overlap and they don't have a logical order (only the order in which they were linked to the Hue bridge). But this is minor compared to the results obtained.

    The only problem I see (and I hope that Philips could find a solution) is that after a power outage, all the lights come back on... Since I have a few power outages in my area once in a while, all my lamps can turn on in the middle of the night... A "power outage" detection system could be nice, e.g. after the outage, the lamps are brought back at their previous state.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORTH IT

    • Written by from Quincy

    At first I was very reluctant to buy these, maybe even after the first week. But after owning them for months I've grown to absolutely love them. The app is very simple, and with the Ambify app the lights go to your music quite well. I am looking to upgrade with an LED strip sometime soon, but if you are a gadget person these lights are a MUST HAVE. I can't even stand my bedroom light at night anymore, these set the perfect mood for any feeling.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Design!!!

    • Written by from MILPITAS

    I purchased the Disney Storytime Light and the Light Strip plus the Bulbs all together. Everything works as expected.

    For some reason I mistakenly thought that the Bridge itself can use Wifi.. and it does have a wifi symbol on the unit, but there seems to be no configuration tool to attach it to Wifi... so I'm still using ethernet cable. I would rather have it use Wifi though.

    Took me 10mins to setup all units. Excellent if you guys purchase the $3 app called Hue Disco if you want the Philips bulbs to help with coloring your home party.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eaxactly as advertised - the new way to light your home

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Just came from the Apple store in Winnipeg. Bought this starter pack and literally installed it to my wi-fi in about 3-5 minutes tops. Simply Brilliant. The bulbs are very bright at 600 lumens and the rainbow of possibilities in lighting is endless. The free app by Philips is easy to use, good design and creates the perfect mood for any situation. I plan on buying more bulbs in the near future to eventually change all the lighting in my home. The perfect solution for energy efficiency as they use only 9 watts and the safety benefits speak for themselves. Thoroughly impressed. This is my first app enabled product and it didn't disappoint...

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really cool lighting, but abysmal app on iPhone and iPad.

    • Written by from Windsor

    This is an ingenious product. We hold a house concert series and I got these for lighting the artists. Works perfectly and our guests (artists and guests) loved them. I probably sold 5 people on these. They were asking how and where to buy them.

    The only detraction is the application to control them. It needs help, it could be so cool. I'd give it a 5-star rating if the app was better.

    I downloaded a color wheel image and used that as my basis image for setting the light colors. Then it was a snap to dial in the desired mixture of reds and blues to make a nice "stage" setting.

    Expensive, but really, really cool product. I'll be buying more lights for other locations in the house.