I have six hue bulbs including the three with the starter kit and have just added a Bloom lamp today. Here's my impression: it's breathtaking and adds rich color where the hue bulbs cannot. So what if the lamp isn't compatible with the basic light recipes? The basic hue bulbs can do both. Bloom adds deeper color and a magical layer to nighttime scenes creating a dreamscape beyond the hue bulb story. I positioned the Bloom behind my 55"TV facing the wall and the hue scenes now not only create magic from my lighting but the wall behind my TV has become an expansive part of each scene. I love Bloom!