|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.9 x 7.6 x 3.7 inches|
|Item model number||464495|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Type of Bulb||LED|
|Luminous Flux||800 lm|
|Usage||Indoor use only|
|Included Components||3 Hue White and Color Bulbs^ 1 Hue bridge|
|Warranty Description||2 Year Warranty|
Philips 464495 Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit, 3rd Generation with Richer Colors, Works with Amazon Alexa
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- Works with Amazon Alexa to support dimming, shades of white, and color settings through voice control (hub required, Alexa device and Philips hub sold separately)
- 3rd generation starter kit includes 3 Color LED light bulbs with richer colors (deeper shades of Green, cyan and blue) and a bridge 2.0 that wirelessly connects up to 50 lights
- The square-shaped Philips hue bridge 2.0 enables scene and room control with Amazon Alexa, is compatible with Apple homekit technology and provides you with more internal storage
- Choose from 16 million colors and 50,000 shades of white light, from warm to cool white
- Sync your lights with your music, movies and games for an immersive effect
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From the manufacturer
Alexa, Turn The Lights Blue
Now, use your voice to recall colorful light scenes with Philips Hue and Alexa. All you have to do is ask.
Now recall colors and color temperatures with the new skills update.
Control With Your Voice
With Amazon Alexa, you can control the lights in your home with your voice. Turn your lights on/off, dim, change colors and more! All you have to do is ask.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 starter kit
Try The Updated Philips Hue Skill For Amazon Alexa And Play With 16 Million Colors
Color your home with 16 million colors and 50 thousand shades of white. Sync your lights with music, TV and games for an immersive effect. With the updated Philips Hue skill for Amazon Alexa, simply ask Alexa to change your light to a color of your choice.
Say things like:
- Alexa, turn the living room orange
- Alexa, turn the ceiling lights to green
- Alexa, turn the bedroom to warm white
- Alexa, turn the lights pink
Your Home Just Got A Little Smarter and Brighter. Try The New Philips Hue Skill for Amazon Alexa.
Alexa, Turn On All Hue Lights
Use Alexa voice control to turn on your Philips Hue lights when you come home or turn off when you leave. All without lifting a finger. Simply ask Alexa to turn on lights in the living room, or dim living room to 50 percent.
Alexa, Make The Dining Room Warmer
Set the mood in your home with your favorite shades of white. Use warmer whites to help you read and relax or cooler whites to concentrate and energize. Simply describe the shade of white you want such as warm white, cool white, daytime or even candle light.
Alexa, Turn The Lights To Pink
Now its easier than ever to recall your favorite colors with Alexa. Just ask Alexa to turn living room to orange, or any other color that fits your mood.
Step 1. Screw in Bulbs
Screw your Philips Hue bulbs into existing light sockets and turn on your wall light switches.
Step 1. Screw in bulbs
Step 2. Connect the bridge
Step 3. Download the app
Step 4. Connect to Alexa
|Hue White & Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit||Hue White & Color Ambiance A19 Bulb||Hue White Ambiance A19 Starter Kit||Hue White Ambiance A19 Bulb||Hue White A19 Starter Kit||Hue White A19 Bulb|
|# of Bulbs||3||1||2||1||2||2|
|Bridge||✓||No, sold separately||✓||No, sold separately||✓||No, sold separately|
|16 Million Colors||✓||✓|
|50 thousand shades of white||✓||✓||✓||✓||No, soft white light only (2700K)||No, soft white light only (2700K)|
|Dimmer Switch included?||No, sold separately||No, sold separately||✓||No, sold separately||No, sold separately||No, sold separately|
|Alexa compatible devices||Amazon Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot||Works with Amazon Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot when used with Gen 2 bridge||Amazon Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot||Works with Amazon Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot when used with Gen 2 bridge||Amazon Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot||Works with Amazon Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot when used with Gen 2 bridge|
|Sync with music, movies and games||✓||✓|
Design your own personal lighting system using the Philips hue white and color A19 bulb starter kit. With full color games and improved blues and greens, the kit includes three bulbs and everything you need to set up a wireless lighting system.
Top Customer Reviews
These bulbs draw a little more power than my previous LED A19/E26 bulbs, but the amount is not much. Not enough to care. They are still substantially more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. The fact that you can tune the white color to your liking means there's no question about which bulbs to get, unlike CFL and normal/non-smart white LED bulbs.
The shape is not A19, though the socket type is E26. Despite not being A19 shape, their size doesn't inhibit their installation. The glass dome is designed such that light radiates in a pattern almost as good as any A19 bulb. There is a dark spot on the socket side that is bigger than a typical A19, but that's not a huge issue.
The color of the generation 3 bulbs are quite rich. They create deep greens, reds, and blues without issue. The colors in between are also quite nice. However, my Google Home doesn't seem to be able to make a good yellow as it looks a sickly green. However, that seems to be an issue with Google Home as I can use the Hue app to generate good yellows.
Using the smart hub is quite easy. With a wired connection, as long as you have a good firewall setup on your internet connection, getting it set up is secure and easy. Pairing devices and apps require physical access to the hub, making it relatively difficult for an external attacker to steal control over it. The app is fairly basic, but there are third party apps that extend the functionality quite a lot. Some are free, some are not. The only extra app I really took to extend functionality was Hue Pro.
While I do love this system and it will likely become even more embedded in my home life, especially with the home assistant integration, it has its flaws. There are two major flaws, one of which I think can be solved, and the other I don't know of a solution that Philips should implement.
Flaw 1: The bulbs have a default on state when given power. When a light switch is flipped on for a bulb, they turn on. If power fails, even if the light was off prior to the power failure, the light will return to on when power is restored. What this means is if you put the bulb in a socket with intention to leave power always applied, if you have unstable power, you might find they randomly turn on. Philips is aware of this and has no solution. They intend to leave it in default on state for emergency purposes. To work around this, for lights where there might be some sensitivity to this problem (ie: bedroom at night), just turn off the socket to prevent it from randomly turning on when it would be inconvenient. To a point, it negates some of the smart features, but you can leave the socket on at other times to get that advantage.
Flaw 2: The lights have a default white state that cannot be modified. Like the default on state, the default white state is for emergency purposes. However, I hate the white color temperature they chose as default. I understand why they would prefer not to return to a previous RGB color state and brightness in case of emergency, but I would love to be able to set the default white color temperature at the very least. I hope Philips implements at least this much control.
Since then I just switched from Google Home to Echo Dot after the sale on Best Buy went up and got 3 Dots for the price of a discounted Home. The Difference between Philips Hue voice integration for Home vs Echo at the time of this review is Home CAN change colors for a bulb without IFTTT, However you can't group them again if it's already in one group, whereas Echo can group your lights however you want, but you can't change colors... yet. I wish that comes soon.
I only had this for 2 weeks and I'm still discovering things like what it can do and I'm thoroughly impressed. I just found out today that you can set an IFTTT trigger when someone opens your front door connected to SmartThings Multi-purpose sensor you can blink any of your lights either a room or all rooms. There are apps out there that will be a good companion with Philips Hue. They can loop colors of all your lights or set it up to loop only certain lights with your room set up.
I did buy this on Amazon, but I had to return it because I found it cheaper on my local stores. However, if price is right while you're looking at this product, this is a great starter for Home Ambient lighting or Smart devices in general
Before anyone asks, The one lighting behind my TV isn't Philips Hue. The images are strictly for the bulbs
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