|Item Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 2.3 x 2.3 inches|
|Item model number||455287|
|Assembled Height||2.3 inches|
|Assembled Length||4 inches|
|Assembled Width||2.3 inches|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Specific Uses||Indoor use only|
|Certification||Lighting Facts, UL Listed|
|Type of Bulb||LED|
|Incandescent equivalent||60 watts|
|Color Temperature||2700 Kelvin|
|Color Rendering Index (CRI)||80|
|Average Life||15000 hours|
|Bulb Length||4.2 inches|
|Start Up Time||Instant|
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Philips Hue White A19 60W Equivalent Smart Bulb Starter Kit (Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)
- Enhance your home with soft white lighting, controlled remotely wherever you are. Set timers and light schedules, automating your lights to make it seem like someone is home even when you are away.
- With everything you need to get started, this easy-to-use kit comes with two A19 LED smart bulbs, able to fit standard table lamps and the Philips Hue Bridge that can control up to 50 lights.
- Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs. They are pre-paired with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App.
- Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system.
- With voice control for Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant, each kit includes two dimmable soft White A19 bulbs, a Hue Bridge, ethernet cable, power adapter, manual, and three-year warranty.
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Customized lighting, designed by you
Control Light 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.
With the updated Philips Hue skill for Amazon Alexa, simply ask Alexa to change your light to a color of your choice.
Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Bulb Starter Kit
Illuminate your space with smart light
Meet Hue. Your personal wireless lighting system that lets you easily control your Hue lights from your smart device or compatible controls and create the right ambiance for your every moment.
This kit includes four LED A19 smart light bulbs designed to fit standard table lamps, and one Hue Bridge. Choose the perfect light setting for any mood or activity such as reading or relaxing, concentrating, or energizing, all with wireless control from your smartphone or tablet.
- This box includes one Philips Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, four Philips Hue White Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, manual, and two-year warranty
Change the Way You Use Light
Easy Control and Comfort
Control your smart lights from your bedroom to your backyard using your smart device, whether at home or away. It’s all about simplifying your life. Dim the lights to relax in the evenings, and set automated light schedules.
Light for Your Moments
Customize your daily routines into moments you can enjoy. Philips Hue can wake you up and help you energize, read, concentrate and relax. With customized light recipes, you can always have the light you need to accommodate your day.
Turn your everyday lighting into an extraordinary experience. Play with colors or sync your smart lights with music, movies, and games. With the Hue app and compatibility with Alexa, Google, Apple HomeKit, and more, the possibilities are endless.
Do More with Alexa
With Amazon Alexa, you can control the lights in your home with your voice. Turn your Hue lights on/off, dim, change colors and more. All you have to do is ask.
|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|
|Number of Bulbs Included||3||1||2||1||2||2|
|16 Million Colors||✓||✓|
|50 Thousand Shades of White||✓||✓||✓||✓||Soft White Only (2700k Shades)||Soft White Only (2700k Shades)|
|Sync with Music, Movies, and Games||✓||✓|
|Dimmer Switch Included?||✓|
|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|
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Combining energy efficiency with intuitive controls the Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit changes the way you control and experience light at home. Enhance your home with soft white lighting, controlled remotely wherever you are. Set timers and light schedules, automating your lights to make it seem like someone is home even when you are away. With everything you need to get started, this easy-to-use kit comes with two A19 LED smart bulbs, able to fit standard table lamps and the Philips Hue Bridge that can control up to 50 lights. Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs. They are pre-paired with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App. Easily expand your smart lighting system with Hue accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or Samsung SmartThings system. With voice control for Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant, each kit includes two dimmable soft White A19 bulbs, a Hue Bridge, ethernet cable, power adapter, manual, and three-year warranty.
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But I found the correct bulbs at Bestbuy for $15 each. I went and picked up 7 more the day after Christmas. In case you are struggling to find the white wireless bulbs for the HUE Bride, search for Model: 455295 / SKU: 4374300
If you are using with Echo, make sure to create "Groups" and name the groups something simple, like "Living Room". Echo had a very hard time understanding "Alexa, turn Hue Lights On", but she understands "Alexa, turn the Living Room on" every time. You can even create sub groups. For example - I have "Living Room", Dinning Room", "The Lights" (Which is both living and dinning room) and even small groups like "Lamps" (which are just 2 of my living room lights).
Easy and it works.
That's really the sum of the entire smart home automation experience, which the Phillips Hue is a microcosm of.
Realistically speaking there are two avenues of approach with regards to smart lighting. You can either install smart switches, which would in turn control all of the bulbs connected to that switch. Or you can go for smart bulbs, which are a more individual approach. There are pros and cons to each method, but I won't get into that debate here. This is about the smart bulbs and bridge listed here.
First of all, these bulbs are the white spectrum dimmer bulbs in the Hue set. They don't do colors, but a full range of white temperatures.
The app for controlling the bulbs is firmly "okay". It offers things like bulb grouping (for designating rooms, mainly), time programming (turn the lights on to 25% at 5:30pm, for the cat :3), and location/proximity triggers (when you detect my phone is nearby, turn the lights on. When I leave, turn them off). It does this through a somewhat clunky, inflexible UI that obfuscates things behind layered menus. It's sometimes hard to figure out where you are in the app, or if what you just programmed has been truly set up. The one thing the app does right is that it offers a master on/off switch for all of your bulbs at the top no matter where you are in it.
Alexa integration is great, and should be a primary decider for you in this purchase. Alexa lets you name bulb groups and do simple commands for the lights i.e. "Alexa, dim the bedroom to 50%" or similar. If you already have Alexa coverage in the room(s) you intend to use these in, it's great. It really feels like we're living in the future.
The main rub with these bulbs is that they require the socket they're in to always be "on". This makes them ideal for lamps, since those are always plugged in anyway and benefit well from both individual control and grouping. They still work okay for permanent fixtures and sockets, but with some catches that I'll get to next. If the source for the bulb is turned off and then back on, the bulb will behave as a normal lightbulb. The obvious issue with this will be evident should you ever lose power - when power is restored all of your smart bulbs will be on.
Another detriment, one that seems to be a sort of side-effect behavior is that, since the bulbs are controlled by an app that lives on one person's phone, if you don't have any secondary control schemes then people will just avoid using the lights at all. Worse still, they'll wind up flipping a switch twice as much to accomplish what normal bulbs used to, and as a bonus interrupt your current programming.
Even myself, if I don't have my phone on me at all times, then what is included in this package is basically objectively less useful than a real lightbulb. Of course, Phillips is all too happy to sell you programmable switches, motion detectors, or offer up the Amazon Dot as a solution. Note that none of these things comes in under $35. Each.
If I had to make a closing statement, to cease my rambling, it's this:
This is a good product that could be a great product if you're willing to go all-in and deck it out with the whole nine yards, and kit out your whole home to support them. There are things that I could envision doing with the Hue switches, color bulbs, motion detectors, voice commands etc. that could come out being really awesome and simultaneously more expensive than I can justify all at once.