|Item Weight||5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||12 x 5 x 10 inches|
|Item model number||426353|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Style||Color Starter Kit|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Type of Bulb||LED|
|Luminous Flux||600 Lumen|
|Special Features||Philips 426353 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail|
|Usage||Indoor use only|
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
|Light Source Wattage||9 Watts|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||12 x 5 x 10 inches|
|Color Temperature||2000 Kelvin|
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- Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required and included, Alexa device sold separately)
- Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies
- Including the Philips Hue Bridge for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard size table lamps
- Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them 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
- This box includes three Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, a Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, manual, and two year warranty
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Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies. Including the Philips Hue Bridge for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard size table lamps. Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them 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. This box includes three Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, a Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, manual, and two year warranty.
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Setup of the A19 Starter Kit was easy. Plug in the lights and the hub, install the official Hue app, press a button on the Hub, and you're pretty much done. I downloaded numerous third-party Android apps and my two favorite Android apps are called "Huerray!" and "Ambieye" because they not only allow you to create "rooms" that can each be handled separately, but they also contain a lot of features that the Philips app does not. With "Huerray!" you can create color scenes AND animations in each room. You can also set alarms, create animated moods from your scene palettes, use NFC tags to trigger colors, and even use your device's microphone to listen to music and have the lights dance to the music! It works great. "Ambieye" has some unique features, like offering hundreds of color palettes from a website called Color Lovers, so you can select a favorite palette and apply static color schemes or animated ones based on the palettes submitted by users from around the world. I also installed a Chrome extension called Lightswitch Pro (which is identical to the "Ambieye" Android app above) that allows me to do the same things as in the "Ambieye" app using a button in my Chrome web browser.
"IFTTT" (If This Then That) is a powerful app and website that allows you change your lights based on triggers. The functionality is huge. You can set it up so your lights go off when your phone leaves your house and turn them back on when the phone comes back home. Or you can make it so the lights come on or off at certain times of the day automatically. You can even change the colors when the weather changes! I have mine set to change to a mellow blue theme when rain is detected in my town. I also have it set up so my lights flash when I get a new e-mail from certain people. IFTTT is a must-try when you get your Hue... and it's free!
These lights are expensive but oh so addictive. It will take me a while to do every room in the house because of the cost, but I can now see myself doing it. Thanks a lot, Philips. :)
Fast forward less than four years later. Half of my White & Colors (the expensive ones) have died, several LEDs on one of my Lightstrips are permanently stuck on a green color, and several of the White bulbs have bit the dust.
I'm a software engineer, and I take pretty impeccable care of my stuff. The failure rate on this product is simply unacceptable, given its price and the implication that these lights can last a quarter of a century.
Sorry, Philps. I'll be going with a cheaper alternative moving forward. There are several more competitors in the space than there were when I first entered, and I'm sure they won't have much trouble at least matching your QC.
The setup was particularly easy as it consisted of plugging in the bridge (I got the first generation kit) and then downloading the app to my phone. I also have a Wink hub but when I first looked, I did not see an option to combine them (recently I just did so maybe an update?). After I got the app on my phone, I was then able to make an account (this is required for remote access to the lights) and then search for the lights. The lights were found much quicker than the GE Link bulbs I bought previously but those were good as well.
Here is a quick rundown of setup:
Screw in bulbs (I have mine in a candelabra to A26 adapter as I wanted them in the living room and the fan only had the small sockets)
Plug in bridge with Ethernet cable (it is not wireless) and power
Download App to phone
Make sure bulbs are turned on
Create an account or sign in with Google (I'd recommend making an account as my IFTTT is having issues and I think its related to the Google signin)
Press button on bridge
Search for lights
Name lights and/or group for rooms
Have fun! Or if you have an Echo or FireTV, ask to search for smart devices and you will need to press the Hue bridge button again right after asking and they should all be found. From what I have found, there isn't a very easy way to change colors via Alexa but you can absolutely easily turn on, off and dim each or a group of bulbs. It is truly great if you can get them at this price point.
Is it necessary? No. Are there cheaper options? Yes...not a lot cheaper though as Osram Lightify RGBW bulbs are 39.99 each and I see deals for Hue bulbs about 10 or 15 more. If they lower the price on those or a brand called "Qube" comes out of crowd funding, I would check those out.
One of the last things that I will mention is that I really like how easy it is to schedule lights to turn on and off via the native app. It is a little more intuitive than Wink but Wink is still evolving (still my favorite so far, though).
Overall, I would probably not like these at 200 for 3 bulbs but for 100 and some change, absolutely! Also, if you do not like them, they seem to hold their value pretty well!
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This setup is perfect except for one fatal flaw, which means I will not be buying more of these and will not be using this in my bedroom: after a power failure all bulbs come back on at full brightness, default white color. So if you're sleeping at night and the power cuts out for a minute (common in Bangalore), the whole house is fully lit up. You are forced to wake up and manually turn down all the lights.
This is a well-known problem and Philips refuses to fix this, more info at the hue developer forum.
+ they feel well-constructed, and various tear-downs on the internet seem to suggest this is the case
+ packaging is very Apple-esque (in a good way - feels like they put care into the presentation)
+ they default to "soft white" when turned on, which is a plus when you just need some light
+ they turn on instantaneously, unlike some CFLs
+ if you are technically-minded (like I am), there is an open API and documentation available to write your own custom software very easily - it's a tinkerers dream!
+ LEDs promise much longer life than even CFLs, which means you get your money's worth
+ plenty of third-party apps on smart-devices (iOS/Android) to do all sorts of funky stuff, and the ability to do command-line stuff if you're a programmer or a power-user (check GitHub!)
+ not your grandparent's lightbulb - to get the most out of them, you need to have a good grasp on how to use computers and smart-devices. If you're not the kind of person to enjoy tinkering with technology, you might be underwhelmed by their default capabilities - but if you are, they're wonderful.
+ price is a bit high - three lightbulbs is enough to cover a single room in a home
Los materiales son excelentes, no se podia esperar menos de Philips, y el rango de cobertura del bridge es muy bueno.
No te engañes, este es solo el kit de inicio, apenas los tengas vas a querer poner mas focos como estos en toda tu casa, y el precio no es precisamente económico.
La conexión dentro de la misma red Wi-Fi es rápida, casi ni te das cuenta. En cambio cuando estas en la calle es un poco mas lenta, pero debido a que no estas en tu casa como que no importa. Funciona muy bien cuando estas fuera de tu casa todo el día o cuando estas de viaje y quieres aparentar que hay gente en tu casa.