• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Incredible

    • Written by from Littleton

    I don't usually write reviews on techie products, but rarely does a product come out that has such a WOW factor. We purchased these for the simple reason that we wanted to control our house lighting remotely, the color thing was interesting, but not a factor in our purchase.

    WOW, this product has simply changed our house entirely. The hues are so interesting and warm, the atmosphere these lights create can simply not be duplicated by any other means that doesn't cost thousands of dollars in custom lighting.

    The devices installed seamlessly, the applications are absolutely bug free and work intuitively. The ability to create scenes is nothing short of amazing.

    From the packaging, to the install to the creating a hue account online, this is one class product. My only advice is to count up the number of bulbs in your house and bite the bullet and order then with your initial purchase. We had them installed about 10 minutes before we went online and purchased more.

    WOW

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

    • Written by from fitchburg

    The product setup is literally listed on the cover of the box.
    3 easy steps.
    1) Plug in the light bulbs
    2) Plug in the hue hub and connect it to your wifi router.
    3) Download the HUE app on your Iphone.


    It really was simple.

    I'm currently using this product for games and have screenshots of each zone on my list. When entering a new zone, i'll switch my scene in the HUE app and voila. Total immersion in the red mountains or the blue hills. This product is excellent!

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing.

    • Written by from Arlington

    I just picked up the starter kit and this thing is awesome. It works great and love the flexibility of being able to use it with my iPhone, iPad and through the web. So cool. I particularly like the fact that you can make it closer to incandescent bulbs.

    Great work Philips!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Up to 20 now !!!.. WOW

    • Written by from Bluffton

    Ok .. I don't understand any of these reviews that are downing this ,,, They are truly amazing .. I now have 20 bulbs 2 Strip lights and 3 of the Hue lamps .
    I have a high end production company .. and these really enhance the look of my office .. and i have so many IFTTT programming functions working with the lights .. everything from (All go blue if rain is about to begin .. to All Red for Severe weather ..
    Also are using 2 of the Hue taps ..
    Yes .. the app is a little finicky .. but it's well worth the effort ..
    Don't hesitate .. you will love these!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly Good and Great Wow Factor When Everything Works

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    As part of our effort to replace every lamp possible in our home with modern LEDs, we got the HUE system for the living room. Immediately added to the starter pack and now have 7 lamps, mostly in recessed cans. When first purchased they worked great with Ambify to turn the room into a disco -- not so much since subsequent updates of IOS or some other app on the phone, not sure what. I have not tried Philips support but I do find the startup app companies building businesses around it (Ambify, Goldee) slow to respond, if at all, to tech support questions posted on their web sites.

    I find it relatively easy to add bulbs though sometimes I have to move the bulb to a previously recognized (geographic) location for my bridge to recognize it. We have experienced frequent loss of bridge connectivity, where sometimes we have to turn off all the switches, turn them back on, reboot the bridge, fumble with the order of that, etc. Overall we love it though and the main inconvenience is the lack of a good simple wall controller so we don't always have to use the phone apps. Goldee is supposed to solve that but seems delayed getting to market. We tend to use mostly a few favorite saved and modified scenes (some based on photos of our own), and the default relax and concentrate settings. Dimming is what I've come to expect with LEDs: not very fine-grained, but it does work overall -- when things are working in general.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Promised

    • Written by from Bronx

    I figured I better write a review here to counter some of the negative reviews. I have been using the Hue app, website and lights throughout my apartment as part of recent renovation where I am doing more techie stuff. The product works exactly like it should every time.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bright Idea!

    • Written by from Columbus

    And brighter than I was expecting them to be as well. I really like them and want them everywhere I use light!

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    • Written by from MELBOURNE

    I bought these on Halloween and have been using them ever since. They work exactly as advertised and is probably the coolest gadget I own. It's the first thing I show anyone that comes to my house and they are always blown away.

    I use them every morning to wake up. I have them fade onto red light over the course of nine minutes. The result is that I'm never startled awake by an alarm anymore.

    The ONLY downside to these is that they're now on a 3-4 month back-order and I really would like some more for other rooms in my apartment.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product! Mediocre Software

    • Written by

    Pros
    ---------------------------------------------
    Fast setup
    Easy to set alarms up
    Easy light recipe creation from photos
    Lots of customization if your iPhone is Jailbroken ( I can tap my home button twice to turn my lights on using HueHueHue and have all of my lights turn on )
    5 Hue lights = one light bulb. Lots of light for less $
    Remote Access via LTE/4G


    Cons
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    Expensive startup cost
    Hue application is pretty clunky and could be much more user friendly
    Lights are not nearly as ranged as they claim to be. Most dark colors do not exist in these lights ( Dark reds, greens, blues are very limited ) and is definitely not as advertised. Hopefully this will be changed with future updates if the lights have the capability?
    Dimmer or On/Off switch is mad expensive for what it is

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing

    • Written by from la coruña

    the light is just great

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great! After Initial Reservations, Love it!

    • Written by from WHITEHALL

    The lack of detailed instructions led me to give this product a mixed review. Let me state that it is fabulous and my working within the Meet Hue website and using my own photos, I was able to have all lights including the two extra bulbs plus the three in the starter pack work. As it comes, the starter pack ONLY works with the pre-loaded scenes with the 3 bulbs included and the extra two bulbs could only be adjusted by using the slider controls manually in the app. I noticed that the Meet Hue website that user scenes in the website worked with all my bulbs. I selected photos from my iPhone albums and dragged my lights onto them in the app and saved/named each one and perfect! All 5 Hue lamps work as expected! Love it!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow...Coolest Thing Ever!!

    • Written by from Woodstock

    I thought this would be an ok new and interesting product. It's so much better than I thought. The bulbs are a little expensive but I'm loving it!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet!!!

    • Written by from Newark

    These are some really cool lights.. I plan on doing the whole house..

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and easy to grow your Hue system

    • Written by from Woodinville

    Love it! Overall Hue is a really nice product and system, I can't get enough of these for my home fast enough!!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Lights of all time.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    So I purchased a starter package, an impulse by really while I was at the Apple Store. I do not regret my purchase and I plan to put these bulbs everywhere. They are are awesome. The fact that I can control my lights from anywhere and I can put them on timers is pretty great.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best light bulb ever!

    • Written by from Harlan

    This is the best light bulb ever! When I saw the $200 price, I was a little bit shocked. When I bought it, I installed it very quickly! It took me longer to decide where I wanted my new light bulbs at than it did to set it up. Very easy to setup and use. I really like this bulb because you can change the color to whatever color you want it. It isn't just a soft white or daylight, it is millions of colors! Best product from Philips Lighting Co..

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Ultimate New Lifestyle Product That Enhances Your Home

    • Written by from Eden Prairie

    It is hard to describe exactly what Hue does, because it has such a great and limitless impact on the comfort and joy of your surroundings at home. It enables you to customize and enhance your surroundings in a manner that seems a little odd for about an hour and, after that, as a completely natural feature that you wonder why it has not existed before.

    I can't imagine (and haven't had the time to calculate) just how gargantuan the market will be for the game-changing product. It is everything it promises and more and I sure will even get better over time. If I had children at home, I would immediately replace all the bulbs in their rooms with Hue. I am sure they would help them go to sleep, wake up and study in a much more comfortable and natural manner. This is a truly compelling product. Thank you Phillips and Apple!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bright iDea!

    • Written by from Montvale

    This apple exclusive is amazingly incredible! ive had it for one day and ive been loving it so much that im afraid that if i keep fooling around with it ill burn them out. Since there 600 Lumens and only 8.5 watts they wont though! Absolutely incredible! At least try it because when you do...you'll probably fall in love with them!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a Great Product!!

    • Written by from San Jose

    This product is awesome. It is a bit expensive but being able to control your lights via your iOS device and change the color of the light based on your mood is pure genius. Philips did a great job on designing this product!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work as advertised

    • Written by from Manchester

    Easy setup. Take less than 5 minutes. Wicked cool lighting system.

    3 of 6 people found this useful