• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

    Hue is amazing beats other home automation for lighting

    • Written by from Kirkland

    Some say you cannot adjust individual lights (different themes) or set schedules on individual lights. This is incorrect. Just tap the theme, hit the pencil tip on the left. This lets you choose the individual bulbs and schedule for those.

    Other systems allow you to turn on/off and dim but these let you choose the exact color. it is very nice to be able to tune the white with soft color to give the rooms a very comfortable feel when you are watching tv, etc... The bright white is excellent for reading when needed.

    Just install the bulb, press find new bulbs. The bulb will flash so you know which one you are working with then you can give it a descriptive name. Now it is ready to use.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Orange

    Put in our living room super easy to setup. Changed for parties to have fun. Relaxed mode at night and when we are all asleep on the couches I turn everything off from my phone which is great when your all comfortable. Can't wait to get more bulbs now.

    7 of 9 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

    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

    OMG This thing ROCKS!

    • Written by from OAKLAND TOWNSHIP

    I just got this yesterday and now I know I can't live without it! I bought the starter and 6 more bulbs. Set up was a breeze what took so long is trying to configure what kind of light theme you want. But everything else was a breeze.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Soooooo cooool

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I just love it, I had problems with the extra bulbs and had to reset them with the living colors remote but now is smooth sailing. I use everything, the colors, timers, scenes, make my own you name it. Like the ipad, I didn't know I couldn't live without it until I had it.

    9 of 11 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

    Fun and bright! ...despite its bugs.

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    The Hue and its network of bulbs is fun! The bulbs are also a LOT brighter than I thought they'd be. Who knew I'd spend more than 50 seconds a day thinking about how to turn my lights on? While it was easy to setup and to connect the various iOS devices to it, there are currently a couple of bugs with the software that will hopefully be fixed soon.

    1. The timer feature does not work for me. I bought this so certain lights in the house would turn on at scheduled times - but so far none of the commands/timers I've set have worked regardless of whether I'm in the room, or away from the house.

    2. There's currently no way to group light bulbs into separate rooms. You can control bulbs individually, but not group them; yet. I live in a house with other roommates and if more than one person wants control of this, it'd be nice if them changing their rooms wouldn't automatically change the mood of the entire house.

    3. There's no way to distinguish between ignore bulb, or turn bulb off. I currently have a number of sample settings that turn on all three bulbs. However, my one setting of changing my desk lamp to the reading color and turning the ceiling bulbs off doesn't work. I first have to turn all bulbs off, then turn on the desk setting. This may be a programming issue so my issue #2 above wouldn't get complaints of people turning lights off in other rooms all the time, but there should be an off command on top of an ignore command for more refined controls.

    Overall I would recommend it. Smart bulbs is definitely the future. No longer would I have to choose between sunlight white or a comfortable reading temperature for the bulbs - one can do them all, at a fraction of the electricity cost!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Meet the 21st Century Lightbulb

    • Written by from Cupertino

    I have owned these bulbs for about 2 weeks, and I have to say that they are one of the coolest and most conventional purchases I have made in a long time! My only nit-picky thing is that I think they are marketing this product wrong. Phillips is putting a lot of emphasis on the color (which IS cool), but in reality, these are 21st century lightbulbs. Here's why:

    - LED Lightbulbs can last between 15-25 years! I won't have think about replacing one of these guys until 2027!

    - Consumes up to 80% less power than traditional lightbulbs.

    - Programmable luminosity, color, and on/off!

    Really guys, they are exactly like your lightbulbs you have right now. Just not at all like the lightbulbs you have right now. :) Great buy! Love them!

    12 of 15 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Giddy Happy

    • Written by from Austin

    I am very happy with his new product - it's a brilliant idea. bright LED lighting that is controllable from your iPhone/ipad with the ability to change colors.

    Don't let some of the initial negative reviewers influence you. It's so amazing to be able to control the hue of a light over a huge range of colors. I use them in my color grading studio because they go to 6500K. No other LED light that I know runs up that high in the spectrum. The set up was quick and easy right out of the box. No fuss and no hassle. You have to download the app and familiarize yourself with it but that doesn't take long. The app is a LOT of fun to play with because you can use your finger to glide around the screen causing your lights to change colors. There are a ton of presets. It's like I like in a new home. Can't wait for the first party to show folks this.

    49 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Cool, Super Easy, Super Fun.

    • Written by from Lehigh Valley

    I bought the starter pack and 5 additional bulbs so I could add more creative fun to the hallway where our family does lot of "kid stuff". It has 4 fixtures with 8 bulbs total.

    The fixtures have frosted glass with a tan tint and I was a little worried that would cause a lot of problems. In practice, it's noticeable in that with high brightness, the fixture does tend to get a little more "white" with brightness. I think in a recessed lighting situation, the color would be less white and obviously more true. Still, it's definitely not a deal breaker.

    These are expensive, but that's the early adopter, awesome product, limited supply, cool factor at work... plus the fact that they're amazing. ;-) For the price and the amount of time I expect to use these, they will be well worth the amount spent. (Including this winter where it's already dark and cold outside so early and the kids are inside playing a lot.)

    While I expect Hue to make its way into other rooms of the house, but slowly. The app is a little lacking in what I would call multi-room support. There are definitely ways to "make it work" -- still things like a default that you can set for in room switch-on/off are important and need to come soon.

    Still, when family asks what I want for the holidays this year... It's going to be hard not to say "more Hue bulbs, please"!

    I have to give this a five because it's truly great, beautiful and easy to use. This type of thing is truly future of lighting... Good bye incandescent... As the costs of this tech comes down, I finally do see your end.

    56 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You Don't Know How Bad You Need This..Until You Have It

    • Written by from Honolulu

    This product is unreal. I've been reading about it over the last few months thinking it was cool, but never planned to buy it. Then I started reading how tough it is to get, and positive reviews started rolling in so I was lucky enough to pick up the last one at my Apple Store...Setting up was as easy as any Apple product, literally 2-3 minutes. The App is incredibly easy and intuitive, you name your bulbs as you assign them to wherever...You can tilt the phone sideways to activate the App to control each bulb individually or use it in portrait and choose a "Scene" like Beach lighting, Concentrate, Sunset, Pencils, Greece....tons of preset mood lighting, or you can choose an existing picture you love and create lighting based on it!! INCREDIBLE. MUST GET.

    124 of 128 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW this is FUN!

    • Written by from Elm Grove

    This product works just like you think it should. GREAT! The add on bulbs work great too! This is really neat, fun, and my wife loves it too!

    Get one!

    104 of 109 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Miramar

    I read an article and decided to purchase this product over a much more expensive home lighting system. One day later....Extremely Happy! Product was very easy and simple to set up...in Fact my six year old did all of the connections and i downloaded the app. The light output is as good or better than your normal light bulb and the color combination you see and get its just makes it that much better. I installed one on my sons room and tried the gradually dimming feature and it worked on the first try. If you are considering spending over 4K on a full house lighting system....make sure you spend the $199 starter kit and you will be Happy you did. I will be ordering more bulbs as they become available to change the entire house to this new system.

    235 of 266 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by from Ponte Vedra Beach

    I set up a system with 7 bulbs today. It works nicely plugged into the AirPort, controlled well from an iPhone 5 and iPad 3 - both on WiFi and 4G.

    All in all, I like it so far!

    68 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly simple to setup with spectacular results.

    • Written by from Tempe

    Got this system for a small (about 12 x 12) home office. Have one bulb in the ceiling fan, one in a small lamp in the far corner of the room and one in an accent light behind my laptop while on its stand. Setup couldn't be easier... insert the bulbs and turn them all on, plug the signal unit into one of the open ethernet ports on your base station (cable included) and connect the AC adapter. Start the app up and press the button on the signal unit and you're all set. Bulbs at their highest setting are brighter than expected though still not as bright as conventional bulbs but that's to be expected. Really phenomenal option for people who work from home and want total control over the brightness of multiple lights to optimize their screen work. Price may seem steep but it is what it is. Though once you install it and use it you'll think it's worth every penny.

    294 of 313 people found this useful