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Philips Hue White and Color Wireless Ambiance Starter Kit A19 E27

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  • Overview

    The Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit lets you create your own lighting environment at home using your Apple iOS device. Simply download the Philips Hue app and create customised white and coloured light settings that match your activity or mood. This starter kit contains three Hue light bulbs and the Hue bridge.

    Connect the Hue bridge to your Wi-Fi and control up to 50 Hue bulbs simultaneously via the Hue app on your Apple iOS device. Hue light bulbs use five times less power than traditional halogen lights, making them an eco-friendly option.

    Sync with music or films

    Expand your television viewing experience across an entire room, take your gaming to the next level or even sync your Hue lights to your favourite music to enjoy every beat to the fullest.

    Automated light schedules

    Using the timer function in the Hue app, Philips Hue can make it seem like you’re at home when you’re not by switching lights on and off automatically. Compatible with Apple HomeKit (iOS 9 is required), you can recall your favourite light settings using Siri Voice Control.

    Highlights

    Create and control your personal lighting scheme from anywhere using your Apple iOS device

    Wireless connectivity via the Hue bridge

    16 million colors and tunable white light

    Set automated timers using the Philips Hue app

    Experience high-quality white and colored light with endless possibilities

    Light bulbs are compatible with E27 socket types

    Philips Hue system works with Apple HomeKit

    Add up to 50 Hue lights, switches, and other accessories to your starter kit

    Did You Notice?

    The Philips Hue system is compatible with Apple HomeKit.

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    Creating customised light settings in your home with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

    What’s in the Box

    Three Hue light bulbs

    One Hue bridge

    Power adapter for Hue bridge

    LAN cable to connect the Hue bridge to your router

    Tech Specs

    Other Features : HomeKit Compatible

    Connections : Wireless

    Power Source : AC

    Batteries : Rechargeable lithium-ion

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number : 929001141901

    UPC or EAN No. : 8718696648742

    Warranty

    Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Smart Home Product!

      I Have had HUE lights for about 3 years, and I still love them just as much as the day I bought them. Any little technical difficulties I've had, Phillips has b I Have had HUE lights for about 3 years, and I still love them just as much as the day I bought them. Any little technical difficulties I've had, Phillips has been very responsive and helpful in fixing the issues. The Hue products have grown a lot since I first bought them and I still plan to buy more! They make life easier!

      • Written by Evan F from Texas City

      25 of 27 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Smart Home Product!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great product and good features

      I couldn't expect anymore from this product. It does everything they say it does. I currently have 10 bulbs working throughout the whole house. Siri has been sp I couldn't expect anymore from this product. It does everything they say it does. I currently have 10 bulbs working throughout the whole house. Siri has been spot-on with my request and even the location triggers I have created, turns on a light if we get home after dark. The only issue I've had was related to a different device. I had to reset everything and setup these bulbs again. We can't wait to add more of these to rest of the house.

      • Written by Brian N

      15 of 18 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great product and good features

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Tempting but terrible. Phillips remotely disabled our lights.

      Used to be a fan of Hue, and evangelized them to friends. Not Anymore. Phillips recently issued a software update that literally disabled the light bulbs in our Used to be a fan of Hue, and evangelized them to friends. Not Anymore. Phillips recently issued a software update that literally disabled the light bulbs in our home (six of ours had been working wonderfully all year – before they didn't because of their official software upgrade). We've spent hundreds of dollars with Phillips on Hue. And now half our lights don't work. Don't make the mistake we made in trusting Phillips, and stay away from Hue. It's not worth it.

      • Written by Tom N from San Francisco

      57 of 105 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Tempting but terrible. Phillips remotely disabled our lights.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The bee's knees! Precision light!

      Our lab does quality control of products whose appearance is a critical property. We photograph these products as part of the inspection process, so we needed l Our lab does quality control of products whose appearance is a critical property. We photograph these products as part of the inspection process, so we needed light that was reproducible and controllable w.r.t. color spectrum. And that's exactly what these little rascals provide. We've got them in the copy stand that we use for photography. All of our technicians have access to the Hue app, and need only select the proper "scene" and take the photo. We've never had a problem with them, other than having to cajole our IT people to let the bridge onto the network after a recent security upgrade. On a personal level, I'd love to have these at home. Two of our daughters are licensed cosmetologists, and have a hair salon in our home. They specialize in high-quality coloring. I think having Hue lights overhead, and being able to adjust the color, would make it easier to assess the color of pre- and post-colored hair, and impress their clients with the obvious attention to detail and high-tech approach.

      • Written by Lyle G from Spanish Fork

      Is this review useful?The bee's knees! Precision light!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best buy of the year

      I have a small 1 bedroom apartment, and I've got HUE's all over the place. 3 in the living room, 3 in the dinning room, 1 in the kitchen and 1 in my room. The c I have a small 1 bedroom apartment, and I've got HUE's all over the place. 3 in the living room, 3 in the dinning room, 1 in the kitchen and 1 in my room. The colored ones are my favorites. Pink and blue are beautiful. The blue color is blacklight-kind of. You can make them white, beige (regular lighting), or any color you want. Everybody that comes in, is freaking out! It's a bit pricy when you need to buy 8 lights at $ 50 each, but I think it's an investment.

      • Written by Olivier B from Quebec

      Is this review useful?Best buy of the year

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good but not perfect

      I purchased the Philips Hue and found it good for the following: - Being able to set the colours in a room, in the manner of Jame Turrell or Dan Flavin - Have I purchased the Philips Hue and found it good for the following: - Being able to set the colours in a room, in the manner of Jame Turrell or Dan Flavin - Have bedroom lights slowly come on in the morning to wake me up - Lights coming on just before I get home The setup was fairly painless, but had the odd hiccup that was fairly easily resolved with a bit of fiddling. Things to be aware of: - If you want to also use a normal light switch then the bulbs operate like a normal bulb and you can't turn them on automatically if the light switch is off (so you need to leave the switch on and turn them off with Siri or Home app or Philips Hue app). - I found not all colours are equal. Whites and colours with some red (orange through to purple) are strong and distinct. Blue is quite good but the greens appear faded. - if you turn the light off at the switch it forgets its colour and brightness setting (suggest improvement Mr/Ms Philips). - the automation relies on iPhone, etc. So if you have an iPhone and your partner does not then some of the automation may not work for them, eg getting home. In which case there is always the trusty light switch. The Hue system is attempting the ambitious activity of improving on a simple, effective and reliable product: light bulb and switch. This takes a lot of technology, it is 95% of the way there. The system is not cheap but I have this as an indulgence for the coloured light capability and am pleased with the results.

      • Written by David A from Cartlon

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Pretty good but not perfect

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