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Philips Hue White and Colour Wireless Ambiance Starter Kit A60 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 movies

    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 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

    Set automated timers using the Philips Hue app

    Experience high-quality white and coloured light with 16 million colours and tunable white light

    Light bulbs are compatible with E26 socket types

    Philips Hue system works with Apple HomeKit

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

    What’s in the Box

    Three Hue light bulbs

    One Hue bridge

    Power adaptor for Hue bridge

    LAN cable to connect the Hue bridge to your router

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: HomeKit Compatible

    Connections: Wireless

    Power Source: AC, External power supply

    Height: 11 cm/4.3 in.

    Width: 6.1 cm/2.4 in.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 8718696648520

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

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  • 5.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works seamlessly with Apple Ecosystem

      I had been thinking about getting a Philips Hue starter kit for a few years now but the high price always made me put the idea to bed. This year though I though I had been thinking about getting a Philips Hue starter kit for a few years now but the high price always made me put the idea to bed. This year though I thought I'd treat myself as with the new generation 3 bulbs included which give richer more accurate colour and the new v2 bridge box that supports iOS Homekit, Siri, Apple TV & much more it felt more worth it than ever! I have to say I was not left disappointed. Hue really is amazing, the light these bulbs put off is incredibly atmospheric which is to say they have a huge range of bright and accurate colour capabilities. If you've ever used cheap or early LED's in the past you're probably used to them having limited colours or being able to accurately portray the colour you've selected. That just isn't the case with this Philips Hue kit, the generation 3 bulbs are so accurate to what you select. As I mentioned above, the Hue system put me off in the past due to the price but it's easy to see why they're expensive, the quality is there, these are by far the best LED's I've ever seen in person. SETUP: The Hue system is really easy to setup, put the bulbs in your sockets, turn the light switches on, plug the bridge in to an electrical outlet and into your router/switch with the provided ethernet cord and then install the Philips Hue application on your phone. Once you open the app it'll ask you to scan a bar code from the starter kit box inside, once you do that using the camera on your phone it'll add the bridge box and your three starter bulbs and then you can specify what rooms the bulbs are in and give them descriptive names (ceiling light, desk lamp, bedroom light etc) and you're done. USAGE: You can then control the lights independently by setting the colours manually from the app or by providing an image to create a lighting "scene" where different lights take on different colour aspects of the image you provide. You can also specify scenes or specific colours using your voice via Siri on your iPhone, Watch or Apple TV. Personally I'm using Apple TV 4K Siri Remote and I can control my Hue lights using Siri, it works perfectly on both the iPhone and Apple Watch. I can say things like "Set bedroom ceiling light to Blue" or "Set desk light to Cyan" and Siri will do it instantly, it really has no delay if Siri was able to transcribe what you said accurately. This functionality with Siri does not extend to macOS so you cannot use Siri on macOS Sierra to control your lights, Siri integration only works on devices which have Homekit right now which as of this review includes only iOS devices like the iPhone and by extension the Apple Watch.

      • Written by Ray S from London

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works seamlessly with Apple Ecosystem

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works seamlessly with Apple Ecosystem

      I had been thinking about getting a Philips Hue starter kit for a few years now but the high price always made me put the idea to bed. This year though I though I had been thinking about getting a Philips Hue starter kit for a few years now but the high price always made me put the idea to bed. This year though I thought I'd treat myself as with the new generation 3 bulbs included which give richer more accurate colour and the new v2 bridge box that supports iOS Homekit, Siri, Apple TV & much more it felt more worth it than ever! I have to say I was not left disappointed. Hue really is amazing, the light these bulbs put off is incredibly atmospheric which is to say they have a huge range of bright and accurate colour capabilities. If you've ever used cheap or early LED's in the past you're probably used to them having limited colours or being able to accurately portray the colour you've selected. That just isn't the case with this Philips Hue kit, the generation 3 bulbs are so accurate to what you select. As I mentioned above, the Hue system put me off in the past due to the price but it's easy to see why they're expensive, the quality is there, these are by far the best LED's I've ever seen in person. SETUP: The Hue system is really easy to setup, put the bulbs in your sockets, turn the light switches on, plug the bridge in to an electrical outlet and into your router/switch with the provided ethernet cord and then install the Philips Hue application on your phone. Once you open the app it'll ask you to scan a bar code from the starter kit box inside, once you do that using the camera on your phone it'll add the bridge box and your three starter bulbs and then you can specify what rooms the bulbs are in and give them descriptive names (ceiling light, desk lamp, bedroom light etc) and you're done. USAGE: You can then control the lights independently by setting the colours manually from the app or by providing an image to create a lighting "scene" where different lights take on different colour aspects of the image you provide. You can also specify scenes or specific colours using your voice via Siri on your iPhone, Watch or Apple TV. Personally I'm using Apple TV 4K Siri Remote and I can control my Hue lights using Siri, it works perfectly on both the iPhone and Apple Watch. I can say things like "Set bedroom ceiling light to Blue" or "Set desk light to Cyan" and Siri will do it instantly, it really has no delay if Siri was able to transcribe what you said accurately. This functionality with Siri does not extend to macOS so you cannot use Siri on macOS Sierra to control your lights, Siri integration only works on devices which have Homekit right now which as of this review includes only iOS devices like the iPhone and by extension the Apple Watch.

      • Written by Ray S from London

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works seamlessly with Apple Ecosystem