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Philips Hue White Starter Kit A19 E26

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Philips HUE

Philips HUE

[Voice over]

Welcome to Philips Hue.

The world's most innovative lighting system, designed around you.

Hue is easy to set up. Just plug in, download the app, and go.

Use the app to tailor your lighting experience.

Control all the lights in your home, whether you're at home...

or not.

This will give you peace of mind...

so you can

enjoy your time away.

And when you come back, they'll even welcome you home.

Set your imagination free ...

Turn your gaming into an experience...

and let movies make it feel like you're part of the action.

Or just wind down and relax...

And when you need to wake up, Hue will help you....

As gently as possible.

It's about creating the best lighting experience for every space in your home.

Hue truly allows you to...

Turn on living.

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  • Overview

    The Philips Hue White Starter Kit lets you create a customized lighting environment in your home from virtually anywhere. Control your Hue white system wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Simply download the Philips Hue app to start creating unique light settings that match your activity or mood. This starter kit contains two 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.

    Smart control

    Control your lights via the Philips Hue app, or add switches to your system to activate your lights. Set timers, notifications, alarms and more for the full Philips Hue experience. Experience smooth dimming with no need for wires, an electrician or installation.

    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. You can even set rooms to light up at different times.

    Highlights

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

    Wireless connectivity via the Hue bridge

    Set automated timers using the Philips Hue app

    Geofencing technology means your lights can even welcome you home

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

    Compatible with Apple HomeKit

    Did You Notice?

    You can control up to 50 Hue lights with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

    Apple Recommends For

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

    What’s in the Box

    Two Hue light bulbs

    One Hue bridge

    Power adaptor for Hue bridge

    LAN cable

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: HomeKit Compatible

    Connections: Wireless

    Power Source: AC, External power supply

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 046677455286

    UPC or EAN No.: 046677465407

    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.

    Warranty: Two-year limited

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  • 5.0 Average
    5 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Amazing

      Works perfectly. I spent almost 30 minutes to set it up, mostly playing with Phillips Hue app settings, like Siri support and enabling different scenes. Eas Works perfectly. I spent almost 30 minutes to set it up, mostly playing with Phillips Hue app settings, like Siri support and enabling different scenes. Easy to get to sleep and easy to wake up, so I don't used my alarm clock anymore.

      • Written by Dmitry S from Sunnyvale

      60 of 61 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazing

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great with the iPhone Home app and Philips HUE app

      Set up was straight forward with the Philips HUE app and the Apple HOME app. I can now control the lights from either app. I have several Apple devices and am a Set up was straight forward with the Philips HUE app and the Apple HOME app. I can now control the lights from either app. I have several Apple devices and am able to have all the devices control the lights through either the HUE or HOME apps. FYI: The lights that come in the kit are each 9 watts, 840 lumens, 2700K (warm). This is equivalent to about a 60 watt "standard", filament bulb.

      • Written by David J from Sudbury

      29 of 29 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great with the iPhone Home app and Philips HUE app

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Philips Hue is a contender

      I began experimenting with smart home devices after purchasing the Echo Dot from Amazon on Prime Day. I have devices from Philips, TP-Link and iHome. The bas I began experimenting with smart home devices after purchasing the Echo Dot from Amazon on Prime Day. I have devices from Philips, TP-Link and iHome. The basic Philips starter kit comes with a hub, an Ethernet cable and two small light bulbs. The introductory bulbs are dimmable, but do not have features such as variations of light tones or color. The Philips bulbs work with either HomeKit or Echo,. You must use the bridge. (Having the same bulbs in both platforms can be confusing.) The Home app in iOS should recognize Philips smart bulbs and ask for a code from the device or its packaging as soon as you are connected to your home network. You scan the code with the camera on your phone or tablet. Setup takes place within the app. There is also a Hue app for discovery and adjustments. The bulbs have worked successfully with my iPhone 6S and iPad, latest generation. So far, the bulbs have not worked with Apple TV, fourth generation. Siri does not recognize them on my MacBook Air, either. What about the alternatives? TP-Link light bulbs and smart plugs are independent of a hub. The Wi-Fi technology is built into the bulb or smart plug. This makes the bulbs bigger and heavier. TP-Link gear works with Echo, but not with HomeKit. The iHome smart plug works with both HomeKit and Echo. It is a wall plug you connect the device to. A smart bulb, for example, is not required for on/off instructions.

      • Written by SJ G from Portland

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Philips Hue is a contender

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding!

      Would recommend. Setup is super easy. Also compatible with "IFTTT" allowing you to turn on lights when ISS is above house. So cool!

      • Written by Jason B from New Albany

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Outstanding!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Philips Hue is a contender

      I began experimenting with smart home devices after purchasing the Echo Dot from Amazon on Prime Day. I have devices from Philips, TP-Link and iHome. The bas I began experimenting with smart home devices after purchasing the Echo Dot from Amazon on Prime Day. I have devices from Philips, TP-Link and iHome. The basic Philips starter kit comes with a hub, an Ethernet cable and two small light bulbs. The introductory bulbs are dimmable, but do not have features such as variations of light tones or color. The Philips bulbs work with either HomeKit or Echo,. You must use the bridge. (Having the same bulbs in both platforms can be confusing.) The Home app in iOS should recognize Philips smart bulbs and ask for a code from the device or its packaging as soon as you are connected to your home network. You scan the code with the camera on your phone or tablet. Setup takes place within the app. There is also a Hue app for discovery and adjustments. The bulbs have worked successfully with my iPhone 6S and iPad, latest generation. So far, the bulbs have not worked with Apple TV, fourth generation. Siri does not recognize them on my MacBook Air, either. What about the alternatives? TP-Link light bulbs and smart plugs are independent of a hub. The Wi-Fi technology is built into the bulb or smart plug. This makes the bulbs bigger and heavier. TP-Link gear works with Echo, but not with HomeKit. The iHome smart plug works with both HomeKit and Echo. It is a wall plug you connect the device to. A smart bulb, for example, is not required for on/off instructions.

      • Written by SJ G from Portland

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Philips Hue is a contender

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great with the iPhone Home app and Philips HUE app

      Set up was straight forward with the Philips HUE app and the Apple HOME app. I can now control the lights from either app. I have several Apple devices and am a Set up was straight forward with the Philips HUE app and the Apple HOME app. I can now control the lights from either app. I have several Apple devices and am able to have all the devices control the lights through either the HUE or HOME apps. FYI: The lights that come in the kit are each 9 watts, 840 lumens, 2700K (warm). This is equivalent to about a 60 watt "standard", filament bulb.

      • Written by David J from Sudbury

      29 of 29 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great with the iPhone Home app and Philips HUE app

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