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Philips Hue White and Colour Wireless Ambiance Starter Kit GU10

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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 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

    Each bulb is 6.5W and delivers 250 lumens

    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

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 8718696508626

    UPC or EAN No.: 8718696599389

    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.

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  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      great item..a bit expensive, but Apple was the cheapest site I found

      we have a few of these bulbs now in our house, the gu10 were purchased for a newly refurbished bathroom. we also used this kit as one of the 'cheaper' (not a wo we have a few of these bulbs now in our house, the gu10 were purchased for a newly refurbished bathroom. we also used this kit as one of the 'cheaper' (not a word you can use with Hue) ways of migrating to the new homekit enabled hub. I also found apple was cheaper than amazon (after sterling conversion etc) or any local supplier in ireland. also the delivery was really fast. Bravo Apple. Setup was really easy. The new hub is bigger (the depth) than the older version, i am sure you can see that in the pictures but worth considering if you have it hidden somewhere. also you still need a network cable attached (there is a short network cable in the box). Conversion from the old hub to the new version was easy. When you power on the new hub, an option to migrate appears on the app. A simple button press and off you go. A gentle word of warning on some of the steps. i thought (yep, that was the first mistake!) that if i registered the new lights with the old hub and converted that would be the best approach. Wrong. I am not sure if Philips have linked these bulbs automatically to the new hub, but they didnt register at all on the older version. Unfortunately i left the lights powered on and when the conversion started -- it said it had lights already registered (on the new hub) and could not continue. a quick factory reset and bingo, conversion complete in about 5 to 10 minutes. I then had to manually add the bulbs using the serial numbers option in the app (printed on the bulb housing by the way in a font size only undercover CIA operatives write in). Overall not too bad. actually sounds worse than it was. The colour and brighness are there for a bathroom (we have 4 spotlights). although the lens looks small it throws out a lot of light. They do run a little warm, not hot however. they are longer than a normal gu10, so its worth keeping that in mind if you have a housing buit into your ceiling for holding the bulb Overall we are way impressed. we have not tinkered with the siri component yet but they are very responsive to the app and a remote philips switch we have.The reason for the 4 stars is the price, I still wonder what the thought process is in Philips. by making these expensive they are truly limiting the quantity of these they sell. .Someone in Philips needs to read up on the Laffer curve me thinks. So, overall -- a thumbs up. TL;DR.pricey but look great , work well and run a little warm.

      • Written by Tom G from Blessington

      24 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?great item..a bit expensive, but Apple was the cheapest site I found

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      great item..a bit expensive, but Apple was the cheapest site I found

      we have a few of these bulbs now in our house, the gu10 were purchased for a newly refurbished bathroom. we also used this kit as one of the 'cheaper' (not a wo we have a few of these bulbs now in our house, the gu10 were purchased for a newly refurbished bathroom. we also used this kit as one of the 'cheaper' (not a word you can use with Hue) ways of migrating to the new homekit enabled hub. I also found apple was cheaper than amazon (after sterling conversion etc) or any local supplier in ireland. also the delivery was really fast. Bravo Apple. Setup was really easy. The new hub is bigger (the depth) than the older version, i am sure you can see that in the pictures but worth considering if you have it hidden somewhere. also you still need a network cable attached (there is a short network cable in the box). Conversion from the old hub to the new version was easy. When you power on the new hub, an option to migrate appears on the app. A simple button press and off you go. A gentle word of warning on some of the steps. i thought (yep, that was the first mistake!) that if i registered the new lights with the old hub and converted that would be the best approach. Wrong. I am not sure if Philips have linked these bulbs automatically to the new hub, but they didnt register at all on the older version. Unfortunately i left the lights powered on and when the conversion started -- it said it had lights already registered (on the new hub) and could not continue. a quick factory reset and bingo, conversion complete in about 5 to 10 minutes. I then had to manually add the bulbs using the serial numbers option in the app (printed on the bulb housing by the way in a font size only undercover CIA operatives write in). Overall not too bad. actually sounds worse than it was. The colour and brighness are there for a bathroom (we have 4 spotlights). although the lens looks small it throws out a lot of light. They do run a little warm, not hot however. they are longer than a normal gu10, so its worth keeping that in mind if you have a housing buit into your ceiling for holding the bulb Overall we are way impressed. we have not tinkered with the siri component yet but they are very responsive to the app and a remote philips switch we have.The reason for the 4 stars is the price, I still wonder what the thought process is in Philips. by making these expensive they are truly limiting the quantity of these they sell. .Someone in Philips needs to read up on the Laffer curve me thinks. So, overall -- a thumbs up. TL;DR.pricey but look great , work well and run a little warm.

      • Written by Tom G from Blessington

      24 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?great item..a bit expensive, but Apple was the cheapest site I found