Philips Hue A19 LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit9.7/10 (Expert Score)
Philips Hue A19 LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit, 4 A19 Bulbs, 1 Hue Hub, Multi-color, 5 Piece Set
- 3 REVIEWS EVEN THOUGH
- 3 REVIEWS PHILIPS HUE
- 19 REVIEWS BULBS
- 13 REVIEWS LIGHTS
- 7 REVIEWS HUB
- 4 REVIEWS BRIDGE
- 8 REVIEWS EXPENSIVE
- 7 REVIEWS SETUP
- 5 REVIEWS ALEXA
- 4 REVIEWS APP
- 5 REVIEWS HOMEKIT
- 4 REVIEWS KIT
- 4 REVIEWS SMART
- 3 REVIEWS SELLER
- 6 REVIEWS BRIGHT
- 5 REVIEWS PLUG
- 13 REVIEWS SETTINGS
- 4 REVIEWS STARTER
- 6 REVIEWS BRIGHTNESS
- 3 REVIEWS DIM
SIMPLE TO GET STARTED; Set the mood with 16 million colors. Control your Philips Hue Smart Lights all with just the touch of a button on your mobile device or your favorite voice assistant. Add up to 10 Hue Bluetooth/Zigbee smart bulbs with the (free) Hue Bluetooth app. When ready to connect a voice assistant, just go to Settings > Add voice assistant in the Hue App.
Top Positive Review
Love this bridge and bulbs. Alexa integration is great.
However, please note that you need to test all of your bulbs with as many color scheme presets as possible as soon as you get the item. I found that one of my bulbs was throwing off the wrong color with certain color scheme presets. For example, the Savanna Sunset scheme worked fine, but with the Tropical Twilight scheme, it threw off the wrong color (mis-matched colors with the other three bulbs).
Amazon was able to ship me a new item, where I can swap out the defective bulb, and then return the original item so that I didn’t have to setup the Hue Bridge and apply firmware updates all over again. Very nice of Amazon to do this.
Top Critical Review
This item was a gift for my father on his birthday, and I didn’t realize until many months after I got these for him that this item was fake / counterfeit — I saw him using an app that was not the official Philips Hue app to control the lights (I have Hue lights at my place too and know which app he should have been using). I looked at the bulbs and could clearly see they were poorly/cheaply made and did not resemble the ones I had at my place. At full brightness, they were still very dim. This was a very expensive item — I hope Amazon either refunds my money or provides an authentic replacement
Customer Questions & Answers
What is the point of the hub?
Answer: It is a allows your bulbs to be accessed via apps I believe.
How many Lumens is each bulb rated up to?
Can you connect Bluetooth by lighting alone without using a hub? If it were a fourth generation product, it would be fine.
Answer: only unless the hub supports bluetooth connectivity.
Is this an international item? Will be using in the US.
Answer: We are using it in the U.S.
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