Philips Hue A19 Starter Kit Colour (Gen 3) (Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit and Google Assistant)
- Paint with light, choose from 16 million colours richer colours; improved greens and blues for even better scene setting in your home
- Immersive entertainmentsync lights with music and moviesexpand your listening, viewing, gaming experience to the whole room with responsive light effects (using 3rd party apps)
- Away from home control,comfort dimming,light schedules for home automation
- Colour Temperature:Functional white light, all shades of white from warm to cold 2200k, 6500k, 16 million Coloursdimmable25000 hour life
- Hundreds of apps to choose from control your lights from your smartphone, tablet or wearables
- In The Box: 3x Hue E27 Hue White and Color, 1X Hue Bridge 2.0, 1x Power Adapter
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Philips Hue white and colour ambiance starter kit a19. Get started with Philips Hue white and colour ambiance bulbs and experience high quality white and coloured light that offers you endless possibilities. (Richer colours, improved greens and blues). (starter kit includes: 3 Hue a19 white and colour bulbs; bridge).
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Control Light with Your Voice
With Amazon Alexa, you can control the lights in your home with your voice. Turn your lights on/off, dim, change colors and more! All you have to do is ask.
With the updated Philips Hue skill for Amazon Alexa, simply ask Alexa to change your light to a color of your choice.
Philips Hue White & Colour A19 Starter Kit
Transform your lighting into an extraordinary experience
Play with light and choose from 16 million colours in the Hue app to match the light to your mood. Control remotely wherever you are or automate your lights completely to make it seem like you’re home when you’re not.
This kit includes everything you need to get started:
- 1 Philips Hue Bridge (with power adapter and ethernet cable)
- 4 Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance A19 light bulbs
Be creative with 16 million colors
Play with light and choose from 16 million colors to instantly change the look and atmosphere of your room. Set the scene effortlessly with one touch of a button. Use a favourite photo and relive that special moment with splashes of light. Save your favourite light settings and recall them whenever you want with the tap of a finger.
Light for your moments
Customize your daily routines into moments you can enjoy. Philips Hue can wake you up and help you energize, read, concentrate and relax. With customized light recipes, you can always have the light you need to accommodate your day.
Smart control, home and away
With the Philips Hue iOS and Android apps you can control your lights remotely wherever you are. Check if you have forgotten to switch your lights off before you left your home, and switch them on if you are working late. It’s all about simplifying your life.
Control with your voice using Alexa
Philips Hue works with Amazon Alexa to control your lights with your voice. Use the Alexa Voice Service to switch on your Philips Hue lights before getting out of bed, to dim your Hue lights from the couch to watch a movie, or to set the lights for reading in your favorite chair —all without lifting a finger.
Step 1. Screw in your bulbs
Screw your Philips Hue bulbs into existing light sockets and turn on your wall light switches.
Screw in your bulbs
Plug in your Bridge
Download the App
Connect to Amazon Alexa
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To start, installation is super easy: you plug in the supplied bridge to your home network with the INCLUDED (thanks!) ethernet cable and power up the bulbs. Use the Hue app to set up everything and then it just works. And it works REALLY well. The app's usefulness after setup is debatable but it provides an easy interface to set up colors and rooms, power on and power off the bulbs and also update the different components. Wish it were a bit more "functional" but it does its job. The bigger deal however is that Hue is compatible with a vast array of systems and apps, including Apple's Homekit and Amazon's Alexa (probably others). You could just talk to Siri or Alexa to control pretty much everything.
The colors on these 3rd gen bulbs are PHENOMENAL. They're really REALLY accurate. What you see on the app is what you get. Even the most tricky colors like Magenta, Yellow and Cyan for example get reproduced with the highest fidelity. I am really impressed with the performance of these! Nothing out there comes close.
The included 2nd gen hub packs a lot of functionality and delivers good performance. It is compatible with the upcoming Hue Entertainment which can sync in real time the bulbs to an entertainment system (eg a game console). This is in the early stages of release and there are very limited options available (in fact I've only seen one as of January 2018 and it's not that useful: it's Razer's Chroma integration). There is a lot of potential here but we're not there yet.
I got this starter kit for 130 dollars on sale. In a vacuum, considering how much the components cost alone (3 bulbs + bridge), this is a REALLY good deal even at full price (I think it was about 170 dollars). But considering everything else, this is a steep price to pay for lighting, no matter how good they are. Your mileage may vary but I think this is quite expensive. However, Philips are clearly leaders. The Hue ecosystem is really complete. If you don't mind paying hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars to get the full experience with bulbs, spotlights, light-strips... you can be sure that nothing rivals this.
But let's talk about this kit alone. Something bothers me to the point of considering returning this (especially for the price I paid). They are really dim. 800 lumens is not a lot and so if you're thinking of using just these 3 bulbs alone in, say, a living room, they're not gonna cut it. They surely don't for me. You can get dumb but MUCH brighter LED bulbs from Ikea for a fraction of the price. And more than that, output varies greatly with color. Some configurations are dimmers than others and these bulbs tend to be brightest in the colder whites (which I know for a fact many people despise).
You could go the extra mile and supplement these with the monstrous (and expensive) 3000-lumen ceiling light, but that one is a pain or even an impossibility to install in rooms with no ceiling lights.
In a way, this is as barebones a Starter Pack as it can get. Which is fine; you gotta start somewhere. Just don't expect you'll get the full Hue experience everyone is selling just by using these three bulbs. You'll need to spare enough money and time to plan this. I really think there is great potential in these and maybe I'm just not ready to make that transition, either financially or otherwise. Learn from me and think twice before getting these.
As a final note, the bridge supplied is Ethernet only. It has to be installed near your home network installation. This shouldn't be a problem in practice considering the bulbs build a mesh network to communicate (ie there just have to be enough bulbs close enough to each other and one of them to the bridge for everything to work, up to 50 bulbs per bridge I believe). If, for some reason, you can't have the bridge near your network hardware, there are ways to remedy this (eg a wireless-to-Ethernet adapter).
So yeah, to finish, Hue is great, but plan carefully how you're willing to set up your smart lighting system.
On a side note I would like to mention that this kit comes with only 3 lightbulbs. There's two product descriptions on this listing, and it makes it very confusing. There's the official Philips Hue description where it compares all the starter packs they sell and each one says it comes with 4 light bulbs. However if you check the smaller amazon listing description it states it only comes with 3.
I have talked with amazon support and unfortunately they can't just send me another lightbulb to make up for the missing one. I have to send the entire kit back (which is sort of inconvenient.)
I've been using amazon a while (2 or 3 years of prime) and I've never really had any problems. So this isn't a big deal to me. I just hope they correct this issue to avoid any further confusion.
Thanks for reading!