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Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen

Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen

Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
Philips 426353 Hue White and Color Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail Packing, 1st Gen
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Features

  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required and included, Alexa device sold separately)
  • Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies
  • Including the Philips Hue Bridge for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard size table lamps
  • Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart bulb equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App
  • Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor; Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system
  • This box includes three Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, a Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, manual, and two year warranty

Description

Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies. Including the Philips Hue Bridge for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard size table lamps. Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart bulb equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App. Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system. This box includes three Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, a Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, manual, and two year warranty.


Manufacturer CQMTO


Part Number 426353


Item Weight 5 ounces


Product Dimensions 12 x 5 x 10 inches


Item model number 426353


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Starter Pack


Color A19-starter Pack


Style Color Starter Kit


Shape Bulb


Voltage 120 Volts


Wattage 8.5 watts


Item Package Quantity 1


Type of Bulb LED


Luminous Flux 600 Lumen


Special Features Philips 426353 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail


Usage Indoor use only


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


Battery Cell Type Lithium Ion


ASIN B00A4EUUO8


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 276 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #228,584 in Health & Household (See Top 100 in Health & Household) #6,192 in LED Bulbs


Date First Available November 9, 2012


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Delivery

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Returns

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Features

  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required and included, Alexa device sold separately)
  • Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies
  • Including the Philips Hue Bridge for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard size table lamps
  • Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart bulb equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App
  • Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor; Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system
  • This box includes three Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, a Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, manual, and two year warranty

Description

Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies. Including the Philips Hue Bridge for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard size table lamps. Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart bulb equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App. Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system. This box includes three Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, a Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, manual, and two year warranty.


Manufacturer CQMTO


Part Number 426353


Item Weight 5 ounces


Product Dimensions 12 x 5 x 10 inches


Item model number 426353


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Starter Pack


Color A19-starter Pack


Style Color Starter Kit


Shape Bulb


Voltage 120 Volts


Wattage 8.5 watts


Item Package Quantity 1


Type of Bulb LED


Luminous Flux 600 Lumen


Special Features Philips 426353 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail


Usage Indoor use only


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


Battery Cell Type Lithium Ion


ASIN B00A4EUUO8


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 276 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #228,584 in Health & Household (See Top 100 in Health & Household) #6,192 in LED Bulbs


Date First Available November 9, 2012


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required and included, Alexa device sold separately)
  • Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies
  • Including the Philips Hue Bridge for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard size table lamps
  • Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart bulb equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App
  • Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor; Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system
  • This box includes three Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, a Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, manual, and two year warranty

Description

Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies. Including the Philips Hue Bridge for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard size table lamps. Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart bulb equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App. Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system. This box includes three Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, a Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, manual, and two year warranty.


Manufacturer CQMTO


Part Number 426353


Item Weight 5 ounces


Product Dimensions 12 x 5 x 10 inches


Item model number 426353


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Starter Pack


Color A19-starter Pack


Style Color Starter Kit


Shape Bulb


Voltage 120 Volts


Wattage 8.5 watts


Item Package Quantity 1


Type of Bulb LED


Luminous Flux 600 Lumen


Special Features Philips 426353 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack, Retail


Usage Indoor use only


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


Battery Cell Type Lithium Ion


ASIN B00A4EUUO8


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 276 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #228,584 in Health & Household (See Top 100 in Health & Household) #6,192 in LED Bulbs


Date First Available November 9, 2012


abunda_amazon_reviews Coupled with some good third-party apps and things like IFTTT, these lights are fantastic (see below). Talk about a wow factor when people see how they look and what they can do. It took me a year to get over the price of the starter kit, but I'm glad I finally took the plunge when the price dropped for a day. Setup of the A19 Starter Kit was easy. Plug in the lights and the hub, install the official Hue app, press a button on the Hub, and you're pretty much done. I downloaded numerous third-party Android apps and my two favorite Android apps are called "Huerray!" and "Ambieye" because they not only allow you to create "rooms" that can each be handled separately, but they also contain a lot of features that the Philips app does not. With "Huerray!" you can create color scenes AND animations in each room. You can also set alarms, create animated moods from your scene palettes, use NFC tags to trigger colors, and even use your device's microphone to listen to music and have the lights dance to the music! It works great. "Ambieye" has some unique features, like offering hundreds of color palettes from a website called Color Lovers, so you can select a favorite palette and apply static color schemes or animated ones based on the palettes submitted by users from around the world. I also installed a Chrome extension called Lightswitch Pro (which is identical to the "Ambieye" Android app above) that allows me to do the same things as in the "Ambieye" app using a button in my Chrome web browser. "IFTTT" (If This Then That) is a powerful app and website that allows you change your lights based on triggers. The functionality is huge. You can set it up so your lights go off when your phone leaves your house and turn them back on when the phone comes back home. Or you can make it so the lights come on or off at certain times of the day automatically. You can even change the colors when the weather changes! I have mine set to change to a mellow blue theme when rain is detected in my town. I also have it set up so my lights flash when I get a new e-mail from certain people. IFTTT is a must-try when you get your Hue... and it's free! These lights are expensive but oh so addictive. It will take me a while to do every room in the house because of the cost, but I can now see myself doing it. Thanks a lot, Philips. :);;Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2015;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Especially awesome with some third-party apps and IFTTT;;Juniorverse;;;I decked out my home in 2015 with quite a sizeable collection of Philips Hue products: two lightstrips, several White & Color bulbs; and loads of Hue Whites. I spent a hefty chunk of change on all this, and at the time justified the purchase with Philips's claim of a roughly 20+ year lifespan for the bulbs with average usage. Fast forward less than four years later. Half of my White & Colors (the expensive ones) have died, several LEDs on one of my Lightstrips are permanently stuck on a green color, and several of the White bulbs have bit the dust. I'm a software engineer, and I take pretty impeccable care of my stuff. The failure rate on this product is simply unacceptable, given its price and the implication that these lights can last a quarter of a century. Sorry, Philps. I'll be going with a cheaper alternative moving forward. There are several more competitors in the space than there were when I first entered, and I'm sure they won't have much trouble at least matching your QC.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Multiple Bulbs and Strips Dead Within 4 Years;;M. Adams;;;Don't get me wrong, these DO cost a great deal of money but I really like them. I was absolutely 100% unsure if I would have buyers remorse right away and I think that anxiety stems from the fact I don't have a great deal of disposable income so I like to make sure I get the best bang for the buck. At first, this did not fall under that category. That being said, I saw a deal on a refurbished set for around 108 bucks so I pulled the proverbial trigger. If you can get these refurbished, I think they are an absolute great value! Here is what I found: The setup was particularly easy as it consisted of plugging in the bridge (I got the first generation kit) and then downloading the app to my phone. I also have a Wink hub but when I first looked, I did not see an option to combine them (recently I just did so maybe an update?). After I got the app on my phone, I was then able to make an account (this is required for remote access to the lights) and then search for the lights. The lights were found much quicker than the GE Link bulbs I bought previously but those were good as well. Here is a quick rundown of setup: Screw in bulbs (I have mine in a candelabra to A26 adapter as I wanted them in the living room and the fan only had the small sockets) Plug in bridge with Ethernet cable (it is not wireless) and power Download App to phone Make sure bulbs are turned on Create an account or sign in with Google (I'd recommend making an account as my IFTTT is having issues and I think its related to the Google signin) Press button on bridge Search for lights Name lights and/or group for rooms Have fun! Or if you have an Echo or FireTV, ask to search for smart devices and you will need to press the Hue bridge button again right after asking and they should all be found. From what I have found, there isn't a very easy way to change colors via Alexa but you can absolutely easily turn on, off and dim each or a group of bulbs. It is truly great if you can get them at this price point. Is it necessary? No. Are there cheaper options? Yes...not a lot cheaper though as Osram Lightify RGBW bulbs are 39.99 each and I see deals for Hue bulbs about 10 or 15 more. If they lower the price on those or a brand called "Qube" comes out of crowd funding, I would check those out. One of the last things that I will mention is that I really like how easy it is to schedule lights to turn on and off via the native app. It is a little more intuitive than Wink but Wink is still evolving (still my favorite so far, though). Overall, I would probably not like these at 200 for 3 bulbs but for 100 and some change, absolutely! Also, if you do not like them, they seem to hold their value pretty well!;;Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Really fun, cool and lots of options...not essential, however;;Devlin

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Juniorverse - Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2015
Especially awesome with some third-party apps and IFTTT
Coupled with some good third-party apps and things like IFTTT, these lights are fantastic (see below). Talk about a wow factor when people see how they look and what they can do. It took me a year to get over the price of the starter kit, but I'm glad I finally took the plunge when the price dropped for a day. Setup of the A19 Starter Kit was easy. Plug in the lights and the hub, install the official Hue app, press a button on the Hub, and you're pretty much done. I downloaded numerous third-party Android apps and my two favorite Android apps are called "Huerray!" and "Ambieye" because they not only allow you to create "rooms" that can each be handled separately, but they also contain a lot of features that the Philips app does not. With "Huerray!" you can create color scenes AND animations in each room. You can also set alarms, create animated moods from your scene palettes, use NFC tags to trigger colors, and even use your device's microphone to listen to music and have the lights dance to the music! It works great. "Ambieye" has some unique features, like offering hundreds of color palettes from a website called Color Lovers, so you can select a favorite palette and apply static color schemes or animated ones based on the palettes submitted by users from around the world. I also installed a Chrome extension called Lightswitch Pro (which is identical to the "Ambieye" Android app above) that allows me to do the same things as in the "Ambieye" app using a button in my Chrome web browser. "IFTTT" (If This Then That) is a powerful app and website that allows you change your lights based on triggers. The functionality is huge. You can set it up so your lights go off when your phone leaves your house and turn them back on when the phone comes back home. Or you can make it so the lights come on or off at certain times of the day automatically. You can even change the colors when the weather changes! I have mine set to change to a mellow blue theme when rain is detected in my town. I also have it set up so my lights flash when I get a new e-mail from certain people. IFTTT is a must-try when you get your Hue... and it's free! These lights are expensive but oh so addictive. It will take me a while to do every room in the house because of the cost, but I can now see myself doing it. Thanks a lot, Philips. :)

1.0 out of 5 stars
By M. Adams - Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2019
Multiple Bulbs and Strips Dead Within 4 Years
I decked out my home in 2015 with quite a sizeable collection of Philips Hue products: two lightstrips, several White & Color bulbs; and loads of Hue Whites. I spent a hefty chunk of change on all this, and at the time justified the purchase with Philips's claim of a roughly 20+ year lifespan for the bulbs with average usage. Fast forward less than four years later. Half of my White & Colors (the expensive ones) have died, several LEDs on one of my Lightstrips are permanently stuck on a green color, and several of the White bulbs have bit the dust. I'm a software engineer, and I take pretty impeccable care of my stuff. The failure rate on this product is simply unacceptable, given its price and the implication that these lights can last a quarter of a century. Sorry, Philps. I'll be going with a cheaper alternative moving forward. There are several more competitors in the space than there were when I first entered, and I'm sure they won't have much trouble at least matching your QC.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Devlin - Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
Really fun, cool and lots of options...not essential, however
Don't get me wrong, these DO cost a great deal of money but I really like them. I was absolutely 100% unsure if I would have buyers remorse right away and I think that anxiety stems from the fact I don't have a great deal of disposable income so I like to make sure I get the best bang for the buck. At first, this did not fall under that category. That being said, I saw a deal on a refurbished set for around 108 bucks so I pulled the proverbial trigger. If you can get these refurbished, I think they are an absolute great value! Here is what I found: The setup was particularly easy as it consisted of plugging in the bridge (I got the first generation kit) and then downloading the app to my phone. I also have a Wink hub but when I first looked, I did not see an option to combine them (recently I just did so maybe an update?). After I got the app on my phone, I was then able to make an account (this is required for remote access to the lights) and then search for the lights. The lights were found much quicker than the GE Link bulbs I bought previously but those were good as well. Here is a quick rundown of setup: Screw in bulbs (I have mine in a candelabra to A26 adapter as I wanted them in the living room and the fan only had the small sockets) Plug in bridge with Ethernet cable (it is not wireless) and power Download App to phone Make sure bulbs are turned on Create an account or sign in with Google (I'd recommend making an account as my IFTTT is having issues and I think its related to the Google signin) Press button on bridge Search for lights Name lights and/or group for rooms Have fun! Or if you have an Echo or FireTV, ask to search for smart devices and you will need to press the Hue bridge button again right after asking and they should all be found. From what I have found, there isn't a very easy way to change colors via Alexa but you can absolutely easily turn on, off and dim each or a group of bulbs. It is truly great if you can get them at this price point. Is it necessary? No. Are there cheaper options? Yes...not a lot cheaper though as Osram Lightify RGBW bulbs are 39.99 each and I see deals for Hue bulbs about 10 or 15 more. If they lower the price on those or a brand called "Qube" comes out of crowd funding, I would check those out. One of the last things that I will mention is that I really like how easy it is to schedule lights to turn on and off via the native app. It is a little more intuitive than Wink but Wink is still evolving (still my favorite so far, though). Overall, I would probably not like these at 200 for 3 bulbs but for 100 and some change, absolutely! Also, if you do not like them, they seem to hold their value pretty well!

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Juniorverse - Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2015
Especially awesome with some third-party apps and IFTTT
Coupled with some good third-party apps and things like IFTTT, these lights are fantastic (see below). Talk about a wow factor when people see how they look and what they can do. It took me a year to get over the price of the starter kit, but I'm glad I finally took the plunge when the price dropped for a day. Setup of the A19 Starter Kit was easy. Plug in the lights and the hub, install the official Hue app, press a button on the Hub, and you're pretty much done. I downloaded numerous third-party Android apps and my two favorite Android apps are called "Huerray!" and "Ambieye" because they not only allow you to create "rooms" that can each be handled separately, but they also contain a lot of features that the Philips app does not. With "Huerray!" you can create color scenes AND animations in each room. You can also set alarms, create animated moods from your scene palettes, use NFC tags to trigger colors, and even use your device's microphone to listen to music and have the lights dance to the music! It works great. "Ambieye" has some unique features, like offering hundreds of color palettes from a website called Color Lovers, so you can select a favorite palette and apply static color schemes or animated ones based on the palettes submitted by users from around the world. I also installed a Chrome extension called Lightswitch Pro (which is identical to the "Ambieye" Android app above) that allows me to do the same things as in the "Ambieye" app using a button in my Chrome web browser. "IFTTT" (If This Then That) is a powerful app and website that allows you change your lights based on triggers. The functionality is huge. You can set it up so your lights go off when your phone leaves your house and turn them back on when the phone comes back home. Or you can make it so the lights come on or off at certain times of the day automatically. You can even change the colors when the weather changes! I have mine set to change to a mellow blue theme when rain is detected in my town. I also have it set up so my lights flash when I get a new e-mail from certain people. IFTTT is a must-try when you get your Hue... and it's free! These lights are expensive but oh so addictive. It will take me a while to do every room in the house because of the cost, but I can now see myself doing it. Thanks a lot, Philips. :)

1.0 out of 5 stars
By M. Adams - Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2019
Multiple Bulbs and Strips Dead Within 4 Years
I decked out my home in 2015 with quite a sizeable collection of Philips Hue products: two lightstrips, several White & Color bulbs; and loads of Hue Whites. I spent a hefty chunk of change on all this, and at the time justified the purchase with Philips's claim of a roughly 20+ year lifespan for the bulbs with average usage. Fast forward less than four years later. Half of my White & Colors (the expensive ones) have died, several LEDs on one of my Lightstrips are permanently stuck on a green color, and several of the White bulbs have bit the dust. I'm a software engineer, and I take pretty impeccable care of my stuff. The failure rate on this product is simply unacceptable, given its price and the implication that these lights can last a quarter of a century. Sorry, Philps. I'll be going with a cheaper alternative moving forward. There are several more competitors in the space than there were when I first entered, and I'm sure they won't have much trouble at least matching your QC.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Devlin - Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
Really fun, cool and lots of options...not essential, however
Don't get me wrong, these DO cost a great deal of money but I really like them. I was absolutely 100% unsure if I would have buyers remorse right away and I think that anxiety stems from the fact I don't have a great deal of disposable income so I like to make sure I get the best bang for the buck. At first, this did not fall under that category. That being said, I saw a deal on a refurbished set for around 108 bucks so I pulled the proverbial trigger. If you can get these refurbished, I think they are an absolute great value! Here is what I found: The setup was particularly easy as it consisted of plugging in the bridge (I got the first generation kit) and then downloading the app to my phone. I also have a Wink hub but when I first looked, I did not see an option to combine them (recently I just did so maybe an update?). After I got the app on my phone, I was then able to make an account (this is required for remote access to the lights) and then search for the lights. The lights were found much quicker than the GE Link bulbs I bought previously but those were good as well. Here is a quick rundown of setup: Screw in bulbs (I have mine in a candelabra to A26 adapter as I wanted them in the living room and the fan only had the small sockets) Plug in bridge with Ethernet cable (it is not wireless) and power Download App to phone Make sure bulbs are turned on Create an account or sign in with Google (I'd recommend making an account as my IFTTT is having issues and I think its related to the Google signin) Press button on bridge Search for lights Name lights and/or group for rooms Have fun! Or if you have an Echo or FireTV, ask to search for smart devices and you will need to press the Hue bridge button again right after asking and they should all be found. From what I have found, there isn't a very easy way to change colors via Alexa but you can absolutely easily turn on, off and dim each or a group of bulbs. It is truly great if you can get them at this price point. Is it necessary? No. Are there cheaper options? Yes...not a lot cheaper though as Osram Lightify RGBW bulbs are 39.99 each and I see deals for Hue bulbs about 10 or 15 more. If they lower the price on those or a brand called "Qube" comes out of crowd funding, I would check those out. One of the last things that I will mention is that I really like how easy it is to schedule lights to turn on and off via the native app. It is a little more intuitive than Wink but Wink is still evolving (still my favorite so far, though). Overall, I would probably not like these at 200 for 3 bulbs but for 100 and some change, absolutely! Also, if you do not like them, they seem to hold their value pretty well!