With the philips hue bridge and app it is easy to discover and set up. Tuneable white colour balance. I have a number of these in the living and bedrooms and they create any mood from relaxing to daylight.
I am a complete convert to philips hue, so i love these things. For most homes, the white ambiance bulbs are perfect as you get a nice range of colour from a cold white light, to a soft yellow glow, and they’re half the price of the colour ambiance bulbs. If you’re trying to create a particular look, highlight an area with a certain colour, then you might want the colour ambiance bulbs. The initial outlay with the hub and bulbs seems a bit steep, but once you get going, add in motion sensors, link it up to other smart home devices with alexa/ifttt, then it makes much more sense. Philips hue now forms and integral part of my home security setup, acting primarily as a deterrent, but also providing additional illumination for the camera system. When you add it all together and cost it against a traditional security system, then suddenly it seems like great value. The only thing i don’t like is the price – they should offer discounted multipacks.
Good light for reading as it easily dimmed on my phillips system.
Work great, especially with amazon echo dot. Work great, especially with amazon echo dot. I plan on getting more for around the whole house and another echo for upstairs.
A great extension to the hue system. A fantastic extension to the hue system. Although this model does not feature all the colours you can make some amazing blends, the system is very easy to setup, very responsive. The app is fantastic as are 3rd party apps.
Philips Hue White Ambiance Personal Wireless Lighting LED E27 Starter Kit, 2 9.5 W E27 Hue White Ambiance Bulbs, Wireless Dimmer Switch, Hue Bridge 2.0, Apple Home Kit Enabled, Works with Alexa : Great light but requires the rest of the kit. . Good little bulb, not as bright as standard led bulbs but the hue function is useful. I have this and a hue starter set with hub, coupled with a number of bulbs, hue motion sensor, amazon dot and a google home device. Anyone looking to add automated lighting to their homes, this is easy to set up, can be controlled by mobile app from hue or via a connected device like the amazon dot. Lights can be configured into groups such as living room, bedroom and kitchen so easy to manage. One slight problem at the moment with the solution when used with the amazon dot is that you can’t say “turn on the lights” and it detect the room based on the dots location, you always have to specify the group you want. This is an important step thats unfortunately been missed out however this is more of a problem with the dot (which i’m sure will be resolved in time).