Stunningly good and i am still learning their best use. Love using a holiday snap for a colour balance. Our fiji sunset is fantastic, bondi beach, krugar skyline, etc. My wife’s favourite is a pink rose.
Smart light but not smart enough. Bought it for £84 on prime day, but at full price i believel price is rip-off and requirements of philips hub is compulsory which is another rip-off, this things supposed to work without hue hub and complete wireless but instead it has to connect with wire directly to wifi router which is not a positive innovation, the bulbs are wireless and many devices like laptop, router, mobiles etc are wireless than why i have to use philips hue hub?. And another rip off things is i need another device like amazon alexa or google home speaker etc. Need if you want bulb to be controlled by your voice, so complete package which needs router+ philips hue hub+ bulb+ alexa etc. So many wifi devices with lots of wires means not energy efficience as you would expect from package, philips need to eliminate the use of hue completely and make things controllable directly using mobile devices, the bulbs are are bright enough in white or yellow light but not bright enough whrn use with colours like red, green etc. Also this is too expensive when compared with two bulb package that come with ambient 2 light bulb+philips hub+ wireless switch, unfortunately wireless switch does not come with expensive (this) package. So this package is not much user friendly for people who are older aged or disable as it requires smartphone to control the light. The smart light which is not as smart as it would expected. Philips needs to work bit hard and makes this innovation more innovative in next version of iteration.
Alexa does sometimes have trouble recognising the devices and sometimes fails to work but overall they’re just fine. Set up with my alexa and works a charm. Alexa does sometimes have trouble recognising the devices and sometimes fails to work but overall they’re just fine. Only annoying part is that alexa doesn’t recognise all the commands for different light settings.
Great for creating the right light and ambience to suit the room. We bought these bulbs along with a hue table lamp and a bridge recently, to be able the change the light setting in some rooms and change the ambience when required. We also bought a philips bridge which is a little modem like device that means you can control all your hue items from one point. I use my iphone and my ipad. You can set the lamp and the bulbs to a huge array of colour shades, but philips has also helpfully provided a pre-set colour selection. So, for example, when i need a bright light in my office (i work from home) i use the ‘concentrate’ option, but once i’ve finished working (or concentrating, or i should be. You can also use your own photos to set a colour – so for example, choose a flower or a sunset or holiday photo that you really like the colour of, and it will set the bulb/lamp to a matching colour – clever. The other really useful thing that we have found is you can turn the lights on remotely. So if you are out and about and haven’t already got timers on your lights, you can turn them on when you want.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Very useful, easy to use light bulbs.
- Love these! They are really easy to set up
- Hue know it makes sense
Have invested a lot in philips hue kit now so savings on bundles like this are appreciated. Far better than the hive system which it replaced though the standard philips apps could be a little better.
Great product arrived on time and was easy to set up.