Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit : Seems a novelty, but actually quite useful

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Love this product, never going back to none hue products unless something revolutionary happens. . Once you have them you won’t want to go back. Also we are very glad we got onto the philips hue system and not some other manufacturers as their product environment and compatibility through other none philips apps and products is almost universal. The wide selection of hue products means you start with a few bulbs because you want to dim lights in houses you are renting and to help reduce migraines during long study sessions. Then before you know it you end up with rgb bedroom and living room mood lighting, and kitchen counter strip lighting and gu10 hall ceiling lights. You realise you maybe spent more than you wanted over the years but don’t care much because all other lighting now seems harsh on your eyes or makes you squint to see. On the one occasion the wireless controller failed in one bulb (still worked as a light if you used the switch) it was replaced within 3 days. As time has gone by the hue line up has also become cheaper so it gets addictive. My only complaint is with the way the location based lighting works. When everyone has the app and has it set up to use the wifi to turn on certain lights when you arrive home and therefore come into range of your home wifi.

Excellent lighting system at a price. After reading a lot about this product, i decided to dig into my wallet and fork out the cash, and i do not regret itim all about the ‘smart home’ and i needed something to control the lights in my house remotely. After extensive research, i purchased the hue system. I decided to go for the lux version rather than the standard version with the all the different colours because i want something to replace the current lighting ambience within the household, plus that fact i’m not really a fan of the whole multi colour lighting experience. The product itself is amazing. It comes packaged with the hue bridge (the device which connects directly to your internet router via the supplied ethernet cable and plugged into the mains with the supplied plug adapter) which enables the wireless light bulbs to be connected and accessed via your home wifi or remotely over the internet. Then there are two hue lux bulbs included. The bulbs are packaged very well, as they should be due to how fragile they are. Setup was a breeze, the instructions are very easy to follow. I was all set up within a couple of minutes.

Reliable automated lighting. . Used to provide background lighting throughout each evening whether we are at home or not. The product is easy to setup (much easier than belkin’s offerings which i gave up on) mainly due to the fact that the hue bridge connects via ethernet cable to the router and therefore doesn’t suffer from some of the complexity of having to advertise temporary wifi networks, requiring as much in-app setup, etc. Once you’ve connected the hub, download the hue app, switch on the bulbs and they register in the app without much fuss. Note that you can’t use bulbs from one starter kit with a bridge from a different starter kit though (this isn’t clearly spelt out). You can use additional individually bought hue/hue lux bulbs (so long as they are not part of another starter kit). Setting up scenes (settings for one or more bulb) is easy. You can then schedule these scenes to activate at different times (including with a level of randomisation). We use it to gradually reduce the brightness during the evening in different parts of the house and, for the regular hue bulbs we have, to adjust the colour from neutral white to a warmer white as the evening progresses. Works like a charm and doesn’t need your phone to be nearby (the schedule and scenes are held in the hue bridge itself). Here are the specifications for the Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit:

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  • Two hue lux warm-white bulbs with a smooth ‘light all around’ lighting effect
  • Digitally dimmable from the hue-app
  • 750 lumen light output
  • Software upgradeable over air and your entry point into connected home lighting
  • Easily set up the hue bridge and secure your lighting network

Cheapest way to get into the hue, customisable, fun, and massive potential. . These are the most basic lights in the philips hue range, and are a good choice if you’re not interested in all the colour changing shenanigans of the more expensive version. These are just plain white lights. At first glance, you might be thinking these are bit expensive for some nice lights that you can dim with your phone. And, if all you’re after is a dimmable led light, then yes – these are massive overkill. Play with them for a bit though, and the potential becomes clear. You can do all sorts of cool things with these. The come with a ‘bridge’ which is a sort-of router for the lights. You plug the bridge into your ordinary router with an ethernet cable, and everything connects from there. Note that you do need to physically plug the bridge into your router, you can’t do it over wi-fi, so make sure that you have a spare power socket near your router, and that your router also has a spare ethernet port.

Amazing product, once you start to use your imagination. . What do you do with remote control light bulbs?. Basically that is pretty much what comes out of box. You get the bridge which is connected to your internet router and two bulbs. The bulbs go from fairly bright to off via the app you install. So what?now, if you like practical technology there are several uses. On its own the app allows you to dim or brighten individual bulbs. You can also set it to create scenes. These are preset levels for all the hue bulbs on your network. Evening time you might want to turn down the lights all round the house.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Warm white coloured technological bulb.
  • Great lights, though not currently available as bayonet
  • Good, but not as fun as the RGB ones

Fun for a geek, but not ready for prime time. . Ok, i’m a geek and i moved into a new house, so what am i to do?  they work pretty much as advertised, that is, you can control them from your mobile phone. Sharing that with my partner is tricky, so i bought a physical switch too. I have them set up in a couple of rooms downstairs, otherwise the faff would be way too much. Programs such as ifttt are interesting, but a tad underwhelming in what they can and cannot sense and cause to happen. Early days for the internet of things, but fun.

Great lamps and reasonable price for a hue lamp – brighter than the coloured hue. Great addition to the hue family and brighter than the coloured lamps, use mine for porch and outside lights in conjunction with ifttt so they come on at sunset.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

All connected up to my lights without any issues. Still working great with my alexa. It’s an expensive item but appears to be a quality product so i’m happy and i would recommend it.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

All connected up to my lights without any issues. Still working great with my alexa. It’s an expensive item but appears to be a quality product so i’m happy and i would recommend it.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

App and hub do not always agree. A little temperamental i occasionally have to reset the hub to connect. I believe that there is a newer model which my colleague tells me is far better.
App and hub do not always agree. A little temperamental i occasionally have to reset the hub to connect. I believe that there is a newer model which my colleague tells me is far better.
It’s ok but could be better. . I wish i had done a bit more research into hue before buying this. After doing some research it seems that the lifx is a better system than this one. It works, and does what it claims to do, however the mobile app could use some work and certainly would benefit from some better widgets to control the lights without having to open the app every time.
It’s ok but could be better. . I wish i had done a bit more research into hue before buying this. After doing some research it seems that the lifx is a better system than this one. It works, and does what it claims to do, however the mobile app could use some work and certainly would benefit from some better widgets to control the lights without having to open the app every time.
Good – but bridge updates to increase compatibility would be good. Quite good – but shame they can’t push an update to make this compatible with apple home.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

Good – but bridge updates to increase compatibility would be good. Quite good – but shame they can’t push an update to make this compatible with apple home.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

Great lights and helps with security making it look like someone is in. As the apps improves these get better and better. Really useful for security conscious people. Set lights to come on and go off when you want. Integration with siri is a gimmick, i think it would be great and maybe some people do find it useful but you have to remember phrases to get the lights to work i. That’s great but i do have to think what the exact phrase is and the more you set up the more you have to remember. Using the app to control is just simple.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

Great lights and helps with security making it look like someone is in. As the apps improves these get better and better. Really useful for security conscious people. Set lights to come on and go off when you want. Integration with siri is a gimmick, i think it would be great and maybe some people do find it useful but you have to remember phrases to get the lights to work i. That’s great but i do have to think what the exact phrase is and the more you set up the more you have to remember. Using the app to control is just simple.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

What can i say philips we surprises with the quality. What can i say philips we surprises with the quality of their products. When i come to only night home with mobile phone we light the lights without having to bang my head on the wall, lol.
What can i say philips we surprises with the quality. What can i say philips we surprises with the quality of their products. When i come to only night home with mobile phone we light the lights without having to bang my head on the wall, lol.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

Fantastic product and offers safety & independence to visually impaired people. I and my wife are visually impaired. My wife is totally blind and i have a tiny amount of light perception in one eye. For the longest time we didn’t turn lights on in the house, because they didnt’ really offer us that much beneifit and as we saw it for some time were a waste of electricity. Over the past year though we’ve both been making a considerable effort to turn the lights on for safety. This is handy in the kitchen/dining area. However as we’ve multiple switches it can be difficult to tell what’s on and off if sighted people have been fiddlingsecondly although she’s got really good about it my wife with having no light perception can forget to turn them on when it actually gets darki am a computer science graduate and a bit of a geek to be fair. I am fascinated with smart & automated devices, in part for their geek factor but moreso for any increase in independence they can offer us. I was tempted by the coloured bulbs again the geek in me.However at 3 times the price and that we’d not get any benefit as such the sensible part kicked in and i went for the all white version.

This review is from : Philips Hue Lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

Fantastic product and offers safety & independence to visually impaired people. I and my wife are visually impaired. My wife is totally blind and i have a tiny amount of light perception in one eye. For the longest time we didn’t turn lights on in the house, because they didnt’ really offer us that much beneifit and as we saw it for some time were a waste of electricity. Over the past year though we’ve both been making a considerable effort to turn the lights on for safety. This is handy in the kitchen/dining area. However as we’ve multiple switches it can be difficult to tell what’s on and off if sighted people have been fiddlingsecondly although she’s got really good about it my wife with having no light perception can forget to turn them on when it actually gets darki am a computer science graduate and a bit of a geek to be fair. I am fascinated with smart & automated devices, in part for their geek factor but moreso for any increase in independence they can offer us. I was tempted by the coloured bulbs again the geek in me.However at 3 times the price and that we’d not get any benefit as such the sensible part kicked in and i went for the all white version.
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