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Introduction to Philips Hue Starter Kit

As you’re here already, you probably already know that Phillips Hue Bulbs are some of the best-selling smart light bulbs available. With them you can easily create the right ambience for any situation. Waking up? Going to bed? Need to concentrate? Philips Hue has you covered. They can be adjusted to fit several moods ranging from sombre to full party mode. They also allow different color shades. For example, shades of red include; bloody red, ruby red, and orange-red…not just ‘red’.

The lights can be remotely controlled from either your iOS or Android device, that way, you can decide when the lights in your home come on or off, or you can control them via voice-activated smart assistants or  movement sensors, which help in conserving energy.

Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting E27 Edison Screw LED Starter Kit, 3 x 9.5W E27 Hue Colour Bulbs, 1 x Hue Bridge 2.0, 1 x Dimmer Switch, Apple HomeKit Enabled, Works with Alexa

£169.99
£159.99
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Features

  • Smart Lighting for your home - Sync your Philips Hue lights with movies and music through your iOS and Android devices
  • Turn on imagination - Play with light and choose from 16 million colours. The bulbs have been improved with deeper and richer green, cyan and blue colours for an even better scene setting in your home.
  • Light for your health and well being - Pre-set light settings on the Philips Hue App to help your kid to Concentrate, for you to Energize, for your family to Read and Relax
  • Turn on your peace of mind - control your lights from anywhere with the Philips Hue app needs a Philips Hue bridge.Screw fitting with 25,000 hour lifespan.Mac compatible
  • Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice. Dimmable via smart device only. Beam angle is minus 160 degree to plus or minus 20 degree

Philips Hue White Personal Wireless Lighting LED Starter Kit, 2 x 8.5W E27 Hue White Bulbs, 1 x Hue Bridge 2.0, Apple Home Kit Enabled, Works with Alexa

£59.99
£54.99
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1 used from £ 51.11
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Features

  • Turn on your peace of mind - control your lights from anywhere
  • Guaranteed smooth wireless dimming - compatible with Philips Hue wireless dimmer
  • Control your lights your way - set light schedules for easy home automation
  • Connect up to 50 Philips Hue lights to a single Hue bridge
  • Discover working with Apple home kit technology through your Hue bridge

Product Description

Product details Philips Hue White LED Smart Light Bulb Starter Pack - E27 • Manage your lights remotely through an app or with your voice • Simple installation - replace existing lights, plug in the Bridge and download the app • Compatible with Amazon Echo and Apple HomeKit • Operates on 9.5W of energy • Comes in a standard E27 Edison screw fitting • Radiates a warm white (2700k) that can be dimmed • Can last up to 25,000 hours at an A grade energy efficiency rating Download the app to remotely control your Philips Hue lights! li."+c+" a").attr("href")).hide();$($h.attr("href")).show();$h.parent().addClass(c).siblings().removeClass(c); } }); bvseo-2.1.0.1bvseo-truebvseo-jbvseo-CLOUDbvseo-17754msbvseo-QUESTIONSbvseo-PRODUCTbvseo-1bvseo-getContentbvseo-msg: Execution timed out, exceeded 1,500ms; Bulk Prices Item code Item name Quantity Price A17UF Philips Hue White LED Smart Light Bulb Starter Pack - E27 (1+) £59.99 Why not tell us and our B2B sales team about your specific...

Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting B22 Bayonet Cap LED Starter Kit, 3 x 9.5 W B22 Hue Colour Bulbs, 1 x Hue Bridge 2.0, 1 x Dimmer Switch, Apple HomeKit Enabled, Works with Alexa

£169.99
3 new from £169.99
1 used from £ 161.47
Free shipping
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Amazon.co.uk
as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Smart Lighting for your home - Sync your Philips Hue lights with movies and music through your iOS and Android devices
  • Turn on imagination - Play with light and choose from 16 million colours. The bulbs have been improved with deeper and richer green, cyan and blue colours for an even better scene setting in your home.
  • Light for your health and well being - Pre-set light settings on the Philips Hue App to help your kid to Concentrate, for you to Energize, for your family to Read and Relax
  • Turn on your peace of mind - control your lights from anywhere with the Philips Hue app (needs a Philips Hue bridge)
  • Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice

Philips Hue Ambiance Personal Wireless Lighting LED Starter Kit, Synthetics, E27, 9.5 W, White

£129.99
£122.34
9 new from £122.34
6 used from £ 104.34
Free shipping
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as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Ideal wake up light - mimic sunrise and sunset for a natural wake up/go-to-sleep rhythm
  • Wi-Fi controllable smart LED lights with pre-set light recipes to help you energise in the morning, for your child to concentrate and for you to relax and read in the evening
  • Change your light setting (dimming and pre-set light recipes) with the hue wireless dimmer switch from the comfort of your sofa
  • Control Philips hue from your smart device when you are away from your home - enjoy comfort and peace of mind
  • Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice

Philips Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit (4 A19 Bulbs and 1 Bridge, Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant)

$99.99
$88.99
37 new from $87.98
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Features

  • Automate your lighting experience with Philips Hue and control your lights from home or away. Create light schedules from the Philips Hue App and never come home to a dark house.
  • Connect the Hue Bridge with three bulbs that fit standard-size table lamps. Grow your system with support for up to 50 lights.
  • 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 up to 12 accessories per system (sold separately), such as a Hue Tap or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system.
  • This box includes one Philips Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, four Philips Hue White A19 Energy Star Certified Standard light bulbs, manual, and two-year warranty.

Product Description

Philips Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit (4 A19 Bulbs and 1 Bridge, Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant)

Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Bulb Starter Kit (2 A19 Bulbs, 1 Bridge, and 1 Dimmer Switch, Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)

$149.20
10 new from $149.20
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as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • With wireless control on your smartphone or tablet, choose the perfect light setting for any mood or activity such as reading or relaxing, concentrating, or energizing.
  • Connect the Hue Bridge with two bulbs that fit standard-size table lamps and a dimmer to control the light intensity. Grow your system with support for up to 50 lights.
  • Install the LED light 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 up to 12 accessories per system (sold separately), such as a Hue Tap or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system.
  • This box includes one Philips Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, two Philips Hue White Ambiance A19 standard light bulbs, Philips Hue Dimmer Switch, manual, and two-year warranty.

Product Description

Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Bulb Starter Kit (2 A19 Bulbs, 1 Bridge, and 1 Dimmer Switch, Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)

Philips 456194 Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, 3 A19 Bulbs and 1 Bridge, (2nd Generation), Works with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit (Certified Refurbished)

$129.99
3 new from $129.99
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as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Starter kit includes 3 color LED light bulbs and a bridge that wirelessly connects up to 50 lights
  • The bridge enables you to control your lights from your smart device via the Philips Hue App. Works with Apple HomeKit, Nest and SmartThings (hub required)
  • 2nd Generation starter kit comes with brighter bulbs (upgraded from 600 to 800 lumens) and more internal storage for lighting scenes.
  • Choose from 16 million colors and play with color. Sync your lights with your music, TV and games for an immersive effect

Product Description

New and enhanced Hue white and color ambience kit now upgraded from 600 to 800 lumens with increased internal storage for added functionality.

Philips Hue Starter Kit with 9.5W E27 bulb (White Ambiance), Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant

Rs. 12,000
Rs. 9,980
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Features

  • Bulb Base: E27
  • Warranty: 2 years on product from date of invoice
  • Wattage: 9.5 watts
  • Includes: 2 Hue LED Bulbs
  • Turn on your moments with Philips Hue white ambiance bulbs

Product Description

Product Packaging: Standard packaging Philips hue white ambiance enhances your everyday life. It can wake you up and help you energize, read, concentrate and relax. With 50 thousand shades of white, Philips hue white ambiance is perfect for customizing any moment of your day. Start your day with a warm sunrise and wake up with Philips white ambiance. The gradually increasing brightness gives you the feeling you are waking up from natural light rather than the rude awakening of an alarm. In the evening, relaxing warm white light helps you to unwind, relax and sleep better at night. Light influences our mood, behavior, alertness and routines. Skip your morning coffee and get ready for the day with cool, bright white daylight that helps to energy your body and mind. Stay focused with finely tuned bright white light helping you get things done quickly and efficiently. Get lost in your favorite book for hours on end with the right white light for a perfect read. Set the right ambiance...

Philips Hue Starter Kit with 10W E27 bulb (White & Color), Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant

Rs. 17,995
Rs. 13,500
4 new from Rs. 13,500
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as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Starter pack includes hue bridge and three bulbs with control for upto 50 bulbs on a single bridge
  • Create lighting scenes based on your favorite photos
  • Philips hue signals a new era in home lighting both in the way we think about and experience light in our homes, allowing you to create and control the light using your smartphone or tablet
  • Brings endless possibilities to help you get creative and help you personalize your lighting to suit yours and your family's lifestyle
  • Power: 8.5 watts; Operating Voltage: 120 volts

Product Description

Simple and smart, Hue lux bulbs produce beautiful warm white light that can be brightened and dimmed to suit any occasion. Also, put Hue lux in your bathroom, your kitchen, hallway, your living room or anywhere else. A starter pack includes three bulbs that simply screw into your existing lamps, and a bridge that you plug into your home Wi-Fi router. Simply download the hue app to start experiencing light in a completely new way.

Philips Hue Mini Starter with 10W E27 Bulb  (White & Color), Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant

Rs. 10,245
Rs. 6,499
5 new from Rs. 6,499
Free shipping
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as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Material: Synthetic, Color: White
  • Are Bulbs included: Yes
  • Recommended Wattage of Bulb: 10 watts, Base of Bulb: E27, Input Voltage: 120 volts
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 18 cm x 17 cm
  • Warranty: 1 year on product from date of invoice

Product Description

Simple and smart, Hue lux bulbs produce beautiful warm white light that can be brightened and dimmed to suit any occasion. Also, put Hue lux in your bathroom, your kitchen, hallway, your living room or anywhere else. A starter pack includes three bulbs that simply screw into your existing lamps, and a bridge that you plug into your home Wi-Fi router. Simply download the hue app to start experiencing light in a completely new way.

 

Philips Hue Ambiance Personal Wireless Lighting LED Starter Kit, Synthetics, E27, 9.5 W, White

£129.99
£122.34
9 new from £122.34
6 used from £ 104.34
Free shipping
BUY
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Ideal wake up light - mimic sunrise and sunset for a natural wake up/go-to-sleep rhythm
  • Wi-Fi controllable smart LED lights with pre-set light recipes to help you energise in the morning, for your child to concentrate and for you to relax and read in the evening
  • Change your light setting (dimming and pre-set light recipes) with the hue wireless dimmer switch from the comfort of your sofa
  • Control Philips hue from your smart device when you are away from your home - enjoy comfort and peace of mind
  • Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice

 

 

Philips Hue Starter Kit Features

There are quite a number of Phillips Hue Starter Kits to choose from, depending on your needs.

The standard Phillips Hue Starter Kit has three LED light bulbs, the Hue Bridge, appropriate screws and a dimmer switch (there’s also another kit that has the same contents, but without the dimmer switch, as well as kits that only contain white bulbs instead of the color-changing ones).

The Hue Bridge is essentially the brain behind this group of products. It wirelessly connects between your phone and the light bulbs in your home – all you need to do is connect the bridge to your router

Once that’s set, the bulbs are all connected to each other and do not have to be close to the bridge to receive commands. Even though they are connected, you can, from your smartphone or using voice commands, select which bulbs you want performing any particular function at any given, rather than all the bulbs doing the same thing. With this arrangement, you can have a cozy ambience setup in your lounge and a serious one set up in the study.

You will need the app to set-up and be able to adjust settings when you’re away from the house.

Pros

The bulbs can fit into the regular light fittings so there’s no need for rewiring or special installation. After setting up the bridge, all you need do is follow the simple instructions on the screen and your new lighting system will be ready.

There’s a lot to discover with the Hue App and it’s available both for iOS and Android phones and tablets. You can use it in a simple way to control lights and select pre-programmed scenes but if you’re quite creative, you’ll probably spend some time testing out that claim of 16 million colors available for use

The Hue App works perfectly well with iPhone’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant. When integrated with your smartphone, you can simply tell Siri to turn off the lights in the house, or change the scenes to fit just what you want.

Cons

From our review of the Phillips Hue Starter Kit, the main disadvantage is the fact that it’s quite pricey for a lighting system when considered alongside some of the alternatives. This is a major turn off for some.

Other smart home devices work perfectly well without a bridge, but for the Philips Hue there’s no direct Wi-Fi option, so you’ll have to use a bridge instead. Annoyingly, that’s another plug socket taken up.

Summary

If you need an easy to use smart lighting system and don’t mind using a bridge, then this is a great option. Even though it might seem like a bit of an expensive way to get started with smart lights, the Starter Kit (Bridge, 3 LED bulbs, a dimmer switch) provides a far cheaper option than buying each part individually.

Alternatively, there’s the cheaper 2 bulb kit (both white) that also comes with a bridge, but no dimmer switch, and another starter kit that includes color bulbs but no dimmer. From our experience with smart lighting, you’ll probably want that dimmer sooner or later.

  • Easy installation process
  • Diverse applications
  • Integrated with virtual personal assistants

  • It is expensive
  • You need a bridge


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