Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit

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Philips Hue is the oldest and most established smart bulb brand on the market. And this experience shows in the slickness of their app and maturity of their smart lighting portfolio. The need for a hub may turn off some users, but the stability of the system owes a lot to the Zigbee connection setup by the hub and spoke system.

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Price history for Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 60W Equivalent Smart Bulb Starter Kit (Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)
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  • $171.77 - August 19, 2019
  • $172.00 - August 18, 2019
  • $166.76 - August 17, 2019
  • $160.57 - August 16, 2019
  • $176.00 - August 13, 2019
  • $184.95 - August 12, 2019
  • $178.67 - August 7, 2019
  • $179.99 - August 6, 2019
Since: February 19, 2019
  • Highest Price: $189.00 - August 5, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $138.49 - June 16, 2019
Last Amazon price update was: August 17, 2019 8:32 am
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Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit

$199.99 $166.76

Description

Why we like the Philips Hue White and Color Starter Kit

Philips was one of the first companies in the world to offer a robust smart lighting product. Since then they have been honing their product to not only be more reliable and affordable, but also more extensive in its support for different bulb types and shapes. So if you decide to go the Philips Hue route, you are safe in that you should have almost every type of light bulb covered.

Voice Assistant Compatibility

Philips Hue is agnostic on voice assistants. If you use Google, Alexa or Apple Homekit (Siri) you’ll be able to control your lights. Heck, if you have a Samsung SmartThings hub you can even use Samsung Bixby with the bulbs.

Other Compatibility

IFTTT and Stringify are fully supported by Philips Hue, as is the “Works With Nest” compatibility for linking into Nest’s Home/Away modes. The Philips Hue bulbs do require a special hub or “bridge” that connects the bulbs to your router. You see, Philips bulbs actually communicate with one another through the Zigbee wireless protocol and then the hub connects them to your network. This could actually be a good thing for houses where Zigbee’s mesh networking can provide stronger connections between bulbs over longer distances. We have also heard of people connecting other more generic bulbs from other companies to the Hue bridge (cough, Ikea, cough…)

Extra features

Hue’s app has been a work in progress for many years. But we are happy to say that it is now a pretty slick piece of software that gives you all of the basics that you would ever want with smart lights including: color changing wheels, preset scenes, scheduling and more. I would say that it is right on par with the offering from LIFX.

Conclusion

Philips Hue is tied for the best white and color smart bulbs with their biggest competitor, LIFX. The one thing Hue has going for it is experience. It is by far the most seasoned veteran in the smart bulb space and it shows with Philips’ growing lineup of light strips, bulbs, decorative lights and switches. You really can’t go wrong with Philips Hue, especially if you are just dipping your toes into the smart home game.

Philips Hue Review: Expensive smart lighting but worth every penny ...

Philips Hue Review: Expensive smart lighting but worth every penny ...

December 8, 2017 - Livemint

With more customization options and better app support, the Philips Hue lighting system is now one of the torch-bearers of the smarthome concept....

Additional information

Specification: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit

Brand

Philips

Connection type

Wireless

IFTTT compatible

Compatible with IFTTT

Product type

Smart Lights

Voice assistant compatibility

Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant

Wireless protocols

Wifi, Zigbee

Works with Nest

Works with Nest certified

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit Videos

Price History

Price history for Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 60W Equivalent Smart Bulb Starter Kit (Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant)
Latest updates:
  • $171.77 - August 19, 2019
  • $172.00 - August 18, 2019
  • $166.76 - August 17, 2019
  • $160.57 - August 16, 2019
  • $176.00 - August 13, 2019
  • $184.95 - August 12, 2019
  • $178.67 - August 7, 2019
  • $179.99 - August 6, 2019
Since: February 19, 2019
  • Highest Price: $189.00 - August 5, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $138.49 - June 16, 2019

World News

Philips Hue Review: Expensive smart lighting but worth every penny ...
Philips Hue Review: Expensive smart lighting but worth every penny ...
December 8, 2017 - Livemint

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit

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  1. RodneyM

    Absolutely love the lights! If you’re thinking about getting these, stop thinking, and do it!
    I would give it 5 stars but I think the Philips hue app can use a little updating.

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  2. Stjimmy

    Awesome. Amazeballs, best purchaser of 2017 can’t wait to add more features and lights to my system

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