- The perfect way to start using smart lights in your home
- Simple, reliable, and very bright white light bulbs
- High quality—Philips Hue is the best in its class
This starter kit delivers three A19 bulbs, 1 starter kit, and everything you need to get the smart lights set up and connected. They're practical, simple lights without the flair, but highly reliable.
The starter kit is pricey—up to $200 pricey!
For those who want to set up smart lights in their home for the first time, save yourself some cash by getting this starter kit. It comes with three bulbs and the Hue bridge, all for less than you'd pay individually. It's not the cheapest option on the market, but it's a good way to get multiple rooms in your home set up at once.
What systems does it connect to? The kit comes with the Philips Hue Bridge, the app-controlled platform that is unique to the Philips bulbs. Sadly, it's only able to connect to the Bridge.
How does it connect? The Bridge comes with the ability to connect to up to 50 Philips Hue light bulbs, both color and white. The Bridge makes these the most feature-rich smart bulbs on the market, but not the most flexible.
What colors are available? The Hue White bulbs offer "millions of colors and shades of white". However, the starter kit comes with Hue Color bulbs, which offer 16 million colors.
Lumens? The bulb produces 800 lumns, which is slightly better than your average output.
Watts or watts equivalent? The nine and a half watts you get with this bulb are. equivalent to the 60-watt bulbs you grew up with.
How long should a light bulb last? Expect to get around 15,000 hours from each of the bulbs. Not the longest lifespan on the market, but Philips' Hue system gets a pass because of its versatility.
Cost for an individual bulb or fitting? A 4-pack of Philips Hue White bulbs will run you $50, but this $190 starter kit comes with three White and Color bulbs plus the Hue Bridge. It's definitely a pricey choice, but great to start lighting up your home in style.