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Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

Kit includes two smart LED light bulbs and a wireless bridge

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Overview

Our take on the Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

The Philips Hue white light kit is a fun, affordable way to enjoy smart lighting in your house. The included LED bulbs replace standard incandescent or CFLs, and give you control from your phone or tablet. Mix and match the white bulbs along with other Philips Hue smart lighting products to customize your personal lighting system.

Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

Create a cozy, natural lighting environment with Philips Hue smart light bulbs.

Enjoy smart lighting throughout your home

The Philips Hue white light kit is a fun, affordable way to enjoy smart lighting in your house. The included LED bulbs replace standard incandescent or CFLs, and give you control from your phone or tablet. Mix and match the white bulbs along with other Philips Hue smart lighting products to customize your personal lighting system.

How it works

Setup is very simple. Connect the bridge to your wireless router using the supplied Ethernet cable, and plug it into the wall. Then replace your existing bulbs with Hue bulbs, and you're up and running! Up to 50 bulbs can be synced together or independently controlled. Control your system with the free Philips Hue app (Apple®, Android™).

Product Highlights:

  • kit includes two 2nd-generation A19 Hue smart LED light bulbs and a wireless bridge
  • remotely control your bulbs through the free Philips Hue app for Apple® and Android™
  • compatible with:
  • system is expandable up to 50 Hue bulbs and 12 lighting accessories
Philips Hue Light bulbs:
  • standard A19 bulbs size fits most common light fixtures
  • uses your existing light fixtures — simply replace the bulbs
  • produces high-quality white light
  • adjustable brightness up to 800 lumens
  • color temperature: 2700K (soft white)
  • instant-on means no waiting for bulb to warm up
  • rated at 9.5 watts (roughly equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb)
  • rated for approximately 25,000 hours of use
Wireless Bridge:
  • connects to your router for wireless control of your smart lighting system
  • controlled by the Philips Hue app for Apple® and Android™
  • controls up to 50 Hue bulbs and 12 lighting accessories
  • wireless protocol: Zigbee Light Link
  • enables voice control of your home automation setup via Siri
  • set timers, notifications, and alarms
  • 3-1/2"W x 3-1/2"W x 1"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bridge (version 2.0)
  • 2 A19 white LED bulbs
  • AC adapter with attached 5' DC output cord (DC output: 5V 1000mA)
  • 2-prong US power adapter plug
  • 39" Ethernet cable (RJ-45 plugs on each end)
  • Instructions
  • Get Started guide

Really simple to set up and then link to Alexa. I also use IFTTT to set up routines and control scenes through our Echos.

Richard, Roswell, GA

Reviews

Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit Reviews

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(10 Reviews)

Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

Crutchfield customer from Rockwall, TX on 7/10/2018

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Extremely easy setup. Lights work as advertised. After setting the hue routine for leaving and returning home, its great to show up at the house and the lights are already on for you without having to do anything.

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Great start to my smart home

Richard from Roswell, GA on 4/9/2018

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Really simple to set up and then link to Alexa. I also use IFTTT to set up routines and control scenes through our Echos.

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Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

Brennon from Juneau, AK on 1/23/2018

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i love the Philips Hue cant wait to get more of them

Pros: Philips Hue love them

Cons: nun that i know of

nice smart home device

lisa from Tucson, AZ on 8/2/2017

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I use these in conjunction with Alexa. Alexa is able to control these bulbs with no issue. These are my first smart home devices and so far I do enjoy the ease of just speaking to turn lights on or off especially handy when you walk through the door with your hands full.

Pros: Easy to use and set up. seems to be reliable and can be controlled by different devices.

Cons: cost

Amazing

Bill from Capon Bridge, WV on 2/14/2017

love it we purchased the kit so we could install Philips Hue 2.0 BR30 White and Color Ambiance Light Bulb in our TV room so we can synchronize the lights to DVD movies. If you have not seen the effect check the light show out at the Harrisonburg store.

Pros: Excellent use of lighting, a little expensive but well worth the price

Cons: If you have a Fire tablet the app will not work. According to Philip they are working to resolve the issue with Fire tablet. It works on out Samsung tablet

Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

Crutchfield customer from Brandon, FL on 2/5/2017

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The Hue bulbs are excellent. I have 2 homes and purchased them to have control when one home is vacant. The app works great and I have to say the Crutchfield team is awesome and the shipping was spot on !

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Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

Jennifer from Staunton, VA on 1/25/2017

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Wasn't the easiest set up. Everything works well now that I figured it out. I love that I can set up the routines, switch a light on or off If I forgot or come home after dark, and works with Alexa.

Pros: Works well overall. Works well with Alexa. App easy to use once setup.

Cons: Slow set up.

Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

Mark from Salem, IL on 1/24/2017

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The lights set up even easier than I expected. Love it.

Pros: Love the ease of turning on the lights

Cons: The light hick ups once in a while and wont turn on or off. But works 99% of the time

Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit

Crutchfield customer from Waxhaw, NC on 1/1/2017

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The bulbs and bridge work well. The set up with the Apple app took multiple attempts to get it to work but finally figured it out.

Pros: Works well with Alexa

Cons: Apple app was difficult to set up

Great way to control lights.

Barry from Columbia, TN on 12/24/2016

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Set up was easy, works well with google home. Also works very good with android phone(I have a pixel) and works well with an iPad. As always great service and delivery from Crutchfield.

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Features

Overview: The Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit (#455287) consists of two Wi-Fi controllable LED white bulbs and a wireless bridge. With these items, and the free Philips Hue app, you can control the lights wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. It is called Personal Wireless Lighting, and it allows you to set up light schedules, and control the lights when you're away from home. With optional color ambience bulbs and other accessories, you can even change the color of the lights to match your mood. Additional Hue products can be added to the system, up to a maximum of 50 bulbs and 12 Hue accessories that can be controlled by a single bridge.

Apple HomeKit Compatible: This Starter Kit is compatible with Apple HomeKit technology, which allows you to control your lights using your Apple iOS device, including voice control through Siri. The kit includes the new square-shaped Hue bridge (version 2.0), which supports the hardware authentication required for Apple HomeKit. (The round-shaped bridge from the original Starter kit #426353 is not compatible with HomeKit technology.)

Light Bulbs: The two LED white bulbs included in this Starter Kit can be used in most standard light sockets (Edison screw base). They have an A19 form factor (or the metric equivalent A60) and are 2.4" at widest point and 4.3" tall. The bulbs are rated at 9.5 watts and 800 lumens, and have an estimated nominal lifetime of 25,000 hours and 50,000 switch cycles. Inside the bulb is a wireless interface that allows you to dim or brighten the light output. The internal software is automatically upgradable when connected to the Philips Hue bridge. The bulbs have a beam angle of 180° (±20°), and, unlike compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, these LED bulbs are "instant on."

Bridge: The Hue Bridge 2.0 is the heart of the Philips Hue system, and can be wall-mounted or placed on a desktop. It connects to your router via the included Ethernet cable, and communicates wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet and the Hue lighting products. It operates on the 2.4GHz band (2400-2483.5 MHz), and Zigbee Light link protocol, and comes with a AC adapter with a 5V 1000mA DC output. Dimensions: Width 3.547", Height 3.547", Depth 1.044".

Hue Personal Wireless Lighting: The Hue Personal Wireless Lighting System lets you individually control the lighting products in the system using your smartphone or tablet. Three types of Philips Hue lights are available: White (this starter kit), White Ambiance, and White and Color Ambiance. Through the Hue app, and with the right Hue products, you can do the following:

  • Paint With Light: You can choose from 16-million colors to light, or change the look of, your room. Your favorite light settings can be saved for later recall.
  • Sync Lights With Movies or Music: The lights can be synchronized to change with the scenes in a movie, or pulse to the beat of your music. (Third party apps may be required.)
  • Create An Ambience: The app lets you use different shades of white light to create an ambience. The bulbs can produce shades of light from energizing cool daylight to relaxing warm white light.
  • Light Mood Presets: Preset light moods let you instantly change the lights in the room to fit the moment. Optimal settings are available for reading, relaxing, concentrating, and energizing.
  • Wake Up: Gradually increasing light intensity helps to gently wake you up with light, similar to the natural light of the morning sun.
  • Light Schedules: The lights can be programmed to come on and go off at a preset time, including lighting rooms at different times. At night, you can let the lights turn off gradually, so you don't have to worry about leaving lights on.
  • Remote Lighting Control: When you're away from home, you can turn lights on or off from your smartphone. You can also check the status of your lights when you're not there.
  • Geofencing: When the bridge detects that your smartphone is within a certain distance, it will automatically turn lights on or off. For example, as you approach your house, your lights will automatically turn on so you won't have to enter a dark room. (Third party apps may be required.)

Features

Overview: The Philips Hue White Ambiance Bulb Starter Kit (#471986) consists of four Wi-Fi controllable LED white ambiance bulbs, and the Hue wireless bridge. With these items, and the free Philips Hue app, you can control the lights wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. The Philips Personal Wireless Lighting allows you to set up light schedules, and control the lights when you're away from home. The color temperature of these White Ambiance bulbs can be varied to set the mood you want. With optional color ambience bulbs and other accessories, you can even change the color to paint your room with light. Additional Hue products can be added to the system, up to a maximum of 50 bulbs and 12 Hue accessories that can be controlled by a single bridge.

Apple HomeKit Compatible: This Starter Kit is compatible with Apple HomeKit technology, which allows you to control your lights using your Apple iOS device, including voice control through Siri. The kit includes the new square-shaped Hue bridge (version 2.1), which supports the hardware authentication required for Apple HomeKit. (The round-shaped bridge from the original Hue Starter kit (#426353) is not compatible with HomeKit technology.)

Light Bulbs: The four E26 LED white ambiance bulbs included in this Starter Kit can be used in most standard light sockets (Edison screw base). The bulbs are rated at 10 watts and 806 lumens (at 4000 Kelvin), and have an estimated nominal lifetime of 25,000 hours. Inside the bulb is a wireless interface that allows you to dim or brighten the light output from warm white (2200K) to cool daylight (6500K). The internal software is automatically upgradable when connected to the Philips Hue bridge. The bulbs have a beam angle of 160° (±20°), and an instant 100% startup time.

Bridge: The Hue Bridge 2.1 is the heart of the Philips Hue system, and can be wall-mounted or placed on a desktop. It connects to your router via the included Ethernet cable, and communicates wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet and the Hue lighting products. It operates on the 2.4GHz band (2400-2483.5 MHz), and Zigbee Light link protocol, and comes with a AC adapter with a 5V 2A DC output. Dimensions: Width 3.58", Height 3.564", Depth 1.055".

Hue Personal Wireless Lighting: The Hue Personal Wireless Lighting System lets you individually control the lighting products in the system using your smartphone or tablet. Three types of Philips Hue lights are available: White, White Ambiance (this starter kit), and White and Color Ambiance. Through the Hue app, and with the right Hue products, you can do the following:

  • Paint With Light: You can choose from 16-million colors to light, or change the look of, your room. Your favorite light settings can be saved for later recall.
  • Sync Lights With Movies or Music: The lights can be synchronized to change with the scenes in a movie, or pulse to the beat of your music. (Third party apps may be required.)
  • Create An Ambience: The app lets you use different shades of white light to create an ambience. The bulbs can produce shades of light from energizing cool daylight to relaxing warm white light.
  • Light Mood Presets: Preset light moods let you instantly change the lights in the room to fit the moment. Optimal settings are available for reading, relaxing, concentrating, and energizing.
  • Wake Up: Gradually increasing light intensity helps to gently wake you up with light, similar to the natural light of the morning sun.
  • Light Schedules: The lights can be programmed to come on and go off at a preset time, including lighting rooms at different times. At night, you can let the lights turn off gradually, so you don't have to worry about leaving lights on.
  • Remote Lighting Control: When you're away from home, you can turn lights on or off from your smartphone. You can also check the status of your lights when you're not there.
  • Geofencing: When the bridge detects that your smartphone is within a certain distance, it will automatically turn lights on or off. For example, as you approach your house, your lights will automatically turn on so you won't have to enter a dark room. (Third party apps may be required.)

App Compatibility: The Philips Hue app is available for Apple devices running iOS 10.0 or later. The app is also available for Android devices running OS 5.0 and up.

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