Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit
Four smart LED light bulbs and a wireless bridge
Our take on the Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit by Crutchfield's Emily S.
A shade for every mood
The Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit makes lighting your home easy and fun. The four included bulbs provide a wide range of white light that is adjustable for every situation. Select the cool white light of an overcast sky for dinner prep in the kitchen, then transition to a warmer glow when you sit down to eat.
Robust app control . . .
The Philips Hue mobile app makes it easy to select the shade and brightness of each bulb, right from the palm of your hand. Use it from anywhere in your home, or even when you're not at home. Experiment to find your favorite shade of white, or choose from four preset “Recipes” — relax, read, concentrate, and energize — that change the color temperature based on your mood or task.
You can also set timers and create routines. For example, a “wake up” routine gradually increases the brightness in your bedroom to mimic the effect of sunrise. That sure beats the buzz of an alarm clock.
. . . or use your voice
You can control your lighting system hands-free if you've got a voice assistant. This Hue kit works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Home. That means you can turn your lights on or off, dim them, and recall your favorite presets just by asking.
Expand your Hue system
Controlling your lights with an app or your voice is fun, but you might find that some members of the household prefer a good old fashioned wall switch. If so, you can pick up a dimmer or a Tap. The motion sensor can add even more convenience.
This starter pack comes with four white ambiance bulbs, but the included bridge can actually control up to 50 Hue bulbs, so you can mix and match. Pick up a color-capable ambiance bulb, and your mood lighting options will expand by 16 million colors.
- includes four Hue smart LED light bulbs and a wireless bridge
- remotely control your bulbs through the free Philips Hue app for Apple® and Android™
- light recipes allow easy customization of daily routines
- included presets: relax, read, concentrate, and energize
- compatible with:
Philips Hue Light bulbs:
- standard E26/A19 bulbs fit most common light fixtures
- high-quality light that ranges from warm white to cool daylight
- color temperature: shades of white (2200-6500K)
- instant-on means no waiting for bulb to warm up
- adjustable brightness up to 800 lumens
- 10 watts (roughly equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb)
- approximately 25,000 hours of use per bulb
- 2-7/16"W x 4-5/16"H x 2-7/16"D
- warranty: 2 years
- connects to your router via ethernet cable for wireless control of your smart lighting system via your mobile device
- controls up to 50 Hue bulbs and 12 lighting accessories
- set timers, notifications, and alarms
- wireless protocol: Zigbee Light Link
- 3-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H x 1"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee