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So, is Philips Hue still the gold standard for smart lightbulbs? We think yes. While other smart lighting solutions have come on the market in recent years, Philips Hue continues to improve on their product, has recently updated their app, and recently launched outdoor lighting products to make everything more seamlessly connected. While they’re still expensive considering they’re light bulbs, being able to control them and sync them to music makes them really useful and fun. The fact that they play nice with everything makes them valuable.
For consumers looking to get a first-hand experience of the smart lighting system, the Philips White Ambience is for you. It's the perfect balance between an IoT system and a functional gadget that you'll love to use. Automation is something that comes with a high cost though and investing in this ecosystem is expensive considering the current market.
The Hue White Ambiance LEDs are reliable and fairly easy to set up and use. Hue's wide compatibility with third-parties means that you'll be able to use them with a variety of different platforms, including Nest, SmartThings, Alexa and Apple HomeKit. The White Ambiance LEDs fill in a gap in the Philips Hue family of smart bulbs, but they didn't outperform color-tunable LEDs from Lifx and Stack.
The Philips Hue White Ambiance is a smart bulb that shifts color temperatures across the white spectrum, but you can get the same basic features for half the price with the Hue White.
Make your home a more welcoming hub with this Philips Hue white ambiance A19 starter kit. Whether you desire a warm natural glow or energizing color tones, customize it just the way you like with the accompanying app. For parties, easily sync your lights to music with this Philips Hue white ambiance A19 starter kit.
Hue is your personal, customizable wireless lighting system
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.
Create custom schedules
Program your lights to match your routine. The Hue system can wake you to your own gradual sunrise every morning or automatically illuminate your lights at sundown.
White light that fits your needs
Choose from different shades and intensities so you can comfortably concentrate, read, relax and more.
Quick, easy installation
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.
LED bulb technology
Provides longer, more energy-efficient illumination.
Add Hue products to unlock enhanced lighting experiences
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.
Smart lighting, made simple
Connect the Hue Bridge with four bulbs that fit standard-size table lamps and a dimmer to control the light intensity.
Use the included dimmer to control the light intensity. Grow your system with support for up to 50 lights.
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