Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit Review

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit

If you want the most all rounded smart lighting experience the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit is the best purchase you can make provided you are willing to spend a bit more. This package comes with 16 million colors, 50,000 shades of white and extra entertainment functions that make it the best smart bulb on the market currently.

Where to Start?

The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit come with the Hue Bridge, a hub specific to Hue products which is required for it to work. Anyone who may go on to purchase another Hue product which is not a starter kit must make sure they independently by the Bridge which is typically $50 to $55 on Amazon. To set up your Philips Hue system all you need to do it screw in your bulbs, plug in the Hue Bridge power supply and ethernet cable and download the Hue app which will let you configure and set up the system and each bulb. It’s an incredibly smooth, easy and effortless installation.

Philips Hue Installation

Once your system is set up, you have the infrastructure in place to add any Philips Hue products to your smart lighting system whether it be the Philips Hue Light Strip, Bloom or any other kind of bulbs. With Hue you get voice recognition compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKits Siri and Google Assistant.

Specifications – Hue White and Color Ambiance Bulb

FormA19Color Temperature2000K – 6500K (Warm/Cold White) + 16 Million Colors
Diameter2.4 mmLumen Output806 @ 4000K
Height4.3 inchDimmableYes
Lifetime25,000 Hours


In the Philips Hue smart bulb range, the principal differences between the White, White Ambiance and white and color ambiance models are their light features. The Philips Hue White just emits warm white and the Philips Hue White Ambiance emits a range of warm and cold whites. What does the White and Ambiance and Color add? Yes, you guessed it. Color! More specifically 16 million colors that you can choose from the Hue App. Any occasion – date night, friends dinner or your kids birthday party, you have a new dimension to play with to liven up your room.

The  Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit also comes with an entertainment sync feature. In built software times color changes with your music, films and gaming systems.

Philips Hue White Ambiance Features


  • High quality
  • 50,000 Shades of White
  • 16 Million Colors
  • Hue software
  • High compatibility
  • Wi-Fi & Zigbee
  • Easy setup


  • Hub required
  • Pricey
  • Quality – 10/10
  • Value – 8/10
  • Compatibility – 10/10
  • Energy – 10/10

Smart Rating – 9.5/10

Final Word

The Philips Hue White and Color Starter Kit is the best in business at the moment. This is our favourite smart lighting brand best product. Everything you could ever currently expect and want in a smart bulb is summed up in these bulbs. This comes at a slightly higher price tag and requires an additional Hue Bridge, which weighing costs and benefits is a personal decision depending on your needs. lighting buyers guide.

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