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Philips Hue White LED Smart Light Bulb Starter Pack – E27

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Product overview

• Compatible with Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit
• Manage your lights remotely through an app or with your voice
• Simple installation – replace existing lights, plug in the Bridge and download the app
• Operates on 9.5W of energy
• Comes in a standard E27 Edison screw fitting
• Radiates a warm white (2700k) that can be dimmed
• Can last up to 25,000 hours at an A grade energy efficiency rating

Download the app to remotely control your Philips Hue lights!


What could I do with this kit?
This Philips Hue kit lets you manage your lights at home by using your voice or through the app. Included in the kit is two Philips Hue white bulbs and the Hue Bridge 2.0, the bulbs interact with the Bridge via Wi-Fi, and through the app you can control various aspects of your lighting. For example, you can turn off or on your lights or adjust the brightness while you’re at home or away.

How do I control this kit?
The whole Philips Hue eco system can be controlled through the free Philips Hue app, which is available for Android 2.3 or higher and Apple iOS 7 or higher devices. This allows you to control your lights from anywhere around the world, which provides you with peace of mind when you’re working late or just want to check that you haven’t forgotten to turn them off. You can also schedule lights to turn on, giving off the appearance that you are already home, which can be used as a security measure. Schedule your lights to gradually turn off at night, so you don’t have to manually turn all your lights off individually – that means more time getting comfortable in bed.

What is the difference between this kit and previous versions?
Being able to manage your lights by talking to Siri (only for iOS 9 or higher devices) is what sets this kit apart from its predecessors. You can ask Siri to turn off or on your lights remotely as well, if you own an Apple TV. This is all thanks to the included Hue Bridge 2.0 supporting Apple HomeKit. What this feature also facilitates is the communicating between all Apple HomeKit devices, allowing you to interconnect products to change their state if just one of them notices an event.

What is the running life of the supplied light bulbs?
The LED bulbs supplied in this kit can radiate 800 lumens of light, which is equivalent to a 60W incandescent light bulb. The benefit that these LED bulbs have over the traditional alternative is the 25,000 hours of run time and the A grade energy efficiency rating, saving you money over time.

How simple is the installation?
Swap your current light bulbs sitting in your E27 Edison screw light fittings with the two Philips Hue bulbs supplied. Setup the Hue Bridge, and then install the app. The whole installation process is straightforward and easy to do. If you own the previous Hue Bridge any settings you have can be transferred over to this Hue Bridge 2.0, reducing the need to manually entering any preferences you have already set before.

Hue Bridge 2.0 can connect to up to 50 Philips Hue lights and 10 accessories. Any existing Hue lights bulbs and accessories are compatible. This gives you the ability to customise and build the ideal home lighting environment for you.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tech I bought these to intergrate with my nest thermostat and they are great. I can control them from anywhere.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phillips Hue Great product I recently purchased an amazon echo so wanted to dip my toes into the internet of things so I started with Phillips Hue lighting The whole set up was seamless both in terms of the phillips app and integrating them into my Echo. I have seen some people have problems but I didnt Excellent product and an excellent experience using Maplins
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Up to date technology Bought this as a Christmas present and it was very well received by my Daughter. It now lights up two rooms in her apartment at the touch of a button from her mobile. Excellent level of service from ordering online to collection from store. Staff were very professional, most definitely will shop again
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Works great with Amazon echo dot. Now control all house lights etc via wifi connected first time and never failed. Also cheaper to buy this kit than to by bridge and bulbs separate.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does What It Says on the Tin Worked straight out of the box, relatively easy to setup, pleased I bought this starter kit
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up Very straightforward to setup and had it working within a few minutes
Date published: 2017-02-21
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Specification table
Fitting Type
Bayonet (BC) N/A
Edison Screw (ES) E27
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi Yes
LED Output Brightness 800 Lumens / 9.5 Watt LED
Running Life 25,000 hours
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Energy consumption 0.009 kWh
Dimmable Yes - via smart device only
Audio Speaker No
Operating Systems and Protocols
Apple IOS Philips Hue App
Google Android Philips Hue App
Device Compatibility
Apple iOS iOS 7 or later, iOS 9 or later (for HomeKit compatibility)
Apple Watch Yes
Android Android 2.3 or later
Operating Power Mains (220 V to 240 V)
Operating Temperature -10°C to 45°C
Dimensions 106 mm x 61mm x 61 mm
Weight 500 g
Manufacturer’s Warranty 2
Package contents
Hue Bridge
Ethernet cable
Power adapter
2 x Hue white light bulbs

For the lights that you have set up to work with Hue do you leave them permanently switched on at the power/light switch or does the system/app bypass this so that the switch can be left in the 'off' position?

Asked by: Chris
The light switch needs to be the permanently in the on position.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-08-16

Is this starter kit available with bayonet fitting bulbs

Asked by: AIPa
Yes this can be found in the link below
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-10

Does this change colours?

Asked by: ydwi
No, these are the white only bulbs, you can change the warmth of the white but these would not be multicoloured bulbs, if you are wanting the colour changing bulbs you would need;
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-04-11

hello Can this item be supplied with a bayonet fit

Asked by: graham
Unfortunately this starter kit does not have a B22 version. However the white bayonet bulbs are available here: and the bridge can be purchased here:
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-02-27

Philips hue bulbs can you use them outside what temp can they work in

Asked by: Henry
These bulbs are not rated for outdoor use.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-30

How long does the bulbs last? 

Asked by: Laura
This information is presented in 3 separate locations within the product description. I have copied them all below for your convenience. * Can last up to 25,000 hours at an A grade energy efficiency rating ** What is the running life of the supplied light bulbs? The LED bulbs supplied in this kit can radiate 800 lumens of light, which is equivalent to a 60W incandescent light bulb. The benefit that these LED bulbs have over the traditional alternative is the 25,000 hours of run time and the A grade energy efficiency rating, saving you money over time. *** Running Life : 25,000 hours
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can this be controlled through the Amazon Echo?

Asked by: louise
Yes, Amazon Echo has built in options as well as Skills for the Hue bulbs.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-12-26

Is this kit compatable with Amazon Echo Dot

Asked by: Ronj
Yes, Hue is compatible with Alexa through either the Echo or the Dot.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-12-17
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