Top positive review
26 May 2017
I am a complete convert to Philips Hue, so I love these things. For most homes, the White Ambiance bulbs are perfect as you get a nice range of colour from a cold white light, to a soft yellow glow, and they're half the price of the Colour Ambiance bulbs. If you're trying to create a particular look, highlight an area with a certain colour, then you might want the Colour Ambiance bulbs.
The initial outlay with the hub and bulbs seems a bit steep, but once you get going, add in motion sensors, link it up to other Smart Home devices with Alexa/IFTTT, then it makes much more sense. Philips Hue now forms and integral part of my home security setup, acting primarily as a deterrent, but also providing additional illumination for the camera system. When you add it all together and cost it against a traditional security system, then suddenly it seems like great value.
The only thing I don't like is the price - they should offer discounted multipacks.