Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulbs Review

This Philips A19 LED bulb is an extension of your Philips Hue system because it broadens your lighting ecosystem by connecting to your hue bridge. Producing an adjustable warm white light that you can brighten or dim to suit your mood, this frustration-free 3-pack Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulbs is easy to use and very adaptable.

You can easily control your lights remotely thanks to its ability to connect to the Hue Bridge.

Added protection is added to your house by seemingly emulating your presence through the lights, though you may be out late or vacationing for a couple of days. Worrying about leaving the lights on is also a thing of the past because of this remote capability.

When you leave, the lights can automatically turn off, and they can also welcome you home by turning on by themselves.

Easy to install because there is no rewiring or electrician needed, this LED bulb can fit many of your home’s fixtures such as the table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lamps, and other open fixtures.

Providing a white light, the Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulb is dimmable and can last up to 25,000 hours, which is equivalent to the usual 60-watt incandescent even though it is only 9.5 watts.

Features

  • 60-watt equivalent bulb
  • Uses only 9.5 watts of energy
  • 2700 kelvin
  • Provides a soft and warm white light
  • Smooth dimming
  • Hue bridge or dimmer kit is required to operate this
  • Voice control capabilities through working with Amazon Alexa
  • Great addition to your Hue connected light ecosystem
  • 800 Lumens
  • Life expectancy of almost 23 years

Advantages

Philips Hue’s smart lighting ecosystem is jam packed with great features, and it is polished, easy to use, and works with just about everything.

The only problem with it is its price because the starter kit that consists of essential Philips Hue Bridge and three color-changing bulbs is priced at $180, which is quite expensive for those who don’t want to splurge on connected lighting.

Thankfully, that starter kit is not the only option. Philips also released a starter kit that has the same Hue Bridge and a pair of soft, white smart bulbs for only $70.

The only difference is that they do not change colors, but they work similarly to the Hue Bridge starter kit, which you can automate turn on and off, dim up and down, and can also connect to the same third-party services such as Amazon’s Alexy, Apple HomeKit, Nest Learning Thermostat, and more.

For anyone who is serious about installing connected lightning with spot-on purchases, the Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit is a near must-have because Philips definitely keeps its bulbs up-to-date with its latest products and platforms.

In their own right, the Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulbs are great. At full brightness, each bulb puts out over 800 lumens, and this makes them a great replacement for the standard 60-Watt incandescent bulb.

Because these LEDs can put the light out from a power draw of just 9.5 watts, they are very efficient. For a connected LED that does more than just emit light, Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulbs are excellent.

Looking at the shape of the bulb, it is nice and wide, with a body that extends out beyond the heat sink that comprises the bottom half. This is perfect for lighting fixtures such as a bedside reading lamp because it gives a wonderful, omnidirectional light output that is able to shine downward.

At its minimum setting of about 7 lumens, going all the way down to 0.9 percent brightness, the Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulb dims exceptionally well. Because it does not rely on dimmer switches that are built-in walls, but relies on in-bulb dimming smarts, buzzing and flickering are things that you won’t need to worry about.

It is also best not to try and use it with those in-wall dimmer switches because it may cause the bulb to strobe due to the clashing of the two dimming mechanisms.

There are a couple of options available for dimming the light without using the dimmer switch. The first option is the Philips Hue app, which lets you dim lights through your Android or iOS devices.

The Philips Hue wireless dimming remote is also a great option for physical control because it can control up to 10 bulbs at a time and it can be also nestled into a wall-mounted holder.

Even if the Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulb does not change colors like its more expensive counterpart, it has all the benefits of Hue’s well-connected system. These are bright, good-looking bulbs that are easy to use and versatile.

Disadvantages

Even if Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulbs’ price is more affordable than other bulbs in its league, its price tag could still catch some people by surprise, but well worth it for anyone who is interested in smart lighting.

Verdict

The Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulbs packs a very solid value even without the color-changing kit.

Philips Hue is an amazing DIY smart-lightning home platform on the market, and the white light pack is an affordable entry point for those with an interest in smart lighting.