philips hue a19

Philips Hue A19 bulbs are the right smart light bulb to automate your home lighting. Philips has been manufacturing kind of cool hue devices and light bulbs which are entirely automated. You wake up in the morning at 6:30 and the Philips hue a19 bulb will automatically turn ON (without even touching a switch), I mean how cool is that?

In the past decades, you might have seen this on TV, movies and maybe you’ve always thought of this kind of technologies, but Philips has made it a reality. Well, it won’t work alone as a light bulb, you need to have the hub, wifi connectivity and smart phones to configure and install smartness into these light bulbs. It’s kind of a kit which comes with light bulbs, Hue bridge (hub) and may be a motion sensor depending on your package. IoTDope team recommends you to buy a starter kit from Philips to get started with home lighting automation because that’s the world’s cheapest home smart lighting solution now.

 

Starter Kits 

 

Philips Hue A19 Bulbs (White Ambience)

Trust me; it’s all about 50000 shades of white color. These light bulbs are designed to help you make progress in work, reading, sleeping, and even your mood. They collaborate with the dimmer switches so that you can just screw the bulb in, control it via the dimmer switches. They can connect to your smartphone, and I’ll talk more about connectivity later.

I’m pretty sure that you’re not interested in reading numbers like the dimensions blah blah. Well this light bulb is manufactured in a standard size, and it will suit perfectly with your home, don’t worry about it. If something strange happens, Amazon return policy will come to the rescue. Technically, the Philips Hue A19 bulbs are LED powered (light emitting diode) which is a huge energy saver. Compared to the other light bulbs out there, LED light bulbs do save a lot of energy with a long life of around 15-18 years.

The hue A19 bulb,

Voltage: 120 volts
Wattage: 10.5 watts
Luminous Flux: 800lm

These numbers are more than enough to help you understand the quality of the light and the efficiency of this smart light bulb. If you’re not satisfied with the white light version, let me introduce the color version of Philips Hue A19

16millions Colors + 50k Shades of white

Haha!, you heard it right. The Philips hue a19 bulb has another version with color changing ability. The cost of the bulb is, of course, higher than the Philips hue a19 white color bulb but just imagine the 16 million colors.

Philips Hue A19 Bulbs (Color Ambience)

The Philips Hue A19 color ambiance bulbs are simply similar to the white color version. The only differences between these light bulbs are the color option, pricing and a small difference in watts.

Voltage: 120 volts
Wattage: 10 watts
Luminous Flux: 800lm

 


Connectivity

Connecting these bulbs are easy as a walk in the park. The engineers and scientists in Philips have made it so easier that a kid can do this procedure safely. Engineers are working hard on solving the complex problems, and they’re successfully making things simple as they possibly can. Just like every other great engineering, the Philips hue engineers has developed an excellent smart bulb which will communicate with the hub and the Android/ iOS mobile application.

For example, if you have an iOS/ Android phone, a Philips Hue bridge, and a Philips Hue A19 Bulb, then the procedure will be like,

Step 1: Screw in the Philips Hue A19 Bulb

Step 2: Connect the hue bridge (hub sold separately) to your router.

Step 3: Turn on the hub, connect it with the Philips Hue application on your smartphone. You can search for the bulbs, and it will show the bulbs nearby.

Step 4: Connect to the bulbs and give them a name, configure their settings and enjoy your control.

Alexa, turn on the dining room light

Ok, turning on the lights.

Yes, the Philips hue a19 bulbs are completely compatible with Amazon Echo, Dot, Google Home, etc.. You can even connect this device with nest, smartthings, and IFTTT to trigger smart actions. Connect your wearable devices with IFTTT and Philips hue to turn on your light according to your sleeping behaviors.

When you wake up at 8, the lights will turn on automatically. How cool is that?

compatibility

Philips Hue Disco

Yes, the Philips Hue A19 bulbs are also compatible with the Philips hue disco app, which will help you sync the lights with music. Make sure you buy those color variant to get this done.

Ok Google, Ask Alexa to Turn on Siri

Final Verdict

Philips Hue A19 bulbs are one of the best smart light bulbs from the house of Philips, but there is another model called the Philips hue BR30 bulb which seems to be better compared the Philips hue a19 bulbs. Regarding looks and efficiency, the BR30 seems right. You can read the review of Philips Hue BR30 here. Also, the pricing isn’t different. As per our analysis, the price of both A19 and BR30 is same (for the color variant). If you’re looking for a white color smart bulb, then A19 is indeed a good option. We strongly recommend you to purchase the starter kits to get started with the basics, so that you don’t have to spend a lot of money for nothing.

Smart lighting options is not a necessity, it’s just a luxury option, so make sure you spent your money well. You can try automating your entire room with a single starter kit which might cost you less than $200. So give it a try and let us know your feedback in comments. Also, don’t hesitate to ask your doubts, we will reach you out within 24 hours time with help. Check out the new Philips hue motion sensor too, it will automatically turn the lights ON/ OFF by tracking your movement. It will surely help you save money and time!

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Summary

One of the best hue smart home light bulb from the house of Philips. Energy efficient, smart and great looking. Affordable and worth the price you pay. Don't miss out the starter kits.

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