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Philips Hue BR30 is the most recommended smart bulb from Philips. Philips manufactured this smart bulb to help you save energy and automate your home lighting at the same time. We’ve already reviewed the Philips Hue A19 bulbs which can produce 16million colors just like the Philips Hue BR30 bulb. All the color ambiance Philips Hue bulbs can generate 16million colors without a doubt, they’ve designed and developed it that way to help you make instant ambiances.

Save 80% with Philps Hue BR30 Bulb

Philips Hue BR30 bulb is a 7watt hue bulb with LED powered inside. It means that you can save a lot of energy (almost 80%) with this smart bulb. I don’t think you can find a better energy conservation smart bulb than this in the market, if yes, let us know in comments. Luminous flux: 630 and the Philips Hue BR30 light bulb will last more than 15000 hours (14 years) of life is too much. Keep in mind that you’re going to save 80% energy upcoming 14 years long. If you’re completely automating your room lighting with Philips Hue BR30 bulb, then you could imagine the total energy which you’re about to saveRead user experiences on amazon

16 Million Colors

The Philips Hue BR30 bulb comes with LED inside it; this LED can produce 16 million color variants within no time. There is an application called Philips Hue which you can download from your Android/ iOS app store. This application has a lot of features, so you can easily control your home lighting with the help of this app (provided that you have a Philips Hue bridge). You can choose the color from the application, or you can ask Siri to change the color.

The Philips Hue Disco app lets you sync these bulbs with the currently playing movie or a game or whatever you’re up to, guess what? The bulb will automatically track the surroundings and changes its color. How cool is that?

Color & White Ambience

In Amazon, you can see both the color variant and the white ambiance model. The white light model will only produce 50000 shades of white light from dim to bright whereas the color option will show up to 16million colors. The white light model is, of course, cheaper compared to the BR30 color variant. Choose wisely so that you don’t have to waste your money on things that you don’t necessarily need. Maybe you can go with few white light and few color variant bulbs to make the purchase cheaper and smarter as well. We should be smarter than the bulb to control it the right way.

Bridge is necessary

Well, a bridge is needed to control the BR30 smart bulb. You can simply use this light bulb (with white ambiance) without using the hue bridge, but that doesn’t make any sense because you’re paying few extra bucks to get the feel of handsfree light control.

As I’ve mentioned above, a Philips Hue bridge (the hub) is required to control the home lighting. You can purchase the hub from Amazon, or we would recommend you buying the starter kits from Philips hue which will have all the essential stuff like BR30 bulbs, Hue bridge, a motion sensor (depends on the starter kit), dimmer switches, etc. There are different starter kits to choose from; you can get the one you want.

The procedure of connectivity is simple, just set up the hub with your modem, download the application from Android/ iOS app store and tap on your hub to connect the device. After successful connection, the application will show the bulbs which are connected to the hub, from there you can do the basic configurations like giving a name to bulbs, changing the color, etc. Read user experiences on amazon

Motion sensor will save more energy

The Philips hue motion sensor is an accessory to automate your home light control even more. How cool will it be when the lights automatically turn OFF when you leave the room? Well, Philips hue motion sensor got the right solution,

It will track all your movements and triggers actions accordingly. The motion sensor has got an inbuilt daylight sensor to trigger actions accordingly. You can easily configure the actions taken by Philips hue motion sensor. It can surely save a lot of energy by turning OFF the lights when you’re out of the room.

Hey Alexa, turn of James Bond

Well, the Philips Hue BR30 is completely compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit, etc. You probably need to have a Hue bridge to control these bulbs with these home assistants. We strongly recommend you to buy an Amazon echo controller and a Hue bridge to make the controls smoother and handsfree.

You can name your bulb anything, let it be James Bond or Bruce Wayne, when you call Siri and ask her to turn ON Bruce, it WILL DO IT!

Save money with Starter Kits

Final Verdict

The Hue BR30 is the cool looking bulb with a high energy saving abilities. Almost all the regular smart bulbs manufactured by Philips like the BR30 and the A19 bulbs has got all the same features like their capacity to produce color etc. The only difference comes in looks, energy consumption, etc., so always go with what you like. Particularly in this home automation world, you cannot just do a little automation, when you’re ready for it, go for it!

Home lighting automation is surely not cheap these days, but day by day brands are trying hard to make it more cheap, so always go for more affordable options without compromising on the quality. We firmly recommend you buy starter kits to get the real essence of home lighting automation the perfect way. Purchase a kit which will contain three bulbs and 1 Hub, automate your room and try to control it with Amazon Echo. You’ll easily learn the advantages and your exact needs. After when you’re satisfied, purchase more hue bulbs as they can be connected to your hub (up to 50 bulbs).

Philips Hue BR30 Bulb
  • Philips Hue BR30 Bulb

Summary

The best Philips hue smart bulb which can produce 16 million colors (color variant). It's a massive energy saver with a long lasting life of 14 years (15000 hours). Not too cheap, but worth the price you pay.

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