[3rd gen kit can be found here] This starter kit is a previous generation kit, which you may be able to pick up for a deal if you don't care about the more vibrant colors in the 3rd gen kit. This kit comes with a bridge and 3 color bulbs that can set color and warmth to any scene in your home! Get started with Philips Hue white and color ambiance bulbs and experience high quality white and colored light that offers you endless possibilities.
The 3rd gen Hue lights produce colors that are more vibrant compared to their 2nd gen predecessors. This is most apparent when producing blues and greens. The 2nd gen bulbs produced teal-like blues and lime-like greens. The 3rd gen bulbs equivalents produce colors that are true to the spectrum.
The Hue lineup offers three different light bulb options. Color bulbs allow you to pick any color you want. Ambiance bulbs allow you to pick from many different shades of white. This allows flexibilty between a warm, inviting environment and an environment geared for focus. White bulbs offer the least in terms of features, but still leave you in control for dimming and turning on/off. Read more about choosing bulbs and color temperature in the Hue Lighting Guide.
All lights and bridges are compatible. For example, 1st gen lights will work with a 2nd gen bridge. Likewise, 2nd gen lights will work with a 1st gen bridge.