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[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.

2nd vs 3rd Generation

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.

Color vs Ambiance vs White

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.

Light/Bridge Compatibility

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.



  • E26 single contact medium
  • Screw base fitting 10W
  • A19 form factor
  • 25,000 Hrs lifetime
  • <2 sec start up from AC power
  • <0.5 sec start up from standby
  • Software upgradable
  • Input voltage: 110V-130V
  • Lamp size: 2.4 inch * 4.3 inch


  • 800 lm @ 4000K
  • 570 lm @ 2700K
  • 342 lm @ 2000K
  • 550 lm @ 6500K
  • 80 lm/W luminous efficacy @4000K
  • >80 CRI from 2000–4000K


  • Functional white light
  • 16 million colours
  • All shades of white, from warm to cold color temperatures: CCT range 2000-6500K
  • Dimming only via RF down to 5% (no external dimmer)
  • Beam angle –160° ± 20°