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3-Bulb Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance A19 LED Starter Kit (Refurbished) EXPIRED

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Best Buy has 3-Bulb Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance A19 LED Starter Kit (Refurbished, GSRF 556704) for $79.99. Shipping is free or choose curbside pickup where stock permits.

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  • Compatible with Nest or Samsung SmartThings systems
  • Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice using Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or the Google Assistant
  • Remote control with your smartphone or tablet
  • Choose from 16 million colors and shades of white

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cucabueno asked this question on 05-24-2022 at 11:35 AM
05-24-2022 at 11:35 AM
https://huehomelighting.com/key-differences-1st-2nd-3rd-gen-philips-hue-bulbs/
gorzilla asked this question on 05-25-2022 at 10:23 AM
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Mostly first movers in this space so lots of people have legacy systems, they’re off your wifi network, better colors, reliable, hopefully better privacy and data protections.

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Damn. It is not easy to determine the gen of these.
There is some loss of functionality as well. The older ones won't do some of the special automations like candlelight or fireplace, in which they have asynchronous flickering.

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Damn. It is not easy to determine the gen of these.
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Damn. It is not easy to determine the gen of these.
What's the impact of purchasing an earlier gen bulb? Loss of some functionality?
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What's the impact of purchasing an earlier gen bulb? Loss of some functionality?
Very low impact, only conceptual. The latest two gen/models are slightly brighter. There are deals that pop up from time to time on Costco, for newer models, and one just needs to wait.
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Very low impact, only conceptual. The latest two gen/models are slightly brighter. There are deals that pop up from time to time on Costco, for newer models, and one just needs to wait.
There is some loss of functionality as well. The older ones won't do some of the special automations like candlelight or fireplace, in which they have asynchronous flickering.
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There is some loss of functionality as well. The older ones won't do some of the special automations like candlelight or fireplace, in which they have asynchronous flickering.
Oh nice. I didn't know the newer ones even do that. Thank you. We just bought a new light fixture and it freaking requires 8 bulbs. I have two older Hue, and now deciding whether to get all new 8 ones or just add another 6, but in any case not cheap lol
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Gen 1 has a lot more difference than the remaining ones cause colors are not going to be accurae...i believe colors like green just isn't great on them.

As for physical different i think the "gen 3" has a gold philips label on them compare to the black before, so that should be easy to spot.


I dont know how these Geek Squad people can determine what the life span is on the bulbs tho, the latest generation has been out for like 6 years now
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Damn. It is not easy to determine the gen of these.
Looks to be 3rd generation.
Here is the new listing on BB [bestbuy.com] (same part # 556704). Quite a few of the reviews mention it's 3rd gen
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Looks to be 3rd generation.
Here is the new listing on BB [bestbuy.com] (same part # 556704). Quite a few of the reviews mention it's 3rd gen
Thank you!!! I will wait a bit then. This was helpful.
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There is some loss of functionality as well. The older ones won't do some of the special automations like candlelight or fireplace, in which they have asynchronous flickering.
Ahhh.. thank you for this explanation. This explains why "fireplace" option is not seen for my older hue strip.
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How many generations are there?
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How many generations are there?
https://huehomelighting.com/key-d...hue-bulbs/
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That wireless wall switch that comes with it is awesome. It's magnetic and removeable, so you can use it instead of your phone or assistant to cycle through your themes or lower/raise the brightness.
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That wireless wall switch that comes with it is awesome. It's magnetic and removeable, so you can use it instead of your phone or assistant to cycle through your themes or lower/raise the brightness.
Yeah, the switch is what I need most from this kit to be honest.
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