A new version of the Philips Hue White Starter Kit is out and it has been upgraded to have 800 lumens of light and increased storage for added functionality. Also, this kit gives you total control over your lighting from your smartphone or tablet, even if you're away from home, as you'd expect with any sort of smart lighting. Not to mention, it allows you to set timers, schedules, and alarms through the app, which can be helpful for forcing you to wake up in the mornings. I don't know about you, but if I need to get up while it's still dark outside, it will be a million times harder to get out of bed and turn on the lights, so this will just do it for me!
Overall this product receives a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon and 3.5 out of 5 stars on CNET. Users claim these light bulbs are really cool, compatible with a ton of smart home platforms, which is super helpful, and they really like that it can be used with Siri. However, they think the app needs considerable updates and some notice discrepancies between the chosen lighting colors and the actual color that the light emits.