If you're already a fan of Philips Hue lighting or are simply looking to get into smart lighting for the first time, the new and enhanced Philips Hue Bulb is an option to consider. That's because it's been upgraded from 600 to 800 lumens to give your room a brighter and more natural glow. Also, you can control these bulbs using your Android or iOS devices and set timers, schedules, and alarms. You can also set up geofencing so the bulbs turn on when you get home, which means you don't need to walk into a dark house ever again. Not to mention, if you know how to program, there are APIs that lets you control the bulb in ways way beyond what is talked about here. Not that there aren't already numerous apps in the market that can allow you to preform all sorts of pre-programmed actions with these bulbs, like strobe, dim, or even pulsate with music. Basically, these are great new smart light bulbs with endless options for control and fun.
Amazon customers give this Philips Hue White Extension Bulb a total rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars overall, describing it as useful, easy to use and addictive -- once you buy one, you'll want to fill your whole house with them. However, some users to wish the price per bulb was lower, and other users report issues with getting these Philips Hue bulbs to work with their other Philips Hue products.