The Philips Hue Starter kit is currently on sale over at Amazon, coming down to just $169. That's $30 off of its regular price, and the lowest price we've seen so far. This is the third generation starter kit and it does both white and color light bulbs, so it's not the cheaper white bulb-only starter kit that normally retails for about $79.
This starter kit is a good way to get started in the Hue ecosystem. It's needed because you do need the bridge to connect all of their lighting products together. And this starter kit will get you going with four color light bulbs, these are A19 bulbs and will work virtually anywhere around your home. With Philips Hue you'll be able to control these lights from the Hue app on your smartphone, as well as using your voice if you have an Amazon Echo or Google Home (or an Android smartphone with Google Assistant) through Alexa or Google Assistant. Those are both pretty cool ways to control the lighting in your home.
It's also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. If you are not a member of Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial and take advantage of unlimited two-day shipping as well as the many other perks that Amazon Prime includes.