I bought the echo 5 to help manage the house for my disabled husband. We have Philips Hue bulbs in our main lounging room, and thought the echo would be great to better manage them. Yes it's fantastic that yo8u can ask echo (or Alexa if you prefer) to dim lights, turn off a whole room of lights or change individual globes in a room. What's not so great is that the echo system can't do something say in 5 minutes. I can't say "Echo, turn off all lights in 5 minutes." This option would be very helpful to us. I hope that the software will update to allow this. I'm glad I bought the echo 5 on sale, since it only does part of what we'd really want.