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#1
Not a bad way of getting hold of that wireless bridge. You can then add the lightbulbs at £49.99 each.

The starter set with three lightbulbs is usually but you are forced to have three of the same bulbs from the start. This method would give you a little more flexibilty over your starter pack. So, for £175 you can get this and two of the normal bulbs. I think I may just have sold this to myself!!
#2
Denziloshamen
Not a bad way of getting hold of that wireless bridge. You can then add the lightbulbs at £49.99 each.
The starter set with three lightbulbs is usually but you are forced to have three of the same bulbs from the start. This method would give you a little more flexibilty over your starter pack. So, for £175 you can get this and two of the normal bulbs. I think I may just have sold this to myself!!
Good point! I've been waiting for a decent price drop for some time on the Phillips Hue items. I'm tempted!
#3
Just too the plunge on this after convincing myself with my last post. The Iris is going to sit behind the TV to work a bit like an ambi light TV and then two extra bulbs for my side lights. I can then play around with those around the rest of the house to see how I get on with them elsewhere before going ahead and buying more bulbs. My house is all bayonette fittings on the ceiling lights, so have added 5 adaptors to my order too. This should give me a real feel for how I can apply the themes throughout the rest of my house and to see if the lightbulbs are bright enough for the 'big light' in the lounge, hall and landing.
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£50 for a light bulb with 2yr guarantee though, too risky for me. 5 or 10yr guarantee maybe I'll jump :)
#5
Denziloshamen
Just too the plunge on this after convincing myself with my last post. The Iris is going to sit behind the TV to work a bit like an ambi light TV and then two extra bulbs for my side lights. I can then play around with those around the rest of the house to see how I get on with them elsewhere before going ahead and buying more bulbs. My house is all bayonette fittings on the ceiling lights, so have added 5 adaptors to my order too. This should give me a real feel for how I can apply the themes throughout the rest of my house and to see if the lightbulbs are bright enough for the 'big light' in the lounge, hall and landing.

Sounds like a good setup! I think I'm going to take the plunge just for the starter kit, and slowly build upon it! Hue Party!
#6
I recently took the plunge on the Hue Starter Kit with bridge/3 bulbs when it dropped to £159 on Amazon and got it for £150 through Flubit. Now having messed around with it and the various apps for a week, I think it's a fantastic piece of kit.

The Philips Hue app is poor in comparison to the freely available ones, but inevitably the selection of lighting themes is limited unless you pay extra. I've been using a free Christmas Light theme in the lounge and an antique setting in the fireplace and it looks totally incredible! The other great thing about it is simple things like getting changed for bed with the lights on, getting into bed and then turning the light off with your phone - also setting the lights to come on gradually when waking up. Apparently the more advanced users set it up for notification of emails/social media alerts, but think that's a step to far for me!

If it's a bright light you're after then I would suggest looking elsewhere and a very unscientific comparison I'd say the bulb intensity is similar to an old style 60 Watt. The only other issue I've had is yet to be able to turn off the lights remotely when away from my linked wifi setup - it just can't seem to locate the bridge, but sure I'm doing something not quite right.

Get one and you won't regret it - hope that helps.
#7
Reviews on Amazon says it does not come with a bridge.
#8
Shaftydude
Reviews on Amazon says it does not come with a bridge.


That review must be wrong. ;)
#9
I got this a couple of weeks ago from the Philips online shop (£74.99 and a fiver cashback with any luck) using a code (expired now). Very pleased with it. I have a blue light come on in the morning to wake me up and a red light comes on for an hour at bedtime.

Still waiting for some adapters to plug more bulbs in. The best deal on bulbs I could find were via Flubit and one via Amazon Warehouse. You can get cheap white-only bulbs called GE Link in the USA which work with hue... hopefully they're come out here as well. Although, I think Philips are bringing out B22 bulbs next year, which would save buying adapters.
#10
Out of stock but this looks a good deal too ( you can still order)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Personal-Wireless-Lighting-Starter/dp/B00L62JTLC/ref=sr_1_1?s=lighting&ie=UTF8&qid=1419357356&sr=1-1&keywords=phillips+wireless+bridge

Philips hue lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)

£79.95


The iris is only 210lumens ( i have one without a bridge) The bulbs above are 750


EDIT: Oh except these are one colour only LAME!


Edited By: cRuNcHiE on Dec 23, 2014 17:59
#11
Expired, gone up to £124.95 as of 25th Dec

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