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Philips Hue GU10 White Ambiance at Argos for £24.99

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I hate GU10's and their proliferation over the last 10 years means a lot of expensive short-life lamp replacements, and a lot of wasted energy. The Hue versions are equally the most expensive lamp… Read More
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I hate GU10's and their proliferation over the last 10 years means a lot of expensive short-life lamp replacements, and a lot of wasted energy.

The Hue versions are equally the most expensive lamp of the line-up, and the £50 price tag for the colour ones has always put me off, meaning the 4 lamps in the kitchen, bathroom and en-suite (200W per room!) would likely never be replaced.

I didn't know the White Ambiance ones existed, and Argos have them for sensible money. At £25 each, it still means I can't replace every one of the last 12 in the flat at once for THREE HUNDRED POUNDS, but at least it's plausible over time!
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1 Like #1
same price at amazon
#2
EXZAMS
same price at amazon


So they are! ;)

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#3
get the 1.99 ones from home bargains . better value just as good and says 25 guarantee on them :D
3 Likes #4
srp111
get the 1.99 ones from home bargains . better value just as good and says 25 guarantee on them :D
It probably makes sense to you
2 Likes #5
srp111
get the 1.99 ones from home bargains . better value just as good and says 25 guarantee on them :D


Look forward to using them with my Hue system, thanks!
1 Like #6
They also released a twin pack for around £40 but nowhere has stock yet, these fit into existing sockets better than the colour ones.
1 Like #7
i love my philips hue system, just getting into it., can you actually control the lights outside the wife network or is it case. ie if i had the lights above my front door then could i switch them on and off when im out and about?
1 Like #8
yes you can control them outside of the wifi network
1 Like #9
Hot hot hot. I paid £150 for the starter kit cause I didn't think they would ever reduce the price of the bulbs alone
1 Like #10
essexgangsta
i love my philips hue system, just getting into it., can you actually control the lights outside the wife network or is it case. ie if i had the lights above my front door then could i switch them on and off when im out and about?


There are several ways to do this, both manually with the app, and automatically when your phone detects your location as arriving home.

Additionally, you can use Apple HomeKit from outside the house if you have an Apple TV 4th gen, or an iPad on iOS 10 that stays home all the time.

That way, you can ask Siri to switch the lights on and off wherever you are, perhaps in advance of your kids arriving home etc.
#11
Dolphinzz
Hot hot hot. I paid £150 for the starter kit cause I didn't think they would ever reduce the price of the bulbs alone


The starter kit contains colour GU10s.

These are not. Just white ambiance, which means you can change the colour temperature (shades of white) but not the colour.

However, how often do you wish the places where GU10's are mostly used (kitchens and bathrooms) were hot pink or sea green?

Edited By: oliverhussick on Nov 06, 2016 14:21: Typo
3 Likes #12
This is just standard RRP for the new white ambiance ones :)
1 Like #13
oliverhussick
essexgangsta
i love my philips hue system, just getting into it., can you actually control the lights outside the wife network or is it case. ie if i had the lights above my front door then could i switch them on and off when im out and about?
There are several ways to do this, both manually with the app, and automatically when your phone detects your location as arriving home.
Additionally, you can use Apple HomeKit from outside the house if you have an Apple TV 4th gen, or an iPad on iOS 10 that stays home all the time.
That way, you can ask Siri to switch the lights on and off wherever you are, perhaps in advance of your kids arriving home etc.


thanks yes thats exactly want to do, my middle daughter has jsut stated walking home from school and gets ot the house in total darkness so i was going to set it so whne she comes home the lights above the front door are on for her. i'll have a look at the app to see how this can be done as i dont have the apple tv.
1 Like #14
I just wish they would start making e14 ones.. I have gu10 to e14 converters though, so suppose could do that, although that would just point them straight up. Can't wait for Ikea to release there zll rather get in the UK, from early reviews around D the net they seem decent, and Phillips has said its working g with Ikea to get the compatibility issue sorted.
1 Like #15
essexgangsta
oliverhussick
essexgangsta
i love my philips hue system, just getting into it., can you actually control the lights outside the wife network or is it case. ie if i had the lights above my front door then could i switch them on and off when im out and about?
There are several ways to do this, both manually with the app, and automatically when your phone detects your location as arriving home.
Additionally, you can use Apple HomeKit from outside the house if you have an Apple TV 4th gen, or an iPad on iOS 10 that stays home all the time.
That way, you can ask Siri to switch the lights on and off wherever you are, perhaps in advance of your kids arriving home etc.


thanks yes thats exactly want to do, my middle daughter has jsut stated walking home from school and gets ot the house in total darkness so i was going to set it so whne she comes home the lights above the front door are on for her. i'll have a look at the app to see how this can be done as i dont have the apple tv.


If you put the hue app on her 0hone,you can set the perimeter fencing up and it will turn stuff on for her when she gets home. Or use something like Home assistant to automate it all.
1 Like #16
Wasn't aware they were making White GU10s so thanks for the heads up. Like you, and many others, I couldn't justify the £50/bulb.

Ive not found the colour ones to be that great anyway. £40 a twin pack sounds a bit better - still need to remortgage to swap out all 20 :)
#17
razord
This is just standard RRP for the new white ambiance ones :)


Agree, but still, it seems it's news to several people, including me, so I figured it was worth posting. ;)
#18
Vini
Wasn't aware they were making White GU10s so thanks for the heads up. Like you, and many others, I couldn't justify the £50/bulb.

Ive not found the colour ones to be that great anyway. £40 a twin pack sounds a bit better - still need to remortgage to swap out all 20 :)


Exactly. With 20 in the building, you're probably just as well changing the fittings if you're at all handy.

Check out screwfix for E27 downlighters. The E27 hue Lamps seem to be the most abundant and therefore often the cheapest.

GU10 is mains, so there'll be no mucking about with transformers, and it's all legal because you're not amending the circuit, just changing a fitting.
1 Like #19
oliverhussick
Vini
Wasn't aware they were making White GU10s so thanks for the heads up. Like you, and many others, I couldn't justify the £50/bulb.
Ive not found the colour ones to be that great anyway. £40 a twin pack sounds a bit better - still need to remortgage to swap out all 20 :)
Exactly. With 20 in the building, you're probably just as well changing the fittings if you're at all handy.
Check out screwfix for E27 downlighters. The E27 hue Lamps seem to be the most abundant and therefore often the cheapest.
GU10 is mains, so there'll be no mucking about with transformers, and it's all legal because you're not amending the circuit, just changing a fitting.

I've changed everything else, I'm literally left with the kitchen and living room that I simply NEED GU10 for :(

I was about to start buying up the Osram Lightify bulbs as they're available for around £20, but I'll wait until the Hue's become more readily available for ~£20. That'll be the entire house covered then.

It IS bonkers when you think what the entire setup will have cost, but meh, it's only money.
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OoS
1 Like #21
Vini
oliverhussick
Vini
Wasn't aware they were making White GU10s so thanks for the heads up. Like you, and many others, I couldn't justify the £50/bulb.
Ive not found the colour ones to be that great anyway. £40 a twin pack sounds a bit better - still need to remortgage to swap out all 20 :)
Exactly. With 20 in the building, you're probably just as well changing the fittings if you're at all handy.
Check out screwfix for E27 downlighters. The E27 hue Lamps seem to be the most abundant and therefore often the cheapest.
GU10 is mains, so there'll be no mucking about with transformers, and it's all legal because you're not amending the circuit, just changing a fitting.

I've changed everything else, I'm literally left with the kitchen and living room that I simply NEED GU10 for :(

I was about to start buying up the Osram Lightify bulbs as they're available for around £20, but I'll wait until the Hue's become more readily available for ~£20. That'll be the entire house covered then.

It IS bonkers when you think what the entire setup will have cost, but meh, it's only money.


Agreed. Crazy money.

And I've only done the East Wing so far. But then, we don't heat the West Wing in winter anyway. Saves the butler's legs carting all that firewood about the place.....
1 Like #22
£44.99 for the twin pack but no stock near me
http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6257747
#23
Not here, nor the office....... I think these are too new to have reached retailers yet, but the product pages are live already in anticipation.
#24
Does anyone have experience of the white VS colour? Just wondering is shades of white that appealing, and if paying out am I better going for the colour bulbs.

And would I assume the colour, do the same range as the white but with additional ability of colour. Or am I missing something obvious!
1 Like #25
I find the colour (old and new) very meh. Unless you're constantly partying I don't benefit from them. Most of my colours are set at various tones of 'normal bulb colour'.

The whites, are pretty much LED bulbs, with dimmable function. The older ones were slightly yellow and not as bright. The benefit of both old and new whites, is that they don't reach that awful 'blue tinted' brightness.

Buy one, start small, see what you think before going all in.
#26
Colour is largely pointless in my mind. The 8 year old boy loves telling Siri to make his bedroom blue, but aside from that, who cares?

Now, colour temperature, or "shades of white", I find very appealing. It's the reason why your kitchen fluorescent looks harsh (4000k - cool white) and your bedside lamp looks warm (2400k - warm white).

So, for me, the strip in the bedroom is warm and calming at night for some light.......let's say reading....... and in the morning, when I need waking up, it's more like a daylight white, up around 6500k.

That's something you only get with the white ambience or full colour lamps, or the LED strips. It's just the full colour Lamps and LED strips also happen to do magenta, turquoise and slime green, just for kicks....... or kids.
#27
Meanwhile, seeing as this appears to have started a bit of a "Hue Users Society" thread, have you seen these:http://i.imgur.com/G63Lbbo.png

Edited By: oliverhussick on Nov 07, 2016 18:46
1 Like #28
Saw the twin pillar light earlier. £160 on amazon, steep! Does include 2x GU10, so that's £50 of the £160 I guess...

Back to OP, Ive ordered 6 from Amazon. Says 1-3 weeks delivery, so we'll see.
#29
I wish they'd release a normal UK switch shaped switch! The US style dimmers are pants!
#30
Correct.
#31
Really fancy the new Nubryte too. As expected 110v only.
1 Like #32
I'm sorry, but I think you're all mad - 25£ for a bulb that you can auto change the colour between coldwhite and warm white!! hahaha!!!!
1 Like #33
Nealjane100
I'm sorry, but I think you're all mad - 25£ for a bulb that you can auto change the colour between coldwhite and warm white!! hahaha!!!!

£25's cheap! He says staring at his £80 Hue rope light and £50 RGB.

In comparison to a poundland LED bulb, yes, its ridiculous, but thats like comparing chalk and cheese. It's very much each to their own, but I couldn't have the home automation setup, or a switchless house with poundland bulbs.

I appreciate its not what everyone wants, now. But in 5 years, it'll be the norm. You pay the price as an early adopter.

We're not here to discuss projects, or opinions, we're here to discuss products/offers/bargains.

Edited By: Vini on Nov 07, 2016 20:19
#34
Comments like NealJane's are always fun, and I'm not mocking, I promise.

If it's not for you, it's not for you, but I personally love the fact that someone or something just takes care of something for me: Automation.

Just the same as people thought washing machines were crazy and expensive and a waste of money when it was easy enough to wash your own clothes by hand, but life gets busy, and anything that can save time is money well spent when you're short on one and not the other, or you're happy to be short of money to save time and improve little areas of your life.

Who needs Sky+ when VCRs can record things for us?

So nowadays, who doesn't/wouldn't have a washing machine? Who doesn't have Sky+? (well, me, but I don't watch TV).......

Like Vini says, in 5 years, automated aspects of the home over and above automatic washing machines and Sky+ will be the norm.

And we're paying now for that future sooner, and, handily for you, paying more now to make it cheaper in the future. When everyone's buying them and consequently everyone is making them, they'll be cheaper. You're welcome! ;)

Edited By: oliverhussick on Nov 07, 2016 23:56: Typo
1 Like #35
delayed buying these now my local argos out of stock and amazon on a 1-3 week wait. ordered but will see if argos gets more stock. Love the fact you can turn the lights on and off when your away from home, perfect for when im travelling abroad
#36
It's not so much the manual switching on and off when you're away, but creating automated scenes that make it look like you're home!

Still, I always wonder how much it really takes to put off the more brazen criminals out there these days. Especially when they know that time switches have been around for ever!
1 Like #37
oliverhussick
It's not so much the manual switching on and off when you're away, but creating automated scenes that make it look like you're home!
Still, I always wonder how much it really takes to put off the more brazen criminals out there these days. Especially when they know that time switches have been around for ever!
yeah i know what you mean, better than anything i have now as its two bulbs above our front door and they are just on a switch so hardly ever on. love the automated features. Have you tried wink app, just discovered tonight and i find it amazing
#38
Wink is pretty good. I have a selection of apps to do various different things. Waiting for HomeKit and the iOS Home app to get cleverer, to be honest.

I refuse to pay for Hue-integrated apps on principal, because the more third parties do, and charge for, the less Philips has to do, and they're the ones raking in all the cash for these overpriced Poundland LED bulbs.

I jest, but they're still making plenty of margin on the lamps that should lead to rapid and advanced development of the Hue app!
#39
Bleh, they're too warm (yellow). Going back...
1 Like #40
Spot the Hue, comes in at 2700k :(

Will just take the z-wave approach, which I should have done in the first place. Cheaper for a couple of Qubino's than 20x Hue.

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Edited By: Vini on Nov 10, 2016 20:53

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