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3x Philips Hue Dimmer Switch (3 for 2) - £35.98 (works out £11.99 each) @Argos
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3x Philips Hue Dimmer Switch (3 for 2) - £35.98 (works out £11.99 each) @Argos

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3x Philips Hue Dimmer Switch (3 for 2) - £35.98 @Argos (works out £11.99 each)


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The fastest way to dim your Hue lights . The Philips Hue Dimmer switch is a battery-powered dimmer for the Philips Hue system. Connect it to your Philips Hue Bridge, configure via the app and control your favourite Philips Hue light scene without using your smart device. You can turn your lights on/off, or smoothly dim your favourite light scene to the right brightness.

Fast and simple installation the battery-powered hue dimmer switch can be used as a standard wall switch. You can place it anywhere you want, using screws or the adhesive tape on the back plate of the switch. Installation is fast and simple, with no wires and no hassle.

Easy wireless control the switch is magnetic and can be removed from the back plate. This means you can also use the philips hue dimmer switch as a remote control for your light with an indoor range of up to 12 metres.

  • Compatible with multi-platform .
  • App needed for use: yes.
  • Operates over mobile internet.
  • Operates over wi-fi.
  • Requires wireless router for use.
  • Controls lighting.
  • Components include 1 x philips hue dimmer switch.
  • Batteries required 1 x button cell (included).
  • Size H11.5, W7, D1.4cm.
  • 2 year.
  • EAN: 8718696743157.
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HacKage9 m ago

My partner hates Alexa, partly due to hating the idea of it, and it not …My partner hates Alexa, partly due to hating the idea of it, and it not working very often for her. She much prefers just switching off at the wall, thereby ruining any routines I have setup or any Alexa requests.It also allows you to put the light switch where you want it, rather than where the wiring dictates.


This, and it works for other people easier in your house. My parents looked after my 2 boys the other week, and couldn't turn the TV or lights on for a good 2 hours!
cas39811/12/2018 16:20

Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the …Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.


My partner hates Alexa, partly due to hating the idea of it, and it not working very often for her. She much prefers just switching off at the wall, thereby ruining any routines I have setup or any Alexa requests.

It also allows you to put the light switch where you want it, rather than where the wiring dictates.
Edited by: "HacKage" 11th Dec 2018
louisputtick1 m ago

Similar post before on Argos 3 for 2


Yeah I’ve seen that mate but I thought that posting this would be pretty useful as people seem to always be after these
Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?

Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.
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Similar post before on Argos 3 for 2
louisputtick1 m ago

Similar post before on Argos 3 for 2


Yeah I’ve seen that mate but I thought that posting this would be pretty useful as people seem to always be after these
It’s a good deal
It's a great deal.
Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?

Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.
cas39811/12/2018 16:20

Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the …Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.


Yes, after the same info from anyone who's got one please
cas39811/12/2018 16:20

Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the …Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.


My partner hates Alexa, partly due to hating the idea of it, and it not working very often for her. She much prefers just switching off at the wall, thereby ruining any routines I have setup or any Alexa requests.

It also allows you to put the light switch where you want it, rather than where the wiring dictates.
Edited by: "HacKage" 11th Dec 2018
Can you use two with one bulb?
cas39811/12/2018 16:20

Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the …Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.


I think voice and physical control have their places in a smart home. But its up to the individual to reach that conclusion based on their own requirements.
welshblob11/12/2018 16:28

I think voice and physical control have their places in a smart home. But …I think voice and physical control have their places in a smart home. But its up to the individual to reach that conclusion based on their own requirements.


Id regard the hue app as physical control.

Dimming, scenes, schedules.

Just struggling to see a valid use for these.

The motion sensors yes.
welshblob11/12/2018 16:28

I think voice and physical control have their places in a smart home. But …I think voice and physical control have their places in a smart home. But its up to the individual to reach that conclusion based on their own requirements.


A very good answer that doesn't actually answer the question.

I agree though.

We've got one and it's just handy to have for guests who aren't used to using voice control but want to dim/turn off etc the lights.
HacKage9 m ago

My partner hates Alexa, partly due to hating the idea of it, and it not …My partner hates Alexa, partly due to hating the idea of it, and it not working very often for her. She much prefers just switching off at the wall, thereby ruining any routines I have setup or any Alexa requests.It also allows you to put the light switch where you want it, rather than where the wiring dictates.


This, and it works for other people easier in your house. My parents looked after my 2 boys the other week, and couldn't turn the TV or lights on for a good 2 hours!
cas39814 m ago

Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the …Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.


It's quick and you can put any where
I got one next to my bed so I can just turn on off dim in less than a second
I'm done with Alexa now, the novelty is gone after awhile
Mechtup19 m ago

Can you use two with one bulb?


Yes
Don_the_Keb11/12/2018 16:31

A very good answer that doesn't actually answer the question.I agree …A very good answer that doesn't actually answer the question.I agree though. We've got one and it's just handy to have for guests who aren't used to using voice control but want to dim/turn off etc the lights.




It's very tricky as technology gets more complicated how to keep it all simple and also to understand what you want it to do and whether it can do that. The devil is in the detail as they say and its often difficult to understand whether a device will do what you want without trying it.

But I'd like passive (e.g. motion sensor), physical button, voice and smart phone/tablet/laptop control for everything as voice and buttons can be good for simple stuff but I need more granular control and an interface for complicated things

e.g. OK Google play Adam Buxton's latest podcast on House > works (i think) ......
OK Google play Adam Buxton's podcast from about a year ago feature that woman I can't remember the name of > fails (i assume)

Which is my failing for not being precise enough I think but I can quickly go to my phone, scroll through the podcasts app and then cast the one I want to my House group.
Edited by: "welshblob" 11th Dec 2018
Do you need a negative feed at the light switch to use these??
cas39811/12/2018 16:31

Id regard the hue app as physical control.Dimming, scenes, schedules.Just …Id regard the hue app as physical control.Dimming, scenes, schedules.Just struggling to see a valid use for these.The motion sensors yes.


Personally I love these and have these in place of light switches throughout the house. Yes, you can use the app but it's so much easier to have a number of scenes etc set up on the dimmer switch. Really it's a bit silly to call it a dimmer as I rarely use that! You can set up to 10 different things to happen i.e. press ON once and it does this. press and hold ON and it does something else etc etc. Great bit of kit and I reckon the best value in the Hue set up.
Just to add that these are also fully compatible with Apple HomeKit. You can set the button to perform any actions on your HomeKit devices.
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eastofthecounty11/12/2018 16:56

Do you need a negative feed at the light switch to use these??


No they're battery operated. You can get switch covers that go over your existing switch and hold the remote (eBay search hue switch cover)
xmikebx7 m ago

No they're battery operated. You can get switch covers that go over your …No they're battery operated. You can get switch covers that go over your existing switch and hold the remote (eBay search hue switch cover)

So they don't connect to existing light switch cable then ?
greencode11/12/2018 17:01

Personally I love these and have these in place of light switches …Personally I love these and have these in place of light switches throughout the house. Yes, you can use the app but it's so much easier to have a number of scenes etc set up on the dimmer switch. Really it's a bit silly to call it a dimmer as I rarely use that! You can set up to 10 different things to happen i.e. press ON once and it does this. press and hold ON and it does something else etc etc. Great bit of kit and I reckon the best value in the Hue set up.


Never knew that, sounds decent.
BargainHunter111211/12/2018 17:33

They are wireless


Wireless to what then.. do you need a hue bulb to use them aswell??
cas3984 m ago

Never knew that, sounds decent.


Yeah, they should change the name as I'd imagine most people think they are just for dimming/on/off.
eastofthecounty4 m ago

Wireless to what then.. do you need a hue bulb to use them aswell??


These will control hue bulbs via the hue bridge. Won't work with normal bulbs
cas3981 h, 35 m ago

Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the …Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.


Hue bulbs need to be left on at the mains switch. If this switch gets turned off, then the bulb is turned off until the mains switch is turned on again.

With the mains switch left on, then these dimmer switches, Alexa, Google assistant etc can control the bulbs.

I plan on getting some of these and the covers for the mains socket, then I'll always have smart control without the risk of someone turning off by mistake
Go for the Simotech lightswitch covers. Highly recommended.
bouttime211/12/2018 18:00

Go for the Simotech lightswitch covers. Highly recommended.


The websites closed till the 16th you do mean Samotech don't you?
xmikebx11/12/2018 18:14

The websites closed till the 16th you do mean Samotech don't you?


Yes...
I meant Samotech.
bouttime211/12/2018 18:28

Yes... I meant Samotech.


I'll check them out when they're back online cheers (most of the stuff I'm happy with is through recommendations on here )
How long do the battery last?
So does each switch control only 1 bulb?
xmikebx11th Dec 2018

I'll check them out when they're back online cheers (most of the stuff …I'll check them out when they're back online cheers (most of the stuff I'm happy with is through recommendations on here )


Here's one of mine fitted.

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And for switches you don't cover with a dimmer where you want to prevent anyone deactivating your bulbs....use MK Grid secret key switches........

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Edited by: "bouttime2" 11th Dec 2018
cas3983 h, 2 m ago

Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the …Is there any benefits over these than asking alexa to dim the brightness?Seems a bit backwards to me to go for smart lighting and revert back to a switch but ive never tried one before.


Well ignoring that Alexa tends to do completely the wrong thing when I ask her to control the lights having a physical switch is the bees knees.

For me these switches change smart lights from being irritating to brilliant, I have he button set to different scenes on different presses. In the bedroom I have 2, one by the door and one by the bed so I can turn the lights on and off from either side of the room without fumbling about with the app.
golo8319 m ago

How long do the battery last?


There's no battery monitoring but Philips states 3 years.
jplewis763 h, 53 m ago

Yes, after the same info from anyone who's got one please


Use this in places you don't have an Echo device.
cas39811/12/2018 16:31

Id regard the hue app as physical control.Dimming, scenes, schedules.Just …Id regard the hue app as physical control.Dimming, scenes, schedules.Just struggling to see a valid use for these.The motion sensors yes.


That I think is just optimistic. But maybe that's just my life experience so far. Also I find apps fiddly - you have to get the phone out of your pocket, launch the app, choose the room, etc. etc. Compare to just pressing a button.
kerridge011/12/2018 21:01

That I think is just optimistic. But maybe that's just my life experience …That I think is just optimistic. But maybe that's just my life experience so far. Also I find apps fiddly - you have to get the phone out of your pocket, launch the app, choose the room, etc. etc. Compare to just pressing a button.


With widgets its just phone and one click
cas39811/12/2018 21:13

With widgets its just phone and one click


Is your phone always attached to you?
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