6 x Philips Hue White Ambiance GU10 for £79.98 (£13.33 each) (3 for 2 offer with twin packs, 1 pack = £39.99) @Maplin
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6 x Philips Hue White Ambiance GU10 for £79.98 (£13.33 each) (3 for 2 offer with twin packs, 1 pack = £39.99) @Maplin

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Found 22nd Mar
this is the cheapest it has been since black friday.
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Amazing price! Heat added!! Cheers OP
Sorry guys to ask but I am clueless about these. I have a set of GU10 lights in the kitchen (15) and I would like to be able to turn them on and off from my mobile when on holiday to give impression that some one is in the house. Do I have to buy 15 of these philips bulbs or just 3 (or any number) will do the job? Will that mean that I will have to leave the switch always on which will defeat the purpose?
Unfortunately returning all my hue lights and bridge I bought recently due to always having to keep the switch on, and having to use the phone to always turn it off, when walking past the switch is easier. Now looking at lightwaverf as an alternative.

Thought I'd share this in case anyone is buying these for the first time.
sam19703 m ago

Sorry guys to ask but I am clueless about these. I have a set of GU10 …Sorry guys to ask but I am clueless about these. I have a set of GU10 lights in the kitchen (15) and I would like to be able to turn them on and off from my mobile when on holiday to give impression that some one is in the house. Do I have to buy 15 of these philips bulbs or just 3 (or any number) will do the job? Will that mean that I will have to leave the switch always on which will defeat the purpose?


If you have 15 spotlights on a single switch at the moment then it doesn't make sense to have less than 15 of these as you'd always have to keep the switch on.
I have just found that you can get 6 hive Gu10 bulbs for £79. Considering I am that thinking of going Hive for my central heating control should I stick to hive bulbs? what is the advantage of Philips?
arjun31124 m ago

Unfortunately returning all my hue lights and bridge I bought recently due …Unfortunately returning all my hue lights and bridge I bought recently due to always having to keep the switch on, and having to use the phone to always turn it off, when walking past the switch is easier. Now looking at lightwaverf as an alternative.Thought I'd share this in case anyone is buying these for the first time.


Why didn’t you buy the dimmer switch as well? Possibly the most useful thing in the Hue set up
Amazing! Just bought the same for £99 from currys last week, so will return and swap.
greencode16 m ago

Why didn’t you buy the dimmer switch as well? Possibly the most useful t …Why didn’t you buy the dimmer switch as well? Possibly the most useful thing in the Hue set up


I'd have needed 2 dimmer switches on the same wall. Meaning I'd have 4 in total (2 regular and 2 dimmer) just so clutered.

Lightwaverf allows me to change the switch instead to control any bulb, I think for me that route would be my best option.
Super price, you can also mix and match bulbs if you need other
sam197032 m ago

I have just found that you can get 6 hive Gu10 bulbs for £79. Considering …I have just found that you can get 6 hive Gu10 bulbs for £79. Considering I am that thinking of going Hive for my central heating control should I stick to hive bulbs? what is the advantage of Philips?


I’ve just sold all my Hive bulbs and replaced them with Hue. The bulbs and Hue app are much better, but the real benefit for me comes from HomeKit integration
Thank you...I read online that the philips GU10 bulbs are slightly larger than standard GU10 10 bulbs so although they will fit they will protrude out more..is that true?
sam19705 m ago

Thank you...I read online that the philips GU10 bulbs are slightly larger …Thank you...I read online that the philips GU10 bulbs are slightly larger than standard GU10 10 bulbs so although they will fit they will protrude out more..is that true?


The colour changing Hue GU10 bulbs are larger but the white ones are the same size as normal GU10 bulbs.
Edited by: "dvs" 23rd Mar
sam19701 h, 49 m ago

Sorry guys to ask but I am clueless about these. I have a set of GU10 …Sorry guys to ask but I am clueless about these. I have a set of GU10 lights in the kitchen (15) and I would like to be able to turn them on and off from my mobile when on holiday to give impression that some one is in the house. Do I have to buy 15 of these philips bulbs or just 3 (or any number) will do the job? Will that mean that I will have to leave the switch always on which will defeat the purpose?


I have similar scenario, so I got a floor lamp with E27 hue bulb, and use that to simulate the kitchen being used when out
sam19701 h, 22 m ago

Thank you...I read online that the philips GU10 bulbs are slightly larger …Thank you...I read online that the philips GU10 bulbs are slightly larger than standard GU10 10 bulbs so although they will fit they will protrude out more..is that true?


I had no issues with size, the only thing I’m not too happy with is my previous ones were chrome and these are white - I soon got over it once I realised I never actually look up at them
arjun3113 h, 11 m ago

Unfortunately returning all my hue lights and bridge I bought recently due …Unfortunately returning all my hue lights and bridge I bought recently due to always having to keep the switch on, and having to use the phone to always turn it off, when walking past the switch is easier. Now looking at lightwaverf as an alternative.Thought I'd share this in case anyone is buying these for the first time.


This is why you buy a Google Home or Amazon Echo. To turn things off, say "hey google, turn off the kitchen lights". If you set the default state to on then when you walk into a room and find the lights off you can flip the switch (turning the bulbs truly off) then flip it back again to turn them on from the switch.

I'm also looking into motion sensors to control all this though they only work for simple rooms (e.g. bathroom) and not places where you want dimmable lighting (living room, bedrooms, office).
Just been to collect these - make sure you pay in advance. The store manager said the discount wasn’t applying in store and he was unable to change it manually. So I cancelled, reordered and paid online and kaching!
Also got a motion sensor for £28
CampGareth51 m ago

This is why you buy a Google Home or Amazon Echo. To turn things off, say …This is why you buy a Google Home or Amazon Echo. To turn things off, say "hey google, turn off the kitchen lights". If you set the default state to on then when you walk into a room and find the lights off you can flip the switch (turning the bulbs truly off) then flip it back again to turn them on from the switch. I'm also looking into motion sensors to control all this though they only work for simple rooms (e.g. bathroom) and not places where you want dimmable lighting (living room, bedrooms, office).


I have an echo, but rather than using that to control, it's still more practical to flick the switch on most occasions.
CampGareth59 m ago

This is why you buy a Google Home or Amazon Echo. To turn things off, say …This is why you buy a Google Home or Amazon Echo. To turn things off, say "hey google, turn off the kitchen lights". If you set the default state to on then when you walk into a room and find the lights off you can flip the switch (turning the bulbs truly off) then flip it back again to turn them on from the switch. I'm also looking into motion sensors to control all this though they only work for simple rooms (e.g. bathroom) and not places where you want dimmable lighting (living room, bedrooms, office).


I've got the whole place done. I have 4 motion sensors in obvious rooms currently like you suggest. But there is no reason you can't add them to every room (if you can avoid it).

I will be, just need to use the Hue labs option that allows it to only function when a scene is not already set, that way does change when lights are already on and just come on to predenfined scene as you enter a room.

Other 3rd party software can do far more complicated arrangements if needed.
I’ve just purchased three boxes from Doncaster but had a massive issue as they wouldn’t honour the deal. Subsequently went online whilst in the shop and paid for them however the till wouldn’t recognise the transaction, I persevered and eventually walked out with the 3 for 2 but expect issues in store
robbiemilne111 m ago

I’ve just purchased three boxes from Doncaster but had a massive issue as t …I’ve just purchased three boxes from Doncaster but had a massive issue as they wouldn’t honour the deal. Subsequently went online whilst in the shop and paid for them however the till wouldn’t recognise the transaction, I persevered and eventually walked out with the 3 for 2 but expect issues in store


Great! Just ordered 3 from Doncaster. see how they act with me, I don't mind causing a problem instore lol
Did both options ie. (ordered pay in store) & (ordered pay on-line). Just been informed that they will honour pay on line but NOT pay in store only wanted 6 so happy
arjun3112 h, 10 m ago

I have an echo, but rather than using that to control, it's still more …I have an echo, but rather than using that to control, it's still more practical to flick the switch on most occasions.


Try open-plan houses. The light switches are at the doorways which are always miles away from wherever you want to be in the room.
How are people getting it down to £79.98? It appears in my basket as £119.97 for the 3 twin packs.
Doesn’t apply a 3 for 2 discount when I add it to the basket and go through checkout to the final page. Still working for others?
I’ve just spoken to Manchester fort maplin and they say all promotions have now been pulled and there’s no chance they can honour it in store and that even online it won’t work.
33499450.jpgI've come across this, if people want to cover their existing switch.

It's just the cover which allows you to add the dimmer to it and not the dimmer itself.
Edited by: "arjun311" 23rd Mar
Hmm. Went to collect mine and was told unless you paid online when the offer was on they wouldn’t honour it, as it was a misprice.
I ordered online for collection. When I went to the store they said that had to process it differently but they allowed the order to go through. As others have suggested, the price reduction was genuine but it wasn't meant to be used with the 3 for 2 offer.
arjun3112 h, 32 m ago

[Image] I've come across this, if people want to cover their existing …[Image] I've come across this, if people want to cover their existing switch.It's just the cover which allows you to add the dimmer to it and not the dimmer itself.


I bought a similar device which holds one dimmer over an existing light switch. The material was printed with a 3D printer so wasn't the same as normal plastic switch and the magnet wasn't particularly strong. The item you spotted might be different though.

I'm surprised Philips hasn't realised that people may not want two light switches. It would be good if they invented a replacement switch which can be used manually as well as wirelessly.
dvs32 m ago

I bought a similar device which holds one dimmer over an existing light …I bought a similar device which holds one dimmer over an existing light switch. The material was printed with a 3D printer so wasn't the same as normal plastic switch and the magnet wasn't particularly strong. The item you spotted might be different though.I'm surprised Philips hasn't realised that people may not want two light switches. It would be good if they invented a replacement switch which can be used manually as well as wirelessly.


Another issue for me is for the hallway I would need 4 dimmers (2 downstairs and 2 upstairs)
arjun3113 h, 30 m ago

Another issue for me is for the hallway I would need 4 dimmers (2 …Another issue for me is for the hallway I would need 4 dimmers (2 downstairs and 2 upstairs)


The dimmers can be programmed to control two rooms and five scenes so depending on your setup and what you require, you might be able to have one dimmer downstairs and one upstairs.
Price has gone up now and 3 for 2 offer looks like it’s finished
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