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Amazon deal of the day over 25% off hue Lightstrip bundles - £69.99-£79.99
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Amazon deal of the day over 25% off hue Lightstrip bundles - £69.99-£79.99

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Posted 17th Aug

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

Seems a good deal if in the Hue market 3 deals available:

2m light strip and 2 e14 white ambience bulbs - 69.99

2m Lightstrip plus and hub - 69.99 instead of 99.99

2m light strip, light strip extension and motion sensor - 79.99

not sure what difference is between light strip and light strip plus but seems good
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I use a 2m Lightstrip, 1m extension and motion sensor above the kitchen work surface.

Any movement at the work surface triggers bright 100% light for 5 minutes after the movement stops in the daytime, but late evening and overnight it triggers a dim, yellow light to light the kitchen but not blind you at night.

A second sensor also turns the Lightstrip on a very dim yellow when anyone walks into the kitchen overnight. Reaching out to the work surface makes it brighter.

The whole family love it - it’s reliable, low power and should last many years unlike the lights I replaced.
Edited by: "CaptainSlog" 18th Aug
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Good deal for the Motion Sensor Bundle
Not voting either way, but these seem like a bit of a rip off to me given you could achieve a similar set up with a bog standard light strip and a smart plug for significantly less outlay.
GrimDanFango17/08/2019 08:21

Not voting either way, but these seem like a bit of a rip off to me given …Not voting either way, but these seem like a bit of a rip off to me given you could achieve a similar set up with a bog standard light strip and a smart plug for significantly less outlay.


I Don’t know much about these. What alternative light strips are there where I can change colour by voice?
GrimDanFango17/08/2019 08:21

Not voting either way, but these seem like a bit of a rip off to me given …Not voting either way, but these seem like a bit of a rip off to me given you could achieve a similar set up with a bog standard light strip and a smart plug for significantly less outlay.


If you just want on/off functionality then yes. If you want to be able to dim/brighten, change colour etc then a smart plug isn’t an option.

Not that I have any hue strips - I have a home made equivalent (that work but aren’t as reliable as hue) and a simple plug in set with smart plug up the side of my stairs (that I only use as on/off in the evenings).
I use a 2m Lightstrip, 1m extension and motion sensor above the kitchen work surface.

Any movement at the work surface triggers bright 100% light for 5 minutes after the movement stops in the daytime, but late evening and overnight it triggers a dim, yellow light to light the kitchen but not blind you at night.

A second sensor also turns the Lightstrip on a very dim yellow when anyone walks into the kitchen overnight. Reaching out to the work surface makes it brighter.

The whole family love it - it’s reliable, low power and should last many years unlike the lights I replaced.
Edited by: "CaptainSlog" 18th Aug
GrimDanFango17/08/2019 08:21

Not voting either way, but these seem like a bit of a rip off to me given …Not voting either way, but these seem like a bit of a rip off to me given you could achieve a similar set up with a bog standard light strip and a smart plug for significantly less outlay.


Yeah, especially if you get one of those very smart plugs that can dim and change the colours of the bulb or light strip.
CaptainSlog17/08/2019 08:44

I use a 2m Lightstrip, 1m extension and motion sensor above the kitchen …I use a 2m Lightstrip, 1m extension and motion sensor above the kitchen work surface. Any movement by the work surface triggers bright 100% light for 5 minutes after the movement stops in the daytime, but late evening and overnight it triggers a dim, yellow light to light the kitchen but not blind you at night. A second sensor also turns the Lightstrip on a very dim yellow when anyone walks into the kitchen overnight. Reaching out to the wok surface makes it brighter.The whole family love it - it’s reliable, low power and should last many years unlike the lights I replaced.


Sounds like one of the few home automation setups I've heard about that I actually think would be genuinely useful for me! Would you mind sharing the hardware that you bought please?

I'm thinking about a basic light strip that I could have connected to the WiFi (when better off it uses the smart life app I use for the bulbs).
Waldolf17/08/2019 09:34

Yeah, especially if you get one of those very smart plugs that can dim and …Yeah, especially if you get one of those very smart plugs that can dim and change the colours of the bulb or light strip.


Yes alright, I clearly overlooked the colour changing functionality. Probably didn't require quite so much sarcasm in response though, eh?
I have these, I also have cheaper alternatives.. personally if I were to buy again, I’d buy the cheaper alternative ones as they allow you to experiment more without such a large outlay of funds.. that said, if you have a specific purpose in mind from the get go, these may well be right up your street
I’ve bought loads of cheap Chinese smart products and they are fun and affordable but unreliable and glitchy. I’d pay the extra for HUE every time now.
Lightstrip plus is the newer version (2 or 3 years ago, I think), the lightstrip is the original version.
Read the description on each bundle, the contents all seem to read lightstrip plus, despite not explicitly included in the title.
ian1817/08/2019 13:33

Lightstrip plus is the newer version (2 or 3 years ago, I think), the …Lightstrip plus is the newer version (2 or 3 years ago, I think), the lightstrip is the original version.


I thought this, until I checked the bundle contents...

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woldranger17/08/2019 10:15

Sounds like one of the few home automation setups I've heard about that I …Sounds like one of the few home automation setups I've heard about that I actually think would be genuinely useful for me! Would you mind sharing the hardware that you bought please? I'm thinking about a basic light strip that I could have connected to the WiFi (when better off it uses the smart life app I use for the bulbs).



I use a 2m Lightstrip on one side of the kitchen and a 1m extension the other side(an extension lead from Amazon connects them together). A Hue wireless motion sensor under the kitchen cupboards detects any monitor on the work surface or nearby so the light comes on if you reach out for the kettle, for example.

A second Hue motion sensor detects general movement anywhere in the kitchen/dining area. I have a Hue Bridge to control all the Philips Hue lights, sensors and switches.

I also use an Apple TV for Homekit control from Apple devices but you don’t need that - the Hue stuff works fine by itself.

I use more motion sensors to control lights in other rooms so if anyone walks downstairs to get a glass of water from the kitchen the lights turn on automatically and turn off when no longer needed. When activated, they turn on dim overnight and bright early evening but aren’t activated during the day unless it’s especially dark (the Hue motion sensor measures brightness). The only exception is a fireplace light in the hall which always turn on for a couple minutes as it looks nice when people walk through.

Energy consumption is tiny - most of the lights are 5 to 11W and only on for a few minutes each day.

Being able to change the colour is useful - bright white during the day but soft cream/yellow overnight.

One light also changes to purple to let the family know I’m heading home, red when my son approaches home or green for my daughter.
Edited by: "CaptainSlog" 18th Aug
CaptainSlog17/08/2019 08:44

I use a 2m Lightstrip, 1m extension and motion sensor above the kitchen …I use a 2m Lightstrip, 1m extension and motion sensor above the kitchen work surface. Any movement at the work surface triggers bright 100% light for 5 minutes after the movement stops in the daytime, but late evening and overnight it triggers a dim, yellow light to light the kitchen but not blind you at night. A second sensor also turns the Lightstrip on a very dim yellow when anyone walks into the kitchen overnight. Reaching out to the work surface makes it brighter.The whole family love it - it’s reliable, low power and should last many years unlike the lights I replaced.


How do you cope with the extractor unit? Do you have two plugged in?

We have a built in one halfway across the run.
ian1819/08/2019 18:18

How do you cope with the extractor unit? Do you have two plugged in?We …How do you cope with the extractor unit? Do you have two plugged in?We have a built in one halfway across the run.


I have the same and have the hue light strip under the wall cupboards either side of the hood. Looks absolutely fine. If you were fussed you might be able to change the bulb in the extractor for a hue (mine takes the e14 type bulb but I haven't bothered)
ian1819/08/2019 18:18

How do you cope with the extractor unit? Do you have two plugged in?We …How do you cope with the extractor unit? Do you have two plugged in?We have a built in one halfway across the run.


Like techsearchuk, I used two lightstrips. In my case a 2m on one side and 1m on the other, joined together via an extension cable:

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I could have made the cable but it’s a bit fiddly so it was easier to buy one.

Fortunately I had a narrow 2cm gap in between the cupboard and the extractor hood through which I could thread the cable. If you don’t have that you could drill some small holes at the back of one cupboard on each side and thread the cable up there or even run it behind the cooker at floor level if there’s a gap there. Most cookers pull out with a little care.

Here’s the view looking up where you can see the cable runs:

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I run speaker cables up there too with a small amp under the cupboards and a home made switch and control unit.
Edited by: "CaptainSlog" 19th Aug
We fitted ours when we had the kitchen done so ended up putting a single plug socket inside the cupboards so instead of having one light strip joined I ended up with two completely standalone light strips that I then linked in the hue app. Here's my setup for the short run...have the light strips in an aluminium profile casing to defuse the light...

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