Hive Active Light Starter Kit Includes Hive Hub and 2 x B22 Bayonet Bulbs (E27 also) £44.99 @ Amazon
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Hive Active Light Starter Kit Includes Hive Hub and 2 x B22 Bayonet Bulbs (E27 also) £44.99 @ Amazon

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Found 10th Dec 2017
Can see this last posted at £54.99 but now at £44.99. (Let me know if already posted as did not show on search)

Our pack of two Hive active light™ bulbs can be installed anywhere you choose, and you’ll be able to control them anytime, anywhere. The starter pack also includes our Hive hub, the heart of your connected home.

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Got these last week for free from BG who price`em at £118 lol
And got`em last year but with the wall plug included
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Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get overcharged for my energy
If you're with BG they ain't free by any stretch of the imagination!
droitwichdosser58 m ago

you missed out then when MSE did their "big switch" and it was BG that …you missed out then when MSE did their "big switch" and it was BG that came up with the cheapest deal



Not for me it wasn't ! Worked out about 5th cheapest for me after taking Cashback into account . NPower was the cheapest of the big suppliers (with the £100 Cashback available at the time) . Three of the new , small suppliers were also cheaper for me than "The MSE Big Switch" .

MSE is a good site for guidance , but you still have to use your own intelligence to get the best deal. It would have cost me an extra £120 a year more if I'd blindly taken the MSE Big Switch .
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I got a pack of just the bulbs for my hive system last year, they work great. You can set a weekly schedule for each light, dim them or manually turn on and off.


Still looking for a decent looking b22 desk lamp for my room, any suggestions are welcome
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I can see bulbs are £18.99 each on their own and the hub can be sold on ebay for £20+ so a possible way to get cheaper bulbs?
Got these last week for free from BG who price`em at £118 lol
And got`em last year but with the wall plug included
johnwillowlfc50 m ago

I can see bulbs are £18.99 each on their own and the hub can be sold on …I can see bulbs are £18.99 each on their own and the hub can be sold on ebay for £20+ so a possible way to get cheaper bulbs?




bulbs were cheaper last year, think it worked out at around £11-13, not too sure will have to dig into my emails. I ordered directly from Hive as they had a black friday deals up on all their products.
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I see many people voting cold on this can they please justify why? And were they can get a hub and 2 bulbs cheaper?
johnwillowlfc1 h, 56 m ago

I see many people voting cold on this can they please justify why? And …I see many people voting cold on this can they please justify why? And were they can get a hub and 2 bulbs cheaper?


What is the rrp? Maybe put that up so people can compare.
johnwillowlfc4 h, 47 m ago

I see many people voting cold on this can they please justify why? And …I see many people voting cold on this can they please justify why? And were they can get a hub and 2 bulbs cheaper?


This exact pack is free if your a British Gas customer, that is probably the cold votes. But if your not with BG then this is probably a good deal .......didn’t vote either way
johnwillowlfc5 h, 4 m ago

I see many people voting cold on this can they please justify why? And …I see many people voting cold on this can they please justify why? And were they can get a hub and 2 bulbs cheaper?


Ebay's full of them at the moment, and some have sold for silly prices, because of the British gas giveaway. Still voting hot.
maxmax5 h, 43 m ago

Got these last week for free from BG who price`em at £118 lol And …Got these last week for free from BG who price`em at £118 lol And got`em last year but with the wall plug included


Yep me too. Bought one off Amazon the week before for 55 quid and returned the BG one in the original packaging for the refund lol
Been following these on eBay, lots of people selling them presumably as got them for free through British Gas. Going for between £27 and £35 on eBay.
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Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get overcharged for my energy
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raschoudhury4 h, 14 m ago

What is the rrp? Maybe put that up so people can compare.


£99.99 according to amazon
Got mine free from BG for having boiler cover, just sign up for their rewards and click on offers
Dan__7 h, 44 m ago

I got a pack of just the bulbs for my hive system last year, they work …I got a pack of just the bulbs for my hive system last year, they work great. You can set a weekly schedule for each light, dim them or manually turn on and off. Still looking for a decent looking b22 desk lamp for my room, any suggestions are welcome


But you cant turn them on when the light switch is turned off !?
droitwichdosser2 m ago

But you cant turn them on when the light switch is turned off !?


No
andysamsungs26 m ago

Got mine free from BG for having boiler cover, just sign up for their …Got mine free from BG for having boiler cover, just sign up for their rewards and click on offers


Yep, likewise...
johnwillowlfc35 m ago

Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get …Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get overcharged for my energy


you missed out then when MSE did their "big switch" and it was BG that came up with the cheapest deal
If you're with BG they ain't free by any stretch of the imagination!
How do you get them for free if you're a BG customer? I've checked my rewards section and nothing there.
droitwichdosser58 m ago

you missed out then when MSE did their "big switch" and it was BG that …you missed out then when MSE did their "big switch" and it was BG that came up with the cheapest deal



Not for me it wasn't ! Worked out about 5th cheapest for me after taking Cashback into account . NPower was the cheapest of the big suppliers (with the £100 Cashback available at the time) . Three of the new , small suppliers were also cheaper for me than "The MSE Big Switch" .

MSE is a good site for guidance , but you still have to use your own intelligence to get the best deal. It would have cost me an extra £120 a year more if I'd blindly taken the MSE Big Switch .
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quaium6 m ago

How do you get them for free if you're a BG customer? I've checked my …How do you get them for free if you're a BG customer? I've checked my rewards section and nothing there.

hotukdeals.com/dea…205

Appears to be account specific after reading comments on the thread
Dan__9 h, 29 m ago

I got a pack of just the bulbs for my hive system last year, they work …I got a pack of just the bulbs for my hive system last year, they work great. You can set a weekly schedule for each light, dim them or manually turn on and off. Still looking for a decent looking b22 desk lamp for my room, any suggestions are welcome


If you manually switch them on/off from the wall, does it reset? Or if I manually switch off from the wall, I can switch on from the app?
I just don't see the point in controlling lights remotely unless you live in a mansion.
To replace every bulb in my house would cost over £1400.
EN1GMA25 m ago

If you manually switch them on/off from the wall, does it reset? Or if I … If you manually switch them on/off from the wall, does it reset? Or if I manually switch off from the wall, I can switch on from the app?


If you manually turn the light on you have to turn it off with the app as the light bulb needs constant power to use the scheduling facility.

I got mine free from british gas too and so far they work a treat
paulstevenson16 m ago

I just don't see the point in controlling lights remotely unless you live …I just don't see the point in controlling lights remotely unless you live in a mansion.To replace every bulb in my house would cost over £1400.


I only use mine for scheduling. Personally if i hadnt got it "free" from BG i wouldnt have bothered
Got these the other week from British gas for free. oddly enough the code worked multiple times.
rogparki1 h, 15 m ago

Not for me it wasn't ! Worked out about 5th cheapest for me after taking …Not for me it wasn't ! Worked out about 5th cheapest for me after taking Cashback into account . NPower was the cheapest of the big suppliers (with the £100 Cashback available at the time) . Three of the new , small suppliers were also cheaper for me than "The MSE Big Switch" .MSE is a good site for guidance , but you still have to use your own intelligence to get the best deal. It would have cost me an extra £120 a year more if I'd blindly taken the MSE Big Switch .



You might need a lot of luck if you go with nPower for energy. We left after one mistake too many, and went with one of the small companies.
alg5 m ago

You might need a lot of luck if you go with nPower for energy. We left …You might need a lot of luck if you go with nPower for energy. We left after one mistake too many, and went with one of the small companies.



Had no problems in the 8 months I have been with them , will do the normal "compare" in March when my 1 year fixed deal finishes . Might include the smaller companies in my considerations as I think they are more established and reliable now .
i got a tp link bulb, i got a Yeelights and now hive bulb, tbf the tp link has no delay and prefer both the tp and yealight app, and the. problem with the hive hub is, its not wireless so requires an space on router so needs to be near router and. then of course extra power point, i don't get why the hive hub can't be wirless, as seems backwards to me, especially for the price
Bought this in Black Friday event at £55.99. Grrr thought that was lowest price possible. I’ve asked for a refund
jonmarz8923 m ago

i got a tp link bulb, i got a Yeelights and now hive bulb, tbf the tp link …i got a tp link bulb, i got a Yeelights and now hive bulb, tbf the tp link has no delay and prefer both the tp and yealight app, and the. problem with the hive hub is, its not wireless so requires an space on router so needs to be near router and. then of course extra power point, i don't get why the hive hub can't be wirless, as seems backwards to me, especially for the price


I tend to agree. If you have hive heating already the lamps aren't bad value (well, weren't a year ago when I got mine), but having to buy the hub just for lights is OTT.

Hive lighting functionality is fairly poor - can only schedule in 15 minute blocks, no random feature when you're away, and the colour changing lamps can just be set to a colour, there is no programmable colour change available. The app is slow and a bit buggy, sometime Amazon Echo can't connect to hive and when there is a hive outage no control is possible except on/off from the lightswitch!

The real rub with hive is that they now want to charge £2.99 per month for hive live which has some additional features (which should be available anyway); my router, Sonos, Echo, cameras, PC, tablet and phone get firmware and feature updates free of charge, Hive have put new features into a subscription service.

If you really want hive this is a good price, but check out the alternatives!
I also got the BG kit but voted hot. would like an extra light bulb, if anyone knows of a good deal?
I don't get this, why not just use a timer switch?
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konkywonky4 m ago

I don't get this, why not just use a timer switch?


Slightly different as you can remotely turn the on via your smartphone. Can be handy if you forget to set the timer switch which I have done many times
johnwillowlfc5 h, 22 m ago

Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get …Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get overcharged for my energy


It's good to know that your fine with blatantly insulting the people using BG that likely answered your initial question. Of course, no one on BG has a good deal at all and anyone with them is being overcharged...

Talk about ignorance. Maybe think before putting your hands on your keyboard.
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Varlbear1 m ago

It's good to know that your fine with blatantly insulting the people using …It's good to know that your fine with blatantly insulting the people using BG that likely answered your initial question. Of course, no one on BG has a good deal at all and anyone with them is being overcharged... Talk about ignorance. Maybe think before putting your hands on your keyboard.


Its called having an opinion, sorry if i offended you
Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is the advantage of being able to turn your lights on remotely? Is it for security? It seems a lot of money for a couple of lightbulbs! What am I missing?
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GrouchoM49 m ago

Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is the advantage of being able to …Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is the advantage of being able to turn your lights on remotely? Is it for security? It seems a lot of money for a couple of lightbulbs! What am I missing?


I use hive for security reasons, but the ability to dim the lights is also a feature people might like. Also the hive eco system allows multiple devices like thermostats.
Edited by: "johnwillowlfc" 10th Dec 2017
johnwillowlfc23 h, 48 m ago

Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get …Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get overcharged for my energy


Considering on switching sites their online only tarriff is second only to OVO.. Their parent company has made massive losses so they've slashed their prices.

Since joining I've had a free boiler servicing and this too.
johnwillowlfc10th Dec

Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get …Thanks for the comments everyone, not a BG customer as dont get overcharged for my energy



im not a BG customer for fuel either, but as i have Homecare cover (which is good value once quidco is taken into account) which also gives me access to BG rewards, i've had 2 sky store buy and keep vouchers, a 10% discount card for waitrose, the quidco cashback and now the hive offer, which all in all has exceeded the price I paid for homecare!
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