Hive Active Light Starter Kit, Includes Hive Hub and 2 x Bulbs @ Amazon for £54.99
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Hive Active Light Starter Kit, Includes Hive Hub and 2 x Bulbs @ Amazon for £54.99

£54.99£99.99 45% Amazon Deals
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Found 17th Nov
Currently on a Black Friday deal at Amazon. Both the B22 (Bayonet) and E27 (Screw) kits are available. The hub is also available on its own for £44.99.

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How bright are these? I've got nice high power LED bulbs (100w equivalent) at present so don't want to replace with Hue bulbs if the output is weak even for the convenience of remote control.

Rich442 m ago

How bright are these? I've got nice high power LED bulbs (100w equivalent) …How bright are these? I've got nice high power LED bulbs (100w equivalent) at present so don't want to replace with Hue bulbs if the output is weak even for the convenience of remote control.


I believe these are the warm white ones not the bright white

Rich443 m ago

How bright are these? I've got nice high power LED bulbs (100w equivalent) …How bright are these? I've got nice high power LED bulbs (100w equivalent) at present so don't want to replace with Hue bulbs if the output is weak even for the convenience of remote control.


9W, 806 lumen apparently. Not bright enough IMO. Do They even do 100W equivalents in this range?

Do you need this hub if you're getting a hive v3 stat installed anyway?

Thanks for this hub set and a further 3 bulbs for £86 not a bad starter set.

Yeah how does the hub interact with the Hive system? When you do you need it, and when can you just buy the bulbs and use them with a new Hive system?

I'm sceptical about the bulbs, would rather have switches controlled by it as then any bulb works.

This is also 4 for 3

a few years ago people were spending a fortune to hard wire their homes with Ethernet and speaker cables and then we had wifi and Bluetooth I do wonder if these sort of things are going to be the same. Expensive and have to get cheaper but will someone figure out a easier cheaper way to do it. Going to sit on the fence for a while on this one, have people at work rave about them so know how good they are.
tek-monkey10 m ago

I'm sceptical about the bulbs, would rather have switches controlled by it …I'm sceptical about the bulbs, would rather have switches controlled by it as then any bulb works.

I got these free when I moved house and stuck with British Gas. Problem is, only place where I have normal bulbs is the hall and landing, and as you need to have the light switch in the on position to use these it's pointless.
Edited by: "fryster" 17th Nov

I'd like to think it's because i'm old, but i'm not, and I work in the IT industry, so I should understand why, but I just don't get why people would need these. I understand what they do, but why?

eslick4 m ago

a few years ago people were spending a fortune to hard wire their homes …a few years ago people were spending a fortune to hard wire their homes with Ethernet and speaker cables and then we had wifi and Bluetooth I do wonder if these sort of things are going to be the same. Expensive and have to get cheaper but will someone figure out a easier cheaper way to do it. Going to sit on the fence for a while on this one, have people at work rave about them so know how good they are.

The mi ones work fine with no hub as far as I can tell

Jinkz3 m ago

I'd like to think it's because i'm old, but i'm not, and I work in the IT …I'd like to think it's because i'm old, but i'm not, and I work in the IT industry, so I should understand why, but I just don't get why people would need these. I understand what they do, but why?


think its not just the bulbs, its all of it you connect to it, heating, security,lighting, plugs etc.thats why im buying into it anyway.

eslick11 m ago

a few years ago people were spending a fortune to hard wire their homes …a few years ago people were spending a fortune to hard wire their homes with Ethernet and speaker cables and then we had wifi and Bluetooth I do wonder if these sort of things are going to be the same. Expensive and have to get cheaper but will someone figure out a easier cheaper way to do it. Going to sit on the fence for a while on this one, have people at work rave about them so know how good they are.



My ass is starting to hurt I've been on the fence for so long.

Jinkz33 m ago

I'd like to think it's because i'm old, but i'm not, and I work in the IT …I'd like to think it's because i'm old, but i'm not, and I work in the IT industry, so I should understand why, but I just don't get why people would need these. I understand what they do, but why?


Same here, 10 years back I'd be all over this but in just not sure.

I use it as security lights when I'm working nights.

Jinkz50 m ago

I'd like to think it's because i'm old, but i'm not, and I work in the IT …I'd like to think it's because i'm old, but i'm not, and I work in the IT industry, so I should understand why, but I just don't get why people would need these. I understand what they do, but why?



tek-monkey17 m ago

Same here, 10 years back I'd be all over this but in just not sure.



I can understand the security aspect of being away and having control but then that's just we just use timers, told its great for walking into a room with your hands full or walking up to your house in the dark and putting the light on for you but we have other things that do that. Some can change colour but don't need that either. As away of switching lights off when you aren't near them like when the kids don't switch them off up stairs but then just get the kids to learn to do it. Someone told me, playing about with the lights when their wife was at home and they weren't for a laugh, just means you are paying for a divorce with a set of bulbs

don't think they are for us.

I have light bulbs with motion sensors built into them in my hallway and landing, cost less than the hive ones and work automatically. I dunno, I can understand heating but lights just seem a bit too far.

What's the difference between this and Philips Hue, which is better?

Anyone know if these have a sunrise setting?

I have the lombex bulbs. I love WiFi bulbs because I can get myself comfortable somewhere and switch off the lights to sleep or to watch TV/play games without getting up.

You can also use the WiFi plug sockets with the hub which would make it the only way to control my dimplex heaters from out of the house. So it's nice and warm when I get home from work. I could put a timer on it but I the time I get home might vary so it makes more sense for me to control it from my phone.

Or free with British Gas rewards
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