Hive Active Light Starter Kit, Works with Alexa, Includes Hive hub and 2 x B22 Bay0net bulbs - White [Energy Class A+] £54.99 @ Amazon
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Hive Active Light Starter Kit, Works with Alexa, Includes Hive hub and 2 x B22 Bay0net bulbs - White [Energy Class A+] £54.99 @ Amazon

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Found 16th Oct
Also the E27 Bulbs Kit (screw in type) also available at same price Here

Bulbs also available at £15.49 B22 TypeE27 Screw Type

These also work with Google Assistant.



  • Wide 240 degrees beam angle - reduces shadowing


  • Dimmable with no flicker smart light bulbs, you control from your mobile, tablet and laptop, anytime and anywhere


  • Helps save energy by letting you turn your lights on and off from your mobile, tablet or laptop


  • The Hive Hub connects all your Hive devices so you can control them from your mobile, tablet or laptop


  • Once you have the Hive Hub you can simply buy and pair additional Hive products and control them all from the Hive app

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Philips hue bridge hub & 2 x bulbs e27 £49.99
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Edited by: "itsvimal" 16th Oct

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itsvimal9 m ago

Philips hue bridge hub & 2 x bulbs e27 …Philips hue bridge hub & 2 x bulbs e27 £49.99https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-hue-white-personal-wireless-lighting-led-starter-kit-2-x-95-w-e27-hue-white-bulbs-1-x-hue-bridge-20-was-5999-now-4999-amazon-2806467



Seems to depend which ecosystem you wish to go down the line with, though looking around Hive have more products available to work with the hub bridge in comparison to Philips.

Would i be right to assume these allow lights to be dimmed without a traditional light dimmer?
Edited by: "slayermatt" 16th Oct

slayermatt4 m ago

Would i be right to assume these allow lights to be dimmed without a …Would i be right to assume these allow lights to be dimmed without a traditional light dimmer?



Yes you can dim lights via the app on ya phone

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slayermatt10 m ago

Would i be right to assume these allow lights to be dimmed without a …Would i be right to assume these allow lights to be dimmed without a traditional light dimmer?



I'm assuming so also. On the Amazon link, on the left at the product pictures click the videos then more videos (option is at bottom of err empty page where a display picture would normally be), on the video for the pack it shows them being dimmable.
Looking on Hives own website as well it seems they only sell dimmable bulbs in this colour.
hivehome.com/pro…hts

maxmax11 m ago

Yes you can dim lights via the app on ya phone


Thanks
cecilmcroberts6 m ago

I'm assuming so also. On the Amazon link, on the left at the product …I'm assuming so also. On the Amazon link, on the left at the product pictures click the videos then more videos (option is at bottom of err empty page where a display picture would normally be), on the video for the pack it shows them being dimmable. Looking on Hives own website as well it seems they only sell dimmable bulbs in this colour. https://www.hivehome.com/products/categories/lights



The lights in my rental property are dire in the bedroom I have. Incredibly bright spotlights that give off a ridiculous amount of heat. They're position adjustable but its either reflections off the ceiling, blinding or sitting in darkness

I can't seem to find much on the bulb lifespan but I'd assume these kinds of smart bulbs last a fair while?

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slayermatt12 m ago

ThanksThe lights in my rental property are dire in the bedroom I have. …ThanksThe lights in my rental property are dire in the bedroom I have. Incredibly bright spotlights that give off a ridiculous amount of heat. They're position adjustable but its either reflections off the ceiling, blinding or sitting in darkness I can't seem to find much on the bulb lifespan but I'd assume these kinds of smart bulbs last a fair while?



Still researching myself. Found it on the Hive website under the techincal specs. Says 25,000 Hrs. The Philips Hue ones also say the same to compare with.

Hive (From Hive Website)

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Philips Hue. (From Philips Website)
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Had my 2 bulbs over a year and still working
Edited by: "maxmax" 16th Oct

cecilmcroberts12 m ago

Still researching myself. Found it on the Hive website under the techincal …Still researching myself. Found it on the Hive website under the techincal specs. Says 25,000 Hrs. The Philips Hue ones also say the same to compare with. Hive (From Hive Website)[Image] Philips Hue. (From Philips Website)[Image]


Good spot. Sounds about right, a lot more than your standard bulbs but not quite as good as LED's.

does it work with google home?

They aren't bad but the hub slows my internet a shocking amount. Have to turn it off a lot of times to get a good connection..

I have Hive which is great, but I can't justify the price of their bulbs over Yeelight so cold from me.

LifX all the way here, controllable from Alexa, Google, IFTTT and NO hub needed.

sucramco7 h, 39 m ago

does it work with google home?

It does since the latest update when they launched the new google products.

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InTheKnow4442 h, 59 m ago

I have Hive which is great, but I can't justify the price of their bulbs …I have Hive which is great, but I can't justify the price of their bulbs over Yeelight so cold from me.



BungalowBill2 h, 22 m ago

LifX all the way here, controllable from Alexa, Google, IFTTT and NO hub …LifX all the way here, controllable from Alexa, Google, IFTTT and NO hub needed.



From my limted research today (interupted by having no power thanks to Ophelia!), the other options are fine if you just wishing for basic light functions but none of them appear to have intergration with other IoT products. Also in the back of my head is the security aspect of these, like we have seen with OnePlus/Blu/Xiaomi/Opo etc makes you ponder just how secure they might be, or what they may have builtin or the server you are connecting to.

cecilmcroberts21 h, 39 m ago

From my limted research today (interupted by having no power thanks to …From my limted research today (interupted by having no power thanks to Ophelia!), the other options are fine if you just wishing for basic light functions but none of them appear to have intergration with other IoT products. Also in the back of my head is the security aspect of these, like we have seen with OnePlus/Blu/Xiaomi/Opo etc makes you ponder just how secure they might be, or what they may have builtin or the server you are connecting to.

​What do you want to integrate with? The LifX API has been exposed so you can control with HTTP commands, that must make it accessible to other IoT applications?

As I understand it if you get the Hive Active heating pay monthly subscription from British Gas and cancel within 14 days you only pay £80 ( for installed product) and get to keep it but you lose remote access and if you cancel on day 15 you pay £150 but keep remote access. However it seems from what I have read that by buying a new Hub (and obviously replacing the old one which hopefully should be easy by just replicating the wiring) you can regain remote access. So by going that route and buying this pack for £55 and cancelling the Hive subscription within 14 days you end only only paying £135, have remote access and also get 2 free Hive bulbs as a bonus. Anybody know if that seems right ?

InTheKnow44416th Oct

I have Hive which is great, but I can't justify the price of their bulbs …I have Hive which is great, but I can't justify the price of their bulbs over Yeelight so cold from me.


Do Yeelights work with the Hive? Also, how does wave compare to the hive in the opinions of my fellow HUKDs?
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