Philips  Hue Personal Wireless Lighting 2m Lightstrip with Bridge £74.99 Amazon
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Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting 2m Lightstrip with Bridge £74.99 Amazon

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Posted 13th Jun
A good way to start your Hue collection. It can also be extended with the 1m Hue strip. Including the bridge so you can connect other Hue devices.

This isn’t the best price it’s been on Amazon, but not far off.


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I've got Philips all over my house, but I still can't help but get wound up at the prices they charge us. It takes the **** really.
The cold votes are harsh considering you get the bridge with this. Cheers
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The cold votes are harsh considering you get the bridge with this. Cheers
revdesol13/06/2019 08:08

The cold votes are harsh considering you get the bridge with this. Cheers


I think reason for cold votes isOccasionally Light strip plus 2m + 1m are on offer for around £50 - £60 and bridge around £30.
Edited by: "Smash77" 13th Jun
I've got Philips all over my house, but I still can't help but get wound up at the prices they charge us. It takes the **** really.
Smash7713/06/2019 08:14

I think reason for cold votes isOccasionally Light strip plus 2m + 1m are …I think reason for cold votes isOccasionally Light strip plus 2m + 1m are on offer for around £50 - £60 and bridge around £30.


Yeah true. I was trying to be nice to the op
What takes the biscuit is that they still haven't updated the bridge to remove the limits of how many devices you can add. I can't add any more bulbs as I've reached the limit. The only way is to add another bridge which isn't the best method
revdesol13/06/2019 08:20

Yeah true. I was trying to be nice to the op


Thanks. I now have the 2m strip and bridge but had set up an alert in case they came up on offer together at any point.

Annoyingly expensive stuff but works really well. Going to try and add more bits in the future.
Slightly off topic, but Philips are meant to be releasing their own smart plugs later this year. They're expected to be around 30 euros.

Got excited as I wanted to incorporate some smart plugs into scenes, location based routines and use with the dimmer switches... but not happy paying £25+ for a smart plug.

Found out last night that the Ikea smart plugs are now compatible with Hue and they only cost £10 each.
Has anyone used an Ikea smart plug with Hue? Any problems?
Folks. Would you buy this one over the INNR 4m strip. INNR is 50gbp and seems pretty identical (in 4m strip over 2m).
somaKing13/06/2019 09:54

. Found out last night that the Ikea smart plugs are now compatible with …. Found out last night that the Ikea smart plugs are now compatible with Hue and they only cost £10 each.Has anyone used an Ikea smart plug with Hue? Any problems?


Do the Ikea lamps and smart plugs still pass the zigbee signal in a 'mesh' style to any genuine Hue products in use as I see they list a separate Ikea signal repeater?
what are good alternatives to this?
ideally something that doesn't require a hub of some sort but are also doing other products in tehir range.I think Sonoff have just released some LED strips but they're not commonly available.
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loofer13/06/2019 11:09

what are good alternatives to this?ideally something that doesn't require …what are good alternatives to this?ideally something that doesn't require a hub of some sort but are also doing other products in tehir range.I think Sonoff have just released some LED strips but they're not commonly available. Known as L1



why do you want something without a hub? Having a hub allows for a lower powered control protocol e.g zigbee wheras Wifi is very power hungry. Having a hub allows you to still control your lights if your internet goes down.
paulj4813/06/2019 11:41

why do you want something without a hub? Having a hub allows for a lower …why do you want something without a hub? Having a hub allows for a lower powered control protocol e.g zigbee wheras Wifi is very power hungry. Having a hub allows you to still control your lights if your internet goes down.


Thanks, it was to avoid cost of additional hub and also you don’t tie yourself into one ecosystem. All these Hive/Nest/Philips/ ones can get pretty expensive.

Admittedly I hadn’t thought of some of the things you’ve mentioned there.

With regards switching off, I’d still have a physcal switch for led strip (kitchen cabinets)
paulj4813/06/2019 10:28

Do the Ikea lamps and smart plugs still pass the zigbee signal in a 'mesh' …Do the Ikea lamps and smart plugs still pass the zigbee signal in a 'mesh' style to any genuine Hue products in use as I see they list a separate Ikea signal repeater?


I think so. I think it's the Zigbee bit that creates the mesh network. It's just that Hue just don't mention that this is a Zigbee benefit, rather than being Hue specific. Not 100% sure though.

I'll be picking up an Ikea smart plug on the weekend to test. Just want my TV to turn on automatically when I get home.
Will have to wait for Alexa to get location based routines though to turn my xbox on automatically as well. In the meantime I'll have to turn it on with my voice or manually, like some kind of barbarian
somaKing13/06/2019 12:45

I think so. I think it's the Zigbee bit that creates the mesh network. …I think so. I think it's the Zigbee bit that creates the mesh network. It's just that Hue just don't mention that this is a Zigbee benefit, rather than being Hue specific. Not 100% sure though.I'll be picking up an Ikea smart plug on the weekend to test. Just want my TV to turn on automatically when I get home. Will have to wait for Alexa to get location based routines though to turn my xbox on automatically as well. In the meantime I'll have to turn it on with my voice or manually, like some kind of barbarian



I've a house full of Hue lamps and strips already but the wife has a few side lights that wont take a Hue lamp so a couple of the smart sockets added to my 'scenes' would be ideal.
Edited by: "paulj48" 13th Jun
For those looking at using Hue but prefer or require a longer set of lights, I bought 2 of Hue compatible ZigBee 5m light strips from eBay.
They appear in the hue app, Google and Alexa compatible plus work with the sensor and light switches for Hue.
Delivery takes around 3 weeks I think it was
boydent99913/06/2019 13:26

For those looking at using Hue but prefer or require a longer set of …For those looking at using Hue but prefer or require a longer set of lights, I bought 2 of Hue compatible ZigBee 5m light strips from eBay.They appear in the hue app, Google and Alexa compatible plus work with the sensor and light switches for Hue.Delivery takes around 3 weeks I think it was


Does it work reliable?
somaKing13/06/2019 09:54

Slightly off topic, but Philips are meant to be releasing their own smart …Slightly off topic, but Philips are meant to be releasing their own smart plugs later this year. They're expected to be around 30 euros.Got excited as I wanted to incorporate some smart plugs into scenes, location based routines and use with the dimmer switches... but not happy paying £25+ for a smart plug. Found out last night that the Ikea smart plugs are now compatible with Hue and they only cost £10 each.Has anyone used an Ikea smart plug with Hue? Any problems?


It looks like it depends if firmware version is 1.2.x or later. As far as I'm aware you can upgrade firmware only with IKEA gateway.
dyczko13/06/2019 18:13

Does it work reliable?


Absolutely perfectly. One can fully change the light output using the circular spectrum in the app, voice control, switch etc.
i have 2 x 5m sections joined together, using the 24v option
dyczko13/06/2019 18:20

It looks like it depends if firmware version is 1.2.x or later. As far as …It looks like it depends if firmware version is 1.2.x or later. As far as I'm aware you can upgrade firmware only with IKEA gateway.


Yeah. No way of checking firmware on packaging, but unless it's been sitting on a shelf for months it should be fine.

I'm going to ask in store if it's new stock before buying.
Edited by: "somaKing" 14th Jun
somaKing14/06/2019 07:58

Yeah. No way of checking firmware on packaging, but unless it's been …Yeah. No way of checking firmware on packaging, but unless it's been sitting on a shelf for months it should be fine.I'm going to ask in store if it's new stock before buying.


let us know if it works as I cant find anything on the internet confirming this works in the UK. Someone mentioned firmware version 1.2 or later, any idea where this information is from as the Ikea website states this version for its lighting range and not the socket adaptors.
paulj4814/06/2019 10:14

let us know if it works as I cant find anything on the internet confirming …let us know if it works as I cant find anything on the internet confirming this works in the UK. Someone mentioned firmware version 1.2 or later, any idea where this information is from as the Ikea website states this version for its lighting range and not the socket adaptors.


I found it in reddit somewhere. Not mentioned as being region specific. One of the Tradfri representatives confirmed the plugs now worked. The firmware version needed is 2.0.022

Can't find the initial page I read, but this also confirms it.
somaKing14/06/2019 11:11

I found it in reddit somewhere. Not mentioned as being region specific. …I found it in reddit somewhere. Not mentioned as being region specific. One of the Tradfri representatives confirmed the plugs now worked. The firmware version needed is 2.0.022Can't find the initial page I read, but this also confirms it.


That’s all I could find as well, a 7 second video of a USA version.
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