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Hue dimmer + White bulb £25 if you buy 2 @B&Q with code
Hue dimmer + White bulb £25 if you buy 2 @B&Q with code

Hue dimmer + White bulb £25 if you buy 2 @B&Q with code

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I saw somebody requesting one of these in the classifieds so though I'd share.

If you place 2 of these in your basket and use the following code, £10 will be knocked off the price bringing the cost of each set to £25.

Code: CLUBD86S4

61 Comments

Do these need some sort of hub?

Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? Does anyone actually have E27 fitments? I can't even find E27 pendants.

BungalowBill

Do these need some sort of hub?



Yes. You'll need the Hue hub.

Original Poster

No, they can work independently with the dimmers!
Edited by: "dadofdaisy" 14th Jan

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The_IMF

Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? … Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? Does anyone actually have E27 fitments? I can't even find E27 pendants.



You can buy adapters to convert to B22. They're £1 for 2 at ikea.

dadofdaisy

No, they can work independently with the dimmers!



I actually wasn't aware of that! You learn something new every day

EDIT

Are you sure about this? The description says:

Hue Dimming Kit requires a separate Hue Bridge to connect to your wireless network. Hue bridges can be purchased as part of the Hue starter pack.
Edited by: "The_IMF" 14th Jan

dadofdaisy

You can buy adapters to convert to B22. They're £1 for 2 at ikea.



Yeah I already got the starter E27 kit and got the adaptors. They look fugly. These bulbs are the worst hue bulbs you can buy, was hoping B&Q had the white ambience ones which are much better but unfortunately they sell the same b22 version of this at £15 a bulb which is quite a steal compared to other places already.

Edited by: "The_IMF" 14th Jan

They 100% work without a hub with the switch, both as a "normal" bulb and with the switch. You can't do stuff like configure the switch for additional lights or remotly control the bulb without a hub though.

I think the dimmer switch is the best value product in the Hue lineup. Get the iConnectHue app and you can set it up to do all sorts of stuff.

BungalowBill

Do these need some sort of hub?



​i don't think thinkharder is right you need a hub to use them, they use the zigbee protocol not wireless so they need something to talk to exothermic and program.

You do not require a hub to use them.

However additional functionality like turning them off from your phone , schedules, etc can only be achieved with a hub.

bluetba

​i don't think thinkharder is right you need a hub to use them, they use t … ​i don't think thinkharder is right you need a hub to use them, they use the zigbee protocol not wireless so they need something to talk to exothermic and program.



Completely wrong. You can use the dimmer and light without the hub. You'll miss out on some features but a quick search on google and you'll see how.

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bluetba

​i don't think thinkharder is right you need a hub to use them, they use t … ​i don't think thinkharder is right you need a hub to use them, they use the zigbee protocol not wireless so they need something to talk to exothermic and program.



You're wrong! If the dimmer and bulb are supplied as part of a kit the bulb is controllable by the dimmer without the need for a bridge.

I wish I hadn't asked oO

dadofdaisy

You're wrong! If the dimmer and bulb are supplied as part of a kit the … You're wrong! If the dimmer and bulb are supplied as part of a kit the bulb is controllable by the dimmer without the need for a bridge.


I can also vouch that this is correct, out of the box the dimmer is paired to the supplied lamp and will work without a hub as a basic wireless with dimming facility lamp.

Did you know you can use this without a hub?

Cheers OP for the spot. Order one set and considering getting my wife to order another!

Thank you op ordered one and heat added. Bit confused, can anyone help?
Does this kit have the same bulbs that b&q sell for £15? And are these different to the "white ambience bulb" mentioned?
P:)

Original Poster

Yes they're the same bulb as the £15 one but different to the ambiance bulb

Original Poster

Yes they're the same bulb as the £15 one but different to the ambiance bulb

The_IMF

Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? … Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? Does anyone actually have E27 fitments? I can't even find E27 pendants.



So these then?

argos.co.uk/pro…662
Edited by: "me_lee" 14th Jan

pill

Thank you op ordered one and heat added. Bit confused, can anyone help? … Thank you op ordered one and heat added. Bit confused, can anyone help? Does this kit have the same bulbs that b&q sell for £15? And are these different to the "white ambience bulb" mentioned? P:)



These are just warm white (2700k) whereas the ambience ones go from 2200k-6500k

The_IMF

Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? … Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? Does anyone actually have E27 fitments? I can't even find E27 pendants.

The_IMF

Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? … Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? Does anyone actually have E27 fitments? I can't even find E27 pendants.





Most lamps now are either E14 or E27. Doesn't really matter as you can usually buy adapters for all variations for a pound or so.

Its a toy.

The dimmer will work with the bulb without a hue bridge if bought as a set as theyre paired up. With a bridge you can do so much more. Mine come on automatically via gps when i get home and switch off when i leave home. Plus i can control them remotely and via siri on my phone.

me_lee

So these then?http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4877662



​Where's the dimmer? I meant the sets. Starter kits, dimmer kits etc, so difficult to find B22

greencode

Most lamps now are either E14 or E27. Doesn't really matter as you can … Most lamps now are either E14 or E27. Doesn't really matter as you can usually buy adapters for all variations for a pound or so.



​I was in my local b&q to replace my ceiling pendants with E27. The B22 versions are £2 each, the E27 they only do fancy pants ones starting at £20.

Original Poster

The_IMF

​I was in my local b&q to replace my ceiling pendants with E27. The B22 v … ​I was in my local b&q to replace my ceiling pendants with E27. The B22 versions are £2 each, the E27 they only do fancy pants ones starting at £20.



If you have an ikea near you buy one of these ikea.com/gb/…rue and replace the shade
Edited by: "dadofdaisy" 14th Jan

BungalowBill

Do these need some sort of hub?


no

The_IMF

Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? … Hot. Why can they not just make b22 versions of these to sell in the UK? Does anyone actually have E27 fitments? I can't even find E27 pendants.


Yeah, annoying... when I switched to LED bulbs, I also found a single bulb wasn't bright enough in some rooms where I used to use a 100w old bulb, so I bought a few of these:
http://thumbs3.picclick.com/d/l400/pict/252324985590_/B22-To-2xE27-Screw-Socket-Adaptor-Base-Converter.jpg
ebay.co.uk/itm…590?hash=item3abfbdbaf6:g:tPgAAOSw2ENW7LuO

Edited by: "Andaho" 15th Jan

Are these the same dimmer switches which are on Amazon at £29.99?
If so, can you please tell me at what point on checkout you input the code?

Andaho

Yeah, annoying... when I switched to LED bulbs, I also found a single … Yeah, annoying... when I switched to LED bulbs, I also found a single bulb wasn't bright enough in some rooms where I used to use a 100w old bulb, so I bought a few of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B22-To-2xE27-Screw-Socket-Adaptor-Base-Converter-Extender-Light-Bulb-Lamp-Holder-/252324985590?hash=item3abfbdbaf6:g:tPgAAOSw2ENW7LuO


Holy crap! This is what i've been waiting for my entire life!..... can i daisy chain these to have 6 LED bulbs?

allsa001

Are these the same dimmer switches which are on Amazon at £29.99?If so, … Are these the same dimmer switches which are on Amazon at £29.99?If so, can you please tell me at what point on checkout you input the code?



Yes they are.

On the basket screen there's a Add a Voucher field.
Edited by: "greencode" 15th Jan

umirza85

Holy crap! This is what i've been waiting for my entire life!..... can i … Holy crap! This is what i've been waiting for my entire life!..... can i daisy chain these to have 6 LED bulbs?

I

I don't see why not, though they're going to be lower from the ceiling. The current flow shouldn't be a problem

Can you buy two and return one getting one set for 25?

Original Poster

Who111112

Can you buy two and return one getting one set for 25?




I don't know to tell you the truth, possibly?

umirza85

Holy crap! This is what i've been waiting for my entire life!..... can i … Holy crap! This is what i've been waiting for my entire life!..... can i daisy chain these to have 6 LED bulbs?


I use a 4-way converter in my office/workshop, very useful on a dimmer switch... for normal light, I use it at only 25% brightness, but when I'm working on something (usually when soldering) I turn the lights up to 100%
https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2BdH4AinnL.jpg

Andaho

I use a 4-way converter in my office/workshop, very useful on a dimmer … I use a 4-way converter in my office/workshop, very useful on a dimmer switch... for normal light, I use it at only 25% brightness, but when I'm working on something (usually when soldering) I turn the lights up to 100%


My mind has just been blasted on this thread....I will live in a new age of brightness at home!

Andaho

I use a 4-way converter in my office/workshop, very useful on a dimmer … I use a 4-way converter in my office/workshop, very useful on a dimmer switch... for normal light, I use it at only 25% brightness, but when I'm working on something (usually when soldering) I turn the lights up to 100%


Any links to where I can get this unicorn? Thanks

jasee

I I don't see why not, though they're going to be lower from the ceiling. … I I don't see why not, though they're going to be lower from the ceiling. The current flow shouldn't be a problem


Good to know, I suppose LEDs use up a fraction of the current that a regular bulb would

Original Poster

umirza85

Any links to where I can get this unicorn? Thanks



amazon.co.uk/Sma…ter
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