OSRAM  A60 ES Cap 10 W LED Lightify RGB Light Bulb £15.50  (Prime) / £19.49 (non Prime) @ Amazon
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OSRAM A60 ES Cap 10 W LED Lightify RGB Light Bulb £15.50 (Prime) / £19.49 (non Prime) @ Amazon

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Found 12th Jan 2016
Still controversy over its compatibility with Philips Hue Bridge (I'm going to test one myself), but a good price if it works. Some members here have said that it works well.

Was at around £25 earlier.

Anyway, here are more details to the uninitiated:

RGB Colours
LED Classic lamp with integrated smart lighting
RGB Colour Control
Fully Dimmable via Lightify
Up to 20,000 hours lifetime
Adjustable colour temperature via Tunable White

It would need a Gateway/Bridge, which will be hooked on to your network.

This also works with Samsung SmartThings without the gateway. Though it has been mentioned that some bugs are fixed with a firmware update which can only be applied through the gateway, so may be worth having one anyway.
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Beat me to it
My bulb failed so I returned it to osram, what a palavor , 10 phone calls, they're waiting for bad bulb to arrive first. They only have a 1 line address so post office didn't want to send it, it sure put me off but they eventually sent a replacement after an eternity!
Edited by: "Typey1" 12th Jan 2016
Gannet

Beat me to it


ha! Thought it was a good price, but, presumably not everyone in for a light bulb which costs £15. Hence the cold response.
Typey1

My bulb failed so I returned it to osram, what a palavor , 10 phone … My bulb failed so I returned it to osram, what a palavor , 10 phone calls, they're waiting for bad bulb to arrive first. They only have a 1 line address so post office didn't want to send it, it sure put me off but they eventually sent a replacement after a eternity!


Can you not return it to Amazon?
krishhh

Can you not return it to Amazon?


Mine was purchased at Tesco, guarantee is with osram they said, don't know about other retailers
Typey1

Mine was purchased at Tesco, guarantee is with osram they said, don't … Mine was purchased at Tesco, guarantee is with osram they said, don't know about other retailers



Absolute crap - it's with Tesco - at least within the first year.
Typey1

Mine was purchased at Tesco, guarantee is with osram they said, … Mine was purchased at Tesco, guarantee is with osram they said, don't know about other retailers



Tesco lied then. The responsibility is with Tesco.
Does a dimmer switch need to be installed for this?
5Rivers79

Does a dimmer switch need to be installed for this?


As far as I know, no.. If you hook it up with the bridge (or Lightify Gateway), control is over the app.
It's not absolute crap! it's their policy selling bulbs ask in store, I wasnt happy about either, nice chatting to you ****!
Edited by: "Typey1" 12th Jan 2016
This should be smoking hot as this is for rgbw bulbs, just ordered 4.
ginoworm

This should be smoking hot as this is for rgbw bulbs, just ordered 4.


hehe.. tell me about it
Typey1

It's not absolute crap! it's their policy selling bulbs ask in store, I … It's not absolute crap! it's their policy selling bulbs ask in store, I wasnt happy about either, nice chatting to you ****!



Lots of stores have policy - it doesn't mean they are legal or would stand up in court.
Alansmithee

Lots of stores have policy - it doesn't mean they are legal or would … Lots of stores have policy - it doesn't mean they are legal or would stand up in court.


Maybe I got fobbed off by customer services
krishhh

hehe.. tell me about it



I got a camelcamel alert for them so very happy as find the original hie bulbs not bright enough in my lounge, hoping as these are white as well they will he better, cant afford the new hue bulbs.
iconnecthue.com/?pa…160

This has some interesting notes worth reading about Philips Hue compatibility.
ipchristian

http://iconnecthue.com/?page_id=160This has some interesting notes worth … http://iconnecthue.com/?page_id=160This has some interesting notes worth reading about Philips Hue compatibility.


That is really helpful. Will try it out when I get the one I ordered. Ta!
Typey1

Maybe I got fobbed off by customer services



Extract from moneysavingexpert website moneysavingexpert.com/sho…nge

Know who's responsible

When returning items, beware shops trying the oldest trick in the book: saying they're not responsible for the shoddy goods and you must call the manufacturer. This is total nonsense!

If a company fobs you off by saying “go to the maker instead”, it's wrong. It's the retailer's job to sort it.

It doesn't matter if it's an iPod from a high street shop or a designer frock from a department store. If something's broken, torn, ripped or faulty, the seller has a legal duty to put it right as your contract is with it.

What proof do you need?

When goods are faulty, if you return them within six months, then it's up to the shop to prove they weren't faulty when you bought them. After this, the burden of proof shifts and it's up to you to prove they were faulty when you bought them.

But that's not all. There's another piece of legislation called the Limitations Act (it's the Prescription and Limitation Act in Scotland) that can help you out.

You have up to six years after you bought a good to complain. (In Scotland, it's five years after you first realised there was a problem.)

This comes in handy if you buy goods, but don't use them for a few months or if something breaks after the six month rule and the fault was likely to have been there all along. Yet the longer it's been and the less durable the item, the harder it'll be to fight for a full refund. In such a case, you might have to accept a partial refund or credit note.
Great price. Wish they did a bayonet fitting, bulbs are big enough these days without converters. Will buy a couple anyway for lamps and consider changing the fittings as availability of E27 seems to be better for LED and connected bulbs. Was going to invest in Philips Hue and probably still will, but worth giving these a try for some of the less important places.
Erm, I'm a little confused guys.
I have a set of hue strips and a bridge, I'm using the Philips Hue app to control them all.

Would this bulb show up and be controllable through my Philips bridge via the Philips app on my phone?
Cheers OP, ordered x2 which I'll try to integrate into my hue hub, sounds like it's viable but with slightly limited functionality. Definitely worth a go at £15 each rather than £50 for the Philips. Already have five of the blooms/iris which are great but must stop giving Philips premium moneyoO
Any pairing tips to the hue hub would be appreciated.

Thanks
This should be hotter than it is - sad when that happens, people may be missing out!
Anyone know if these are compatible with belkins wemo?

Also £14.99 from Tesco for anyone who doesn't have prime and a tesco extra near them
Edited by: "sebbo90" 13th Jan 2016
sebbo90

Anyone know if these are compatible with belkins wemo?Also £14.99 from … Anyone know if these are compatible with belkins wemo?Also £14.99 from Tesco for anyone who doesn't have prime and a tesco extra near them



Probably not. Belkin system is pretty much locked.
BraddersJ

Erm, I'm a little confused guys.I have a set of hue strips and a bridge, … Erm, I'm a little confused guys.I have a set of hue strips and a bridge, I'm using the Philips Hue app to control them all.Would this bulb show up and be controllable through my Philips bridge via the Philips app on my phone?



Well that's what I am hoping for. All signs seem to suggest that it would. Will let you know when I receive mine.
BraddersJ

Erm, I'm a little confused guys.I have a set of hue strips and a bridge, … Erm, I'm a little confused guys.I have a set of hue strips and a bridge, I'm using the Philips Hue app to control them all.Would this bulb show up and be controllable through my Philips bridge via the Philips app on my phone?



​ordered two yesterday, arrived today. Search in the Philips app and they were found within seconds and added to my system. Colour control does not work accurately ie the lamp colour is not the same as that selected on your phone, but the colour range seems OK to me. Lava lamp mode from HuePro app is a bit random, but on the whole, a nice cheap way to add more lamps to your set up. Importantly, they can be switched off from the app (apparently the were some issues with the Osrams only dining down to 5% but not totally going off) seems to have been corrected when Philips rolled back the December s/w update.

Buy some & have fun
Mine also arrived today, i use the icontrolhue app and found straight away, i use the app devices for control as nice and easy to specify colours and on and of and can easily select white which is nice and bright, will test a bit more and will sell my hue starter kit as already had the 2.0 bridge so the old 1.0 version is surplus and the 3 hue bulbs are no better than the lightify as far as i can tell.
These do work - however they don't work with HomeKit oddly. Siri can no longer 'turn off all my lights' because some won't respond. Also they won't appear in HomeKit so can't be used as part of HomeKit scenes (hue scenes work though).

If you don't use HomeKit these are fine. If you're an apple user you might want to avoid there.
Anyone getting a hissing sound while the bulb is set to colour? I'm using OnSwitch app and the bulb seem to be buzzing!
Paid £15.50 each for 2 of these and I'm not a prime member.
Got them connected to my Hue bridge no problems, but had some issues triggering scenes and presets from the dimmer switch, and came home yesterday to find they'd switched themselves on without being told to.

Checked the bulb firmware version in Hue app - Settings > About. Mine all show 1131847 which according to this link isn't the latest and has some Hue issues
developers.meethue.com/con…dge

I've just had a lightify gateway delivered and will see if applying the update fixes things, otherwise may just send the lot back.

Think I'll need to reset the bulbs to connect them to the gateway, for reference you have to turn them off and on for 5 seconds each, 5 times in a row.
bobbyzero

Got them connected to my Hue bridge no problems, but had some issues … Got them connected to my Hue bridge no problems, but had some issues triggering scenes and presets from the dimmer switch, and came home yesterday to find they'd switched themselves on without being told to.Checked the bulb firmware version in Hue app - Settings > About. Mine all show 1131847 which according to this link isn't the latest and has some Hue issueshttp://www.developers.meethue.com/content/support-lightify-surface-light-tw-osram-hue-bridgeI've just had a lightify gateway delivered and will see if applying the update fixes things, otherwise may just send the lot back. Think I'll need to reset the bulbs to connect them to the gateway, for reference you have to turn them off and on for 5 seconds each, 5 times in a row.


Waiting for your reply. I think the fix for mine would be an update of firmware. If that doesn't fix it, like you said, everything's going back (unfortunately :()
krishhh

Waiting for your reply. I think the fix for mine would be an update of … Waiting for your reply. I think the fix for mine would be an update of firmware. If that doesn't fix it, like you said, everything's going back (unfortunately :()



Did the update, after a quick play they're working better but still not a patch on the Philips bulbs.

Newest firmware took 2 update cycles and version shows as 1132114 in Hue app.

Only time will tell if they stay off when they're supposed to.
Edited by: "bobbyzero" 15th Jan 2016
bobbyzero

Did the update, after a quick play they're working better but still not a … Did the update, after a quick play they're working better but still not a patch on the Philips bulbs.Newest firmware took 2 update cycles and version shows as 1132114 in Hue app.Only time will tell if they stay off when they're supposed to.


Hmm.. Unfortunately, I don't have the lightify hub preventing me from updating. At the moment, I have switched it off because of the humming sound.
krishhh

Hmm.. Unfortunately, I don't have the lightify hub preventing me from … Hmm.. Unfortunately, I don't have the lightify hub preventing me from updating. At the moment, I have switched it off because of the humming sound.


None of mine hum, and they were silent before the update.

I think the quality control isn't great on these, had 2 out of 5 not work right so returning them to Amazon. One had an intermittent flicker, the other just wouldn't connect to my Hue system no matter how many times I reset it.
Amazon messed my order up. Apparently they were damaged when the courier got them so they asked for a replacement from amazon. They are now out of stock and no one told me. I expected them yesterday so phoned amazon. They have replaced them for the new 10w philips hue e27 bulbs at the same price :). I'm a happy man, Amazon really exceeded my expectations.

Edited by: "beerman" 19th Jan 2016
Gone up to £30 now
Anyone seen anywhere cheaper?
Hey bobby0,

Go to 'more buying options', still £15.50 from amazon prime.
Out of stock
Sent another bulb back to Amazon because it kept switching itself back on when I turned it off. Same firmware (latest) as the remaining 2, but they don't have that issue.

They are controllable using the Hue wireless dimmer, but not the livingcolors remotes.

I used iconnectHue to set up the dimmers to call colour presets, and the lightify bulbs don't like that, a pair of bulbs will jump to completely different colours and brightnesses, and may eventually correct to the intended setting but not consistently.
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