Philips Hue Colour Lights Starter Kit 119.97 @ Amazon
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Philips Hue Colour Lights Starter Kit 119.97 @ Amazon

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Found 7th Oct
Philips Hue Colour Lights Starter Kit

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Don't know why the cold. This is a good price, cheers !

charlie230926 m ago

Don't know why the cold. This is a good price, cheers !

Has been cheaper (£74.99) Black Friday Argos (1/3 off and 20% off on top Home20 code) sold like like hot cakes; matter of minutes!

charlie230928 m ago

Don't know why the cold. This is a good price, cheers !


They had the same pack plus a tap switch a couple of weeks a go for the same price.

After getting an Amazon Echo we were genuinely looking at getting Hue but, luckily, we discovered Xiaomi's Yeelight. 7 RGBW bulbs and just 60 quid outlay later we couldn't be happier with our decision. Hue are ridiculously overpriced...

charlie23093 h, 59 m ago

Don't know why the cold. This is a good price, cheers !


it might be an amazing price, but it is still three lightbulbs for a not inconsiderable, £120

I've honestly never wished for my room colour to be green one minute and blue the next,
this is technology looking for a reason to exist and not finding one.

bellboys5 h, 43 m ago

After getting an Amazon Echo we were genuinely looking at getting Hue but, …After getting an Amazon Echo we were genuinely looking at getting Hue but, luckily, we discovered Xiaomi's Yeelight. 7 RGBW bulbs and just 60 quid outlay later we couldn't be happier with our decision. Hue are ridiculously overpriced...


Must you post this in every Hue thread?

The hue bulbs are at least 200 lumens brighter than those cheapo Yeelights, for most who have rooms bigger than 5 meter square this makes them useless
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 8th Oct

Yes, unfortunately for you I feel I must because it's good info for people who are contemplating paying out so much for Hue lighting, that's all. Especially on a bargain hunting website. The Yeelights are a ridiculously cheap alternative to Hue, from a huge, respected company that, because they don't officially sell here in the UK yet, may not be known about by many reading this site.

I take your point about Lumens, btw, but would suggest for many who don't have just the one light source in a big room (lamps etc), the lack of lumens compared to Hue is not a problem. Especially when the cost per bulb of Yeelight is approx. 25% of Hue (not to mention not requiring a 50 quid bridge!). 2 Yeelight bulbs for less than 20 quid total would be far brighter than 1 Hue for 50 quid!

Incidentally, version 2 of the Yeelight bulb (expected next month) will be 800 lumens so a true alternative specs-wise. We'll see how the costs compare then. They apparently also have GU10 alternative spotlights in the pipeline. Competition in any market is ALWAYS good for the consumer....no? And once Chinese businesses sense there's a market they can make money from the only inevitability is prices decrease in that market.
Edited by: "bellboys" 8th Oct

Back to £149.99 .... I brought a £119.97 love the system, especially knowing if the light is on or off

bellboys8th Oct

Yes, unfortunately for you I feel I must because it's good info …Yes, unfortunately for you I feel I must because it's good info for people who are contemplating paying out so much for Hue lighting, that's all. Especially on a bargain hunting website. The Yeelights are a ridiculously cheap alternative to Hue, from a huge, respected company that, because they don't officially sell here in the UK yet, may not be known about by many reading this site. I take your point about Lumens, btw, but would suggest for many who don't have just the one light source in a big room (lamps etc), the lack of lumens compared to Hue is not a problem. Especially when the cost per bulb of Yeelight is approx. 25% of Hue (not to mention not requiring a 50 quid bridge!). 2 Yeelight bulbs for less than 20 quid total would be far brighter than 1 Hue for 50 quid!Incidentally, version 2 of the Yeelight bulb (expected next month) will be 800 lumens so a true alternative specs-wise. We'll see how the costs compare then. They apparently also have GU10 alternative spotlights in the pipeline. Competition in any market is ALWAYS good for the consumer....no? And once Chinese businesses sense there's a market they can make money from the only inevitability is prices decrease in that market.


All valid points. However, how do you control hue and yeelight from the same app?

Importing from China has it's own risks. I'm still waiting for a dash cam a month after ordering.

Security issues regarding the yeelight bulbs?

Have read on here the yeelight revert your router to China is the bulbs are switched off and then back on?

I understand if the internet goes down then the hubless bulb can't be controlled?

The hub maybe £50 but it's in the pack when buying 3 bulbs so can be sold on.

Warranty issues if you receive a faulty bulb or if the bulb develops a fault after a few months?

I've considered many times buying the Yeelight, but till Xiaomi begin to officially sell the items here I probably won't invest in either their bulbs or phones.
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