Philips Hue Dimmer £15.99 prime / £19.98 non prime @ Amazon
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Philips Hue Dimmer £15.99 prime / £19.98 non prime @ Amazon

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Found 22nd MarEdited by:"idontwannabeyouanymore"
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Best solution for replacing/complimenting traditional light switches for Philips Hue bulbs.
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Suspect they've matched the Maplin's price, in the closing down sale. Still safer bet with Amazon, perhaps?
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TheAVJunky2 m ago

Suspect they've matched the Maplin's price, in the closing down sale. …Suspect they've matched the Maplin's price, in the closing down sale. Still safer bet with Amazon, perhaps?


I guess so, isn’t Maplin’s offering just available on C&C?
Does this only work with Philips light ?
How long do the batteries last
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wakkaday2 m ago

How long do the batteries last


Battery’s pretty good. Works standalone without a hub, but not sure if that’s the case if you buy a bulb+dimmer combo or not.
Can this control multiple bulbs at the same time like turning off 3 hue bulbs with one click?
gungesh3 m ago

Can this control multiple bulbs at the same time like turning off 3 hue …Can this control multiple bulbs at the same time like turning off 3 hue bulbs with one click?


Yes
gungesh4 m ago

Can this control multiple bulbs at the same time like turning off 3 hue …Can this control multiple bulbs at the same time like turning off 3 hue bulbs with one click?


Yes, that's how I use one of mine.
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gungesh7 m ago

Can this control multiple bulbs at the same time like turning off 3 hue …Can this control multiple bulbs at the same time like turning off 3 hue bulbs with one click?


Yes, it's configurable through the Hue app
idontwannabeyouanymore16 m ago

Yes, it's configurable through the Hue app


It can also scroll through multiple scenes on groups of bulbs by sequential presses on the “on” button.
These do not work as well as they ought to.

I have about 6 of them and maybe one time in ten tries it will totally ignore you and the only way to fix it is to come back later.
Not really sure what to advise but just to raise this point that they are not perfect.

Not sure if anyone has tried IKEA ones with hue and if they're any better?
Thanks for the heads-up OP - super handy!
Works standalone with supplied bulb/s. Add a Hue hub, if expanding (which is what I originally did).
moosery23 m ago

These do not work as well as they ought to. I have about 6 of them and …These do not work as well as they ought to. I have about 6 of them and maybe one time in ten tries it will totally ignore you and the only way to fix it is to come back later. Not really sure what to advise but just to raise this point that they are not perfect. Not sure if anyone has tried IKEA ones with hue and if they're any better?


I've not had that problem yet, though I've only had a fortnight. Have they always been that way?
Winner.
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moosery211 m ago

These do not work as well as they ought to. I have about 6 of them and …These do not work as well as they ought to. I have about 6 of them and maybe one time in ten tries it will totally ignore you and the only way to fix it is to come back later. Not really sure what to advise but just to raise this point that they are not perfect. Not sure if anyone has tried IKEA ones with hue and if they're any better?


I think its to do with how robust is your wifi network and the proximity to the Hue hub. They have worked brilliantly for me
Edited by: "idontwannabeyouanymore" 22nd Mar
MSK.6 m ago

I've not had that problem yet, though I've only had a fortnight. Have …I've not had that problem yet, though I've only had a fortnight. Have they always been that way?


I have used them for a long time
The one I bought 2 years ago still working well
Only that it's showing in the app that I need to replace the battery
What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to see if it drops.
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zisssou3 m ago

What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to …What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to see if it drops.

Colour or standard kit?
zisssou12 m ago

What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to …What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to see if it drops.


I paid £35.99 for the hub and 2 x E27 white bulbs starter kit in an Amazon deal last year.

Note - those were the white bulbs, not white ambience or colour.
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I use mine as a remote control rather than put on a wall. I have dot too and the app obviously but use this more. Simple buttons no need to talk or navigate app. Good price. Get one.
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The dimmer + basic Hue bulb for £23.99 is also a good deal
HOT!
zisssou28 m ago

What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to …What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to see if it drops.


hotukdeals.com/dea…590
doolie8 m ago

The dimmer + basic Hue bulb for £23.99 is also a good deal


hotukdeals.com/dea…590

It's a great deal and thought it deserved its own thread. Full credit to you for the spot doolie.
moosery248 m ago

These do not work as well as they ought to. I have about 6 of them and …These do not work as well as they ought to. I have about 6 of them and maybe one time in ten tries it will totally ignore you and the only way to fix it is to come back later. Not really sure what to advise but just to raise this point that they are not perfect. Not sure if anyone has tried IKEA ones with hue and if they're any better?


No issues here, I've had 2 for about a year and use multiple times throughout the day
I got one as part of the wonderful array of Hue offers last Black Friday, it's just sat next to me on the couch like a standard remote and when the motion sensor doesn't turn the lights on, or I've fallen out with Alexa because she can't understand me, I just click a button and my favourite theme lights up.

Lots of complaints on Amazon about "but why would you need this when you've got the app". Well for one, I got sick and tired of having to get my phone out of my pocket, load the app up and then hope the WiFi hadn't randomly disconnected prior to going out (or coming home). The physical button is the safety net.

You can cycle through about four themes or just turn the brightness up and down. I am currently mulling over whether I need another one of these as I have nine more Hue bulbs still in their boxes while I wait to purchase a house. I'm already using four in the living room plus two light strips on the back of the TV and with the Albedo app on my laptop I am in cinematic delight every night.
idontwannabeyouanymore47 m ago

I think its to do with how robust is your wifi network and the proximity …I think its to do with how robust is your wifi network and the proximity to the Hue hub. They have worked brilliantly for me



These don't work on wifi, they use Zigbee and the hub is hard wired into your home network.
Bought as the missus is always complaining about not being able to 'just turn on the lights with a switch'. Thanks OP
Good post thank you.

Recommend if you are looking for starter packs watch the ‘other sellers’ tab and check the warehouse deals. I’ve had multiple starter packs of hub, dimmer and 3 GU20’s for 115
Thanks, excellent deal!
moosery22 h, 11 m ago

These do not work as well as they ought to. I have about 6 of them and …These do not work as well as they ought to. I have about 6 of them and maybe one time in ten tries it will totally ignore you and the only way to fix it is to come back later. Not really sure what to advise but just to raise this point that they are not perfect. Not sure if anyone has tried IKEA ones with hue and if they're any better?


I don't use the Hue app but the iconnecthue app and have only once had a problem with the switch at the end on my network.Then I held all 4 buttons for a few seconds to reset it and then it worked fine. I tend to use motion sensors now to control my lights now and it can do different scenes at different times of the day.

Are you running the latest firmware and I assume it's a V2 bridge? Do all switches not work 10% of the time or just one?
paulj481 h, 44 m ago

These don't work on wifi, they use Zigbee and the hub is hard wired into …These don't work on wifi, they use Zigbee and the hub is hard wired into your home network.


Came here to say this. If you're having issues with the remote not working, it's because the zigbee part of the network is having issues.
Great deal! I've just picked myself up one.

This is the lowest it's been according to CamelCamelCamel and Slashazon: uk.slashazon.com/phi…39/

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zisssou2 h, 34 m ago

What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to …What's a good deal for the starter kit? I've been waiting for a while to see if it drops.


Probably this at the moment
ebay.co.uk/itm…0Yw
Thanks for the Post OP do i need one for every light in my home hmmm erm hmm NO
Still surprised they didn't design these to go be raised and go over the current light switch. The hardest part is training everyone in the house not to use the actual switch I've seen some 3d printed holders for the remote part of this that do the job.
alpz131 h, 31 m ago

Still surprised they didn't design these to go be raised and go over the …Still surprised they didn't design these to go be raised and go over the current light switch. The hardest part is training everyone in the house not to use the actual switch I've seen some 3d printed holders for the remote part of this that do the job.


Just pop off the light switch cover and unscrew the cable that is in either L1 or L2, now re-terminate it with the other cabled that's in the terminal labeled COM / common.
You have now bypassed the switch and the HUE will remain energized no matter what position the switch is in!
Or you could terminate these two cables together with a connector block and then screw on a blanking plate which you can get for £1 at wilko!
(Obviously safely isolate the correct radial circuit at the CCU before doing any electrical work)
Kinda redundant if you have an Alexa device, as you can just ask her to dim the lights or change the colours.
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